Noel Gallagher Rocks Bangkok

September 21, 2012 in My Bangkok

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Gig Review

Noel Gallagher came, saw and conquered the crowd at BITEC Bangna with a set list of Oasis classics and plenty of songs from his recent Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds project.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Bangkok

Concert goers paid between 1000 and 3000thb to see The Gov’nor in action. The most enthusiastic gig goers (the kids) were at the back while in front of the stage the crowd was predominantly made up of expats and their partners. I would imagine it was a quite night at Nana Plaza tonight. Never the less we all came out to hear some much needed international live music in Bangkok and Noel certainly delivered a quality set and sounded in great voice.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - BITEC Bangkok

Mr. Gallagher, is a man of few words. I guess he lets his songs do the talking for him but he did come out with a few gems between songs and even dedicated ‘Whatever’ to the sex tourists.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Half The World Away – Bangkok 2012

Crowd pleasers tonight were Everybody’s On The Run, If I Had a Gun, It’s Good To Be Free and not forgetting Don’t Look Back In Anger which was the final song of the evening. The sing-a-long chorus nearly took the roof of BITEC which incidentally lends itself to be a fine venue for international live bands. The only disappointment was no Wonderwall, maybe next time!

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Broken Arrow – Bangkok 2012

Rock N Rolla's

Congratulations to the team at RockNRolla the concert promoters who made this gig happen. More power to you for bringing international talent to Bangkok. We need more live music here. Can you have a word with the guys of Bush, I gotta get a fix of Machinehead!

Maroon 5 are the next international artists lined up to play a sell out show in Bangkok. Who do you want to see play in BKK? Let us know who and why in the comments below.

A word to Chang Beer: Have two bars in the reception hall, there’s plenty of space and have your beer on draught instead of those half cans. And more Chang girls are always welcome!

A word to BITEC: Arrange taxis to be at the venue after the gig. You have a great live music venue but we don’t want to stay there all night.

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Noel Gallagher Rocks Bangkok

 


Was Noel Gallagher Singing About Bangkok

September 17, 2012 in My Bangkok

Was Noel Gallagher Singing About Bangkok?

A simple song; it’s sometimes a strange and beautiful thing how we attach memories and emotional ties to songs. They can take us back in time and help us remember all manner of things from our past at hearing them again after many years and miles have pasted.

One such song for me is Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis. With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds playing in Bangkok later this week I’ve revisited some of the Oasis back catalogue and some of the lines from that song took on new meaning to me. “You can wait for a lifetime, To spend your days in the sunshine… you gotta make it happen!” It’s a great punk song with a positive message mixed up with hedonism but one thing is for sure, whatever you want from life, no-one’s going to give it to you, you have to find a way to do it yourself!

Noel and the boys knew that. They took their band from Manchester and conquered the world. Now it’s your and my time to live the life we want to live. Don’t look back in anger, you’re free to be whatever you want to be! Make it happen!

IM Noel Gallagher - Bangkok

 Catch Noel Gallagher Live in BKK

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play BITEC Bangna on 20th September. Check back here for a gig review, some dodgy photos and video phone footage!

Official Noel Gallagher’s Live in Bangkok