The Music pay tribute to late music PR Rob Partridge at London farewell show

Band bring the curtain down on their 10 year career with greatest hits set

The Music brought the curtain down on their 10 year career last night (August 4) with a farewell show in London.

The Leeds four-piece played a greatest hits set at O2 Brixton Academy for the first of three final shows for their ‘Last Dance’ tour.

Kicking off with ‘The Dance’ from their 2002 self-titled debut, the band were greeted with football chants of “Music, Music” as they arrived onstage.


The four-piece then ran through tracks from all three of their albums and dedicated a number of songs to people they have worked closely with during their career including late music journalist and PR Rob Partridge who championed the band in their formative stages. He died in 2008 after battling cancer.

Twelve years ago when we were 16, we were working with a guy called Rob Partridge, singer Robert Harvey told the crowd when he introduced 2002 single ‘Getaway’. This song means a lot because of him.

The singer constantly thanked the crowd throughout the show before he joked:

I don’t know how you lot are going to feel about this next song being from the north and all that,

as the four-piece launched into ‘Welcome To The North’.

Later as the band performed ‘The People’, Harvey showed his appreciation to the crowd, adding:

Do you know what this means? Do you know what this means to us? You have no fucking idea. Thank you so much.

The band then wrapped up the show with ‘Bleed From Within’, which saw both bassist Stuart Coleman and guitarist Adam Nutter hammering on drum snares either side of the stage before they ended their performance with early b-side ‘The Walls Get Smaller’.


The Music played:

‘The Dance’
‘Take The Long Road And Walk It’
‘The Truth Is No Words’
‘Freedom Fighters’
‘The Spike’
‘Welcome To The North’
‘Too High’
‘Strength In Numbers’
‘The People’
‘Bleed From Within’
‘The Walls Get Smaller’

The band will wrap up their short tour with two homecoming shows at the O2 Academy in Leeds tonight (August 5) and tomorrow (August 6).

Harvey announced earlier this year that the band were splitting after 10 years. He said he was quitting because he “wasn’t enjoying it anymore“.