Music Gear News
Beady Eye close Japan Disaster Benefit concert
Beady Eye closed London's Japan Disaster Benefit concert with The Beatles' 'Across the Universe' last night (03.04.11).
The group were one of three acts to pay homage to the Liverpool pop legends over the evening, joining Paul Weller - who played a version of 'Come Together' with Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones - and The Coral, who covered 'Ticket to Ride'.
Also on the all-star bill were Primal Scream, Graham Coxon and acoustic performances from ex-The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Kelly.
The show had been organised by Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan last month, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Some 5,000 people attended the show at London's Brixton Academy, raising over £150,000 for the British Red Cross Japan relief fund.
Speaking ahead of the show, Liam told The Independent newspaper: "It's not just because we're popular in Japan. As a human, you just think it's heavy. We've always had close ties with Japan and great affection for our fans out there. Our hope is that this benefit concert can help the people of Japan."
The artists' sets stuck mainly to their biggest hits, with Paul Weller playing Jam classics including 'Eton Rifles' and 'Start' as well as solo tracks including 'Changing Man'.
Primal Scream played 'Loaded' and 'Movin' On Up' from their Screamadelica album, while Richard Ashcroft played Verve tracks 'Sonnet' and 'Lucky Man'.
Beady Eye's set was comprised of material from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' with Liam introducing the track 'Kill For A Dream' by saying: "This one is for all the people in Japan."
The band also played hits including 'The Roller' and 'Bring the Light', while Liam pulled his hood up over his face before last two tracks, 'Sons Of The Stage' and 'Across The Universe'.Posted on 4 Apr 2011 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
The Roland SPD: ONE ELECTRO Trigger Pad is a next level sound solution developed to enhance and diversify your performances, giving your playing extra depth.
The Roland SPD: ONE Percussion Trigger Pad offers percussion players a versatile and eclectic tonal palette for all of their percussion based needs.
The Roland SPD: ONE KICK Trigger Pad gives the solo musician a convenient means to spice up their live performances and introduce a new percussive dynamic.
Ideal for those looking to spice up their live performances, Roland's SPD:: ONE WAV Trigger Pad can take samples extending up to the length of an entire song.
Ideal for fitting in places which other mics can't, the Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Mic is part of a two for one offer that runs until 30th of November.
The TC Electronic Unitune Tuner is the latest tuning accessory developed by the Denmark based innovators. Modern, and wildly practical, the Unitune has it all.