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reverend and the makers


Friday 26 October

Lead by charismatic sometime-poet, Jon Mclure, Sheffield's Reverend and the Makers album ‘The State of Things’ features radio friendly tracks ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ and ‘He Said He Loved Me’. They headlined an energetic show at Camden's Barfly.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with John from the band.

on the bbc

6 Music
  • 6 Music
  • 6 Music hosted Reverend and the Makers as part of Steve Lamacq's show

set list

  • State of Things
  • What The Milkman Saw
  • Bandits
  • 18-30
  • Open Your Window
  • Politics on Pogostick
  • Miss Brown
  • Dear Lydia
  • Sundown on the Empire
  • The Machine
  • Armchair Detective
  • He Said He Loved Me

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Zoe Fletcher.

  1. 21.35 - This crowd are excited, they're even singing along with the warm up music. Bob Marley - 'Don't Worry bout a Thing'!
  2. 21.38 - Once again, Steve Lammacq's too short for the mic stand - it's Rev & the Makers!
  3. 21.42 - Kicking off with the title track from the album 'The State of Things' the Barfly has its hands in the air
  4. 21.44 - John shouts at the crowd "c'mon!" there's a madness in his eyes
  5. 21.48 - The leather jackets off, John means business!

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