18 Jan 2010
Kevin Hewick's 7 songs at the 12 Bar 
Kevin Hewick's latest London appearance was at the charmingly intimate (or pokey) 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street on Monday 11 January. After a warm-up in the Dog and Duck, Kevin was second on at the 12 Bar's Blang! night. After settling in quickly, Kevin's performance was one of his best (ignoring those Leicester 3-hr marathons) and he entertained us as much with his stories about Florence and Rage Against The Machine as with his Tommy-esque rock operas.

Setlist

Rock 'n' Roll Tantrum
Answers on a Postcard
Everybody Quits The Band
Brother T
Ophelia's Drinking Song
Haystack
Billion Pebble Beach

Cheers Kevin and the 12 Bar for a great night and hi to Jude out of Subterraneans (who played the Billy Mackenzie Tribute gig in 2007), Lee and David Q.

Appendix

Kevin Hewick's "Rambling Schoolboy Blog"
Facebook photo gallery [available to non-FB members]

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