Ruskin Arms, East Ham
Steve performing at the Ruskin with Afterglow. Steve has since
got Simon Tourle a gig singing with the legendary Creation.
Note: The creation will be playing the 100 club soon, and have
a new vinyl single released to coincide. God bless Eddie Phillips.
PS - "That`s another quid you owe me Tourle, not forgetting
the P&P, you cheapskate!"
Quote from Steve: "This was the last and best Ruskin I
did. We were on fire that night. Respect Marriott and Lane."
Audio/Visual to follow when Simon get`s his finger out!
This is what Room
For Ravers had to say about the gig:
Small Faces Convention 2003
21st September 2003, Ruskin Arms, East London.
The best-ever Small Faces Convention? Now in its seventh
year, the 2003 Convention was, in my opinion, the best yet.
As ever, the Ruskin Arms in East ham was packed with standing
room only, actually there is only standing room. First on
stage was Graham Bell who, despite being dragged kicking and
screaming to the stage, put in an excellent acoustic performance
of songs that are played less often at the Convention. His
choice of songs from the Immediate era fitted with the acoustic
guitar and he got many of the crowd singing along. The highlights
were Donkey Rides A Penny A Glass and a dog-free The Universal.
The second act and making their Convention debut was Boss.
To many an unknown quantity but, opening up with a powerful
Sha La La la Lee, they immediately won over the Ruskin Arms.
A special guest during Boss` set was the young Stevie, nephew
of Steve Marriott, who put in an excellent vocal performance
on Happydaystoytown. The highlight of their set was Hey Girl.
Afterglow are becoming Convention favourites having now appeared
a few times. They played a strong set and were joined by former
17 Black guitarist Andy Ruff, the ever-present Dean Rees on
keyboards and the excellent Steve Ellis who sang My Way of
Giving, Song of a Baker and Afterglow.