Well I hope you enjoyed the show today, felt quite festive with the thought of all that Christmas shopping; albeit online – lazy I know. I did my best last week as I ran a 3 mile cross country race in the depths of Epping Forest no less; well, there is no point in putting on pounds before you start Christmas is there..make room I say.
As well as lots great music we had our little ‘Twofer’, which was dedicated to soon to be Pub landlord, Paul Heaton, the singer and songwriter from the Beautiful South and formerly the House Martins – we played “Happy Hours by the House Martins and then ‘Don’t Marry her’.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Stephen Merchant: “Hello Ladies…” 1st – 3rd Dec • Hammersmith Apollo
Stephen Merchant, the award winning co-creator of “The Office” and “Extras”, is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour. “Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies…” will be playing at the Hammersmith Apollo this December.
Stewart Lee, at the Leicester Square Theatre – 1st to 3rd, 6th to 10th Dec
Following his much acclaimed BBC TV series and his sell-out season last year, Stewart Lee returns to the Leicester Square Theatre with a brand new show.
Ed Byrne, at the Hammersmith Apollo – 4th Dec 2011 •
Following the success of his last tour “Different Class” Irish comedy star, Ed Byrne, is back on the road with his new show “Crowd Pleaser”. Being a nerd, owning a cat, meeting your heroes or becoming a dad, whatever Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over the end is result is a show that’s sure to please even the most discerning of crowds.
Live music pick for this week;
|Mon 05 Dec||
Hard-Fi – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Anthemic lad rock from West London with a slick commercial sheen and a populist male following.
|Wed 07 Dec||
CSS – Heaven, CharingCross
Brazilian electro-funksters were the NME darlings of 2006. They are famous for their funky dance aesthetic and sexy front woman, LoveFoxx, who is considered by many to be the sauciest export from Brazil since Pele.
|Wed /Thu 07/08 Dec||
The Vaccines – O2 Academy Brixton
Formed in June 2010, the band consists of Justin Young (vocal,), Anri Hjorvar (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar, younger brother of Tom from The Horrors) and Pete Robertson (drums).
|Sat 10 Dec||
Ocean Colour Scene – Jamm, Stockwell
Soulful mature rock from Birmingham by one of the leading Britpop bands of the nineties. The laddish band is best known for their singles such as the ‘Riverboat Song’ and ‘The Day We Caught The Train’.