1st November 2022
London’s 12 Bar Club opens under a new
name, The Lower Third, in The Outernet complex on Denmark Street.
The landmark venue which closed for redevelopment in 2015, was
renowned for hosting early shows for acts who went on to reach stardom
including Adele, Regina Spektor and Jeff Buckley.
Its location in the nicknamed 'Tin Pan Alley' of London was at the
heart of much British musical history. David Bowie famously hung out on
Denmark Street in the ’60s, and The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, the Sex
Pistols and Elton John all recorded or rehearsed their early works at
recording studios on the street. NME‘s offices were formerly located
The venue has a capacity of 250, and those here tonight include Rusty
Egan and Mick Talbot. It is quite fitting that a Sex Pistol is
performing at the launch
event. Joining Glen in his band tonight were Neal Whitmore (guitar), Jim Lowe (bass), James Hallawell (keyboards) and
Matt Hector (drums). It's the first show that I have seen with a keyboard player
in Glen's band, which sounded really good. The band were all on top
form throughout a great 60 minute set.
Setlist: Rattle Your Cage/ Whose Side Are You On?
/ Magic Carpet Ride /
Hook In You /
Ghosts of Princes in Towers / Blank Generation / Consequences
/ Couldn't Give A Damn
/ Head On A Stick
/ Can't Be Myself
/ Born Running / Pretty Vacant. Encore:
All or Nothing
Review & pictures by Ray Morrissey