A powerful BP Fallon ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ to a wildly responsive audience introduces Imelda May at Marlay Park in Dublin

“I believe in being in Dublin
The referendum was great, I have to say
I believe in rock’n’roll
I believe in Imelda May!”

Says BP Fallon: “I had the pleasure of introducing Imelda May on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin to 32,000 fans, doing a spoken-word ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ with a new last verse. She’s incredible and her band are fantastic, the audience were full-on rocking and the whole boogaloo was a gas”.

Video by Shimmy Marcus.

Also appearing on the show were Alabama Shakes and Paolo Nutini.

BP Fallon ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’. Photography by Michelle Geraghty/Golden Plec

Sitting on the double bass – Imelda sings Blondie’s ‘Dreaming’ with Al Gare playing ukelele. Photography by BP Fallon

Hand on shoulder… Photography by BP Fallon

BP Fallon Photographer photographed by Shimmy Marcus

Drummer Steve Rushton goes wild, wonderfully. Photography by BP Fallon

BP Fallon sitting at the side of the stage. Photography by Shimmy Marcus

And later in artists’ catering:

Under The Table – Three Generations – Imelda May & her dad Tony & her daughter Violet. Photography by BP Fallon

And simply because this is completely brilliant:

Jeff Beck & Imelda May & her band perform The Shangri-Las classic ‘Remember (Walking In the Sand)’

Jeff’s guitar-playing is truly amazing – and dig how he reacts to Imelda when she starts singing. Yes!


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John Cale Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by admin on Friday Oct 5, 2012 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll, Ukelele

Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week – from The Velvet Underground
& beyond – John Cale

00:00 BP Fallon 4 play
00:23 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:33 Nookie Wood – John Cale
04:33 Comedown Baby – The Masons
07:21 Dishonest John – The Jim Jones Revue
09:34 BP verbal
10:36 & It Was You – How To Dress Well
13:37 Tribute To Sandy Denny – Phil Lynott & Clann Eadair
17:48 Bust-Out Brigade – Go! Team
20:28 These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For
– Queens Of The Stone Age
23:28 Regular John – Queens Of The Stone Age
28:01 Saying Goodbye – The Greenhornes
30:36 Cum On aka Lowlita – Frank Infante
34:29 Can’t Catch Me – The Bowery Riots
38:03 Jukebox Of Steel – Son Volt
40:55 BP rabbit
42:05 Vampire Café – John Cale
47:46 Gave Me – Jeanne Marine
51:47 Rita Hayworth – Holly Beth Vincent
54:35 Iceberg Slim – The Cujo Family
58:00 BP au revoir
59:10 Sandman (Flying Dutchman) – John Cale
62:51 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
Wang Dang Doodle featuring John Cale, on BTR

Andy Warhol & The Velvet Underground & Nico –
Nico & Andy & Moe Tucker & Lou Reed & Sterling Morrison & John Cale

The Velvet Underground & Nico – design by Andy Warhol
– Peel Slowly And See

The Bowery Riots – My Time Has Come

Jeanne Marine by & © BP Fallon

The Greenhornes & BP Fallon by & © Bruce Alexander

Frank Infante & Nigel Harrison – & the photographs
of Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood & Jimmy Page –
by & © BP Fallon

How To Dress Well – Total Loss

Rita Hayworth

Jim Fitzpatrick & Phil Lynott & Peter Fallon


The Velvet Underground & Nico – Venus In Furs

Jeanne Marine & BP Fallon – Comme Ci Comme Ca


Breakthru Radio

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Jeanne Marine & BP Fallon – Comme Ci Comme Ca – recorded and filmed in London & New York. Words & Music – BP Fallon/Jeanne Marine

A wry tongue-in-chic little tune to mark New York Fashion Week, which kicked off today.

“A little bit here, a little bit there” says BP and Jeanne says “Comme ci, comme ca” while plucking her ukelele.

It’s a cryptic little video that could’ve been shot by Andy Warhol, it’s that loose and sloppy and strange and charming.

“Fashion is for people who follow” intones BP drily, adding more truthfully “Life is a trampoline of possibilities… I’m a saint and I want to meet a sinner”.

Somewhere over the rainbow, Serge Gainsbourg is smiling…

“Which way is up?” BP Fallon & Jeanne Marine in London with a hammock and a few books. Photograhs by & © Bob Geldof

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