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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Glenfiddich MOJO Honours List 2011 Launch @ HMV Oxford Circus

Phil Alexander on stage @ Glenfiddich MOJO Honours List Launch

Last Friday night 31st June 2011 saw the launch of the Glenfiddich MOJO Honours List kicking off with a free gig at HMV in London's Oxford Circus the line up included the fabulous Wolf People, Ivor Novello award winner Conor O'Brien's The Villagers and post punk legends Dinosaurs Jr. Not knowing what to expect from a record store gig was the overwhelming feeling, having not attend such an affair prior to this occasion.

Conor O'brien and James Byrne on Stage @ HMV

Cormac Curran on Stage @ HMV

I was pleasantly surprised I arrive to Phil Alexander on a stage. Introducing The Villagers, who 's lead man Conor Obrien sang his heart out to tremendous effect the band supported him superbly having good day on the notes and backing vocals, displaying exactly why they deserved to win IvorNovello Best Song Muscally And Lyrically Award, a truly heartfelt performance of strong material I would recommend the villagers album as a must have.

Danny Snow on stage@ HMV.

Conor O'brien

J. Mascis onstage @ HMV

On to the main attraction that is the legends Dinosaur Jr. As J Mascis walks on stage to applause he makes his way to stage right, picks up his guitar, greets the crowd and immediately begins fine tuning his guitar and setting his splendid custom built pedalboard. And lo the acclaimed musician begins his music making the audience is then hit with a wall of sound which is the melodic guitar rifts of Lung, received by a very appreciative audience. The set continued with In A Jar then followed by the chopping guitar rifts and melodic vocals of The Wagon, next up was Pain, Heaven, Kracked/Sludge and then one of my all time skating anthems Gargoyle. A brilliant performance by this seminal band, an absolutely fabulous free concert!
J. tweeking the dials
J. Mascis working the board @ HMV

Muph on Stage @HMV

Lou Barlow on Stage @ HMV

J.Mascis lay down a few vocals @ HMV


  1. Nice! I really enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

  2. Creativehappen.8 July 2011 at 16:25

    Thank you. Man and van in London.