The entire morning before the show I was whistling to tunes from Noble Beast, Andrew Bird can produce some contagious whistling melodies that you can’t stop replicating. I won tickets to see Andrew Bird since the tickets were quite pricey (got to love free tickets). The show was quite remarkable mainly because he came fully equipped with the full band
I saw Andrew Bird play at the intimate and atmospheric St Giles church, that time he was playing solo but the performance still stuck to me, this show we were promised a backing back so it will be a treat listening to him play with bass, drums and the whole kaboodle thrown in.
I must say the band really did complete the sound, though Andrew was fully capable of emulating most of his songs through his trustly loop machines, the band just completes it, making it sound closer to the record.
I really enjoyed the whistling in several songs, at one point he introduces us to the monkey mascot sitting at the back, his name was Monkey, the Monkey. There was also a spinning thing in the shape of two gramaphone horns stuck together which he called spinny (ah the simple life).
No videos for this show I’m afraid. After the show I managed to wangle (can i use that word? hmm guess i can) the setlist which was ace.
Oh yeah, I smuggled my 5d into this gig thanks to Anika for carrying it in her bag. I was supposed to have a photopass for the show but things got messy and somehow it didn’t go through, nonetheless i actually enjoy shooting outside the pit