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Tom Gray of Gomez review

Kelly Ormesher thinks Moho gets in the way of the music

Published on May 25th 2010.

Tom Gray of Gomez review

Last week Tom Gray, member of Southport band Gomez, played his first ever solo gig. Gray has always been the most charismatic member of Gomez and always the first to get the crowd going.

He plays both the guitar and keyboards and sings for Gomez too. His first solo gig saw him playing an acoustic set from requests that fans gave him on Twitter.

As also stated on Twitter, Gray was under the weather for the show, and apart from a couple of false starts and a very noisy crowd the Gomez tracks went down well with the crowd singing along to every tune, especially Gomez classics such Whippin' Piccadilly, Rosalita and Get Myself Arrested .

But Moho isn't the best venue for acoustic acts and the venue doesn't lend itself to subtleties of an acoustic show.

The bar staff didn't help giving shots with every beer served which meant the audience ended up noiser and more restless than normal. This was very frustrating. If you were towards the back you were unable to hear Gray for the chatting. This was a noble effort by Gray given his illness. Next time though he needs to choose his venues better if he wants his fans to get the most out of his solo experience.

Fellow band mate Ben Ottewell is also playing Moho (so good luck to him) on July 14th. Tickets are availble here.

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JayboneMay 27th 2010.

Yep. That's pretty much spot on. Couldn't hear because of people yapping, couldn't get any further forward because the yapping people were taking up the front spots. If you want to chat and take pictures of your mates, go to the back ffs! I agree that a free shot with every drink is a pretty irresponsible drinks promo. I only wanted a can of red stripe, I didn't actually want a sambuca...

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