It’s been a little while … life has been slightly getting in the way of art, or at least of blogging. Shocking behaviour, Wilde would never have stood for it.
Sunday’s Kindred Spirit gig counts as a resounding success. Largely it went as I predicted in my last post. However, this being England in the summer, what no one could predict was the weather. It was sunny enough to bring out the west London punters – a decent crowd when we played and the riverside filled up still further through the afternoon. It was also blowing a near-gale up the Thames valley! On the previous day the tech crew actually lost a gazebo into the river during setup, and after our set there was localised flooding in the festival site. While we were playing the risks were limited to severely unstable cymbal stands, and some interesting ghost notes coming from Stevie’s flute if she was at the wrong angle to the wind!
You can see some of the wind’s effects (particularly on my hair!), and hear some very fine music notwithstanding the circumstances, in this live video from the gig. Why not subscribe to the Kindred Spirit YouTube channel? There is more footage to come and it would be a shame for you to miss it!
We’ve got not one, not two, but three gigs this weekend:
Saturday afternoon at Wokingham Festival, with food, real ale and a live music line-up running from our set at 5.
Saturday evening at the Rose and Crown, Sandhurst (rare opportunity to see the full 5-piece band do 90 minutes for free!).
Monday lunchtime (it’s a bank holiday remember!) in the Acoustic Tent at Carshalton Environmental Fair.
In between all of that lot, on Sunday I’m squeezing in a meet and greet followed by headlining the Steerage Ball (steampunk for the willing to get dishevelled) at Weekend at the Asylum with the Filthy Spectacula.
See you at something!