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Monday, March 19, 2007


On Friday Paul treated Simon and I to see 10cc (well, strictly speaking "10cc featuring Graham Gouldman and Friends") at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. And want a brilliant show it was.

The support act was Kiki Dee who wowed us with her amazing voice (she's 60 this year, dontcha know?), her keen sense of humour and great songs including Amoureuse, I Got The Music In Me and a fab cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.

After the interval 10cc came on from the first note we knew we were in for something special. They sounded great. We were treated to pitch perfect renditions of all their hits including Donna, Rubber Bullets, The Dean and I, The Wall Street Shuffle, Silly Love, Life Is A Minestrone, I'm Not In Love, Art For Art's Sake, I'm Mandy, Fly Me (my personal favourite), The Things We Do For Love, Good Morning Judge and Dreadlock Holiday. We sang and danced throughout

Turns out that Graham Gouldman is a bit of a star turn though. He wrote (and they performed for us on Friday) The Yardbirds For Your Love, Herman's Hermits No Milk Today and The Hollies Bus Stop. Fancy.

And about half way through the set my life was complete in hearing the opening chords to... Wax's Bridge To Your Heart - another Graham Gouldman project with Andrew Gold. Heaven.

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