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Yay! Harpic at Pacific

Discussion in 'On Tour' started by leigh, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. leigh

    leigh I've got a zappy little nappy

    It's been a long time.

    Been a long lonely, lonely time...

    Since I posted on here.


    Harpic is back at the Pacific Road Theatre in Beeeeerkuned this Friday, as a MASSIVE highlight of the Wirral International Guitar Festival.

    And once again the newspaper I edit is the mofo offishul sponsor of the gig.

    True dat.

    Which obviously is beyond FAB.

    I dunno if there are any tickets left (hopefully HarperPR will let us know).

    But if you live within a 40-mile radius of the blast-area of this gig, it's well worth making the effort to get there.

    Cos you will see Nick on a big cool stage with proper lights and SMOKE (!!!) and with no yapping over the quiet bits and - most importantly - an effing loud and excellent sound system.

    If you do stumble along, look me up.

    I'll be the rock n roll rebel smoking and getting thrown out, again. :biggrin:

    Well, as the man himself once said - while drawing on a suspicious cigarette thrown onto the stage before launching into an astonishing version of "Masterpiece" :

    "So? it's a GUITAR festival innit?"

    (If this post goes up twice apologies. I wrote and lost it)


    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  2. webbyla

    webbyla Computer stained fingers


    yup got my tickets - can't wait.

    just looked at the pacific road site - there looks like there are about 40 seats left
  3. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Everybody get your tickets NOW and tell your friends to come along too, let's make this a sellout! This is always one amazing night and it'll be even better with Nick's tales of America and Kilimanjaro :biggrin: See you at the front and probably the CD table too :wink:
  4. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    And by the way Leigh...

    MISS YA!!!

    Look forward to seeing ya Friday. And get yer arse back on here full time pronto, ya mad'un :D
  5. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I'd prefer some new songs influenced by his recent travels !!
  6. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Let's think positive, we may have them too :D
  7. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    Have a great time everyone going to this. I expect a full report on my (virtual) desk on Monday morning. :biggrin:
  8. webbyla

    webbyla Computer stained fingers

    There were about 10 seats left when I checked this afternoon.

    Also only just noticed that the ticket is for a table - how is this place set up?

    Leaving in a couple of minutes ...woohoo
  9. webbyla

    webbyla Computer stained fingers

    Nice venue. Good gig.

    Lots of audience dancing. The odd bit of attempted bribery. Lots of string changes. Some new songs. Plenty of walkabouts.
  10. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Good Morning folkies and folkettes!

    Been a while since I've posted here too - dunno why, I think it's the annoying intermittance that the work firewall decides it likes/doesn't like this site... wonder what that could be!

    Anyways, fantastic gig. One of the best I've been too. If I could have handpicked the songs myself, it would have been similar to this set list.

    We had (in no particular order, and defo not encapsulating everything cause I gave up on my list very quickly!) a blisteringly fast version of "in our time" which put a new slant on it for me. "Before they put me in the ground" was divine. Love that song anyway, and I've often wished that he'd do it live again!


    I loved "Building our own temple" and "Radio Silence" for encores. Kinda missed Headless/love is music/all the segues in the middle, but hey I'll live with that.

    Love Junky was also great.

    A few walk abouts which set the audience alive too:


    It was great to meet up with everyone - hi Paula, Craig, Shaun, Big Chris, Leigh, Lisa (Sol) - Craig, I owe you a drink mate, and Paula I owe you a drink too!
  11. philmch

    philmch I've got a zappy little nappy

    strictly come drinking

    I've put up some of my (not particularly good) photos at:

    It was a decent enough performance but sitting about 6 inches to my right were a spectacularly inebriated couple who prattled on at machine gun pace all the way through. During one of the quieter numbers, they got into a particularly passionate snog. Last I saw of them was when Nick was doing the encore of Build Our Own Temple and the bloke had the woman in a headlock and was dragging her out backwards through the main door. There's Birkenhead for you.

    Nice to see some new songs in the set. Yes, there was one about Nick's trip to Nepal. And thank Rod he didn't do that bloody Frank Zappa thing.

    Hello to Big Chris. Lovely to see you again sir.

  12. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    Pacific Road

    Another really good gig. Can't recall the set list but a there were a couple of songs that I've never seen him do live before.

    Before They Put Me In The Ground (a favourite of mine, so a real treat)
    The Wanderer And His Shadow

    A well behaved crowd; no heckling compared to usual north-west gigs. Scousers seem to heckle better in Manchester. And well, who can forget the St.H Citadel episode?

    Very little story telling or dialogue from Nick as a result. Expected some tales from the US tour, but we were just treated to jam packed music. :)

    I stayed at the back and was watching the audience reaction because there were obviously a lot of newbies who had come on recommendation. I saw a few jaws drop on his 'wireless walkabouts' and string changes.

    Good to see you both Critch & Paula. No new CDs to buy. :(

    Looking forward to the next tour in 2010.

  13. Mikey Rudds

    Mikey Rudds I've got a zappy little nappy

    Fantastic gig, unfortunately somebody kept buying me Stella instead of normal booze, so my memory is a bit sketchy later on. Still, it gave me enough Dutch Courage to ask him for a photo, and he obliged (I wonder if he was thinking "wish this fat oaf would get his hand off my shoulder").

    Top man, top gig.

    Are we allowed to post songs on YouTube? I recorded a couple last night (including Karmageddon with the string change).

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  14. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Everyone else posts them - and I for one would love to see them. I've asked Nick before and I don't think he minds too much, but he doesn't like new songs that haven't been recorded going up for some reason. I think it's because he likes to play about with them and some fans get a bit funny when they get changed!

    I'm sure Nick is no stranger to drunk people coming and chatting to him after a gig. There's one guy (you know who you are!) who we all love who was positively steaming last night! Very funny. Timmy T has a lot to answer for!!! :D Good times.
  15. Mikey Rudds

    Mikey Rudds I've got a zappy little nappy

    Sweet - here y'go then:



    Bit far away, bit shaky at times, and a few people walk past - but the quality ain't too bad.

    Not sure what happened with that picture I tried to embed... :confused1:
  16. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Good videos - liking it! :D
  17. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn


    Great gig, good to see a couple of tunes played that I hadn't heard before, I'm guessing one was called Daddy and the other Sunshine, the Love Junky groove was absolutely amazing. The exotic dancing didn't get my vote though, I couldn't concentrate on the song, but hey live and let live some say :biggrin:

    The woman in question was kicking off good style and was locked inside the venue when we were leaving, it was great to meet Paula, and also to see Darren Poyzer (Support) Critch, Big Chris and Paul Sullivan again too, I took a good mate of mine who hadn't heard any of Nicks music before, needless to say he was blown away!

    (The guitar sound levels could have been a little higher though)
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  18. philmch

    philmch I've got a zappy little nappy

    He's the only man I've ever seen who makes Love Will Tear Us Apart sound like it was written and performed by Chris De Burgh:thumbdown:
  19. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    He's a friend of mine, I thought it was a pretty good cover version, just my opinion..
  20. Wrexy33

    Wrexy33 I've got a zappy little nappy

    Brilliant night.

    Had to laugh at the offer of money (from one of the audience) in exchange for Nick playing BLOOM.

    But Nick said he couldn't remember the words!

    Hope you like the pictures.





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