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WPGM Reviews: Liam Gallagher And John Squire Live At Wolverhampton Civic Hall (In Pictures)

In celebration of their collaborative studio album, titled Liam Gallagher John Squire, singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher and guitarist John Squire played a number of shows in the UK, with one venue being Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall.

With anticipation and excitement filling the room, fans eagerly awaited the historic collaboration between the two musical icons that helped shape the Brit-pop scene in the 90s. The pairing of the two, from Gallagher’s distinctive vocals to John’s guitar work creates an unforgettable experience for everyone who was fortunate enough to witness it.

From the moment they both stepped onto the stage, the crowd let out loud cheers and applause. Opening with the track, “Just Another Rainbow”, it felt like fans were being transported back to the 90s.

A wave of nostalgia filled the air. Gallagher’s vocals intertwined seamlessly with Squire’s guitar riffs, setting the tone for a great evening. As this was a tour for their album, the album was played in full. Not in the order of the track listing, which mixed things up a little for the audience and kept it exciting.

Through the performance, Liam’s interaction with the crowd was nothing short of magnetic. With his trademark swagger and charm, he effortlessly commanded the audience’s attention. Between songs, his banter was sharp and what was to be expected.

It was through the music itself that Squire and Gallagher truly connected with the crowd. John Squire’s interaction was a captivating blend of masterful musicianship. While not as vocal as Liam, he let his guitar do all
the talking, through mesmerizing solos and melodies. He was able to captivate the audience and leave them in awe of his undeniable talent.

In moments of musical synergy, Gallagher and Squire shared glances and exchanged nods of approval, further cementing their hind and elevating the performance to new heights. Together, their dynamic interaction created an electric atmosphere that will continue to resonate with the fans for a long time.

The evening ended with a rendition of The Rolling Stone’s classic, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. The crowd erupted with excitement. The iconic guitar riffs delivered with precision from Squire transported listeners back to the golden ages of Rock n Roll.

Gallagher’s vocals injected new life into the classic track while they both still kept the essence of the original. This also showcased their musical versatility and left no doubt on the audience that they were in the presence of rock royalty that night.

The evening at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall was a nostalgic journey that transported fans back to the golden era of 90s Brit-Pop. The whole evening, although no Oasis or The Stone Roses songs were played and the setlist consisted of new material, this still evoked the spirit of both bands.

The atmosphere was like no other and this proved that even decades later, the magic of the Brit-pop culture and icons like Liam Gallagher and John Squire to deliver a performance nothing short of legendary.

Fans carried with them the memories of a truly unforgettable night which was a testemant to the enduring power of Rock n Roll and the timeless appeal of Gallagher and Squire’s musicianship.

Words + Photos by Sarah Akomanyi

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