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Jonny & Thom at Ether Festival

Jonny Greenwood just finished his first night at London’s Royal Festival Hall. At the Ether Festival (Today and tomorrow) The London Sinfionetta performed Jonny’s ‘Smear’ and ‘Piano For Children’. ‘Smear’ was previously played in Leeds and Bruges last year. ‘Piano For Children’ premiered at the Ether Festival. During the interval a selection from ‘The most Gigantic Lying Mouth of all Time‘ was played.
Thom Yorke joined Jonny (playing the Ondes Martenot) and the Nazareth Orchestra performing two songs. One new song premiered, entitled ‘Arpeggi‘. Thom sang from some lyrics sheets and some of the lines “in the deepest ocean”, “the bottom of the sea” and “sunk without a trace” were previously up on
They also played Radiohead b-side ‘Where Bluebirds Fly‘, where Thom was joined by female vocalist, Lubna Salame. Until today, ‘Where Bluebirds Fly’ was never played live before. The track was used as an intro on Radiohead’s shows from 2002.
On the first day at the Royal Festival Hall, Ed O’Brien, Nigel Godrich and Beck were spotted in audience. Jonny and Thom will be performing again tomorrow. [thanks Helene]

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