Gaz Coombes at Rotown, Rotterdam, Thursday 12 April 2018

Gaz Coombes at Rotown

In advance of the release of his new album World’s Strongest Man full band tour in May, Gaz Coombes has been doing some small solo gigs around Europe. I caught him at Rotown in Rotterdam, which is the first time I’ve been there. I enjoyed the gig (no support, just Gaz on guitar and keyboard with some minimal backing loops), but I didn’t dig the venue. It’s small (250 capacity), which I like, and the sound was fine, but the sight lines to the stage were awful. It feels like a bar first, and a music venue second.

Set list:

  1. Oscillate
  2. Hot Fruit
  3. White Noise
  4. Buffalo
  5. Shit (I’ve Done It Again)
  6. One Of These Days
  7. Deep Pockets
  8. Oxygen Mask
  9. Seven Walls
  10. The Girl Who Fell To Earth
  11. 20/20
  12. Detroit


  1. The Oaks
  2. Matador
  3. Moving (Supergrass)