Posted on September 26, 2010 at 3:34 am

I have never felt so lucky or had so much fun in my entire career as I did with this awesome band and the unbelievable Anika Noni Rose in London this week. Two sold-out shows at the Garrick Theatre (which is where I saw my first show in the West End ever, 15 years ago!) with a magnificently enthusiastic audience, all singing along and getting on their feet. When I was a kid and dreamed about being a rock star, I imagined it would feel exactly like this. I can’t thank Neil Eckersley and Paul Spicer enough for bringing us over, providing us with a great crew, and getting the house filled. And a million thank yous to Alastair Lindsey-Renton, who looked after all of us so marvelously and made sure that every detail was taken care of. Rule Britannia!

I am having the best time collaborating with Anika Noni Rose, a wonderful actress and a consummate musician, as sensitive and brave and gifted as anyone I’ve ever worked with. I hope we’ll be doing shows together for a long time; I am blessed to have such an extraordinary partner.

(There’s some irony in the fact that I made my West End debut as a performer before any of my shows have been performed on a West End stage, but what the Hell, we had a good party anyway!)

Low Morals and High Prices (excerpt from Trumpet of the Swan)

No Way Now

I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes)

Stars and the Moon (Songs for a New World)
Anika Noni Rose

One More Thing Than I Can Handle
Anika Noni Rose

King of the World (Songs for a New World)

Christmas Lullaby (Songs for a New World)
Anika Noni Rose

I Can Do Better Than That (The Last Five Years)
Anika Noni Rose

Being A Geek (“13”)

There With You

Nothing In Common (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes)

When You Say Vegas (Honeymoon In Vegas)

Still Hurting (The Last Five Years)
Anika Noni Rose

I’d Give It All For You (Songs for a New World)
JRB & Anika Noni Rose

The Old Red Hills of Home (Parade)

All Things In Time
Anika Noni Rose

Caravan of Angels

Brand New You (“13”)
JRB & Anika Noni Rose

Moving Too Fast (The Last Five Years)

Encore: Someone To Fall Back On

Piano: Jason Robert Brown
Electric & Acoustic Guitar: Gary Sieger
Electric & Fretless Bass: Randy Landau
Drums: Chuck Sabo
Trumpet: Simon Gardner
Trombone: Pete Beachill
Alto & Tenor Sax: Roger Wilson
Flute, Tenor & Baritone Sax: Phil Todd

Musical contractor: Maurice Cambridge, Accord Music Ltd.

And now, finally, back home! Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour, it’s been an incredible success!