One more cup of coffee...29/09/2014

...before I went to the show on September, 24th.

Nearing the end of the run as a member of the Kate Bush musicians at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London in the amazing run of 22 nights, David Rhodes pictured here chilling and looking calm and relaxed before the night's work .Enjoying the sunshine and a coffee. He stands a short walk round the corner from the crowds waiting to enter into the venue for the Wednesday the 24th Sept night's gig.

Beside him stands one of the all time greats of the fretless bass John Giblin whose pedigree has also seen him perform live, and recording with some of the greats like David Rhodes, incl. Peter Gabriel for a tour and Simple Minds and Brand X.

Entering the front of the newly refurbished venue security checked tickets and ID matching the buyers.The crowds enter into the building and wait for the magic to begin. David slips thru the crowd and in via the stage door out of sight to most of the eager crowd.

The sold out venue has people sitting everywhere after visiting the bars and merchandise stands placed every level of the building. Fast approaching the start time for the show.

The lights dim, a blue light stage sees the incredible band with David standing to the extreme right hand side of the stage launching into the start of an incredible set with 'Lily', David's distinctive guitar layering thru the songs, adding colour on every note. Switching between his trademark cherry red guitar and acoustic guitars.

David Rhodes and Kate BushDavid interacting with the band, singers and dancers and at one point with Kate whilst wearing a bird mask. The colours and stage set making this a cinematic experience rather than the average rock concert. Incredible show and the guitar work provided by David and the likes of Omar Hackim on drums and John Giblin just brushing the pallet paint on to the canvas for the audience to be in awe of it's beauty.

An astounding success and more before The David Rhodes Band takes to the road in Europe to promote the same titled current cd before David returns to take another leading role with Peter Gabriel in some more of the SO tour Back to Front gigs.

Kate Bush Before the Dawn
Hammersmith Apollo, London
Sept 24 2014

  • Kate Bush - vocals (plus occasional piano/keyboards)
  • David Rhodes - guitar
  • Friðrik Karlsson – guitar, bouzouki, charango
  • John Giblin – bass guitar, double bass
  • Jon Carin - keyboards, guitar, vocals, programming
  • Kevin McAlea – keyboards, accordion, uilleann pipes
  • Omar Hakim – drums
  • Mino Cinélu – percussion
First Act
  • Lily 
  • Hounds Of Love 
  • Joanni 
  • Top Of The City 
  • Running Up That Hill 
  • King Of The Mountain 
  • Ninth Wave Intro 
  • And Dream Of Sheep 
  • Under Ice 
  • Waking The Witch 
  • Interlude 
  • Watching You Without Me 
  • Jig Of Life 
  • Hello Earth 
  • The Morning Fog
Second Act
  • A sky of honey
  • Prelude 
  • Prologue 
  • An Architect's Dream 
  • The Painter's Link 
  • Sunset 
  • Aerial Tal 
  • Somewhere In Between 
  • Tawny Moon (Bertie sings)
  • Nocturn 
  • Aerial 
  • Among Angels 
  • Cloudbusting

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