Georgie Fame at Ronnie Scott’s club on a Saturday night

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club on Frith Street is one of London’s musical gems.

We saw 72 year old Georgie Fame supported by Guy Barker’s big band last night.

He’s still got the voice which he uses like a tenor sax, kicking off with a sensational and pacy “Yeh Yeh.”

He’s also still got the stories which are both littered with jazz name drops and earthily funny.

The old club has been spruced in recent times and the food is now very edible. Ticket prices have hiked but they now make some money, as Georgie pointed out.

A real treat of a night.

Expresso Martini at Ronnie Scott's club.

Expresso Martini at Ronnie Scott’s club.

The boys in the band blowing at Ronnie Scott's club

The boys in the band blowing at Ronnie Scott’s club

Georgie Fame and Jim Mullen playing Ronnie Scott's club

Georgie Fame and Jim Mullen playing Ronnie Scott’s club

Zoot Money on the left, singing. Jim Mullen strumming. Georgie Fame amplifying the great sax playing.

Zoot Money on the left, singing. Jim Mullen strumming. Georgie Fame amplifying the great sax playing.

Waiting for the band at Ronnie Scott's

Waiting for the band at Ronnie Scott’s

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  1. Uli Twelker

    Thank you so much for the lovely series of pictures on Georgie Fame’s Saturday night at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London Soho. I was there for his Wednesday & Friday shows. They were fantastic. The setlist? Here goes:
    Wednesday, 25th October 2016 8.15 – 10.10
    1. Yeh Yeh
    2. Blues At The Bull
    3. Lil‘ Darling (from Sound Venture 1966)
    4. Dawn Yawn (Sound Venture)
    5. Ask Me Nice (Sound Venture)
    6. Go Down Mose (brand new GF song
    7. Anthem For A Band (from Charlestons 2002)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    8. The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde
    9. Lil‘ Pony (Sound Venture)
    10. Sometimes I’m Happy
    11. Don’t Be That Way (from In Goodmansland 1983)
    12. Jimmy McGroove (from Live At Ronnie Scott’s: Name Droppin’ 1996)
    13. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Sound Venture)

  2. Thanks Uli. It was a great show and I think the play list was the same when we went. (I wonder if his between song stories were the same?) His voice is still wonderful.

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