#45. The Grey Horse Pub, Kingston. 11.09.10.

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The Phantoms get horny at the Grey Horse! With the bands pre-gig publicity stunt of the burning of the Koran cancelled, instead solo support act Roger Henderson got the evening off to a phine start, and it was then soon time for the Phants to let loose! Despite half the band feeling under the weather, ever the (semi) professionals, the boys were soon well into their stride belting out their usual brand of crowd pleasing cheesy covers! The girls down the front row were even treated to watching half the set with the lead singers flies undone! Nice. But the highlight of the first set was undoubtedly being joined onstage for a couple of songs by Tim Howard on sax (the Phantom’s keyboard player also moonlights in another band from Huntingdon called 10 o’clock curfew with Tim). By the way, Huntingdon is somewhere countrified North of Watford if you were wondering! Tim put in a truly amazing performance with his horn, making it look easy (possibly due to the fact he’s from the country & has 6 fingers)! The second set then opened with a bang with a rousing rendition of ‘Let Me Entertain You’, sung by the band’s rhythm guitarist, Jason. From that point on things intensified to fever pitch with the atmosphere ramping up with every song the Phantoms played & soon the 100 strong crowd were dancing & singing like phans possessed! The boys latest new cover ‘Last Night’ by the Strokes especially getting a favourable reception. And sadly, it was over all too soon! So we are now really looking forward to doing it all over again on 4th December. Xmas song(s) promised! Ho ho ho!

The Phantoms were: Mark Gibson (lead vocals), Kevin Rogers (guitar & vocals), Jason Biggs (guitar & vocals), Paul Castle (bass & vocals), Jon Novice (keys & vocals), Alun Westoll (drums & vocals) plus special guest Tim Howard on sax.
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