The Stone Roses, one of Britain’s best and most iconic bands, played their first London gig in 22 years last Saturday, and it was well worth the wait. After a busy Saturday cutting hair Gents of London Barbers were there to witness the glorious event. In full glare of Wembley Stadium, and a still baking hot summer sun, the band reminded everyone there what they’d been missing out on all that time. The crowd, who were a real mixture of young and old, were already in electric mood by the time the band walked on, and the set list didn’t disappoint as classic after classic was pumped out. Star of the show was John Squire, who is undoubtedly one of Britain’s best ever guitarists, but everyone played their bit. Opening with I Wanna Be Adored and closing with I Am The Resurrection (plus everything in between like Fools Gold, Elephant Stone, Love Spreads and many more) it was 90mins of nostalgia, sun, booze, great music and lots of swagger.
Their self titled début album was played pretty much in its entirety, and rightly so. Not many bands have albums of such quality, and even less bands have that quality from album number one. You’ll find most of that album on the Gents of London Barbershop Spotify playlist, along with a few of their other hidden gems. It got us thinking in the shop, what is the best gig or show we’ve ever been too? Find out below…
Bradley: Oasis, Finsbury Park, 2002
Greg: Carl Cox, Gashouder, Amsterdam, 2015
Sammy: Kings of Leon, Hyde Park, 2017
James: Tom Jones, Live at Midnight, Every Christmas
Regulars to the barbershop will know that we have been working long and hard at formulating our own bespoke male grooming product range. It has been hard work and a long road with many bumps – but no one said it was going to be easy.
Even before our official launch and new website Gents of London Structure Cream & Carbon Clay has been flying out of the barbershop door.
We also have some beautiful Gents of London shaving hardware, including traditional twin razors and MAC3 compatible razors. Shave creams, shaving bowels and badger brushes. You can buy them individually or in a set.
With a new website in development buying on-line will soon be as easy as buying over the counter in our Amwell Street shop.
Lots more information to come. Samples are available on request.
We are also giving away a FREE haircut at our glorious Central London barbershop. Located merely a short walk from Kings Cross and Angel Islington tube station.
This will be their first London gig of 2017 and the day before the gang head off on their European tour.
To enter just click on the image of the guys performing live in our barber shop at the top of the page and like the Facebook link – simple as that – good luck.
Here’s a few of our ‘choice’ favorites from Heavy Ball to get you in the mood, enjoy.
Its been a little while since we posted anything new in the Gents of London Barbershop Journal. Its been a busy start to 2017 and we have made a few improvements to the salon for your viewing pleasure. The front of the barbershop has been fully redecorated along with a new beautifully hand painted Gents of London logo.
At the back end of last year our barbershop was featured in a mod inspired short film by the talented Emma-Roas Dias commissioned by Channel 4 for Random Acts. Narrated by the legend that is – Mr Paul Weller. We were honored to be involved and thought we’d share it today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.