Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The Fay Hallam Group at the Retro Man Blog Night, Half Moon Putney with King Mojo & DJ Lee Grimshaw

The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
Huge thanks to all that came along to our latest Retro Man Blog Night at The Half Moon Putney last Saturday, we really appreciate the support from all who turned up and made it yet another very special evening. Headliners The Fay Hallam Group treated us to a superb set featuring songs from throughout Fay's musical career. From Makin' Time's Mod Soul classic "Feels Like It's Love" via Phaze's groovy instrumental "Sixty Six" right up to a brand new unreleased track from their forthcoming LP "Propellor". Along the way we had tracks from The Fay Hallam Trinity such as "1975" and a crunching "Always The Sky" rubbing shoulders with a selection of tunes from her collaboration with The Bongolian and a shimmering cover of "Spooky". They played some excellent songs from the current album "House of Now" and the classic Soul of the single "Now That It's Over" with Fay's son Josh taking over Magnus Carlson's vocal parts. The band, including Paul Weller collaborator Andy Lewis, were on top form and got called back for two well deserved encores. Opening the show we were delighted to welcome back King Mojo for their second appearance at a Retro Man Blog Night following their stunning support at out SolarFlares reunion shows a couple of years ago. They played most of the excellent debut LP "Do Not Feed The Dancing Bear" and their powerful Hammond driven songs went down really well with the crowd. Also impressing everyone with his customary cool music taste was DJ Lee Grimshaw from the Spinout Show and it was great to have him involved once again. Thanks to Lee, the bands and all the Staff at The Half Moon, and once again a big thank you to those who turned up - it really does make it worthwhile.

The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
King Mojo at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
King Mojo at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
King Mojo at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
King Mojo at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
King Mojo at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
The Fay Hallam Group at The Half Moon Putney - Photo Retro Man Blog
For more pics of the gig please check out the Photo Album at the Retro Man Blog Facebook page. You can hear chat prior to the gig in our latest episode of Retrosonic Podcast with our special guest Brett Buddy Ascott, drummer with The Chords and The Fallen Leaves, who also played with Fay in Speakeasy. There are tracks featuring Fay with The Bongolian and Speakeasy and our favourite King Mojo song along with Lee Grimshaw's latest release on his own Spinout Nuggets label.



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