Author Topic: "TV restored my faith in the music scene" Kelsey Arms in Tunbridge Wells 4.04.09  (Read 4667 times)

Offline johnnyb

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Watched Tv last night at the Kelsey arms Tunbridge Wells. An awesome gig restored my faith in the music scene, still someone out there telling people how it is. Not in my mane is a great track.   
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Welcome to the TVSmith United Tour Supporters Johhnyb.

You nailed TV perfect with that review.

And the Manics dared to sing that no-one knows how to write a protest song anymore. 8)

Make that 5 new fans to the forum this week, Uli. :D
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
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Yes, the whole evening was superb.

1st ever visit to The Kelsey, nice large bar, 1 guest ale Harveys from Sussex, very nice.

TV was "soundchecking" when I arrived, completly failed to see Ed Tudor Pole who was sitting behind me..

TV played around 100 mins, to a good sized crowd over approx 100-120, a couple of new tunes for me.

Ed Tudor Pole was completely manic and did an hour and 1 encore song. 

"Enemy" on in the car on the way home, very loud..... No Mrs Taff with me.. Ha!

Kingston next.....

Phil Nicholson
Whitstable

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Glad you enjoyed it Taff.

That's a cracking crowd.

What did Ed do? What was he like?
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

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Thanks for the reviews guys!

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Make that 5 new fans to the forum this week, Uli. :D

Incredible! What a great week!!!  :D

Welcome johnnyb and thanks for the review!
Just around the corner and miles away...

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Aye TV can write great songs allright ...the best protest songs ever written in my book comes from
this very fellow ..superb or what .
sounds like a great gig was had by all ...  i wonder when TV will be back in Scotland   we must arrange a visit again  ;)
Bloody hell !

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Ed Tudor Poles set, was manic to say the least.

The range of facial expressions ranged from Frank Spencer to Max Wall (god i'm old!) add in "Townsendesque" arm gyrations, while thumping his feet at completly different angles.  Plus playing a left handed guitar the wrong way round, which was held together with masking tape and around his neck by string.  And he leaked so much, it was like Lee Evans on a bad day.

Tunes ranged from a Chuck Berry cover through to "who killed Bambi" then "Three Bells" to "Swords" and a song which the audience had to make motorbike noises.

In all, 1 hour of mayhem.  So in all an excellent evening
Phil Nicholson
Whitstable

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Ed Tudor Pole at his best , he's pretty good at what he does live too, an aquired taste in music but good never the less.   

 
Bloody hell !

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An absolutely excellent short set from TV, who just managed to avoid falling down the crack in the stage!
I didn't stay around for too long after as I had to go and find somewhere to sleep, and I'm afraid Ed Tudor doesn't really do it for me, not that he's bad at what he does, just not my taste.
Anyhow, it was well worth re-living a part of my youth hitching and sleeping rough to get to gigs, hitching is much more difficult now than it was in the late seventies and early eighties.
The Sussex Bitter was rather splendid too, so another good reason to travel.
I didn't have chance to chat with anyone really, which was a bit of a shame, but thoroughly enjoyed the venue, and a brief chat with the landlord who deserves plenty of praise for putting on a fine gig! Let's hope he does many more in the future.
Dim spark.