Royal Festival Hall, London
This was a near perfect gig. Completely unheralded I only found out by a casual comment posted on here by Carl Parker that Randy Newman was even playing in the UK. One of my long time favourite artists and been on my list of artists I must see fir a long time. Was glad to make the drive to London on a monday night. The stage was bare except for his Grand Piano and some very subtle lighting. He came on prompt at 8pm played for an hour, went off for a short break, came back on for another hour and the night passed in what seemed like a brief moment. 32 songs played, many favourites left behind made you realise how big his catalogue of favourite songs is.This despite him not real easing albums on a particularly regular basis. Highlights: I don’t know where to start but I suspect for each audience member they were different. I miss you, Feels like home, I think its going to rain today. He had humour, he had deep poignancy and he had political satire that hasn’t faltered with age when you witness a new » Continue Reading.