Night open-mic hosted by Rob
"The Alchemic Manifestation of Pain"
Bit of a delay writing this report as I've been upgrading the Affaire de Coeur Music Ltd website (go take a look!) However I remember it was another enjoyable Bohemian Night though I felt my performance was a little lacklustre for reasons that I don't know.
As always it's a dangerous game talking about highlights of the evening as everyone was mostly great. However with the understanding that it's a taste thing I still recall that I liked the following:
- Rob Sowden's first song which cut through for me. I don't know if it's just the lowering of his songs by half a tone but they seemed different to me and I made more of a connection with them than I normally do
- I probably said enough about Helen Cuthberston-Reid in the previous post but once again I enjoyed Helen's voice and energy
- It's always good to hear and see the "virtuosic" Raji K's songs. But the thing that struck me tonight was how his fingers stretch so far across the fret-board and move so quickly, tarantula-like. (Do you see my masterplan there? People won't be able to watch him now without imagining spiders!) Always impressive.
- And finally Maija. I think the last time I saw Maija play solo she nailed it and she did it again tonight. I remember watching some of the audience - they were transfixed, mesmerised as pain was manifested before them like some sort of alchemy. I think the connection she made with the audience is what most of us aspire to.
Also, just a reminder I'm supporting Robert Sowden on Saturday at The Greyhound