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« on: August 11, 2019, 02:05:28 PM »

Top entertainment, connected with the mob and great musicianship. 8/10
The selection of material was eclectic, but that seemed to be part of the fun they were obviously having. They went down a storm, as could be judged by the length of the signings queue.
It did take me a little while to work out that he had an electronic piano bodged into a baby grand case.


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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:28:34 PM »

Not my scene at all. From the crowd reaction I'm probably in a minority but I wouldn't want to see them or hear them again.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 02:36:35 PM »

I didn't think I would like them but I did. They put on a good show.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 04:26:18 PM »

They were really good.  One of the acts I had no expectations of, but they were very good, and really worked at building a rapport with the audience - never seen anyone going walkabout quite like that during their set!  Would be happy to hear them again.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 05:02:19 PM »

Again, Yabbs says it all.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 06:03:22 PM »

I love musical theatre and I loved Headspace when they played 3(?) years ago (yes, I was the one!) so thoroughly enjoyed them  Smiley

My favourite act of the weekend. I laughed, cried at Bring Him Home and adored the jazz version of Ironman. Could have watched them for longer.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 06:39:55 PM »

Headspace were truly awful but this pair were brilliant.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 07:21:43 PM »

I did not expect to hear ĎBring him homeí on the field. It stopped me in my tracks and gave me goosebumps. Wonderful.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 07:22:40 PM »

Loved the lounge jazz Iron Man... Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 10:53:59 PM »

really love these photos, Yobb  Grin

we thought they were utterly superb and were lucky enough to be walking by the BBC Oxford gazebo when they were interviewed and played a few songs, we may have had something in our eyes and had to have a little cuddle  Cry
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 10:56:13 PM »


really love these photos, Yobb †Grin

we thought they were utterly superb and were lucky enough to be walking by the BBC Oxford gazebo when they were interviewed and played a few songs, we may have had something in our eyes and had to have a little cuddle †Cry
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 11:06:13 PM »



really love these photos, Yobb †Grin

we thought they were utterly superb and were lucky enough to be walking by the BBC Oxford gazebo when they were interviewed and played a few songs, we may have had something in our eyes and had to have a little cuddle †Cry
A cuddle from them?  Shocked  Shocked


well yes!
G and i got a bit teary and had a moment but we did also get a hug and photos with Mr Wilson!
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 11:06:53 PM »

Not for me but can see the appeal. I'm bored of these acoustic reimaging of classic rock songs already. Every film or tv show seems to be using them these days!
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 11:08:28 PM »




really love these photos, Yobb †Grin

we thought they were utterly superb and were lucky enough to be walking by the BBC Oxford gazebo when they were interviewed and played a few songs, we may have had something in our eyes and had to have a little cuddle †Cry
A cuddle from them? †ShockedShocked


well yes!
G and i got a bit teary and had a moment but we did also get a hug and photos with Mr Wilson!
Well jel!  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 11:17:16 PM »





really love these photos, Yobb †Grin

we thought they were utterly superb and were lucky enough to be walking by the BBC Oxford gazebo when they were interviewed and played a few songs, we may have had something in our eyes and had to have a little cuddle †Cry
A cuddle from them? †ShockedShocked


well yes!
G and i got a bit teary and had a moment but we did also get a hug and photos with Mr Wilson!
Well jel!  Shocked


it was very sweet, we were with Ed and his mum when mr Wilson walked by and Ed was chivalrous and went and asked him if he wouldn't mind a photo with his mum and G.  it made their day and he was such a nice guy!
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 11:58:53 PM »

Again, an act we heard from F2. "Life On Mars" was enjoyable.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 07:11:13 AM »


Not for me but can see the appeal. I'm bored of these acoustic reimaging of classic rock songs already. Every film or tv show seems to be using them these days!


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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 08:40:37 AM »

My surprise act of the festival. Didnít know what to expect as I hated Headspace but loved Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble so was unsure. However that voice was amazing and their personalities shone through. Mix of tracks was certainly diverse, one or two I wasnít keen on (didnít take to that jazz version of Iron Man) and even though Iím no fan of musical theatre that version of Bring Him Home was stunning. Will probably seek out some of their recorded stuff
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 09:45:31 AM »

Has there ever been an act that started with such negative goodwill because of their previous attendance (Bridgwit, I too loved Headspace) and yet, by the end of their set, received what looked suspiciously to me like a standing ovation from large parts of the crowd...
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 12:35:18 PM »


Has there ever been an act that started with such negative goodwill because of their previous attendance (Bridgwit, I too loved Headspace) and yet, by the end of their set, received what looked suspiciously to me like a standing ovation from large parts of the crowd...
I was in the mosh, when I looked back nearly everyone I could see was standing.

I'd totally forgotten they have been there before until Damien mentioned it.
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