Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bedford Gig

Just got back home after a wonderful night out playing music - live, rock n' roll music! I so enjoyed myself, lost a shoe it was that much fun. Have to say a big thanks to Rachel Fuller and Mikey for asking me to play a few songs - the audience were incredible. Feel like I reached out and touched a few tonight - gives me a warm feeling thinking about it. Also have to say what an honour it was to share the stage at the end with Pete, my wonderfully talented older brother and the amazing Foy Vance.... If you haven't heard this guy I would go 1000 miles out of your way to see him. So great to be involved in the show.

Anyone else make it along?


Blogger Mary Morgan said...

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5:12 PM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

Good news: You're back on stage and having fun!

Bad news: Blog spam.


5:15 PM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

Being in Finland I couldn't make it but I'm very glad you enjoyed it so much! Hopefully those of us who missed it will have the opportunity to see the show soon.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Can't wait to see some footage of this performance.

Haven't heard of Foy as yet, but hope to.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Jason said...


Glad to hear the gig went well. Wish I could have been there. So what'd you play?

To stop the blog spam, turn on word verification by following the instructions here - it'll save you a lot of trouble.


5:21 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

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5:52 PM  
Blogger PTfan said...

Excellent! What'd you play?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Haha it looks like someone got a nice souvenir. I hope to see the show soon. Greyhound girl is my favorite song, its too bad I missed it. Keep on truckin'!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I can't wait to see the footage. Sounds like everyone had a great time. Too bad about your shoe. Did you get it back?

5:59 PM  
Blogger Gigi NYC said...

Hey Simon,
glad that you are playing and having a great time doing so. I'm jealous of everyone that got to attend. The Who TV thing was great....We are all waiting for some NYC gigs. Even my obsure non-Who obseesed friends that I dragged down to see you play....ask me when you are coming back. you have a lot of fans in NYC...but I'm guessing you know that.


6:13 PM  
Blogger BallerinaGurl said...

I was in the states, however keep us posted if you come over here or where you may be playing in the Spring. I would love to come see a show when I am in the UK!

You are very talented and hope to hear more from you.

3:52 AM  
Blogger maxrnb said...

Hi Simon,
Great set you played last night, every time we hear your songs in stripped down, just voice and guitar, it unravels such a wide range of emotions - fantastic stuff.

We also enjoyed beyond superlative shows on the recent Casbah Club tour, (The Brook in Southampton is very close by, a very low hanging fruitful opppotunity!), our expectation levels are rising exponentially skywards when the masses hear this band, hope the recording is all going fine.

Take care, you're a special man, and YOUR time is indeed fast approaching again, we feel.


4:17 AM  
Blogger Storm said...

I feel so left out that I was in the U.S. and not able to make the show. You all really need to travel over here and give us some entertainment soon!

So happy to hear you had a fabulous time!!!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

Si, have emailed 100 club photos - hope I got the address right! Let me know when you get them, I think you'll agree they are fab, perfect for a blog!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Glad you rocked Si, sonds like the show was great. Have to watch out for it on WHO TV.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Bri said...

Simon, You are singing about the girl you fell in love with in New England...and it's so beautiful. I'm crying!

What a gorgeous songwriter you are.

Thank you for being on today.


10:55 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Nice hearing 'Girl in New York'
on the Attic show,Simon.
That was one of my requested songs for the Bedford gig.

10:56 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...


'Girl in New York' is a really beautiful song. Thank you!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Lin said...

Simon, this is beautiful. Just gorgeous. Thank you.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Lucky Buck said...

Just watching the WhoTV thingy. "Girl in New York", quite beautiful! What a nice surprise.

Are you an Eelpie artist, now?


10:58 AM  
Blogger AndyW said...

Simon, great to see you back on the web. I use to enjoy the mp3's you use to post on Still have most of them.
Continued Success,

11:29 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

And now,'Ecstasy Heaven'!
My fav't from the 'Simontownshendis' CD!

Brilliant job,Simon!

11:31 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...


Thank you very much for both the songs you did. I've really got something to look for when those cd's arrive from amazon. I'm so happy that Pete played Greyhound Girl. The Attic version of I'm One, great vibe there, not to mention in the finale from yesterday's gig.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Brea said...

Sounds like fun!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Storm said...

Great show today! I loved that song 'The Girl in New York'. It is beautiful

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mark T said...

Great set from you last night. Thanks for letting me have a photo with you. Have put it on my website and a photo of you and Rachel on my Blog. Enjoyed, as always, In The Attic tonight. Keep Blogging.

1:20 PM  
Blogger James Casey said...

I was there - you were fantastic! My friend Peter and I were captivated as soon as you began. I'd not heard your songs before; great stuff, and brilliant stage presence! We were worried that speaker near your left foot was going to leave the ground what with all the vibrations from your stomping.

Oh, and your clothes looked very cool - and that guitar is gorgeous.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Pete Johns said...


I'm delighted to see that you have a blog, too!

Just to back up what James said before me: your set was absolutely fantastic, I enjoyed every minute of it.

I hope to see you play live again soon.

Very best wishes;


11:00 PM  
Blogger Delbut said...

Smon. Glad to see you have this blog. I was one of the lucky ones t be at the balham gig on tuesday. I did leave a message on Rachel's blog saying how much i like your music. I'll say it hear again. Probably one of the most underrated artists in the UK. I guess it's hard being the brother of you know who. When you played, The Way it Is, it made my night. i'm a huge Pete/Who fan but i could have gone home happy then -before Pete played. And damn it all, you played girl in NY last night and i missed it! Had to go the band practice. How ironic is that?

Anyway, for what's it worth. I think both, girl in NY and The Way it is, stand up to ANYTHING Pete has written.

P.S. Although The Way it is looks simple enough to play, i have tried it but nowhere near to you obviously. Is there anywhere i can get the choprds for this and girl in NY??



1:25 AM  
Blogger Delbut said...

I really need to use the spell checker, sorry.

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bedford gig was spot on. I was lucky enough to be there and was well close to the action. Wanted to come over and tell ya how cool the set was after you played but could barely moved it was that rammed.
That Foy Vance sure has a voice on him. Will certainly keep 'em peeled for more of his stuff.
Kez London

10:24 AM  

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