The Stone Roses, one of Britain’s most loved iconic bands, played their first London gig in 22 years, and it was well worth the long wait. After a busy Saturday cutting hair Gents of London team were there to witness the glorious event. In full glare of Wembley Stadium, and a still baking hot summer sun, the band reminded everyone there what they’d been missing out on all that time. The crowd, who were a real mixture of young and old, were already in electric mood by the time the band walked on, and the set list didn’t disappoint as classic after classic was pumped out. Star of the show was John Squire, who is undoubtedly one of the UK’s best ever guitarists, but everyone played their bit. Opening with I Wanna Be Adored and closing with I Am The Resurrection (plus everything in between like Fools Gold, Elephant Stone, Love Spreads and many more) it was 90mins of nostalgia, sun, booze, great music and lots of swagger.
Their self titled début album was played pretty much in its entirety, and rightly so. Not many bands have albums of such quality, and even less bands have that quality from album number one. You’ll find most of that album on the Gents of London Barbershop Spotify playlist, along with a few of their other hidden gems. It got us thinking in the shop, what is the best gig or show we’ve ever been too? Find out below…
Bradley: Oasis, Finsbury Park, 2002
Greg: Carl Cox, Gashouder, Amsterdam, 2015
Sammy: Kings of Leon, Hyde Park, 2017
James: Tom Jones, Live at Midnight, Every Christmas