Live at Lightwoods House
Bearwood's favourite adopted son (well he's at least right up there with Bob Piper), Pete Williams has just finished a two night, mostly well-kept secret solo residency at Bearwood's Lightwood's House.
What you got was Pete, his voice, guitar and uke, his lesser rocknroll memories and more an acquainting us with some of the songs that informed his writing and some of favourite songs, over the years...
Lightwoods House is a beautiful setting for any event, but Pete Williams is not quite ready for the chicken in the basket circuit, so there was a delightful dichotomy as he reached into his bag of song tricks to grab the attention of the distracted diners, the card school duo, the fervent chatterers and the drying out drinkers and the glam long time fans, well on their way to somewhere else.
He might not have ever been there.
Sprinkling some essential songs from his three albums amongst other nuggets meant tonight we heard lovely versions of Wreckless Eric's Whole Wide World, The Nips' Gabrielle, a uked Norwegian Wood and well Delilah...
Pete WIlliams is no stranger to acoustic shows as one half of the Pete WIlliams Duo, but with his usual duo partner in crime away, Pete's better nature prevailed and he jumped in at the last minute to save the Lightwood's House bacon when a hole opened up in their calendar. (Watch a live show here...)
Of course, magnificent as it all was, Pete returns to his real world, reassembling the backing band he shares with Richard Hawley to his tour with the Proclaimers and headline shows of his own supporting his latest LP, H.O.L.L.A.N.D.. There's Pete's short film about making H.O.L.L.A.N.D., here...
more about Pete Williams online
main photo (never intended for publication), the former Warren the Shoe
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