NME on Pete with Martha Wainwright last night
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 18 07:57:43 CDT 2007
The Who's Pete Townshend guests with Martha Wainwright
The guitarist makes surprise appearance at singer's
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
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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