Ian Hunter & The Rant Band + Federal Charm @ Shepherd's Bush Empire, London Oct 04 2014
ROCKERPARIS in London for the week end, we're gonna change our name to ROCKERLONDON soon. This afternoon we went to AC/DC's video shooting of the song "Rock or Bust", we had plan to see Ian Hunter @ Shepher's Bush, good thing we were back in the Bush very early so we could catch support band FEDERAL CHARM, great band and great set, the singer sounds a bit like Paul Rodgers and the music is Classic Rock, like a young and rejuvenated Bad Co. They ended their set with a rocking rendition of Jeff Beck's "Going Down".
I'm too familiar with Ian Hunter's solo career and repertoire but most of it are really good songs, he looks terrific with his blond hair and shades, remember he's probably 73 years old now. The voice is still there... and the attitude. "Once bitten twice shy" covered by Great White is played very early in the set.
For most of the set Ian is on acoustic but it's rocking as there are two electric guitar players in the band. There's a part when he's on piano with a great version of "All the way from Memphis".
great two hour set.
With special guest Mick Ralphs
Setlist (may be not accurate)