Artist: The Charlatans
Support: Albert Albert
Venue: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
One of my favourite ever gigs at Brudenell Social Club, saw The Charlatans fill the intimate venue with their mighty hammond/rock sound and a plethora of indie anthems.
The gig was announced via social media, on a first-come, first-served basis, to avoid touts getting their greedy hands on the precious tickets. I immediately dropped what I was doing and raced down to the club. As I left with a pair of tickets in my hand, there were people literally running towards the venue from all directions.
Charlatans Pizza and Tim Peaks Coffee were served from vans outside the venue (see menu below). Totes Amazeballs!
Inside the club, the sellout crowd sweltered in the summer evening heat, as Tim Burgess and The Charlatans delivered a blazing set of classic tunes spanning the previous 24 years, still sounding as fresh as ever.
Setlist: You Cross My Path / Then / Oh Vanity / Autograph / Can’t Get Out of Bed / Jesus Hairdo / Tellin’ Stories / North Country Boy / Soul Saver / Just When You’re Thinking Things Over / Bird / Weirdo / Toothache / Baby Huey / This is the End / One to Another / How High / Sproston Green.