Band / Andrew Shearer
"Obama 1 : American Pie 0"
For my set there seemed to be some good interaction with the audience who at times were quite appreciative. Interestingly last night I felt that my own material was better received than the "crowd pleasers". It's always risky playing American Pie but it was the look of not another b***dy verse, that persuaded me to miss two verses out. I'm coming to the conclusion that perhaps it's not such a good one to end on anymore (or perhaps even play) but the theory was that it would get everyone going for the next band. (When I say going, I don't mean leaving, you understand.) It was amusing to catch the consternation of Silverscreen Band as I started Sympathy For The Devil, you didn't need to be a member of MENSA to deduce that it was in their their set too; I guess there are some advantages to being the support act. I very much enjoyed Silverscreen Band's subsequent set, a six piece of very accomplished musician s (singer, bass, two guitars, sax, cajon) belting out some modern classics.
Thanks to Luke Paulo for venturing out and showing support.
Unfortunately the stage lighting wasn't great but the videos below give a sense of the evening.