Liam Gallagher ‘Came on like a Shockwave’ at Eden
| 1st July 2019
It’s a treat to spend so much time in the south west and in particular the Cornish Riviera with it’s sandy beaches and breakers for those into surfing. Great cornish beer is always worth trying as well as the iconic cornish pasty that seems to go extremely well together.
It is also a treat to come back to The Eden Project for another round of great music curated by the Eden Sessions and this time it was a real banger of an evening.
One of Manchester’s finest musical sons, Liam Gallagher and his band were at full strength to blow the socks off all the ravers in the crowd. Swaggering on to the stage to chants from the crowd of ‘Liam’ ‘Liam’ in his now recognisable ‘Stone Island’ parka, LG launched into ‘Rock N Roll Star’ and a feast of non stop toe tapping classics from his solo career as well as from the Oasis years followed.
‘Shockwave’ from his up and coming album due for release on 20th September ‘Why Me? Why Not’ is an instant hit and the crowd loved it. In fact there wasn’t much the crowd didn’t love except maybe the occasional plastic cup of lager being lobbed about, but hey, if you love LG you have to expect getting a little wet.
The atmosphere in the Eden bowl was electric and is probably one of the best venues for seeing live music I have come across and is definitely worth the trip. To hear bands that you would struggle to see close up at Glastonbury is a treat in such an amazing venue such as the Eden Project.
There were two support bands on the night. The Velvet Hands, regulars on the summer festival circuit and a great set from Fontaines D.C. an edgy young band with a punk rock feel and a lead singer who knew how to work the stage. Worth keeping an eye out for them in the future.
This was a fabulous night of great music from Liam Gallagher, one of Rock’s true characters with a very large presence that many bands lack. With Champagne Supernova closing the evening, one felt the crowd went home utterly satisfied having seen this ‘godlike genius’ RKID.