Avoiding the rain, or just scaring it off. I'm not sure.
Well, it’s taken me a little while to get around to posting this. Back in October I was booked to play at a wedding, specifically that of Graham and Karen Turner, at a crazy old monument of a place called Carr Hall, which is near Halifax. It was a bit of a manic day getting everything together, avoiding the rain, and trying to find the place (blindly following a sat-nav that blatantly refused to acknowledge the existence of the M62, and repeatedly tried to take me across it).
Anyway. I eventually found the place, unloaded colossal amounts of gear, and made some noise for a few hours. The rain must’ve heard what was about to happen and decided to bugger off, thankfully. I positioned myself on top of a hot tub, which is quite possibly the most unconventional stage I’ve taken to, and hoped that I wouldn’t stumble over and go through the lid.
Yours truly, together with a the lucky man himself, and the finest transport known to man.
I’d gone for a fairly loop-based set, mainly due to the length of time I had to fill, so set up consisted of Boss looper, Akai delay, Space Chorus, and a couple of other effects, assaulted alternately by guitar, harmonica, mandolin and Theremin.
Anyway, the resultant musical meanderings managed to find their way onto a recording, which I’ve only just got around to cleaning up and making (almost) fit for public consumption. The recording was taken straight out of the PA, and vocals are fairly low throughout, although that’s probably no bad thing.
Anyway, these are for Graham and Karen. You’re top guys and I hope everything is going great for you lucky buggers in Australia. And now I’ve sorted out the sound, a CD or two will, as promised, be winging itself your way. Oh, and here’s also to Graham’s brother, who’s name I can’t recall, but who fell foul of a few too many Strongbows during the course of the afternoon and stole someone’s posh bedroom to have a kip in before being awoken by my racket and nipping down to say some very complimentary words. And then he blagged me some free food too! Good work fella!
Warm up Warm up
My Theremin playing face.
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Call Me The Breeze Call Me The Breeze
Heart of Gold Heart of Gold
Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad Goin’ Down the Road, Feelin’ Bad
Old Man Old Man
Four & Twenty _ Carry On _ Questions Four & Twenty / Carry On / Questions
Warm up Warm up
Far too much gear for a one-man enterprise. Hence the finest transport known to man!
Tangled Up In Blue Tangled Up In Blue
Over The Hill Over The Hill
Me and My Uncle Me and My Uncle
The Weight The Weight
Red House Red House
Baby, Please Don’t Go Baby, Please Don’t Go
May You Never May You Never
Down By The River Down By The River
Norweigian Wood Norweigian Wood