NME on Pete with Martha Wainwright last night

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 18 07:57:43 CDT 2007


The Who's Pete Townshend guests with Martha Wainwright
in London
The guitarist makes surprise appearance at singer's
17.Aug.07 11:34pm

The Who's Pete Townshend surprised a packed Shepherds
Bush Empire tonight (August 17), taking the stage at
Martha Wainwright's headline gig in London.

Making the unexpected appearance, Martha Wainwright
simply introduced the guitarist to rapturous applause,
before Townshend quietly graced the stage with his
collaborator and partner Rachel Fuller.

Speaking to the audience, she announced "I would like
to invite two very special guests to the stage now.
Rachel Fuller and Pete Townshend."

Townshend proceeded to play four tracks with
Wainwright and her band, including hits from her self
-titled album 'This Life' and 'Factory'.

The guitarist then sat down on stage to accompany his
partner Rachel Fuller on keyboards for track 'It's A
Motherf***er', before he joined Wainwright in an
electrifying encore rendition of 'Bloody Mother
F***ing A**hole'.

The collaboration marked a confident return to London
for Martha Wainwright, who treated fans to a plethora
of new songs, in addition to fan favourites such as
'Far Away', 'Ball And Chain' and 'Dis, Quand

Wainwright later confirmed to the packed auditorium,
she is to marry in a few weeks time.

-Brian in Atlanta
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