Q Live At Concrete
22 August, Q Live At Concrete, Q The Music Club, Patrick Wolf
A fortnight later than planned after the recent London riots interrupted his plans, Patrick Wolf took to the stage for an intimate Q Live gig last night (22 August) bringing his own riotous brand of eclectic indie pop to Concrete....
A fortnight later than planned after the recent London riots interrupted his plans, Patrick Wolf took to the stage for an intimate Q Live gig last night (22 August) bringing his own riotous brand of eclectic indie pop to Concrete.
Having released his fifth studio album Lupercalia in June, the singer had plenty of material to choose from as performed a career spanning set to a crowd full of eager competition winners.
Backed by a five piece band and dressed in a polka dot shirt while sporting a black dinner jacket with a glittery trim, Wolf began with an incendiary performance of Armistice before playing for over an hour, constantly switching instruments, including a harp, ukulele, violin and keyboard, while delighting the crowd with his rich baritone.
As the set drew to a close, Wolf also paid a teary tribute to Amy Winehouse, whom he toured with a few years ago. Explaining he had previously baulked at performing The Magic Position, he decided to included it again after being touched by the singer's death, telling the crowd, "she always asked me to play this one, so this is for her".
With time for a few more changes of instrument, not to mention swapping his formal attire for a hoodie that resembled a glitterball, Wolf thanked the crowd for the patience after the postponement due to public safety concerns, declaring "the show must go on!" before he eventually wrapped things up with Time Of My Life.
Patrick Wolf played:
The Magic Position
Time Of My Life
A picture gallery from the gig is coming soon, plus a full review of the show will appear in Q issue Q304, out late September 2011.