Friday, 24 October 2008

ELECTRIC PROMS

Now in its third year, the BBC Electric Proms is taking place in London and Liverpool from 22nd - 26th October. More than 60 artists will be taking part, aiming to create a fresh musical experience, with choirs and orchestra's joining forces with top bands and vocalists. While those able to receive Digital TV will enjoy the best coverage (as usual), BBC2 will be screening a number of programmes which will contain highlights of the shows. Tonight show will feature Nitin Sawhey and The Last Shadow Puppets, while Razorlight fans should check out tomorrow evening at 11.20pm. For me, the real biggie will take place on Sunday evening when England's finest, Oasis, present a night of classic anthems and material from their new album. The boys will be joining forces with the Crouch End Festival Chorus, and hope to do a cover of The Rolling Stones' 'We Love You' at some point in their set. Keane and Goldfrapp (the latter accompanied by strings and choir) are just a few of the other bands taking part.

Although we are currently unable to receive Digital channels, we did manage to view some of last year's highlights, with Bloc Party treating us to a blinding set and also recall The Good, The Bad And The Queen doing us proud in 2006. With a UK stadium tour beckoning next Summer , it will be nice to see Oasis onstage again so roll on Sunday! Of course, Liam and the gang have a brand new album out, titled 'Dig Out Your Soul'. While I don't yet own a copy, I have managed to listen to it once and it sounds like a very strong album. Check out this link for a review http://mooninthegutter.blogspot.com/2008/10/dig-out-your-soul-and-dont-be-afraid-to.html

2 comments:

  1. That sounds really cool. I'm a big Oasis fan. They would definitely be a major highlight for me. It's good to hear some new music from the boys.

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  2. Looking forward to the screening, Keith, and would love to see them live next year. Guess the prices will be out of our reach, though. Can't think of many better things than being in a 90,00 crowd at Wembley stadium, singing along to 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. Sends a shiver down my spine just thinking about it.

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