Celebrating more than thirty years in the music industry, Steve Lamacq is bringing his one-man show of anecdotes and observations to Exchange on Wednesday 22nd May. Whether you were an NME devotee, an Evening Session veteran of the 1990s, or whether you’re a drive-time convert from the BBC6 Music era, Steve Lamacq has been an integral component of many people’s musical compass for as long as many of us can remember.
As much as we love Mr Lamacq, surely we’re all entitled to be insanely jealous of the fact that he gets to play music for a living, go to all the places we’d love to go, and furthermore, the people we often see from afar are the very people that shoot the breeze with him, as if they’re discussing the footy over the garden fence or in the snug of the pub.
Unlike the average barber or taxi driver, he’s got plenty of curious tales to tell, so we can off-set the jealousy over the fact that he gets to go to all the best places and interview the great and the good with the fact that he’s up for sharing those tales with us (sharing is caring). From interviewing Nirvana in a Shepherds Bush B&B in 1990 to any number of contentious statements made by Noel Gallagher in the course of seventeen interviews, there will be a catering-sized consignment of beans to spill. Bring your own toast.
Tickets are available here.
Listen to Steve Lamacq’s recent conversation with Damon Albarn and Paul Simenon of The Good, The Bad and The Queen here: