#29. The Grey Horse Pub, Kingston. 16.9.06.

Despite half the band suffering from snapped ribs & spinal disorders only days before the gig, the Phantoms third visit of the year to the Grey Horse didn’t disappoint! The evening kicked off with a fantastic support set from The Bigg Man (the better looking half of the Woodcut Process) who’s full on folk set went down a treat with the early crowd. Then with over 100 punters packed into the venue, the main act took to the stage. With excellent sonic assistance from John the soundman, the band belted out their usual brand of indie-rock mayhem with the two new additions to the set (Monster & You’re All I Have) becoming an instant hit with the phans. As ever, Nov was a vision is his lovely new shirt (apparently he bought it in Tonga - which presumably is a charity shop in Huntingdon!) and Gibbo was soon to join in the dressing up thanks to some bloke in the crowd with hats who claimed it was ‘International Hat Day’! Any excuse to don a beret in public! With the temperature and volume reaching dangerous levels, The Phants signed off with the encore combo of Mrs Robinson / Run before staggering off stage to join the sweat-drenched phans for gallons of water / lager… Even the stars came out to see the Phantoms with both musical legends David Grey and Piers DeLavison (keyboard player with top Genesis covers band Re-Genesis) spotted amongst the throng! A big thank you from the band to the phantom phaithful for your usual great support at all of our gigs this year and we look forward to seeing you all in December for our final gig of the year (hopefully featuring a mystery guest)! How exciting!

The Phantoms were: Mark Gibson (lead vocals), Paul Castle (bass & vocals), Simon White (guitar), Brian Spencer (guitar & vocals), Jon Novice (keyboards & guitar) & Alun Westoll (drums & vocals).
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