Thanks for everyone who's reported in on the 2 BM shows, including Damien (did someone give him a nudge and say he hasn't been in for a while ) I especially love reading Trilly's reports, always make me feel like I'm there. You've all just wet my appetite, roll on 23/24/25 May ;D
Hi everyone. Just a quickie from me... suffering from lack of sleep and very tired. Got home, had dinner, downloaded my photos on here I am. It was great to catch up with the tarts, we had a great night and although it's no good regretting, I am sorry that I didn't go for the Thursday night as well.
I'm sure somebody has the set lists for both nights, and will post them later.
As mentioned, stand out was Leah, you could have heard a pin drop during that, and the old fav 'Hallelujah". We had Crying, Only the Lonely and You've got it" from Roy but can't really remember the others. Will post photos tomorrow if I get a chance.
Still on cloud nine and already missing Damien... thank goodness there's Katoomba to look forward to before the drought!
Every time I hear Damien sing he just seems to get better - his showmanship is extraordinary and he's very, very funny. Talked about one of the first songs he wrote, "Randy Sandy" (hilarious) and love the drunk song... hope he does it again next week to treat DH to a good laugh!
Thanks for the compliment, Deb. I notice though I always seem to have a "word of the moment". LOL! After Kincumber it was "very" and this time it's "just". Haha! It's as if the thesaurus in my head goes on holiday after hearing D sing.
BTW, Dawnie has to tell the story of her "puppet". Another crack-up moment from Friday night, so I hope she recovers quickly.
Here I am back to give a report. I can't say how much I enjoyed these two gigs. Jorja (I so wish people wouldn't use these weird spellings!) on Thursday night was very good, especially for a 16 year old. She had a good line of banter, and like Spud, I loved the song she did where she turned her guitar upside down on her lap and created a rhythm by turning a large paper cup over and banging it on the surface and clapping. She did tell us she was going to play a song by Amy Winehouse that she had looked up on Google and found easier than she thought, and then played 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' LOL. Those of us old enough to know the Shirelles had a giggle. But she was very good. Damien then came out, wearing a white shirt and with a guitar I haven't notice before (not the one with flames on it) and kept us mesmerised for the rest of the evening. Set list for Thursday:
Only the Lonely Stay Tomorrow Never Comes Sky Rocky Road to Dublin with a bit of another very quick Irish song on the end Danny Boy Creep Wouldn't Change a Thing (at Dawn's request) Tried to do Songbird on request but couldn't remember it Beautiful You Got It Running Scared Everybody's Talking Stronger Than Superman Crying The Excuses song (A Million Reasons?) Pretty Woman Hallelujah
There was another new one in there too, I think, but I don't remember what Dawn told me it was called.
Brilliant show, D in fine voice, and I really like that at the smaller venue the crowd allowed him to finish each song and do the glory note if there was one, without clapping too soon.
Friday night the support act was frankly a bore. Trilly has echoed the feeling Julie and I had, that she oversang each note, and successive songs sounded just like the previous ones. Damien's wardrobe has been reported on.
Catch the Wind All I Want Is You Only the Lonely A Million Reasons (? I wrote down 'One More Night' but it's the same song) Tomorrow Never Comes Sky Rocky Road to Dublin part of Seven Nights Drunk Danny Boy Creep Stay (Dawn's request for this night) You Got It Everybody's Talking Beautiful At this point he asked for requests and Julie and others called out 'Leah'. D said he wasn't sure if he knew the accompaniment and I yelled out 'A Capella'. He said he'd try a bit but obviously felt it was going well as he went to the end, and it was bloody brilliant. Crying Cold Cold Heart with a bit of Knocking on Heaven's Door Pretty Woman Hallelujah
We got the chance for a bit of a chat and photos on both nights, Damien being so generous with his time as he often is. He mentioned my tweet from the night Julie and I saw Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright sang it - I said RF 5, Damien Leith 10 (Poor guy had terrible acoustics but I still didn't think he sang it well).
It was great to see Spud, who I haven't seen for a couple of years (!) and to catch up with Dawn, Princey, Trilly, Glawz and the lovely Carla again.
Being a pedant here, forgive me, but it's " a capella" , which means "like in chapel" ie solo (or group) unaccompanied, in Italian. The opposite is "a cantata" which means "like a choir" ie accompanied.
No matter how you spell it, it means " sensational" when D does it!
Maybe he did Randy Sandy jus for Spud. She like that one and usually calls out for it.
Get some sleep now.
I wouldn't say I "usually" call out for it, but I did request it once at Revesby a while ago and he sang a bit of it. He mentioned it on the Thursday night at BM and I thought he might sing some of it, but he didn't, so when he mentioned it again on the Friday I called out "sing it!" and we got to hear about one line.
It provided a laugh anyway, Spud. Especially when D said " Well, Randy Sandy came and went" then "oops, what did I say? " bahahaha! Deliberate, of course, the
Must confess still like Damien in the black jeans and black shoes. Jorja sang 8 songs and 5 of those were originals Just a couple of comments as arrived home this afternoon Damien's first song was an RJ one *Golden Line what a treat! and he didn't do Stay until Friday, but did the excuse song, *A Million Reasons (new song) Damien's description of himself at 16 was a little ha with long hair, black shorts and black tights going down to black Doc Martens ohhhh and a long black coat . He also said that since Idol he'd had a number of different babies which didn't really come out right and he realised it and laughed And Randy Sandy was mentioned too, but they came .....and went *Sky running into a little of *Easy Like Sunday Morning and after Rocky Road to Dublin, we had *Little Beggarman Then gave Damien his gift with a card saying To Mr Perfect, Wouldn't Change a Thing and he told his elephant mask story and asked if it was a bribe for the song ahhhh yes of course, so he did it ....thanks Damien and how appropriate as Mother's Day was near After Damien did the new song * Stronger than Superman he did another new song called *Free which I also enjoyed, it has very different backing music and I thought it was terrific to listen to Took a friend to her first Damien show and she loved it (has heard CDs and has his first book) but she decided he is just so much better live and such a charismatic person. Was fun to have Spud with us Thursday night and see Kath and Julie Andrea on Friday had an interesting voice, especially in the jazz number and Tyran (who came out halfway through her list) was a very good singer. Damien had the black jeans and pink sneakers to match the shirt Damien also did * Little Beggarman again between Rocky Road and 7 Drunken Nights Gave Damien his Peacock gift and wrote Wear this where you will, but I hope it will STAY . Damien decided it wasn't a mask like the elephant.....It's a puppet!!! after some fiddling with it revealing the jockstrap He said he was glad he'd worked out it wasn't a puppet before using it for the kids Again he got the message that it was a bribe and sang *Stay for us and told the story behind it *Cold Cold Heart went into the start of Knocking on Heaven's Door and we also had the first line of I Come From a Land Down Under Pretty Woman moved into Hallelujah, but Damien did the start of Wimoweh and made out that was way it was going. It was a little sad that the support's sound check was late as entry to the club was later and the support act was later 9:15 so that Damien didn't start until 10:10, so a late night for him. Was lovely to see the Brian and the ladies Kath, Julie, Glawz, Trilly, Carla and Princey and Spud with her friends and the gorgeous Eils, also managed to catch up with 2damienfans ;D before they had to rush to catch the train. This time I took my SIL and a friend of hers who has moved her from the US and they both loved the show and thought Damien has an amazing voice and terrific personality The Brass Monkey crowd has become a much better group of singers (apart from one line )....they've always been great patrons and support Damien well, now they're more vocal in the singing (even singing the verse ) Thank you Damien for making us all feel special by being so generous with your time
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