Liam Fray of The Courteeners Performs an Acoustic Set In NYC

Posted by The G on January 21, 2011 under G Reviews | 6 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

Liam Fray

Liam Fray

Liam Fray of The Courteeners made a very rare live appearance in New York on January 20, 2011 at Pianos.  To make the night extra special, he performed an entire set acoustically!  I haven’t seen the Courteeners live since they opened for Morrissey in 2009, so this night was long overdue.  Taking the stage around 11:15 pm, Liam Fray told the crowd how happy he was to be back in New York and the audience returned the love.  The 11 song set included “Fallowfield Hillbilly,” “Not Nineteen Forever,” and “Bide Your Time.”  He also played 2 new songs.  During the new track “Winter Wonderland,” a drunken audience member started making a lot of noise that was not concert related and Liam started inserting lyrics into the song such as “The exit sign behind you is in red.”  Pretty funny.  He remarked after the song that the people that paid the $8 cover charge were here to get their money’s worth so he asked the drunken audience member to “fuck right off if they didn’t come for the music.”  Amen!  A video of “Winter Wonderland” will be coming soon.  Please be patient. Spotted in the crowd were Pablo Cubarle from Contramano as well as the band We Are Scientists.  I was lucky enough to meet Liam Fray before the show and he was super cool.  A photo from that encounter will also be coming soon.  After witnessing this great set, I can only hope that we get to see a lot more of Liam Fray and the Courteeners in New York!

Liam Fray

Liam Fray

See the setlist after the jump.

Liam Fray's solo acoustic set list at Pianos in New York on January 20, 2011

PS.  I captured most of the show on video, so if anyone has any special requests, please let your voice be heard.  🙂

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  • Jon James said,

    Thanks for video.
    Can you post on you tube or email me literally any/all footage?
    Im massive ‘teeners fan.
    Obviously interested in the new material so specifically ‘Push Yourself’ as its named on the setlist would be particularly lovely.
    Thanking you.

  • Ells said,

    Any chance of a video of Push Yourself?

  • dave said,

    yeees push yourself 🙂
    if you have this that would be much appreciated 😀

  • Darren Wells said,

    All of the videos would be a nice treat for the fans, it’s been a ghost town around the fans online community lately, so we would welcome anything you put up.

    Agree with Push Yourself though 😉

  • Darren Wells said,

    I forgot to ask, is there any chance I could have copies of the pictures you took so I could be the on S&C?? Obviously you’d get credit and a link to your blog 😉

    btw did you get a poster/flyer for the gig?

  • The G said,

    I located “Push Yourself.” 🙂 It’s coming soon!