Last Monday David played guitar with Amadou & Mariam from Mali at the Crisis Hidden Gig held in the Union Chappel in Islington, London UK. The location for the show was revealed to the ticket holders the same day as a symbol of Crisisâ€™ work for the homeless in London.
David played on all nine songs performed by the band (aprox 1hr 25 mins) including a version of No Way from his solo album from 1978, which has never been performed live other than the promo clip from ’78. Read a full review of the Crisis show on Brian Damage.
David was seen using the Black Strat â€“ confirmed by the Hendrix strap â€“ while both the red Strat with the EMGs and the Gretsch Duo Jet was also spotted in the back but not used. The limited space on the rather cramped stage only allowed a small setup consisting of an Alessandro Bluetick 20w tube head (as seen on several 2006/07 performances) with matching cabinet. It also looked like he used an Fender Twin for monitor (note: an odd choice since he normally uses Bassman combos so this might be Amadou’s amp but it looks very much like there’s an Evidence Audio cable going into the amp, which indicates that David used it).
He used the 2006 Pete Cornish board with an Ernie Ball volume pedal and the familiar looking Conn strobe tuner placed on top of the amp. As you can see from the pictures the board had tape over the on/off switches for the send/return effects (whammy, UniVibe, MXR delay) as the rack was not used. The small venue called for mild settings on the gain pedals (although very similar to the On an Island tour) and from what I can gather the settings was about this:
gain 2:00, volume 1:30, compress (labelled â€susâ€) 1:30
Pete Cornish G-2
sustain 100%, tone 10:00, volume 1:00
Pete Cornish P-1 (labelled â€muffâ€)
sustain 12:30, tone 10:00, volume 10:00
BK Butler Tube Driver #1
gain 8:00, lo 2:00, hi 2:00, volume 2:00
BK Butler Tube Driver #2
gain 2:00, lo 2:00, hi 11:00, volume 11:30
A handful of Gilmourish.Com friends very lucky to attend the show and has reported that it was a great night and a special treat to see David on a small stage so close to the audience. A big thanks to Darran, Richard and Liam for contributing pictures!