The Gathering 25.
Held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales
Over three days, friends came from all corners of the globe to celebrate the music of Mike Peters & The Alarm and to celebrate 25 years of this long standing event.
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Smiley’s Pre Gathering Party – held at 3rd Space the Llandudno Brewery, Llandudno, Wales
Performances by Steve “Smiley” Barnard, James Stevenson, Matt Peach, Steve Webster and Alan Thompson.
Photos courtesy of the MPO taken by Stuart Ling.
A full set of pictures taken on the evening can be viewed at the MPO Flickr page – click here
Friday 3rd February 2017
The bits many will not always see the setting up preparation and soundcheck/stage tech run through for the event.
Doors open and some of the the other bits that make the event : the Merch, Ask Simon and the Father of the MPO Peter Jones.
Friday saw the return of Dave Sharp to the gathering who opened the show and thrilled the audience with cuts from his extensive catalogue of songs.
The Friday show saw a surprise change to the usual acoustic set with Mike being joined on stage by Smiley, James Stevenson and Jules Peters to premiere songs from the forthcoming BLOOD RED / VIRAL BLACK albums, and a selection of Mike Peters and The Alarm standards.
Set List : Brighter Than The Sun, Knife Edge, Coming Backwards, High On The Hill, There Must Be A Way, Breathe, Time, 21st Century, Peace Now, Howling Wind, Tear Apart, Strength Tomorrow. Encore 1 : Rain In the Summertime, Love and Understanding. Encore 2 : Unsafe Building (acoustic), Two Rivers
Saturday 4th February 2017
Band line up : Mike Peters, James Stevenson, Steve “Smiley” Barnard, Jules Jones Peters.
For the encore set Craig Adams joined the band.
Sunday 5th February 2017 – Love Hope Strength Foundation Walkathon
Photos courtesy of the MPO taken by Stuart Ling, Andy Labrow and Dr Ian
The Gathering 25.