GIG: FRANK TURNER #009

Monday 15th May 2017

Venue: Roundhouse, Camden, London

Nearest Tube Station: Camden Town (Northern Line)

The final instalment of the ‘Lost Evenings’ presented by Onefest and Frank Turner. 12th – 15th May with different support acts and different sets performed by Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls. With a nice touch of having The Nick Alexander Stage (Nick was a well respected merch seller know on the circuit who lost his life during he Bataclan attacks) it was a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of.

Kicking off proceedings with ‘Get Better’ was the perfect opening with his full band backing him, the atmosphere was electric and the crowd were bouncing. Ripping through a greatest hits set including ‘Recovery’ and ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ (a personal favourite) and finishing the eleven strong set with ‘Journey Of The Magi’ from his 2009 album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’. Also throw in a crowd surf from Frank himself doing a lap of the crowd was a joy to behold.

He followed this with a six song encore solo to the delight of the packed sold out  Roundhouse. Concluding the encore with ‘Photosynthesis’ a massive hit of the 2008 album ‘Love Ire & Song’ it was an all round flawless set from the Wessex lad and I can’t stress how much you should go and watch him live. What a humble guy with a wonderful outlook on life and an untold bond between himself and the fans. Frank we applaud you.

Set list:

1. Get Better

2. Glorious You

3. Josephine

4. The Next Storm

5. Out of Breath

6. Recovery

7. One Foot Before The Other

8. Try This At Home

9. Polaroid Picture

10. Years Way I Tend To Be

11. Journey Of The Magi

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12. Rivers

13. St Christopher Is Coming Home

14. The Openig Act Of Spring

15. Mittens / Drum Solo (Technocal Issues)

16. If I Ever Stray

17. Photosynthesis

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