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After discovering Misfits a few months ago (and because of that the awesomeness that is Iwan Rheon) I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Iwan's also a musician. I saw some of his Spring Awakening performances on YouTube and he sounded absolutely brilliant so of course I was stoked when I heard that he regularly performs in London as well. The gig I went to this week was in Belham and when I got out of the tube station there was a very familiar guy walking in front of me, guitar case in hand: Iwan himself! I didn't bother him, but it was pretty neat to see him before the show like that. As soon as we got to the pub/venue he went over to a table where some of his friends were seated and started chatting to them, so I just I went to the area where the gig was going to be held.

There were several acts that night, the first one a group called The Dunwell Brothers Band and their music was upbeat and really fun imho. They were followed by a guy who's name I don't remember and tbh I didn't care much for his act. After a short interval it was finally Iwan's turn and he was brilliant (despite the fact that he kind of lost his voice because of too much drinking the night before roflmao). He played for about half an hour which didn’t give me a lot of time to take pictures because I also recorded a few of his songs, but I still managed to get a few half decent shots (mostly because I was sitting at a table at the front XD). After Iwan, Rich Hall was supposed to be on but he had apparently cancelled last minute so instead the host of the night (and former member of Iron Maiden and Cutting Crew) Tony Moore did a few songs, amongst which the Cutting Crew's most famous single "(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight". Pretty fun, but of course not as awesome as Iwan was <3

Please, please, PLEASE don't hotlink/repost/take the pictures and videos (Tumblr I'm looking at you!), you know the drill.
They're not brilliant, but they're mine and I'd like to keep it that way. Ta!

Probably my favourite song <3


"Tongue Tied" was the first song he did so I only caught about half of it on video

Date: 2011-01-29 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
FLAIL SWOON SWOON FLAIL ETC. I think I may love his music even more than his acting? Tongue Tied is so amazing!! Were those the "only" songs he played?

*watches all the videos over and over again omg*

Date: 2011-01-29 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No iir he did 7 songs in total, but I was trying to take a few pictures as well (and actually pay attention!) which is why I didn't record them all ;) If you haven't already done so YouTube his Spring Awakening performances they're AMAZING.

Date: 2011-01-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
EEEE CUTTING CREW!!!! \o/ So cool you got some 80's music (musta been on my behalf LOL)

OMG r u excellent at stalking ppl (even if you were nice enough not to bother them)! I'm having flashbacks to your Simple Plan adventures in Canada LOL

Date: 2011-01-30 11:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I should've known that you'd be familiar with the band (despite the fact that he said that no-one remmebered their name, just the one hit single) XD

Ohhh right, I forgot about that! Ha you're so right, it was kinda like that (though this time I didn't follow him into the the tube lol)

Date: 2011-01-30 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So much awesomeness :)

Date: 2011-01-30 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know, right? <3

Date: 2011-01-30 06:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-30 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahuh <3 <3 <3

Date: 2011-01-30 06:18 pm (UTC)
aurora: (Misfits)
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Iwan!! Thank you so much for this post.

Date: 2011-02-16 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2011-02-02 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ok I admit I totally squeed when you mentioned cutting crew! How awesome that the host of the event is a former band member of the group! I'm big lover of 80s music! It's what I listen to the most actually! I freakin love the I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight song and think it ms awesome that he performed it. I would've gone bsc if I was there. Lol.

Date: 2011-02-05 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
To be honest I'd never heard of them before (though I recognised the song) as I went solely for Iwan Rheon. But it was a nice ending to the evening :D


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