Saturday, 14 January 2012
Steve Nieve & The Playboys
When I was 15 years old my favourite thing on TV was a live chat show called The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross. The house band for the show were fantastic. Recently a friend came across details of some of the guest singers that performed with Steve Nieve and The Playboys and, thanks to you tube, I had a really nice trip down memory lane.
Their first guest (on 18th of Sept 1987)was Paul Young & Q Tips who performed great versions of both The Letter Song and Sweet Soul Music.
On 16.10.1987 the show featured decent interviews with John Peel and George Harrison. The live music was provided by a Polish singer called Basia (best known in the UK for her work with Matt Bianco).
On 27.11.1987 Paul McCartney joins the band to do a rock and roll version of the old Jazz standard "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and a great version of "I Saw Her Standing There".
On 11.12.1987 the music is provided by the legendary Tom Jones.
Sadly Kevin Armstrong was no longer in the band (Dame David Bowie had poached him for his Tin Machine project). Guests for that season were Mica Paris, legend Nanci Griffith, Rolf Harris, Elton John,Danny Wilson, Lyle Lovett, k d lang, Andrew Roachford, Bobby McFerrin,a sharp dressed Kevin Rowland performs The More I See You, The More I Want You, Aswad do Jail House Rock andFairground Attraction end the series with a pleasant take on "Walking After Midnight"