Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Tony Hadley's Charles tribute

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to British musician Charles Haddon of the band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool last night (04.10.10).
Great deals on musical instruments

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).

The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together to celebrate the frontman of electro pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, who took his own life shortly after an appearance at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium in August.

Tony closed the night with renditions of his band's biggest hits 'True' and 'Gold'.

Introducing him onstage, the evening's compare said: "This was a man who Chaz met over a garden fence when he was blind drunk, slurring the words of his greatest hit at him.

"And from there a friendship formed."

All the artists featured on the bill were selected for their closeness to Charles by his bandmates and the night featured a number of poignant tributes.

Mr Hudson played his hit 'Forever Young' and 'Love Never Dies', his collaboration with dubstep producer Caspa. A special tribute to Charles was paid by a supergroup formed out of members of The Vaccines and the Horrors, who played covers of the Beach Boys' 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and The Ramones' 'Baby, I Love You'.

Pop singer MPHO performed Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' and a version of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool's 'Jackson's Last Stand'.

She later tweeted: "Just got home after my 2 songs at CHAZZSTOCK... missing you Charlie, hope there's peace where you are!!!!! Just Dance The Way I Feel (sic)."

Other performers to play at the Koko club in Camden - close to where Charles, who was only 22 when he died, lived - included Daisy Dares You, Tribes, Man Like Me and Kissy Sell Out.

A concertgoer told BANG showbiz: "It was a great night, with a nice balance between suitable tribute and party atmosphere, it never got too soppy, which I reckon Charlie - who was always a party loving man - would have appreciated. He's sorely missed already."

All proceeds from the concert will go to mental health charity MIND.

Posted on 5 Oct 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53