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Date: Friday, 2nd of April 2004 1080892800 (13 years 25 days ago)
Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
Admission: free
With
Performers
Pat Fish Solo ( guitar, vocals )

Notes

Well, next month's Acoustic Allstars really does live up to its name. It's on Friday 2nd April at the Labour Club, Charles Street, Northampton NN1, and it's still free to get in. Anyone who has been to either of the first two nights will tell you that it has the best sound system and the best vibration of any club of comparable size for miles around.

Our headliners for April are Slipstream: that is to say, Mark Refoy (Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, Pet Shop Boys), Jon Mattock (Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, Lupine Howl), a guitar and a laptop. Given the way that these two work together, this should be something quite special. We're also priveleged to present Big Tim Sansom, simply Northampton's finest songwriter. Backing up the bill is Pat Fish and his Fat Bloke Karaoke, this time featuring his 1993 Creation album, Waiting For The Love Bus.

This is free.

Pat Says

Fantastic night at the Labour Club last night. Slipstream were astonishing.

Mark Refoy: Sequencers, Guitar, laptop, harmonica, singing.

Jon Mattock - Organ, echoplex, melodica, drums, singing.

Ray Dickerty (also from Spiritualised) - Alto and soprano saxes.

For three blokes in the corner of a little backstreet bar they made an enormous, swirling, hypnotic sound.

Full house, lots of happy punters. People in from Leicester, Oxford, Brighton and Lima, Peru.

Reviews

Nothampton last night
Came for Slipstream, predictably enough, but caught most of Pat's set, which was ace. Not seen Pat play live since Undrugged almost ten years ago, where it seemed that most of the kids didn't know who he was, to their loss - except my mate Paul, who waited for a quiet bit before shouting "knock 'em dead, Butch!".

Love,

Ian


Credit: Brighton, UK (Saturday, 3rd of April 2004 - 13 years 23 days ago)
The average man on the Clapham Love Bus
Great Night.

A lot of people would pay a lot of money to be that entertained! Lets hope Sky don't catch a sniff and get these Friday nights on PPV.

First up was Pat. His mini-concept-gig was as joyous as ever. The Love Bus renditions bringing back happy memories of simpler times.

David J's "Stop This City" also led to flashbacks of student life. And as for Treading Water, well what the heck was that all about?!?! Rhythmic chaos :o)

Hadn't seen Big Tim Sansom since his Tell Tale Hearts days. How come he hasn't aged in all those years? Monkey glands is my bet.

Then Slipstream. This was the closest the Labour Club has come to stadium rock. The noise, the heaving mass of bodies, the queues for drinks, the queues for the toilets. Great tunes, brilliantly played. I think we may have witnessed something special tonight.

Slipstream. Remember the name.

Thanks Pat. Great night, brilliantly organised.


Credit: NN1 (Sunday, 4th of April 2004 - 13 years 23 days ago)
slipstream at the labour club
it was an ace night, most amusing, and with an excellent soundtrack,

next time we'll come down again from sunny leicester, and instead find somewhere to stay so as to continue the post gig charlie bradlaugh visit as well.

ace night, ta pat.


Credit: andy black (Monday, 5th of April 2004 - 13 years 22 days ago)
Well worth the trip
Thought it was a fantastic evening - lovely venue: warm and cheery atmosphere in an old-fashioned community centre stylee and fantastic music.

Loved the Brian Wilson song (not Brian Jones as I drunkenly congratulated Pat on the song!) and thought that this along with Tread Water was alone worth the trip...

Slipstream were great - nice to hear yer analogue synths and lovely Rickenbacker... mmm...

We'll definitely be back!

Cheers

Matt


Credit: Matt from Juxon St (Monday, 5th of April 2004 - 13 years 22 days ago)
What? Going out?
Sounds like a blast. I used to go out you know. Married now......pass the remote control, and the Maldon sea salt. Just don't rub it in.

Credit: Christopher Love Kitten (Thursday, 8th of April 2004 - 13 years 19 days ago)

Played

Set 1
1. Whaddya?
2. Ben
3. Ghosts
4. Brian Wilson
5. Stop This City (David J.)
6. Tread Water (De La Soul)
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  • What? Going out?
    derek_nimmo_007[at]-remove-yahoodotcom - Christopher Love Kitten
    8Apr2004 1:09 PM (13 years 19 days ago)
    Sounds like a blast. I used to go out you know. Married now......pass the remote control, and the Maldon sea salt. Just don't rub it in.
  • Well worth the trip
    msewell[at]-remove-oxfam.org.uk - Matt from Juxon St
    5Apr2004 9:38 AM (13 years 22 days ago)
    Thought it was a fantastic evening - lovely venue: warm and cheery atmosphere in an old-fashioned community centre stylee and fantastic music.

    Loved the Brian Wilson song (not Brian Jones as I drunkenly congratulated Pat on the song!) and thought that this along with Tread Water was alone worth the trip...

    Slipstream were great - nice to hear yer analogue synths and lovely Rickenbacker... mmm...

    We'll definitely be back!

    Cheers
    Matt
  • slipstream at the labour club
    sunny leicester - andy black
    5Apr2004 5:26 AM (13 years 22 days ago)
    it was an ace night, most amusing, and with an excellent soundtrack,

    next time we'll come down again from sunny leicester, and instead find somewhere to stay so as to continue the post gig charlie bradlaugh visit as well.

    ace night, ta pat.
  • The average man on the Clapham Love Bus
    andyzed1[at]-remove-yahoo.co.uk - NN1
    4Apr2004 9:04 AM (13 years 23 days ago)
    Great Night.
    A lot of people would pay a lot of money to be that entertained! Lets hope Sky don't catch a sniff and get these Friday nights on PPV.
    First up was Pat. His mini-concept-gig was as joyous as ever. The Love Bus renditions bringing back happy memories of simpler times.
    David J's "Stop This City" also led to flashbacks of student life. And as for Treading Water, well what the heck was that all about?!?! Rhythmic chaos :o)
    Hadn't seen Big Tim Sansom since his Tell Tale Hearts days. How come he hasn't aged in all those years? Monkey glands is my bet.
    Then Slipstream. This was the closest the Labour Club has come to stadium rock. The noise, the heaving mass of bodies, the queues for drinks, the queues for the toilets. Great tunes, brilliantly played. I think we may have witnessed something special tonight.
    Slipstream. Remember the name.
    Thanks Pat. Great night, brilliantly organised.
  • Nothampton last night
    ian[at]-remove-spacemen3.co.uk - Brighton, UK
    3Apr2004 2:17 PM (13 years 23 days ago)
    Came for Slipstream, predictably enough, but caught most of Pat's set, which was ace. Not seen Pat play live since Undrugged almost ten years ago, where it seemed that most of the kids didn't know who he was, to their loss - except my mate Paul, who waited for a quiet bit before shouting "knock 'em dead, Butch!".

    Love,

    Ian