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Gene - Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 2 / 2 / 2004

Gene - Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004


At his fourth Gene gig in a week, Anthony Strutt finds that the band, now in their tenth year, still have a lot of offer as they deliver "number after number of classy English tales to a loving crowd"

This Saturday night is my 4th gig by Gene in just over a week. It is also their third night in a row at this 800 capacity North London venue and, like the Thursday and Friday nights gigs, is completely full and sold out The band's set over the three nights varied each evening, but the main set on each occasion had similar numbers played in different running orders. Gene have been around since '94, but this material to me hasn't aged at all and the band are on form and out to rock and prove they still have the goods to offer.Martin Rossiter is standing tall as he delivers number after number of classy English tales to a loving crowd. This final set lasts just over 95 minutes. By the end we all go home, happy and pleased. With support sets over the different nights by Loveless who were formely Silvertongue, Mower and a solo set by Mower's frontman Matt Motte, this was a great 3 night stand. Thanks for everything, Gene ! Keep on rocking ! Set List : The British Disease. We Could Be Kings Where Are They Now Speak to Me Someone Baby, I am Sorry(New) Let Me Move On As Good as It Gets Walking in the Shadows Your Never Walk Again Rising for Sunset Fighting Fit Haunted by You, 1st Encore : You (Acoustic Version) Olympian Sleep Well Tonight For the Dead 2nd Encore : London, Can You Wait

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Gene - Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004

Gene - Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004

Gene - Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004

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