It’s a Wonderful Life

Fanfare / 30th October, 2016

Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware members of Heaven 17 performed Penthouse & Pavement album in its entirety- it did not take too long ….. Albums were all too short back in the 80’s.

2nd set after the break was a BEF affair – British Electric Foundation. This became a tour de force, guest artists included Peter Hooten, Mari Wilson and Glen Matlock they each covered 2 songs – all great numbers with Sex Pistols bass guitarst Glen ringing a Country & Western ballad out of Pretty Vacant ! Ware and Gregory duetting with You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling – the Righteous Brothers cover which Top Gun made cool at the time and to finish a gob smacking rendition of Temptation an all time H17 classic. But you still need really a final finale to sing on the way home which was a dedication – a Wonderful Life. Great Stuff at the Apex – A very intimate night out.

Set list Apex Bury St Edmunds 28th October 2016

Ist Half – H17

• We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

• Penthouse and Pavement

• Play to Win

• Soul Warfare

• Geisha Boys and Temple Girls

• Let’s All Make a Bomb

• The Height of the Fighting

• Song With No Name

• We’re Going to Live for a Very Long Time

2nd Set BEF

• All Together Now
(The Farm cover) (with Peter Hooton)

• Bankrobber
(The Clash cover) (with Peter Hooton)

• Just What I Always Wanted
(Mari Wilson cover) (with Mari Wilson)

• Rescue Me
(Fontella Bass cover) (with Mari Wilson)

• Pretty Vacant
(Sex Pistols cover) (with Glen Matlock)

• You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
(The Righteous Brothers cover) (Chosen by Martyn Ware.)

• Don’t You Want Me
(The Human League cover) (with Glenn Gregory) (Acoustic)

• Boys Keep Swinging
(David Bowie cover) (with Glenn Gregory)

• Temptation
(Heaven 17 cover) (with Glenn Gregory)

• Wonderful Life
(Black cover) (Dedicated to Colin Vearncombe


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