Saturday, 26 November 2016

FM - Live at the Islington Assembly Hall

Just a very quick report on this great gig. My first time seeing the mighty FM so late in their career but boy was it worth the wait. First up was Bernie Marsden ex Whitesnake guitarist doing his acoustic thing. Actually it was surprisingly very good indeed. The crowd sang all of Ain't No Love In The Heart of the City as Bernie requested. Might have been acoustic but this was an excellent warm up.

I've read a lot of good things about the live FM experience and boy did they live up to it. They were absolutely pristine live with a perfect sound mix and the golden voice of Steve Overland in spectacular form. Of course they played the whole of the classic 30 years old Indiscreet live with some songs from Tough it Out and newer tunes mixed in. They were absolutely glorious and the old fans were lapping it up with a decent Saturday night turn. Very oddly enough, English porn baron Ben Dover was there with an Indiscreet 25 shirt. Obviously a big fan! I didn't actually know who he was until someone pointed it out to me though!

It's hard to pick out stand outs as it was all so perfect. Bad Luck always rocks as does the sing along That Girl. Let Love Be The Leader another massive highlight. Steve Overland is a vocal genius and he proved he can do it live as well. Utterly loved this show. It was one of the year's best. I'll go and see FM again in a heartbeat!

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