Interlocutor play the Steely Dan song “Doctor Wu” and their own song “Roles Reversed” (this has touches of ESP chords-wise – starts approx 5 mins) Please share…
The Bleeding Hearts Club July 2011 at the Prince Albert, Brighton: Thomas White Facebook
Videos by DGLEVUM
I’ll See You In My Dreams (Joe Brown) Stroud 28th November
Come All Ye (Fairport Convention) Southend 24th November
15 Years (Levellers) Bridgwater 18th November
Another song from Bridgwater 18th November: Watch Video
Thomas also joined the Levellers and Dunstan Bruce (Chumbawamba) onstage for Tubthumping.
Video by alistairburns – Colchester 23rd November
More ‘Tubthumping’ videos by DGLEVUM
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Stroud 28th Nov: Watch Video
Video by motr1912
Shrewsbury 27th Nov: Watch Video
Video by diverbloke
Northampton 11th Nov: Watch Video
TW: So I’ve been asked to discuss the various benefits of being on a sleeper bus. There are many, as you can see it’s huge, 16 bunks or something. Firstly, you get to wake up in a bunk and you’re generally just outside the venue, so it’s the laziest kind of touring. And you’ve got a kind of extended dressing room after the show, so as soon as you get kicked out of the venue, everyone piles in. Also, you can bring your bike on tour which is very good for me because I’m on a new keep fit regime (I’m not really, it’s a load of rubbish) You can bring your Brompton and do a bit of sight-seeing…
TW: So, where do I start? The Northampton Roadmenders; I had a pretty good gig. Obviously I’m on before the Levs, so I’m supposedly warming the crowd up but that’s not really how it’s been working. Anyway, I do my best and they kind of bear with me if you like, which is very kind of them. So I did my set; everything’s fine, tickety-boo. Get off, get all my gear off. I was actually having a conversation for about an hour with Jeremy before I went on about the various sicknesses that can occur when you’re on tour. Your immune system’s down anyway, you maybe overdo it a little. He mentioned to me in 20 years of playing with the Levellers he’d never cancelled a show or pulled a show for being sick. So about 5 songs into the Levellers set I think I’ll sneak out the back and try and find a shop nearby. As I’m doing this, I see Jeremy stumble down the back stairs of the stage looking extremely disorientated, just not himself at all, in the middle of the set. The rest of the guys try and carry on, doing an acoustic song or two. They ask for a paramedic in the venue. Essentially I ended up having to stand in for Jeremy on about 8 songs which was extremely nerve-wracking but very fun. I didn’t want to enjoy it too much because all the while there was the thought that he may actually be dead or something backstage. So it was half ‘this is amazing and exciting and wild and quite terrifying’ also the fact that someone you love is going through a real bad time. That balance to be struck (he also talks about a stage invader) Thank you Northampton, we had a lovely time. Onwards and upwards…
TW: I’ve done a lot of work with bands I play in at The Metway in Brighton, the studio that the Levellers run, so I’ve got to know them over the years. Mark had been saying for years “come on tour with us” and it never happened… It has, finally! (followed by short soundcheck clip) He’s on tour with them from 9th to 28th November.
Video by jolyonholroyd Thomas White and his marvellous band play a set of tunes at the 2010 Beautiful Days Festival near Exeter Devon (7 mins in Thomas takes to the drums) Includes covers of Fairport Convention, Warren Zevon and Joe Brown songs. Also a rehearsal clip in Valvetastic Studios Exeter.
Guildford Boileroom, 31st March by mattytheduke – Scroll down for recent radio show audio.
Dermot O’Leary, 20th March – Shaun Keaveny stands in: Fan recordings of the songs Thomas covered and the interview: Transcript here
XFM Xposure with John Kennedy, 17th March: Fan recordings of just the songs Thomas covered, not the interview (the sound was distorted) Transcript here