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Douglas Adams's Front Room Band

Setlist 12 March 2012 Hammersmith Apollo, London


This ensemble came together to conclude the London celebrations of the 60th birthday of the celebrated British writer, technophile, conservationist and Procophile Douglas Adams (19522001). Their set concluded the four-hour party.

Paul Beavis, drums | Gary Brooker, voice and piano | Dave Bronze, bass | Margo Buchanan, voice
David Gilmour, voice and guitars | Jodi Linscott, percussion | Robbie McIntosh, voice and guitar | Paul 'Wix' Wickens, keyboards

'McIntosh opened the set before being joined by the rest of the band in stages,' according to DigitalSpy.

Brooker (right) 'still has an astonishing voice at 66,' according to Chortle.


Dadi
(McIntosh, voice)

Scarecrow
(McIntosh, voice)

Rockstar
(Buchanan, voice)

I Just Want to Make Love to You
(Buchanan, voice)

A Salty Dog
(Brooker, voice)

Wish You Were Here
(Gilmour, voice)

Too Much Monkey Business
(Brooker, voice)

A Whiter Shade of Pale
(Brooker, voice) [video, and again]
 

Note on the players
Mssrs Beavis, Brooker and Bronze play together in the current incarnation of Gary's No Stiletto Shoes
Mssrs Brooker, Bronze and McIntosh have played together in The Gary Brooker Ensemble (album here)
Mssrs Brooker, Bronze, Buchanan, Linscott and Wickens have played together in various incarnations of Gary's Band du Lac
David Gilmour played with Mr Brooker at Douglas's funeral
Douglas Adams performed with Procol Harum in 1997

See full reviews of the show here, here


Procol dates in 2012 | BtP's main page about Douglas Adams | Other non-Procol Brooker ensembles

 

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