Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Nov 5th 2009 8:47AM by Stephen Dowling
"Our record company wanted to call it 'Greatest Hits' [but one of our songs] went in at Number 89," Lightbody joked, the NME reported. "We suggested 'Best Of', which is pushing it. We're going to play our three best songs and then we're going to scrape the barrel!" The band started with a rendition of 'Crack The Shutters.'
Lightbody declared himself the "king of false starts" after stumbling over several of the songs. He added: "That was rubbish, forget everything, I hope everyone is drinking. It's better with a drink inside you!"
The duo were then joined by former Snow Patrol member Iain Archer on slide guitar and pianist/backing vocalist Miriam Kaufmann and played songs including 'Set the Fire To The Third Bar' and Reindeer Section's 'You Are My Joy.'
They also played a new song, 'Give Me Strength," which Lightbody dedicated to the band. "This song is about the guys in the band. Ten of our 15 years were shit. They were fun, but we didn't sell any records, so this is me saying thank you. Soppy isn't it?"