Justin playing with Katie Melua

I don’t know, if anybody else picked this up here already, as I wasn’t very present at the community for a few days.
Justin shared a video of himself on fb yesterday (20 years anniversary), playing a cover of “I shot the Sheriff” in Katie Melua’s band, 14 years ago, thought this maybe might be interesting for one or the other here. (I know, that those of you, who are here for years, might have seen those videos already).
I instantly remembered a second one, I came across months ago, as I was searching for Katie’s cover of The Cure’s “Just like Heaven” but completely forgot. See the nice and very young guy in the background.:star_struck:

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Thank you Helen. I enjoyed those videos immensely.

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I saw Katie Melua live in concert in Glasgow many years ago, long before I had started learning guitar and before I’d ever heard of Justin. I wonder if he was in the band at that concert and if I’ve seen him without knowing it. :smiley:

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Nice, you had the chance to see Katie Melua and maybe Justin live in concert. I knew the second video for years, without knowing, that this guy in the background would change my life immensly :hugs:

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I can’t remember the set list from the Glasgow concert but Nine Million Bicycles was definitely on it and it was around the time that the Piece by Piece album came out. So it looks as if I may well have seen Justin.

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Nice share Andrea.

Is that Ken Bruce on drums as well? :smiley:

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Awesome share Helen, thank you!

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Don’t know, Stefan.

Great video, Helen. Nice to see Justin in such exalted company. He did an amazing job, as did the rest of the band :slight_smile:

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Odds on he was playing in the band then. You were probably being subconsciously ‘groomed:laughing:
Didn’t know Mike Batt was her protégé she was Mike Batt’s protégé :roll_eyes: and that he wrote 9 mio bicycles
He wrote the fabulous Ride to Agadir which I used in my home movie soundtrack to Kabul, 1971

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Mike Batt also wrote another of Katie’s hits - Closest Thing To Crazy which I think is her best song. Her vocals are brilliant!

He also wrote Art Garfunkel’s Bright Eyes
And of course he was the ‘Wombles’ man. I read somewhere that no one would take him seriously as an artist after the Wombles. !

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Totally agree! Her voice is exeptional. :star_struck:

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For some strange reason when I read that sentence the first thing that popped in my head were strange little creatures that live in Wimbledon Common :roll_eyes:

Oooo….go careful with that head of yours James….did you know that the first sign of madness is hairs on the palm of your hand?

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And the second is looking for them ! :rofl:

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Hey! He stole my plunder! :laughing:

Back to the thread Andrea - there’s a video somewhere in the Playground section of Justin playing harmonica on one of Katie’s songs.

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Really enjoyed these videos. Thanks
Nice playing from Justin, not sure about the beanie hat.

No problem at all, guys! Always ready to laugh at a good joke :joy:!

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This reminded me when Justin mentioned he played at the Brits with Katie Melua and I found this. Apologies if this has already been posted but it did make me smile.

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