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Lily Allen @ Bush Hall 18/07/06

Lily Allen @ Bush Hall 18/07/06

(UPDATE) I passed reviewing duties for this one to Alex who won the competition for Lily Bush Hall tickets (More pics and video from the gig at the bottom of the post). Clearly I should skip writing more often as Sundays Observer Music Monthly (23rd July) quoted musiclikedirt in their full page Lily Allen review (in a bloggers verdict box). Online version and review here:
Anyway back to Alexs review.

Lily came onstage about 9:30pm with a fanfare from her brass section – who at the very least deserve an honourable mention for their synchronised dancing all night whilst playing their instruments – wearing a puffball dress, and started off with LDN.

Most of her songs were performed interspersed with small dance moves and I think the one thing that struck me about her is the way she performed and talked as if we were friends of hers (even though she did have her sister and other friends in the crowd, and it was a small venue). In a way it endears you to her, but I wonder when she will start to get more confident and performs to the audience more.

Lily Allen @ Bush Hall 18/07/06 One thing I was talking to my friend about afterward was how you could hardly hear the words to her songs. It was pretty easy for me, and other long-term fans who knew the words, but my friend has only heard a couple of Lily’s songs before this gig and could hardly hear what she was singing. And one of the great things about Lily are her lyrics, so I think the equipment let her down there.

Overall I thought she was good; it was an enjoyable night, and I think she can only get better.

I’m pretty sure everyone noticed Lily mentioning two ‘superfans’ at the front who kept screaming at every tiny thing and jumping about trying to catch her attention – my friend and I were right behind them, which made for an interesting view of the stage all night.

Lily

Set List (pic):

LDN
Window Shopper
Shame For You
Not Big
Littlest Things
Friday Night
Knock Em Out
Everything is just wonderful (Flute)
Band Intro
Smile
——–
Oh My God
Alfie

Support: Jack Penate
I didn’t really think his set was that great; apart from some genuinely exuberant dancing, his songs seemed repetitive – the kind where you start noticing and end up not really listening, instead watching the time until it’s over and paying more attention to the crowd reaction than the band. Oh I tried to like him, I really did, but any song in which the chorus consists of ‘learn your lines’ seems well, rather silly to me. Apparently Lily chose him personally to support her (discovered this from a really annoying woman-fan of his)… but really he was like a lesser Jamie T without the lyrics and shuddering beats (MLD: apparently he’s signed to XL).

Pics:

http://flickr.com/photos/musiclikedirt/sets/72157594204518335/ (my pics + a few from Rough Trade instore)

Simon Leake keeps it Trilly with pics on Myspace.

More flickr Bush Hall pics from Beenbrun and JamieNaz.

The Flash website is really annoying but some nice Bush Hall pics from Max Tollworthy here

Some excellent pics (from Helter Skelter) of the Rough Trade instore on the Lily Forum.

Lily Allen @ Rough Trade17/07/06

Video:

Lily Allen @ Rough Trade (iluvgravy cam) both YouTube – LDN / Littleist Things

Another Rough Trade vid from essexboy – download here

MP3’s:

More Mp3’s/videos/stuff on my old post about her YoYo gig.

The Daily Growl has Lily live on Radio 1 session tracks.

Lily Allen – “Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs cover) (MP3) (more at Yeti Dont Dance)” – sounded superb live with horn section.

The Soul Brothers – “Free Soul (MP3) (The original track that No.1 “Smile” is based on)

Read:

Had the pleasure to meet The Daily Growl at the gig, and as usual he’s got an interesting take on gig and some mp3’s (if he’s not been carted off by the RIAA for sharing them!)


24 Comments

  • Alex

    oh yes, i was wondering what song ‘smile’ came from, i remember hearing the original on a reggae pirate radio station but didn’t make out who it was by, so thanks!

    and, nice photos!

    Jul 21, 2006 at 11:14 am
  • Alex

    oh yes, i was wondering what song ‘smile’ came from, i remember hearing the original on a reggae pirate radio station but didn’t make out who it was by, so thanks!

    and, nice photos!

    Jul 21, 2006 at 12:14 pm
  • jordan platts

    omg omg omg i love lily allen am noumber 1 fan i would love 2 meet her the best song is arite still i love it : )

    Sep 17, 2006 at 7:47 pm
  • jordan platts

    hi lily i love your music
    name: jordan platts
    age : 12
    city: crawley

    i want 2 meet u soon lily allen and get your autograph bye x x x x

    Sep 17, 2006 at 7:53 pm
  • jordan platts

    omg omg omg i love lily allen am noumber 1 fan i would love 2 meet her the best song is arite still i love it : )

    Sep 17, 2006 at 9:47 pm
  • jordan platts

    hi lily i love your music

    name: jordan platts

    age : 12

    city: crawley

    i want 2 meet u soon lily allen and get your autograph bye x x x x

    Sep 17, 2006 at 9:53 pm
  • heather

    hi i love your somg smile i am playing it right new i llllllllllllooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee iiitttt.

    Oct 2, 2006 at 4:43 pm
  • heather

    hi i love your somg smile i am playing it right new i llllllllllllooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee iiitttt.

    Oct 2, 2006 at 6:43 pm
  • lizzie

    hiya lilly
    your songs are gr8, we all love singin yr songs
    xXx

    Oct 9, 2006 at 2:17 pm
  • lizzie

    i lv yr dress sence

    Oct 9, 2006 at 2:18 pm
  • lizzie

    every1 says i sound like u n look like u any tips?

    Oct 9, 2006 at 2:19 pm
  • lizzie

    hiya lilly

    your songs are gr8, we all love singin yr songs

    xXx

    Oct 9, 2006 at 4:17 pm
  • lizzie

    i lv yr dress sence

    Oct 9, 2006 at 4:18 pm
  • lizzie

    every1 says i sound like u n look like u any tips?

    Oct 9, 2006 at 4:19 pm
  • atlanta

    my name is atlanta but if wanna calle me lantyloo or lany here if u have time ring ma mo 07905705235 if ya do i wil be so happy .omg lilly if u get this message and send me one back i will be the happys girl in da world . i love all yore songs if ya go on ma web there are loads of pics of u on the the lilly allen fan 4 lyfe i have u on ma msn name 2 U ROCK SOOOOO MUCH LILLY. u dont how much u rule .

    lov ya lantyloo

    Feb 3, 2007 at 2:27 pm
  • atlanta

    my name is atlanta but if wanna calle me lantyloo or lany here if u have time ring ma mo 07905705235 if ya do i wil be so happy .omg lilly if u get this message and send me one back i will be the happys girl in da world . i love all yore songs if ya go on ma web there are loads of pics of u on the the lilly allen fan 4 lyfe i have u on ma msn name 2 U ROCK SOOOOO MUCH LILLY. u dont how much u rule .

    lov ya lantyloo

    Feb 3, 2007 at 4:27 pm
  • My name is justine

    Hi ma name is Justine but u can call me cara coz thts wat ma pals call me!l LOVE ur song alfie it is the best! i heard tht he got arrested too?!I got told y but i cant remember y so yeah!U ROCK LILLY ALLEN!!!Ma Email is [email protected] so send ma a email and i have bebo 2! It is Kookie-gurl96 so find ma if u can!
    all those who have bebo ask if u wanna b mates and ill say yup for sure!
    lat’is!

    Mar 19, 2007 at 6:28 am
  • My name is justine

    Hi ma name is Justine but u can call me cara coz thts wat ma pals call me!l LOVE ur song alfie it is the best! i heard tht he got arrested too?!I got told y but i cant remember y so yeah!U ROCK LILLY ALLEN!!!Ma Email is [email protected] so send ma a email and i have bebo 2! It is Kookie-gurl96 so find ma if u can!

    all those who have bebo ask if u wanna b mates and ill say yup for sure!

    lat'is!

    Mar 19, 2007 at 8:28 am
  • marylou

    Iya mi name iz marylou thtz song Alfie iz da bst 1 uv dnt chik mi email iz [email protected] so snd me a email ok chik lv ya loadz chik plz email me ok x-x-x

    Mar 30, 2007 at 1:09 pm
  • marylou

    Iya mi name iz marylou thtz song Alfie iz da bst 1 uv dnt chik mi email iz [email protected] so snd me a email ok chik lv ya loadz chik plz email me ok x-x-x

    Mar 30, 2007 at 3:09 pm
  • alex

    hi

    hi

    hi

    lily i realy want to meet u

    dont give up with ur music

    cos ur music is the only music i like

    how do u think of such amasing songssssss

    my favorite songs are ldn not big friday night knock em out take what u take

    lov uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    p.s

    ur the best singer eva

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:09 am
  • alex

    hi
    hi
    hi
    lily i realy want to meet u

    dont give up with ur music

    cos ur music is the only music i like

    how do u think of such amasing songssssss

    my favorite songs are ldn not big friday night knock em out take what u take

    lov uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    p.s

    ur the best singer eva

    Aug 16, 2007 at 9:09 am
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    Mar 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm
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    Mar 7, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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