ray davies and friends
Sunday 28 October
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on the bbc
- Everybody Else
- Good Times Gone
- Til The End Of The Day
- A Well Respected Man
- The Tourist
- Sunny Afternoon (with Johnny Borrell)
- Working Man's Café
- Morphine Song
- One More Time
- Come Dancing
- 20th Century Man
- Celluloid Heroes
- Tired Of Waiting
- All Day And All Of The Night
- Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (with The Crouch End Festival Chorus)
- Shangri-La (with The Crouch End Festival Chorus)
- Waterloo Sunset (with The Crouch End Festival Chorus)
- Imaginary Man
- You Really Got Me
Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Ian Sadler.
- 21.02 - Ray takes to the stage to a huge applause. Sharply dressed in shirt and jacket he straps on a green guitar and launches into 'Everybody Else'.
- 21.03 - 'Good Times Gone' has the audience singing and dancing.
- 21.06 - Now it's time for a crowd solo at end of 'Good Times Gone'. Eventually they get the timing right.
- 21.10 - Tonight is the first time Ray's played Roundhouse since he was here with his old band. "£10 fine everytime I mentions The Kinks", he says. First tenner gone.
- 21.13 - Next up 'The Tourist' from his first solo album. Ray dedicates it to his time spent in America.
- 21.14 - Ray loses his jacket to reveal a snazzy shirt. It's getting hot in here.
- 21.18 - "This gig has a North London feel", says Ray. Now he brings on Razorlight's Johnny Borrell for a rendition of 'Sunny Afternoon'.
- 21.21 - Everyone joins in singing "In the Summertiiiiiime". It may be pouring down outside but there's a heatwave in the Roundhouse.
- 21.25 - Change of shirt for new track working man's cafe. Ray plays it for his brother and ex Kinks bandmate Dave.
- 21.38 - More solo stuff now. 'One More Time' gets a big cheer, but the crowd are fairly static. They're eager for some more Kinks numbers I'd wager.
- 21.39 - Right on cue, 80s Kinks hit 'Come Dancing' livens things up.
- 21.45 - Another tenner gone as Ray mentions the Kinks again before launching into '20th Century Man'. He pays tribute to his dad's generation.
- 21.59 - Up to £60 now on the fines as Ray dedicates 'Tired of Waiting' to his old band.
- 22.03 - Another song for Dave as Ray reveals how every major label turned The Kinks down when they were teens. 'All Day And All Of The Night' finally gets the crowd rocking.
- 22.05 - Ray and band exit the stage as the crowd chant for more.
- 22.07 - Now in a black jacket and a white shirt, Ray returns joined by his "own singing angels from North London" - The Crouch End Festival Chorus.
- 22.09 - The audience join in on 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion'. "Not tight enough", says Ray. The choristers are on hand to help.
- 22.19 - Sha-la-las all round as we get 'Waterloo Sunset' choral style. Ray tells us "he is in paradise".
- 22.20 - Huge cheer for 'Waterloo Sunset' from old and young alike. There's a true mix of generations in tonight's crowd.
- 22.23 - It's the first time live ever for 'Shangri-La'. It would've featured in the first rock opera tv show, but it never got made. Ray tells us this is a good thing.
- 22.28 - The Crouch End Festival Chorus exits as Ray rocks the crowd with 'Lola'. This is definitely cause for another singalong.
- 22.32 - Ray exits stage left but no one in the crowd is moving yet.
- 22.34 - A few older heads leave when he returns to play new song 'Imaginary Man'. Surely that's not it for The Kinks tracks though?
- 22.40 - Never leave before the final whistle... Ray has one more treat. The Kinks' first hit 'You Really Got Me' has everyone clapping.
- 22.43 - Big cheers and it's all over. Ray showed us he certainly can still rock.
also at bbc electric proms
- Performed alongside Ray Davies and friends:
- Duke Special
- Mark Ronson with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra
- Paul McCartney
- Kaiser Chiefs via David Arnold
- Bloc Party
- Ray Davies and friends
- Agaskodo Teliverek
- Ben Westbeech
- Basquiat Strings
- The Beatles: Help!
- Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror
- Breed 77
- Charlie Louvin
- The Chemical Brothers
- Cold War Kids
- The Coral
- Daft Punk: Electroma
- Duke Special
- Durrty Goodz
- Edwyn Collins
- The Enemy
- The Flaming Lips:
UFOs at the Zoo
- Kano presents London Town
- Kid Harpoon
- Noah and the Whale
- Once in a Blue Moon:
A tribute to Lal Waterson
- The Metros
- New Cassettes
- Radio Luxembourg
- Reverend and the Makers
- The Riff Raff and Riz MC
- Sam Isaac
- Sigur Rós: Heima
- SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS with Jamie Cullum
- Taio Cruz