03.05.2015 Cheltenham Jazz Festival - Reset Tour

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03.05.2015 Cheltenham Jazz Festival - Reset Tour

I love the Cheltenham Jazz festival: I normally binge on seeing the blues artists (Matt Schofield, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepard), but the night before this gig I saw GoGo Penguin and they were phenominal, supporting Giles Peterson. That mancunion trio blew everyone away, and their drummer was an insane fast groover! Check them out.

I volunteered at the jazz festival 2 years prior, so its really great to be back there actually playing it. I had a 40 minute set, and tried out some new songs, got the great turnout to all sing along to the last song of my set "Puzzle Wood".

I was followed by Rosa Rebecka who enchanted everyone with her voice, check her out!

See you in the next one,

TE x.

 

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19.02.2015 Trinity Bar - Reset Tour

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19.02.2015 Trinity Bar - Reset Tour

It looks like not the entire nation stayed in to witness who killed Lucy Beale last night, as there was a great turnout at the Parlour Party! Club tropicana and the drinks were... cheap! So the crowd were in great spirits with spontaneous percussion being busted out from the audience.

Venues that dress up stages always feel so good to play: pseudo-americana red white and blue drapes really gave the place atmosphere. 

Lee Williams took some great photos, really apprieciated how much they do there!

Lessons learnt: the bigger the umbrella the better. Q.E.D.

See you in the next one,

TE x.

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09.02.2015 The Gallimaufry - Reset Tour

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09.02.2015 The Gallimaufry - Reset Tour

Luck was on my side it seemed that day, despite (or inspite) of bird crap landing 1 foot away from me whilst walking down Bristols Highstreet! There were onlookers who witnessed this matrix like dodge (or poor aim from the aforementioned Pidgeon), with even a light applause.

I arrived early at the venue for some pre-gig grub, consisting of their pork belly with chorizo balls: super quality gravy and super cheap! I'm not used to such gormet dining (I'm obviously a Toby Carvery man) and I should really be getting paid to say this. Chuman did a great job with the sound and monitoring, and all the bar staff were great fun bantering: remember kids, don't "drink and bartend"! I can now ask for my usual and get room temperature water (good for the voice), and quote a Norm-ism in jest whenever I enter.

I played this gig with your friend and mine, Omar Ramlugon. With his sharp leather jacket and even sharper wit, he busted out stellar covers of Chuck Ragan and Menzinger songs. I was extremely impressed and can't wait to gig more with him.

The stage felt really good to play on: it was only slightly elevated, so whilst it felt like a stage it also was very intimate, leaving little barier between performer and listener. A big audience also means a noisey one however: so big, loud songs were in order.

 

See you in the next one: don't be late,

TE x.

 

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