Best 'front man/woman' or 'presence' on stage?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Badgers, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    Roger De Courcey
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  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    PJ Harvey
    Kurt Cobain
    Ian Mackay
    Leonard Cohen
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  3. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    lol, dropped in at a random point in that to see Nicky Crane doing his gay nazi skinhead thing. :hmm:
  4. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    :eek: don't remember that bit!
  5. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    looks like a wild party either way.
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  6. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    I was at the Jubilee concert in 2012 . There were loads of big pop names there - Robbie Williams, Madness, Kylie, Cliff, McCartney and ..... Rolf Harris :eek:

    The two who ruled the stage were Stevie Wonder and Ed Sheeran . He's not a flamboyant performer but he had a real presence. And that was before he'd become really big
  7. jbob

    jbob Well-Known Member

    Mark E Smith. Saw The Fall numerous times, rarely with the same line up (except towards the end), and when he was in the mood he could pin the audience up against the wall.
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  8. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Bono must be up there.
  9. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Fuck no. I saw PJ blow him out of the water almost 25 years ago.

    Bono ffs :mad:
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Seun Kuti has been the most impressive in my recent memory....very tall, wearing a skin tight paisely suit, which he later stripped out of, gave a full workout 3 hr nonstop pure energy set, sang with conviction, danced hard, picked up a sax, played some keyboards, even found time to have a little rant about how shit Disney and Black Panther is...I never saw Fela but Seun is far from living in his dads shadow...charisma, talent and conviction by the bucket load
  11. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Pearl Jam? Yeah I like Eddie. :cool:

    Anyway c'mon you can knock him here

    He's so enigmatic :cool:
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  12. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I really hope you're taking the piss :confused::mad:

    PJ as in Harvey. She did support for U2 during their Zooropa tour iirc.
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  13. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Look mate here he is 20 years later he's still got it.

    People just jump up on stage 'unplanned' and join him because he's so alluring. :cool: You can' knock his stage presence.
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that sounds like one of those shreds youtube clips :D
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  16. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

  17. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Ant and Dec?
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    whyaye its PJ (n Duncan)
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  19. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Looking at that more closely it kind of looks like they're strangling someone hidden under that gold lamé
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  20. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Ira Kaplan
    Thom Yorke
  21. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Never seen Seun but Fela was incredible, hugely charismatic and powerful personality on stage. I can't think of anyone I've seen that came even close to him except maybe James Brown.
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  22. Off the top of my head, from those I can remember seeing;

    Mike Patton
    Dave Gahan
    Dobet Gnahore
    Morrissey (this is circa early 90s. Wouldn't go see him now)
    Nigel (of HMHB)
    George Clinton
    Russell Mael
    Mick Jones
    Elvis Costello
    Damon Albarn
    Holly Johnson
    Rokia Traore
    Kevin Rowland
    Lloyd Cole

    Still haven't seen Waits, though. Or PJ.
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  23. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    I was not aware that this twee twin set of vaudevillian parochialism had such an illustrious past.
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  24. Trent Reznor
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  25. londonkid

    londonkid Well-Known Member

    Trent Reznor
    David Gahan
    Kurt Cobain
    Jim Morrison
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  26. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Leonard Cohen. No theatrics or dancing, but an incredible presence, and it's the only gig I've shed a tear at.
    Ian MacKaye. Saw Fugazi once and when they got on stage and started you felt like the whole crowd swayed back at the wall of energy they projected.
    The main singer from Gogol Bordello. Not super keen on the music, but fucking hell he gives the performance 110%.

    Honorable mention for The Ex, no one person, but the collective presence is incredible.

    Not it, but this comes to closest to the Fugazi gig I saw...

  27. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    Saw Starcrawler at a very small club last month and singer Arrow de Wilde was simply riveting, no one was going for a piss-break or another pint, compelling performance, like a young female Iggy, only better cos she looks so extraordinary, in a fantastic way.
  28. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Ian mackaye fuck yes
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  29. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

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  30. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Only saw Fugazi once. Good (no, great) gig, but I don't remember Mackaye's presence particularly.

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