A complete guide to the swinging live performance of the truly amazing RINALDI SINGS

Friday, August 13, 2004

LONDON: 100 Club

Avenues And Alleyways
Come Fly With Me
You're Alive
On A Magic Carpet Ride
Lucky Day
Everlasting Love
A Matter Of Life And Death
Heaven Knows

Come Again

Line-up: Steve Rinaldi (lead vocals & trombone), Chris Borsberry (guitar), Tim Charlton (bass); Trevor Smith (drums); Andy Brush (sax); Tim Pannell (trumpet); Richard Hunter (percussion)

A one-off support slot at the 100 Club in London in front of an appreciative crowd sees the grand showman Steve Rinaldi and his band run through their tried and tested set one more time. After two gigs behind the kit, Richard Hunter this time augments on percussion, adding another dimension to the band. As ever, 'A Matter Of Life And Death' proves the stand-out song of the evening - although the magnificent set-closer, 'Heaven Knows', once again pushes it close on the 'clapometer'. A sensational gig review follows in the NME. “Welcome to the surrealist splendour of Rinaldi Sings” offers the NME, before describing Steve Rinaldi as “a cocksure 21st Century Scott Walker”.

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