He might be Number One in America, but Bright Eyes star CONOR OBERST still took time to play to just a handful of British fans at the weekend.
The singer played an intimate solo set at Boogaloo in London’s Highgate on Friday night (November 19) in front of 150 people. The secret gig was only announced late on Thursday.
Oberst has become hot property since his two dual-release singles ’Lua’ and ’Take It Easy’ (Love Nothing)’ hit the Number One and Two spots on the US Billboard Top 200.
Oberst’ friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket joined him for two songs. James performed ‘At The Bottom Of Everything’, the same song he plays with Oberst on Bright Eyes new album ‘I’m Wide Awake This Morning’. The pair also performed ‘Land Locked Blues’.
The setlist was:
’Train Under Water’
’Land Locked Blues’ (with Jim James)
’Bottom Of Everything’ (with Jim James)
’Lover I Don’t Have To Love’ (on the piano)
’First Day Of My Life’
’Song To Pass The Time’
’June On The West Coast’
’New Song’ (untitled, but the main refrain goes ‘when
the president talks to god’)
’Waste of Paint’