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Had a couple of surprises tonight seeing Leo Abrahams play this somewhat star studded show (Brett Anderson, Marc Almond, Chris Difford etc.) with a decent rendition of Mile End by Nadine Shah.  May pop up on You Tube, will keep an eye out for it.

And then of course drove back home via Mile End (Central line out due to engineering work)

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/songs-in-the-key-of-london



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Yes, really enjoyed it, bought tickets on a whim as my parents were in town and they are usually up for some live music.

I was not expecting Mile End to be performed so it was quite a lovely surprise. Nadine has an amazing voice and really gave the song some welly. But despite being backed by 8 musicians, I still couldn't shake the feeling that it was really missing our Russell's violin part...

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Eamonn wrote:

Yes, really enjoyed it, bought tickets on a whim as my parents were in town and they are usually up for some live music.

I was not expecting Mile End to be performed so it was quite a lovely surprise. Nadine has an amazing voice and really gave the song some welly. But despite being backed by 8 musicians, I still couldn't shake the feeling that it was really missing our Russell's violin part...


Similar for me.  Due to central line engineering works, my wife became available so on Friday just booked nearby restaurant and went to the show.   Wasnt particularly well publicised, so was easy to get tickets.  Also helped that congestion charge hours now end at 6pm.

I enjoyed most of the show though it was a bit more rock orientated than I expected.  When we heard the musak version of Electric Avenue with a very dodgy sound mix early on, we did wonder if we would make it to the interval but it did improve quite substantially.    However, the acapella gospel choir version of London Calling was a bit of a dud, ditto West End Girls, but then it always has been for me     But overall, it was very entertaining and I wouldnt have complained if there was a second interval and a third section.



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