Robyn Hitchcock... Gigography

Robyn Hitchcock
Concert appearance: Tue., 5 Oct. 2004

Polish Club
Sheffield, England UK
setlist approximate/incomplete

Set list:

Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Rose Royce)
I Got the Hots
Madonna of the Wasps
Old Pervert
One L
More Than This (Roxy Music)
Flavour of Night on piano
Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
Cheese Alarm
Full Moon in My Soul
Creeped Out
The Man Who Invented Himself on piano
Chapter 24 (Pink Floyd) on piano
Sound and Vision (David Bowie) medley
Rock Your Baby (George McCrea) medley
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman (Dr. Hook) medley
My Wife and My Dead Wife

Hi All,
I took a drive down to Sheffield last night, to see Robyn's
appearance at
the Millenium Hall/Polish Ex-Serviceman's club - a smallish room with
50 people in the audience sat around tables. It was great to see
outside London for a change. I usually have to travel down to the
Bar/Jazz Cafe/Notting Hill Arts Centre.

Support came from James William Hindle (, who
did a
nice line in soft melodic vocals ala Nick Drake/Elbow. I bumped into
outsied the venue, and checked with him that the gig was still on,
and he
said that it was, saying, "but you do know it's quite expensive to
get in
don't you?"

Robyn was in a very relaxed, talkative mood and seemed to be really
playing. He came on bearing a vinyl copy of Rose Royce's greatest
hits he'd
picked up from a record shop across the road, and trailed a very home-
looking pick-up/mic (?) lead behind him.

There was lots of between song banter on the effect of tuning on
rodents and
wallpaper, amongst other things. There was a humorous slant to the
list, with plenty of laughs, quite akin to a John Hegley gig, but the
appearance of the piano version of, 'Flavour of the Night' was the
for me. It was the first time I'd seen him play piano. He ran to the
of the room to make the switch when he broke a string tuning. What
this had on the rodents I don't know.

He was happy to play lots of requests shouted out from the audience.

I asked him whether there were still plans to release the Soft Boys'
Fillmore 2001 live album. He said that it had been mixed, but some
were not happy with the it, and they had a nice ambient mix of the
gig, but
maybe they'd do another mix, and it might appear in a years time.

The set list below is approximate, and almost certainly not in the
order. I may easily have missed the odd song out: -

Rose Royce Track (Love Don't Live Here?)
I Got the Hots for You
Madonna of the Wasps
Old Pervert
One L
More Than This
Flavour of Night - Piano
Not Dark Yet
Cheese Alarm
Full Moon in My Soul
Creeped Out
The Man Who Invented Himself - Piano
Chapter 24 (Pink Floyd) - Piano
Sound and Vision/
Rock Your Baby/
When You're In Love with a Beautiful Woman
My Wife and My Dead Wife
(last track played while wandering round the tables serenading
members of
the audience)

All the best,

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