It’s rare to see an original founding member of an iconic post punk band performing original songs and a set devoid of any new material without pretence or ego. Such a band member is Peter Hook, the bassist of seminal bands Joy Division and New Order and the love in the room is palpable. “I love you Hooky” screams a fan in the audience, “I love you too…. Bernard” retorts Hook, to chuckles and laughter within the crowd. Accompanied by his band The Light, comprised of his son Jack Bates on bass, guitarist David Potts, Andy Poole on keys and Paul Kehoe on drums they launch into Joy Division’s “In a Lonely Place” and so begins their foray into nostalgia in the first set. “Cries and Whispers” mesmerises with a gargantuan bass line, while the stellar “Ceremony” closes the first set.
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Peter Hook and the Light Fri 21st Feb 2015 Testing Grounds, Melbourne This tour was supposed to be album based – the band would play Joy Division for the first set and two full New […]
The response to Peter Hook & The Light’s Australian Tour performing the Factory Records album’s “Substance” by Joy Division & New Order this October has been overwhelming. With 2 shows now Sold Out at the […]