On November 23rd I turned forty, and unbeknownst to me my wife organised a surprise party. She enlisted all the other Shorties, all seven of them, and they worked up a 14 song set (7 originals and 7 covers). Saul had arranged to meet me for a drink, and then when we arrived at the pub he had suggested we go to, I was greeted by a large crowd of friends and family shouting 'Surprise!', and by the news that the Shorties would be playing at the party. There was even a costume for me to wear.

The party was great, and doing the gig was amazing fun. Sadly it wasn't video-d but as you'll see from the photos a great time was had by all. I can't remember a previous occasion when all 8 shorties have appeared on the same stage, and I just wanted the night to go on forever. A huge thank-you to my wife Collette, and to the 7 remaining Shorties for organising the party and rehearsing so hard. It was an amazing night that I'll never forget

The setlist was:


All Muddled Up

Drown Laugh Float

Leopard's Head


40 Years

Holy Man's Hands

Circle Sky

Bad Moon Rising

Brimful Of Asha

Sugar Sugar

It's The End Of the World As We Know It

Is This The Way To Amarillo?

I'm A Believer



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