Noel Gallagher Surprises At Marriott Tribute
One of London's smaller venues saw some of British rock music's most influential musicians come together to pay tribute to former Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott on Friday. The threOne of London's smaller venues saw some of British rock music's most influential musicians come together to pay tribute to former Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott on Friday. The three-hour gig at the Astoria Theatre, culminating in the surprise appearance of Oasis' Noel Gallagher, was organized to mark the 10th anniversary of Marriott's death and to raise money for the Small Faces Charitable Trust.
The concert quickly became a family affair, with Marriott's son Toby and daughter Molly on guitar and backing vocals respectively, Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey playing drums, and late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's daughter Debbie providing lead vocals at various points in the show.
Gallagher and Oasis' Gem Archer joined with former Ja m/Style Council frontman Paul Weller and ex-Faces Kenney Jones and Ian McLagen for Small Faces cuts such as "Become Like You" and "Get Yourself Together." The event also featured a reunion by the surviving members of Humble Pie -- Peter Frampton, "Clem" Clempson, Jerry Shirley, and Greg Ridley -- who performed such favorites as "Four Day Creep," "Shine On," and "Don't Need No Doctor."
Gallagher and Archer substituted nicely for the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock and the Who's Roger Daltrey, both of whom were previously announced to perform but did not appear. For a full review of the concert, click here.