Setlists for The Magic Band Reunion Tour Shows 2003-2014

Note: the early shows were divided into 'instrumental' and 'vocal' sections. During the 'instrumental' section John French would take on the drumming duties. When he sang the drumming would be taken over by Robert Williams, in the first few shows, and by Michael Traylor in the later ones. Since 2010 John has mixed things up a bit more although there is still usually an instrumental section.

Camber Sands
6 April 2003

instrumental:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Abba Zaba
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Steal Softly Thru Snow
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Evening Bell
Alice In Blunderland
I Want To Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe

vocal:
Floppy Boot Stomp
China Pig
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
When It Blows Its Stacks
Circumstances
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Sun Zoom Spark
Dropout Boogie (false start)
Well
Orange Claw Hammer
Dropout Boogie
Sure Nuff N Yes I Do
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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Part of this concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 'Mixing It' plus an interview with John French. The rest of the show was broadcast on John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.

This show was interrupted by a fire alarm and evacuation of the building. It proved to be a false alarm!

'My Human Gets Me Blues', 'Abba Zaba', 'Hair Pie (Bake 2)', 'Steal Softly Thru Snow', 'drum solo/On Tomorrow', 'Alice In Blunderland' and 'I Want To Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe' were all included on the "21st Century Mirror Man" bonus DVD.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Robert Williams - drums

Shepherds Bush Empire, London
7 April 2003

instrumental:
Bass Solo (Hair Pie)
My Human Gets Me Blues
Abba Zaba
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Steal Softly Thru Snow
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Evening Bell
Alice In Blunderland
I Want To Find A Woman To Hold My Big Toe
Veteran's Day Poppy

vocal:
untitled

Floppy Boot Stomp
China Pig
Dropout Boogie
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
When It Blows Its Stacks
Circumstances
I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Sun Zoom Spark
Well
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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Available on the "Live in Concert & Crows Milk" DVD on Subdiva.

For some reason 'Bass Solo', 'Hair Pie Bake 2', 'Untitled' and 'Well' have not been included. Also, 'Abba Zaba' and 'My Human Gets Me Blues' have swapped places.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar, vocal on 'untitled'
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Robert Williams - drums

Long Beach, Los Angeles
8 November 2003

instrumental:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Steal Softly Thru Snow
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Evening Bell
Alice In Blunderland

vocal:
Floppy Boot Stomp
Electricity
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
When It Blows Its Stacks
Circumstances
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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All Tomorrows Parties curated and introduced by Matt Groening. Postponed from 22 June 2003.

John French had to perform heavily dosed on morphine due to recently falling off a ladder and damaging his shoulder.

Matt Groening's introduction along with the tracks 'Electricity' and 'Big Eyed Beans From Venus' were inculded on "21st Century Mirror Man" CD.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Robert Williams - drums

2004

Royal Festival Hall, London
23 January 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man/Need Somebody On Your Bond
Sun Zoom Spark
Grow Fins

When It Blows Its Stacks
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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'Floppy Boot Stomp', 'Smithsonian Institute Blues' and 'Grow Fins' were included on "21st Century Mirror Man" CD.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
24 January 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man/Need Somebody On Your Bond
Sun Zoom Spark
Grow Fins

When It Blows Its Stacks
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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'Moonlight On Vermont', 'drum solo/Abba Zaba', On Tomorrow, 'Veteran's Day Poppy' and 'Mirror Man' were included on "21st Century Mirror Man" CD.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

note: 'Veteran's Day Poppy' doesn't appear in the recording of this show I have. Does that mean the info on the CD is wrong?

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
24 June 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie
I Want To Find a Woman To Hold My Big Toe
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Sun Zoom Spark
I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
Sure Nuff N Yes I Do
Orange Claw Hammer
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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  John French - drums, vocals, harmonica, flour sifter
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

Glastonbury Festival
25 June 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity

Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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Introduced by Elaine Shephard on the Jazz World Stage.

A video of this performance is in circulation.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

Irish Centre, Leeds
2 July 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (bake 2)
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man/Need Somebody On Your Bond
Well
Grow Fins

Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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John French - drums, vocals, harmonica, flour sifter
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

Phoenix Centre, Exeter
3 July 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man/Need Somebody On Your Bond
Sun Zoom Spark
Grow Fins

When It Blows Its Stacks
Click Clack
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby

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  John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums
The Arches, Glasgow
5 July 2004

instrumental:
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man
Sun Zoom Spark
Grow Fins
When It Blows Its Stacks
Click Clack
Dropout Boogie

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Incomplete setlist. Only this much of show was recorded.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica, flour sifter
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6 July 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Veteran's Day Poppy
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man
Sun Zoom Spark
Grow Fins
When It Blows Its Stacks
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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'Circumstances', 'Steal Softly Thru Snow', 'My Human Gets Me Blues', 'Alice In Blunderland', 'Hair Pie (Bake 2)' and 'When It Blows Its Stacks' were included on "21st Century Mirror Man" CD.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica, flour sifter
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session, BBC Maida Vale Studio
7 July 2004

vocal:
Diddy Wah Diddy
Circumstances
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man

instrumental:
Bass Solo
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
Evening Bell

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Mirror Man/Need Somebody On Your Bond

Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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  John French - drums, vocals, harmonica, flour sifter
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums
2005

The Arches, Glasgow
23 March 2005

vocal
Gimme Dat Harp, Boy
Dropout Boogie
Diddy Wah Diddy
Low Yo Yo Stuff
When it Blows it Stacks
Kandy Korn

instrumental
Hair Pie
Drumbo Solo
On Tomorrow
Steal Softy Thru Snow
Evening Bell
Abba Zaba
My Human gets me Blues
Alice in Blunderland
Bass Solo

vocal
Electricity
Floopy Boot Stomp
Sure Nuff 'n Yes I Do
Grow Fins
Sun Zoom Spark
Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hot a Man
Mirror Man
Circumstances
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans from Venus

 

There was a nifty drum seat changeover mid song during 'Kandy Korn' betwen Michael Traylor (who drummed while John sang) and John French who completed the drumming for the lengthy coda.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

Irish Centre, Leeds
24 May 2005

vocal:
Gimme Dat Harp Boy
Dropout Boogie
Diddy Wah Diddy
Low Yo Yo Stuff
When It Blow Its Stacks
Kandy Korn

instrumental:
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Bass Solo

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Sure Nuff N Yes I Do
Grow Fins
Sun Zoom Spark
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
Mirror Man
Circumstances
Moonlight On Vermont
Orange Claw Hammer
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

The Junction, Cambridge
1 June 2005

vocal:
Gimme Dat Harp Boy
Dropout Boogie
Diddy Wah Diddy
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Kandy Korn

instrumental:
When It Blow Its Stacks
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland

vocal:
Electricity
Orange Claw Hammer
Floppy Boot Stomp
Evening Bell
Mirror Man
Need Somebody On Your Bond
Circumstances
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Click Clack

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  John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums
Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
5 June 2005

vocal:
Gimme Dat Harp Boy
Dropout Boogie
Diddy Wah Diddy
Low Yo Yo Stuff
When It Blow Its Stacks
Kandy Korn

instrumental:
Hair Pie (Bake 2)
drum solo/On Tomorrow
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
My Human Gets Me Blues
Alice In Blunderland
Bass Solo (Hair Pie)

vocal:
Electricity
Floppy Boot Stomp
Circumstances

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Incomplete setlist

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

2006
Swedish television TV4 breakfast show
16 May 2006

Steal Softly Thru Snow (instrumental)
Circumstances

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John French and Mark Boston were interviewed in English by the two Swedish presenters.

John French - drums, vocals, harmonica
Gary Lucas - guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Mark Boston - bass
Michael Traylor - drums

2011

The Scala, London
30 November 2011

Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Hair Pie - bass solo
When It Blows It Stacks
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit a Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances
Kandy Korn
Hair Pie
On Tomorrow (instrumental)
Alice In Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues (instrumental)
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Big Eyed Beans from Venus
Encore:
Orange Claw Hammer [cut]

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John French's mic was switched off part way through and some members of the audience finished the song

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Button Factory, Dublin
2 December 2011

Didddy Wah Diddy
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Kandy Korn
My Human Gets Me Blues (instrumental)
Electricity

 

incomplete

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Kazimier, Liverpool
3 December 2011

Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
The Smithsonian Institute Blues (The Big Dig)
Bass Solo
When it Blows it Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Circumstances
Clear Spot
Kandy Korn
Hair Pie
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow (instrumental)
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues (instrumental)
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Orange Claw Hammer

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Thekla, Bristol
4 December 2011

Bass Solo
When It Blows Its Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Kandy Korn
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland

 

incomplete

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
5 December 2011

Hair Pie
Alice In Blunderland
Suction Prints
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Electricity
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

 

incomplete

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
7 December 2011

Steal Softly Thru Snow
Drum Solo / Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues (The Big Dig)
Bass Solo
When it Blows it Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances
Smokestack Lightnin
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow (instrumental)
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues (instrumental)
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

 

'Smokestack Lightnin' was played as a tribute to Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's old guitarist, who had just died

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Irish Centre, Leeds
8 December 2011

Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues (The Big Dig)
Bass Solo
When it Blows it Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances
Kandy Korn
Hair Pie
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow (instrumental)
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues (instrumental)
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp [take one]
The Floppy Boot Stomp [take two]
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums
2012
Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth.
7 March 2012

Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Smithsonian Institute Blues
Bass Solo
When It Blows Its Stacks
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances
Kandy Korn
Hair Pie
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Continental, Preston
13 March 2012

Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Sure 'nuff 'n' Yes I Do

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Unfortunately only the second set was recorded.

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

Zanzibars, Liverpool
29 September 2012


Bass Solo
Steal Softly Though Snow
Dropout Boogie
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Plastic Factory
One Red Rose That I Mean
Yellow Brick Road
When It Blows Its Stacks
Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
China Pig
Clear Spot
Circumstances
My Human Gets Me Blues
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice in Blunderland
Hair Pie
Suction Prints
I'm Glad
Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do
Electricity
Tarotplane
Mirror Man
Moonlight in Vermont
Big Eyed Beans from Venus
Sun Zoom Spark
'Happy Birthday'
Click Clack

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John French's birthday

A very long show due to Drumbo being in a chatty mood, recurring microphone problems and the drum pedal breaking during 'On Tomorrow'.

Rare outings for 'I'm Glad', 'Tarotplane' and 'Plastic Factory'.

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth
30 September 2012

Steal Softy Thru Snow
Dropout Boogie
Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles
Plastic Factory
Yellow Brick Road
Bass Solo
When it Blows it Stacks
Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man
Circumstances
My Human Gets me Blues
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice in Blunderland
Hair Pie: Bake 2
Suction Prints
One Red Rose That I Mean
Sure Nuff and Yes I Do
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus!

encore:
Sun Zoom Spark
Click Clack

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

Blues Garage, Hannover-Isernhagen
7 October 2012

first set:
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zaba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
The Smithsonian Institute Blues (The Big Dig)
Bass Solo
When it Blows it Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances

second set:
Orange Claw Hammer (Part)
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Hair Pie
One Red Rose That I Mean
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
The Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Sure Nuff `n` Yes I Do
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums
4AD, Diksmuide, Belguim
13 October 2012

first set:
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Abba Zabba
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
The Smithsonian Institute Blues
Bass Solo
When it Blows its Stacks
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Clear Spot
Circumstances

second set:
Orange Claw Hammer
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Hair Pie
Alice in Blunderland
My Human Gets Me Blues
Suction Prints
Grow Fins
Floppy Boot Stomp
Click Clack
Electricity
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Sun Zoom Spark
Sure Nuff `n` Yes I Do

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

2013

On this tour the guys decided to shake things up a bit. John played a sax on several songs and there were a number of new additons to the setlist - the Willie Dixon song 'I Ain't Superstitious', 'Hair Pie Bake 1', 'Golden Birdies', 'Owed T'Alex', 'Flavor Bud Living' and 'Doctor Dark' (with Eric Klerks switching to bass for this one)

Band on the Wall, Manchester
7 March 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Orange Claw Hammer
I Aint Superstitious
Bass Solo
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Golden Birdies
Flavor Bud Living
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Alice in Blunderland
Hair Pie Bake 2
Suction Prints
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Electricity
Gimme Dat Harp Boy
Click Clack
Sun Zoom Spark
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
When It Blows Its Stacks

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Craig Bunch - drums
Picture House, Edinburgh
10 March 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
I Ain't Superstitious
Bass Solo
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Golden Birdies
Flavor Bud Living
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie Bake 2
Hair Pie Bake 1
Suction Prints
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Electricity
Click Clack
Sun Zoom Spark
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

The Duchess, York
14 March 2013


My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Bass Solo
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
Hair Pie Bake 1
Suction Prints
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T’Alex
Click Clack
Sun Zoom Spark
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

encore:
Floppy Boot Stomp

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Craig Bunch - drums
Under The Bridge, Fulham, London
16 March 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Hair Pie
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
Suction Prints
Hair Pie Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

encore:
Electricity

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This show has been released on DVD minus one track 'Circumstances'.

John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Craig Bunch - drums

Craig's last appearance with the band.

This later 2013 tour of the UK and Europe introduced a new drummer with the band - Andy Niven

Blues Garage, Hanover-Isernhagen
26 November 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Hair Pie (bass solo)
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
Suction Prints
Hair Pie Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

encore:
Electricity
Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums
De Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, Netherlands
29 November 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Hair Pie (bass solo)
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
Suction Prints
Hair Pie Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

encore:
Electricity
Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums
The Borderline , London
8 December 2013

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Hair Pie (bass solo)
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hot Head
Doctor Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow
Alice In Blunderland
Suction Prints
Hair Pie Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight On Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus

encore:
Electricity
Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums

Australian Tour 2014

The first time this or the original band had ever travelled to Australia. The initial reason for the visit was to perform at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, New South Wales on 18 April. This three day festival featured a number of other classic 60s and 70s bands as well as many newer ones.

The Magic Band also took the opportunity to play a couple of other smaller shows with The Grandmothers as support.

The Corner Hotel, Richmond, Victoria
11 April 2014

first set:
My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Bass solo
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hothead
Dr Dark
Circumstances

second set:
Drum solo
On Tomorrow
Suction Prints
Alice in Blunderland
Hair Pie Bake I
Steal Softly Through Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Electricity

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums

The Metro Theatre, Sydney
12 April 2014

My Human Gets Me Blues
Low Yo Yo Yo Stuff
Diddy Wah Diddy
Bass solo
Golden Birdies
When It Blows Its Stacks
Hothead
Dr Dark
Circumstances

Drum solo
On Tomorrow
Suction Prints
Alice in Blunderland
Hair Pie Bake I
Steal Softly Through Snow
Owed T'Alex
Click Clack
Floppy Boot Stomp
Moonlight on Vermont
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Electricity

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  John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums

UK Tour 2014

The guys return to the UK again with a revised setlist. Some new songs are played and an old favourite revisited.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
27 May 2014

first set
My Human Gets Me Blues
Clear Spot
Abba Zaba
bass solo
When it Blows its Stacks
Golden Birdies
Hot Head
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Ella Guru
Pachuco Cadaver
Kandy Korn

second set
drum solo
On Tomorrow
Suction Prints
Hair Pie - Bake 2
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Grown So Ugly
Owed T'Alex
Mirror Man
Sugar 'n Spikes
Big Eyed Beans from Venus
Circumstances
Electricity

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John French - vocals, drums, harmonica, sax, guitar
Mark Boston - bass guitar
Denny Walley - guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar, bass guitar
Andy Niven - drums

Band on the Wall, Manchester
29 May 2014,

first set
My Human Gets Me Blues
Clear Spot
Abba Zaba
bass solo
When it Blows its Stacks
Golden Birdies
Hot Head
Nowadays a Women's Gotta Hit a Man
Ella Guru
Pachuco Cadaver
Kandy Korn

second set
drum solo
On Tomorrow
Suction Prints
Hair Pie - Bake 2
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Grown So Ugly
Owed T'Alex
Mirror Man
Sugar 'n Spikes
Big Eyed Beans from Venus
Circumstances

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  John "Drumbo" French - vocals, harmonica, soprano sax, drums (Ella Guru, Pachuco Cadaver, On Tomorrow), guitar (Hot Head)
Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston - bass
Denny "Feelers Reebo" Walley - slide guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Andrew Niven - drums
Erics, Liverpool
30 May 2014
   

The Garage, London
17 June 2014

Set One

My Human Gets Me Blues
Clear Spot
Abba Zaba
Bass Solo
When It Blows Its Stacks
Golden Birdies
Hot Head
Nowadays A Women's Gotta Hit A Man
Ella Guru
Pachuco Cadaver
Kandy Korn

Set Two

On Tomorrow (instrumental)
Suction Prints
Hair Pie - Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Grown So Ugly
Owed T'Alex
Mirror Man
Sugar 'N Spikes
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Circumstances
Electricity

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John "Drumbo" French - vocals, harmonica, soprano sax, drums (Ella Guru, Pachuco Cadaver, On Tomorrow), guitar (Hot Head)
Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston - bass
Denny "Feelers Reebo" Walley - slide guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Andrew Niven - drums

Zappanale #25 - Bad Doberan
18 July 2014

My Human Gets Me Blues
Clear Spot
Abba Zaba
Bass Solo
When It Blows Its Stacks
Golden Birdies
Hot Head
Nowadays A Women's Gotta Hit A Man
Ella Guru
Pachuco Cadaver
Kandy Korn
Drum Solo
On Tomorrow (Instrumental)
Suction Prints
Hair Pie - Bake 1
Steal Softly Thru Snow
Grown So Ugly
Owed T' Alex
Mirror Man
Sugar 'N Spikes
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Electricity (Encore)

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John "Drumbo" French - vocals, harmonica, soprano sax, drums (Ella Guru, Pachuco Cadaver, Drum Solo/On Tomorrow), guitar (Hot Head)
Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston - bass
Denny "Feelers Reebo" Walley - slide guitar
Eric Klerks - guitar
Andrew Niven - drums

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