Little Joy say farewell to backing band at London show

Plus Fab Moretti thanks capital for Strokes love

Little Joy played their last ever gig “borrowing” members of support band Dead Trees in London last night (January 21).

The trio, formed by The Strokes‘ drummer Fab Moretti, having been using members of the Oregon band to bolster their live sound, but the two bands are going their separate ways.

“We really want to thank them, we love them and they’ve even been part of our band, but it’s our last gig together, for now,” Little Joy‘s Binki Shapiro told the sold-out crowd at Dingwalls as the groups rounded off their time together.


The show, which say Little Joy showcase tracks from their self-titled debut, also so Moretti may tribute to the British capital, thanking Londoners for the support they showed The Strokes.

“I caught a really big break here a few years ago, I fucking love this town!” he told the crowd. He then repeated how much he loved London between songs, before finally he stopped and said “I just want to say something”, – his bandmate Rodrigo Amarante then jokingly nipped in and ask “Is it how much you love this town?!”

The band rounded off the gig, playing album track ‘Play The Part’ for the first time. “We’ve never played it before so we want you to enjoy it,” warned Moretti. “It’s the first song we wrote together, via email!”

The band then ended with their “party” cover of Paul McCartney‘s ‘Eat At Home’.

Little Joy played:



‘The Next Time Around’

‘How To Hang A Warhol’

‘No One’s Better Sake’


‘Shoulder To Shoulder’

‘With Strangers’

‘Keep Me In Mind’

‘Walking Back To Happiness’

‘New song’

‘Don’t Watch Me Dancing’

‘Brand New Start’

‘Play The Part’

‘Eat At Home’