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James Walsh of Starsailor tonight. Intimate gig by the BBC


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Our very own Flight959 invited me to see James Walsh at a special intimate gig in a pub tonight. It was a brilliant concert. Live music as it should be, with a bar in the same room and only a couple of hundred people.

 

Thanks Simon, I enjoyed that immensely.

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They're a band. He's the singer. The BBC are sponsoring load of gigs called The Independent Venues so he played in a small pub known for its live music called The Half Moon, in Putney, London, England, The UK, Earth, The Milky Way, The universe, The multiverse SE14 something or other.

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Nice to hear you had a good time, Farns and Flight!

When I saw the title of the thread I immediately thought 'Flight would love to have been there" and, lo and behold, he was!......msp_laugh.gif......

 

The Half-Moon is a great venue for music. I used to go there a l-o-n-g time ago when I lived in Barnes (just a mile or so west of the place).

 

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Pip.

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Nice to hear you had a good time, Farns and Flight!

When I saw the title of the thread I immediately thought 'Flight would love to have been there" and, lo and behold, he was!......msp_laugh.gif......

 

The Half-Moon is a great venue for music. I used to go there a l-o-n-g time ago when I lived in Barnes (just a mile or so west of the place).

 

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Pip.

When I first read the post I thought 'well hey, there's nothing wrong with that..."

 

I have walked down beside the river from Hammersmith bridge to the bridge at Barnes a fair few times Pip - seems like a nice place, which a number of people have also suggested.

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Going off-topic for a mo' but yes; Barnes is an oddity in London in that it still feels like a small, self-contained little village yet it's a mere 10 mins by bus from the centre of Hammersmith or 20 mins from Waterloo by train. Latterly I was co-renting a nice place in Second Avenue which had the River Thames at the bottom of the street. We used to sit on the upper-level terrace of The White Hart pub to watch the end-game of the annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race pass by (Barnes Bridge is the last bridge of the course).

 

Ridiculously expensive property prices, of course. Couldn't afford to live there nowadays.

 

Incidentally The Half-Moon in Putney was the venue where a album bought by 'my' one-time bassist was recorded. "Live From the Half-Moon, Putney" IIRC. It was a strange mix of new-wave and blues but the stand-out track for me was a live performance of 'Sultans of Swing'. I must see if it's still available...

 

Pip.

 

EDIT : Hmmm......it seems like that title has been used a few times over the years featuring different artists. Can't find any mention of the one I knew.

Just for fun here's the wiki entry for the Half-Moon. Have a look at the (part) list of bands who have played there! WOW!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Half_Moon,_Putney

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I used to travel up to see Morrissey-Mullen there every week I could.

1979 - early 80s. I also saw Richard and Linda Thompson, Pat Metheny, Tal Farlow, Robben Ford, Albert Lee and many others there too.

Wonderful memories.

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