Beady Eye - Live At Somerset House

One of the most charismatic frontmen around
Beady Eye - Live At Somerset House by Andy Sturmey
Liam and Noel Gallagher have been all over the news these last few weeks with the face-off between them over the reasons for Oasis’ break up. So Liam, obviously, would use the Beady Eye gig at Somerset House to hit back at his brother’s claims about why Oasis split up.

Recently Noel claimed that the siblings’ relationship started to fall apart after he didn’t allow his brother to advertise his Pretty Green clothing label in the programme for the last Oasis tour. When introducing the track ‘Man Of Misery’, Liam asked the crowd, ‘Have we got any Pretty Green in the house? Or are we not allowed to speak about Pretty Green?’

In regards to the performance itself, Beady Eye’s show was ballsy rock and roll from start to finish. The highlights included ‘Bring The Light’ – a straightforward bluesy number which got the crowd dancing and the exotic eastern-influenced ‘Four Letter Word’, which showed off Liam’s fantastic voice and guitarist Andy Bell’s skills with his wah pedal. Slow and dreamy ballad ‘The Beat Goes On’ sounded great too.

With a few famous faces spotted in attendance (Paul Weller and ‘The Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley, Beady Eye finished their set finishing with an encore of ‘Wigwam’ and a cover of World of Twist’s ‘Sons Of The Stage’.

After all the recent verbal exchanges between Liam and Noel, what ultimately matters is that they keep making music. And with Beady Eye’s performance, Liam has shown that he’s still one of the most charismatic frontmen around.

Words by Simon Carle
Photo by Andy Sturmey


View a full accompanying photo gallery of Beady Eye's gig at Somerset House HERE.

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