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Title: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: Damian on February 24, 2017, 02:44:42 PM
Just spotted this!  It's with Jamie Cullum - I was never a fan of his "pop" stuff but he's whizz when he's smacking the piano about like his hero.  On sale Wednesday 1 March at 1pm (or now if you're a member of the festival society).

Haven't spotted a thread about this anywhere else, apologies if I missed it.
Title: Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: Damian on April 25, 2017, 02:50:40 AM
Jamie Cullum has had to pull out due to ill health, so it's just a Ben Folds solo show. As a result, a number of tickets (good seats) are back on sale. It's this Sunday and Monday's a bank holiday! I was able to transfer from my restricted seats to Row G, front section. :)
Title: Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: drummerstu on April 30, 2017, 03:34:20 PM
How good was that show tonight?! A strange mix of an audience, which has hopefully attracted some new fans, but Ben's playing was tight as. His voice is also probably the best I've heard in a long time. Can't remember the set list though for toffee! It was raining too, which on the tent made it sound like a warm crackly vinyl. Perfection!
Title: Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: Damian on May 01, 2017, 03:34:39 AM
Yep, definitely one of the best solo piano shows I've ever seen him play. Given that the tickets were £38 I was surprised that so many people were evidently there as festival attendees rather than fans, and it seemed to go down brilliantly with fans and non-fans alike. The rendition of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head was lovely too. As far as setlist, I can work it out later but basically there was at least one from every album (if you discount Picture Window and Over The Hedge), which was nice.
Title: Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: Damian on May 01, 2017, 03:36:07 AM
Someone's already done it:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ben-folds/2017/montpellier-gardens-cheltenham-england-7be66288.html
Title: Re: Ben Folds UK date - Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30 April 2017
Post by: Allison on May 01, 2017, 09:16:49 AM
Added to our own archive! Thanks y'all. Twitter seemed to love this show. Glad Ben came to visit