What For / Ring The Bells / Come Home / Sit Down / How Was It For You?
James played an impromptu gig on the roof of Manchester’s Piccadilly Hotel last Wednesday January 30. This was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beatles last ever gig which was on the roof of the Apple Records building in London’s Saville Row.
Over 5,000 people blocked off the streets around the hotel to hear James play five songs: “Come Home”, “How Was It For You?”, “Sit Down” and new song “Ring The Bells”.
The band had to cut their set short because guitarist Larry’s fingers had frozen to the fretboard! They were without trumpet player Andy who is in hospital having an operation on his foot.
James singer Tim Booth said last week “The idea was to do something a little unexpected even though it had been done a few times before. It sounded like a fun idea to spring a surprise and we only announced it at 8 o’clock that morning.”