Last night I went tout seul to see super-group The Producers perform at the Jazz Cafe in Camden ritzy Parkway.
The Producers are Trevor Horn, Lol Crème, Stephen Lipson, Chris Braide and Ash Soan. The night was mainly a showcase for their new CD, Studio 1, but there were plenty of their collective oeuvre. Peppered with lots of onstage banter.
The set list was:
01. Two Tribes (with that driving thrusting bass)
02. You And I (newie - a la PSB/Robbie)
03. Right Time (newie - a sweet ballad)
04. Barking Up The Right Tree (new single - plinking, plonking pop)
05. Music from Bel Air (newie - about his 'small' 7 bedroom house in Bel Air)
06. Rubber Bullets (10cc - a test tube full according to Jonathan King)
07. Your Life (newie - atmospheric very PSB, very YES, bit like 'This Is You Life')
08. If I Was Invisible (Chris Braide penned song originally for American Idol Clay Aiken)
09. Freeway (newie - a la Buggles' Clean, Clean)
10. Man on the Moon (newie - sweet little Let's Go Fly A Kite power ballad)
11. Elvis In Vegas / Looking For Love (newie - escort agency ditty a la Buggles' I Love You Miss Robot...)
12. I'm Not In Love (
13. Video Killed The Radio Star (Buggles crowd pleaser)
14. Slave To The Rhythm (encore - with guest vocalist being... wait for it... "Ladies and Gentleman..." "Heeeeere's... Tina!" Yes, Miss Tina Charles! The woman we all Love to Love - and the original 'doo, do-do-do, doo' vocalist on Video Killed the Radio Star dontcha know?)
And what a great way to end the set. The session musicians had spoken.
Incidentally, the other one from 10cc (no, not Godley, the one with the moon face) was there - talking loudly during the songs. Clot.
And Trevor Horn's family are there too - I steered clear of his son. Obviously.
A fun night. Who knew I could have so much fun by myself? Well, me and 200 other Trevor Horn fans (Hornies?).