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Remembering The Blue Nile's 'absolutely riotous' final gig in Galway
"That was the last time we played. And it's probably the last time we will play..."
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 31 Jul 2012
In this fortnight's Hot Press caught up with Paul Buchanan ahead of his Liss Ard appearance
In 2008, the Blue Nile put on an impeccable live show in Galway's Radisson Blu. Even then, founding member Paul Joseph Moore was not present.
Buchanan notes, "There was only three of us to start with and neither Robert (Bell) nor I have seen one of them for years. I think Robert and I both thought he might wander back but he didn't. We genuinely had no idea, why he wasn't around anymore."
You wouldn't usually describe a Blue Nile gig as 'absolutely riotous' but Buchanan does just that when he talks about Galway.
"I was staying in the hotel. We were playing in the ballroom and I got stuck in the glass elevator about 20 minutes before the gig. Pure and utter Spinal Tap! I could see people going into the gig, seeing me and going, 'What is he doing there?'"
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