Venue: The Lamplighter
Location: 66 Overstone Road Northampton England NN1 3JS
I like to think that this particular show was to mark 25 years since I first saw THE Butcher live, but it was probably more to do with Pat (hopefully) getting free beer in Northampton's Community Pub of the Year (apparently).
A lot has changed in 25 years. No smoking in the pubs. The big band replaced by the big band sound of Curtis and a computer, Liverpool used to be able to beat Spurs and I am pretty sure I had as much hair as Pat back then, rather than now being closer to Curtis' mane.... though my memory isn't what it used to be.
The set itself was a lovely variety of old and new, including the Jazz Butcher Theme, Southern Mark Smith and Caroline Wheeler's (which I am sure had a mention of King Kenny?).
Anyhow, what do we need to do to get that album's worth of new material out there????