Hard-Fi play intimate St Patrick's Day show

Richard Archer and co mark Irish holiday in London

Hard-Fi play intimate St Patrick's Day show
Hard-Fi played an intimate show to mark St Patrick's Day last night (March 17) in London.

Playing at SeOne under the railway arches in London Bridge, the band performed a 12-song set as part of a session for Virgin Radio.

Greeting the audience, who were all given free Irish cider to mark the occasion, frontman Richard Archer explained: "It's St Patrick's Day - have you noticed you're all standing on a special green carpet, no? You went straight to the bar!"

Later in the set, after the band then urged the crowd of competition winners and radio listeners to buy their current single 'I Shall Overcome', Archer admitted he was starting to sound like Morrissey during his 2006 V Festival appearance, which saw the former Smiths frontman asking fans to text in and download his then single.

"This is our current single, if you haven't got it there's no better time to get it then tomorrow morning on all formats," joked Archer. "Oh, I'm beginning to sound a bit like Morrissey!"

The band then wrapped up the set, which included the likes of 'Suburban Knights', 'Hard To Beat' and 'Cash Machine', with a version of 'Living For The Weekend' especially for the Irish national holiday.

"It's Monday night and Mondays are generally a bit shit," declared Archer ahead of the closer, "but it's St Patrick's night so right here it's the weekend!"

Hard-Fi played:

'Middle Eastern Holiday'
'Tied Up Too Tight'
'Can't Get Along (Without You)'
'I Shall Overcome'
'Television'
'Little Angel'
'Suburban Knights'
'Cash Machine'
'We Need Love'
'Hard To Beat'
'Stars Of CCTV'
'Living For The Weekend'


Highlights from Hard-Fi's show are set to be broadcast on Virginradio.co.uk/.

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