Noel Gallagher performed his first post-Oasis solo show as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series at London's Royal Albert Hall last night.
Flanked by former bandmate Gem Archer and keyboardist Jay Darlington for much of the show, together with the Crouch End Festival Chorus and Wired String, the 42-year-old rolled out a 17-song set consisting entirely of Oasis classics.
Somewhat aptly, following a brief “hello” from Noel, the first track of the night was 1994 'Whatever' b-side '(It's Good) To Be Free'.
After third track 'Fade Away', Noel quipped to the sell-out "Behave. JLS was last night wasn't it?!"
In jovial spirits he even took time the take a swipe at a Liverpudlian in the crowd requesting new tracks.
“We're not playing any new songs”, he told the punter. "As brilliant as they are, now is not the right time or place. Are you an American? Oh, you're from Liverpool? Try and be American, it's better than being a f***ing scouser."
After the crowd member shouted out for 'Rockin' Chair', the track correctly next in his set, Noel joked again: “Did you rob one? Come on.”
After rolling out more classics in the shape of 'The Masterplan' and 'Whatever', Noel culminated with a rousing 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
Looking delighted, he told the crowd: “It's been a pleasure. Thank you for coming along to support the charity.”
Thanks to Tim Ford for the setlist, watch some of his videos from last nights show here.
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26 March 2010
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