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A Celebration Of Tim Buckley

2001 Royal Festival Hall, London

Greetings 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.

Featuring 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.

Relish-ing the chance

Irish Group Relish were asked to participate, even although they had only a rudimentary knowledge of Tim's work.

“We're I really bad covers band I have to tell ya,” front man Ken Papenphus told musicweb-international.com. “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.

“The 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.

“We 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.

“I 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…”

“We 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!

 


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