Noel brings the house down at the encore of Kelly Jones Dublin show...
OASIS members NOEL GALLAGHER and GEM ARCHER brought the house down when they took to the stage to join STEREOPHONICS’ KELLY JONES for two songs at DUBLIN’s VICAR St venue last (November 13) night, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
The occasion was Jones’ first date on his solo acoustic tour to preview tracks from the third Stereophonics album ‘JEEP’, which is due for release next March.
NME.COM exclusively predicted Noel would be making a guest appearance at a show, and right from the start, the rowdy 750-strong audience, made up largely of Welsh fans, were shouting “Where’s Noel?” at the stage. “He’s waiting in the wings”, admitted Jones, and the screams were deafening.
Throughout the performance, Jones engaged in hilarious banter with the increasingly raucous crowd, at times barely able to start the next song. He also stated that any rumours concerning the Stereophonics splitting up were “Bollocks!”, again to the riotous approval of the partisan crowd.
Accompanied by just a keyboardist, the Welsh pin-up’s set consisted of several new songs, and several old favourites including ‘Word Gets Around’, ‘I Stopped To Fill My Car Up’ and ‘Just Looking’. He also ran through a version of Rod Stewart’s ‘Handbags and Glad-Rags’.
Amongst the new songs, Jones played ‘Step On My Own Size Nines’ and a track entitled ‘Mr Writer’, which he explained was written in protest against “lazy fuckin’ journalists”.
He also revealed that it would probably be the first single taken from the new album, although this was a radically different version to the recorded one.
For the encore, Noel and Gem strolled onstage and strapped on an acoustic and electric guitars, respectively. They played a version of the Oasis anthem ‘Live Forever’, which they had had soundchecked earlier in the day, and closed with the Stereophonics track ‘I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio’