OKAY. So as it turned out, the “for now” part of The Fire Fight’s last gig, which was entitled So Long For Now, turned out to be truer than we thought. And apologies to those nitpickers who will take umbrage at the fact that I didn’t mention it in the newspaper review tomorrow (Tues).
Right after the band sounded out their last note, the *Scape management asked the band if they could be a last minute addition to their Launch Festival (happening this coming Sat, Jun 19, playing before American indie rock band Mae and they agreed. So technically, this coming Saturday’s gig will be their last one. Or call it their last encore, if you will.
Meanwhile if you weren’t at the show on Sun, Jun 13, here’s what you missed.
A set that consisted of….
When Spring Comes Home
Into The Sun
All These People. Originally recorded with Joakim Gomez.
Dreamer(acoustic). Here Josh’s acoustic guitar fails to work. He uses Angel Lee’s guitar instead. Gets strange noises, jokingly blames Amanda Ling’s keyboards.
Fires At Night (acoustic)
Hear You Me. Acover of Jimmy Eat World, featuring Esmond Wee (below left) on vocals.
Angels (cover of Vertical Rush). An impromptu addition.
Hey Ya. Cover of the Andre3000 song. Here Josh forgets second verse, refers to sheet, gets crowd to “shake it”.
People & Spaces. Guest vox by Angel Lee
Portrait Lover.Guest vox by Angel Lee, keyboards by Amanda Ling, trumpets by Kelvin Kong and Esmond Wee.
Landscape of The Beginning. Trumpets by Kelvin Kong, keyboards by Amanda Ling.
Regret. Cover of New Order song.
Hours Feat Matthew Lim of A Vacant Affair on vox
The Great Decay.Cover of The Great Spy Experiment, feat. Saiful of The Great Spy Experiment
Love Love. Feat. Saiful of The Great Spy Experiment
Train SongFeat. Kevin Mathews on vox and guitars, Amanda Ling on keyboards, Kelvin Kong & Esmond Wee (trumpets)
Covenant. Feat Amanda Ling on keyboards (below), Angel Lee and Esmond Wee on vox
Those who came expecting a slick do would probably have been disappointed by the casual affair. The Fire Fight was more concerned with getting the music right rather than putting on a show per se. With the band comfortably positioned in a circle – facing in, mind you – it was more like seeing how four friends made music together than being at a gig.