~ 13/12/2018 ~
On Thursday night, Liam Gallagher marked the end of his ‘As You Were’ run of touring and started the Christmas festivities in the capital.
As a fundraiser for the homeless charity Shelter, the 900-capacity crowd which included the likes of Miles Kane and Tom Grennan, were treated to an intimate and stripped-back set from the former Oasis frontman.
The first half of the set comprised largely of songs from Gallagher’s debut solo album, these included ‘Wall of Glass’ and ‘Bold’. Towards the end of this first half however, ‘Eh La’, a song that gained popularity through videos of Liam’s earlier gigs made its live return, a potential hint of its inclusion on the next album. Before a half-hour interval, Gallagher bowed out with a piano-led ‘Champagne Supernova’, in which the main mans voice hasn’t sounded much better on since the song was originally released.
Following the interval and with the introduction of Bonehead onto the stage, the second half of the set provided much more of a return to Oasis’ catalogue. For the first time since 1997, ‘Cast No Shadow’ found its way into the setlist as expected after much teasing from LG on Twitter. Even in a church and with a stripped-back band, LG couldn’t help but snarl and rant to the the front-row who seemed intent on getting a selfie with the man himself. Ending the night with ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Live Forever’, the crowd sang along like the choirs the Union Chapel is probably more familiar with…just much louder.
(Review by – Jordan Rodwell)