Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

The Soft Boys
Concert appearance: Tue., 11 Mar. 2003

Elysee Montmartree
Paris, France
Aden Festival/Lee Cave-Berry on bass/last Soft Boys gig ever?

No set list available.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marc
To: Lee
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 4:32 PM
Subject: Soft Boys live

Hey there Lee--
I have been trying to find out for a while who had played bass with
the Soft Boys at that last show in Paris. Matthew had told me at the end of
February that he was leaving the band, but until recently I thought that he
played one final show. A friend of mine was having drinks with him in May,
when it came up that he didn't play the final gig. I just saw on the
Fegmaniax newsgroup that you filled the spot. What did you think of it all?
Are there any plans to release any of this show?
Also, can you ask Kimberley what is happening with the live Soft
Boys CD that has apparently been in the works for quite a while now? The
Fillmore concert in 2001 was recorded for a live release, and I'm really
anxious to hear it. I was at the show, and enjoyed it immensely, despite the
sound problems in the hall (probably PA related).
Thanks for your help, Marc

----- Original Message -----
From: Lee
To: Marc
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Soft Boys live

Hi Marc,
Of course I had a wonderful time .. I still buzz about it occasionally and
I'm extremely grateful to Matthew for making it all possible. I'd love to
tell him all about it.
As far as releasing anything from the show goes, as far as I know, there
is no evidence at all that I played the gig.. I've not heard about any
photo's or recordings taken at the time ..(although I know Michelle took
some photos that I haven't seen, and there were definately photographers in
the pit whilst I was playing) and if it wasn't for the wonderful review
posted by Jim Davies .. (and nice comments from Robyn and Morris) .. I was
begining to think it was all a wonderful (and totally fantastic) dream I'd
I'll ask Kimberley about the live cd thing when I see him and get back to
you ok?
Thanks for thinking of me.

>>Lee is totally great, I love her....we'd worked through the numbers
together earlier that week because we knew there was a chance I wouldnt go
and she played Pulse of My Heart better than me, she changed the bass line
slightly but subtly and it was beautiful...she's always been really
supportive at gigs and it was great to see her actually go one step further
and play the stuff live.......Matthew x

Dear Marc,
Yes you may quote me! I'd like to add a couple of things...
Playing with Robyn, Morris and Kimberley in Paris was one of the most
elevated experiences I've had in my musical career. To play those songs
with those lovely people was absolutely wonderful and something that I have
never even imagined to be possible. If, however, I could somehow exchange
that experience for the pleasure of being able to continue to attend SB
rehearsals, sound-checks and gigs.. I would.
As has been mentioned elsewhere, I have been a fan of Matthew's ever since I
saw him in a band called Shank's Pony.. quite a long time before the SB's.
We are both fans of Andy Fraser when he was with Free. Matthew was
brilliant at the rehearsal before Paris (and I have to say I think I was
more nervous at the rehearsal than at the gig) .. he was incredibly
enthusiastic and supportive. Pulse is absolutely my favourite bassline on
the album (and one of my all-time favourites) and I made the best fist of it
that I could :)

I hope that's not too much.
Thanks so much for the interest.

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