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Ed Sheerhan at Glastonbury.

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[quote name='the boy' timestamp='1498473549' post='3324776']
He's a one man Beatles.
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So were The Beatles..! :lol: :P

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I think his songs are samey too but he did have 9 of the top 10 singles the week his new album came out, so I think my opinion is likely a minority one...
My elder daughters like his tunes too, i think middle-aged bass players isn't his target market.
Plus it has inspired countless buskers with loop pedals to hit the streets...

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[i]The Sherlocks are brilliant, played with them in September and they're superb[/i].

These guys when they were just starting out cut their teeth at one of the local jamnights I helped run. Always hoped they were destined for good things.

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[quote name='The59Sound' timestamp='1498477790' post='3324825']
Again - I'm sure the people who were actually there loved it. Why are you watching it if you think it's crap? The mind boggles.
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How would you know whether you liked it if you didn't watch it?

There were some hooks in there in places and he did work the crowd OK. The show flowed nicely, but there were long periods of fairly bland singer-songwriter rambling melodies. His voice isn't much to write home about either, and the loop thing is a fairly well worn gimmick these days. All respect to him for being where he is, but I definitely get the feeling he was one of many guys doing the exact same thing to the exact same standard who just happened to be in front of the right folks at the right time.

Would have been a great afternoon or early evening set, but not headline material for me. I suppose it should have been obvious, as I came in to it after a gig, but my wife and I were both disappointed as we began realise that we were actually watching the final performance of the night.

There were clearly a lot of people there having a great night, and singing along, so what do I know?! However he seems like one of [i]those[/i] kind of artists- I don't know anyone who actually finds him very impressive, but someone out there must be buying his records!

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Ed Sheeran. Don't know any of his stuff, heard him interviewed previously, seems a nice enough bloke, so I thought I'd give him a punt.

Lasted maybe less than 90 seconds and had an early night. Each to their own.

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[quote name='Cato' timestamp='1498424763' post='3324559']
I realise the whole acoustic guitar and looper thing is his thing, but I reckon he'd be better off with a band.

And a grown up's guitar.
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[quote name='ROConnell' timestamp='1498464797' post='3324697']
I don't think he was that great imho. Needs a band to fill out the sound. Also his guitar is horrible looking and sounding.
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[quote name='bassace' timestamp='1498465886' post='3324708']
A street corner busker. With loops.
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^ all of this. I didn't watch his Glastonbury set, admittedly, but having heard some of his songs, I'm left genuinely wondering: [b]What exactly is he doing that KT Tunstall didn't already nail about ten years before?[/b]

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Brilliant set from a brilliant guy. What he has done for pop music is great. Decent, honest, music that transcends genres and without any horrible autotune or massive overproduction. Loved it!

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I only know the one song (Shape of you), but.. he didn't do it for me. it doesn't help that I got bored of looping 10 years ago, and his guitar sounded like like someone beating bed springs with cutlery.

When he started rapping, I LOLed and turned over.

(I happily acknowledge that millions of people disagree with me).

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He seems a decent enough lad and you've gotta respect his cojones, getting out there in front of that crowd on his own. Not my bag at all but there are far worse douchebags out there earning heaps of dosh and with far less talent. I keep giving Radiohead chance after chance and watched 40 mins of their set but their music is still plain dull. I don't get all the fanboy worship. Chic delivered but I thought all that slap n' pop was out of place and I'm a huge fan of the style. Still not quite the same without Nard. Also watched the Foos set. Not a band I follow but there's no doubting DG's stage presence. Pity the rest of of his band cant match him. I dipped in and out over the 3 days but didn't see much else that made me sit up and take notice. There were also many hugely boring sets e.g. London Grammar. Ay caramba, this band have lowered the bar for bland.

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There were a few smaller acts I liked that I don't remember the name of. I liked Royal Blood and Foo Fighters. I haven't seen chic yet or some of the other acts that I expect I will like.

I am sure if I was there I would have loved everything, as it is different when you are live, but Ed Sheeran really isn't my sort of thing - I am sure he is great at what he does but I have seen people who I felt were better at that and it still bored me. I really am not a fan of acoustic guitars and as previously said, looping only has so much time of keeping interest. I am not doubting his talent.

I am not sure what people are supposed to be jealous of though?

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[quote name='The59Sound' timestamp='1498492177' post='3324990']
Were there any acts that anyone liked? I smell a lot of jealousy here. Could be wrong. :)
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Chic were fantastic, Royal Blood smashed it, The Courteeners sounded pretty good, and the Killers doing Mr Brightside made hairs on the back of my neck stand up, I tried our Ed couldn't get into it, turned over to Biffy Clyro who shouted at me a lot but sounded ok, possibly not as shouty as Foo Fighters and Radiohead, oh Radiohead I so wanted to like the set but it just didn't happen....well there's my Glastonbury review for you!

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[quote name='The59Sound' timestamp='1498492177' post='3324990']
Were there any acts that anyone liked? I smell a lot of jealousy here. Could be wrong. :)
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I watched far too many hours, liked- almost all of it, loved - royal blood, FF, Killers, The Sherlocks, didn't like - Radiohead, very dreary, Ed, one trick pony, Biffy Clyro, usually love them but just too shouty and not at their best by a long way. I even watched ten minutes of Katy Perry!

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Just watched the Chic set - honestly so good a performance and so tight as a band I was watching thinking that maybe I should just give up!
Still there has to be something to aim for!

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Whenever I see a solo singer-songwriter get up at our Open Mic, I always ask them if they'd like a little Bass to beef up their sound. They usually agree....next time you play Glasto Ed, I'm up for it!

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[quote name='Daz39' timestamp='1498476789' post='3324813']middle-aged bass players isn't his target market.
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Sad but true :(

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I watched for 20 minutes, but drifted away - sure, it's awesome looping work and he has it off to a T, but a band would have engaged me much more. This is ja bit too much like busking.

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[quote name='planer' timestamp='1498431445' post='3324620']
Busiest guitar tech of the night.
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That's Super-Trev! He's Level 42 / Mark King's tech too.
Lovely chap, really nice guy & very good at his job.
Good to see him on the telly box between songs during the set.

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[quote name='Elfrasho' timestamp='1498424871' post='3324561']
....Ed Sheerhan and a guitar has its limits imo.
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Fixed.

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[quote name='gareth' timestamp='1498681289' post='3326352']
At the same time The Killers play the John Peel stage!
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Outstanding performance. The highlight of Glastonbury for me this year.

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