5/19/2000: Mike Peters, UEA, Norwich
With regular drummer Steve Grantly on duty in Spain with Stiff Little Fingers, Big Country's Mark Brzezicki stepped behind the kit. It was to be the second of Mark's three set's of the evening, being regular drummer for opening band Intervurt.
MPO can confirm rumours that Mike Peters & the New Electric Band will be touring in May as Special Guest to Big Country on the “Final Fling Tour” (Big Country’s Farewell tour before splitting up).
Mike and the boys are very much looking forward to returning to the UK in
May. Mike will be playing with a full electric line up and for those of you
who witnessed the shows in December, you will know that this tour promises
to be really special!Set List
Spirit of 76
Blaze of Glory
A much shorter set, 30 minutes unlike Cambridge which was 45 minutes. Mark B was playing drums as Steve G went back to SLF duties. Well MP's voice was okay at Norwich – the set was short of Where Were You and Knife Edge. Disappointed to lose Knife Edge but I understand Mark B hadn't learnt that but he was extremely good, considering apparently he had learnt the tunes via a tape – what a star.
(Katrina Copping, Ipswich)