The Oslo edition

Not quite what you think…..

The G.-man has been having fun but right here and 

not there

Last night he shimmied down to London’s latest and

funkiest…..

The Oslo Hackney

http://www.oslohackney.com

With the No. 1 G.-ette in tow and clutching two precious

tickets to Nick Waterhouse (it was sold out) in his sweaty mitt

…..it was a case of…..

Get Ready, The Temptations, 1966………………

…..to get that groove going

But you can’t cut shapes on the dance floor without fuel

So food first !

Two medium rare Oslo burgers later and a dip into a Winter Berry

trifle (I had never heard of it so I just dived straight in)…..

…..all eased down the gullet with Oslo’s own brand of beer…..

…..and it was time

This is a great venue…..Small (the capital S is deliberate) and

intimate (more on this later)

Anyway the venue is located in Hackney Central…..

…..Beard Central would be closer to the mark

The place was awash with hirsute revellers…..

…..very glad I was sporting the retro sidies…..

…..but definitely not a good spot if you feel follically challenged

Also not a place to turn up in your M&S best…..

…..these folk were achingly trendy…..

…..there was plenty of yester-year gear going on…..

Well the No. 1 G-ette goes 1940s (she looked great)

The Groover had to settle for a black Harrington jacket (with

obligatory red-check lining and a pair of Harbor Masters)…..

…..and, of course, the aforementioned sidies (long and curly)

Back to the fun……

Nick Waterhouse is a revelation…….

……living proof that white boys can sing soul

He had a driving rhythm that was powerful and infectious

His band was great too……

…..even if they looked a little like a cross between the ‘Blues

Brothers’ and the residents of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s

Nest’ on their outing with Jack-the lad-Nicholson…..

…..all except for the swaying back up singer with the mean

line in cymbals…………….

……..Hmmm……..

……..she had great rhythm……..

…..and…..

…..was clearly designed to divert attention from the rest of the 

motley crew of a band

(I did secretly like the Holly Golightly 

look alike on tenor sax……Now, that is sexy ! ! !)

Either way, they were very cool

Check this cat out…..www.nickwaterhouse.com

…..or just ‘youtube’ him…..

…..he won’t mind !

I was amused to notice that on the tube home I was the only

person not buried in a device

What ever happened to people watching ? ? ? ? ?

At least the G-moll stayed up to greet me with my bedtime cocoa

Bless

G.

ps, Did I mention the back up singer had great rhythm ?

Ahh, I thought I would have !

 

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2 thoughts on “The Oslo edition

  1. eva says:

    hahahahah found you mr man! why advertise another woman to the world? cocoa? where are your slippers? is anyone our there interested in your conquests? your life? it couldn’t possibly be old man menopausal symptoms? could it?

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