Celebration Of Tim Buckley
Royal Festival Hall, London
From Tim Buckley promoter Hal Willner held a similar event in London, September
26, 2001 at the Royal Festival Hall - the heart of the Southbank Center complex
- as part of a week-long festival called The Song's The Thing.
artistes such as Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, Relish, bassist Danny Thompson, Jane
Siberry and Mercury nominee Susheela Raman, the 2,900 seat venue was a sellout.
Group Relish were asked to participate, even although they had only a rudimentary
knowledge of Tim's work.
I really bad covers band I have to tell ya, front man Ken Papenphus told
The only cover we've done is when we were invited to a gig at the Royal
Festival Hall and we were invited to do a Tim Buckley cover.
only Tim Buckley song that we knew was this funk track. So, funky, groovy, and
up-tempo, we figured it'd be a great number to do. Then we arrived at the venue
and everything was like depressing, acoustic type of vibe and we were thinking
if this was the same guy.
thought he'd be really funky - or so we'd heard. So we ended up going on stage
doing a funked up version of his funk track.
think we heard the only funky Tim Buckley song in existence and decided to do
it, noted bass player Darren Campbell. Everything was so down beat
- it was obviously good material and all the artists that were there played it
well - but I think people were relived to see us doing something more lively.
Tim had a good time
Tim was a naughty boy
decided to celebrate that and bring some funk in, chimed in Papenphus. We
got away with that cover - we haven't tried any others yet!