Friday night - pleasant pub gig at the OPO. Played from 8.45 till 10.45, Ben Hughes plays from then until 11.15 and then I suppose I carried on until 12.00 after that.
Ben Hughes, who I met on the day, plays very chilled-out blues on his one-some. Good fella; met him through Matthew Galliers.
Nice that Chris Wright was working on the bar - can't believe it was a year ago last Friday that his youngest was born.
Did a little mini-set for James Mitchell, Sacha Molin and Connor Grady when I arrived, was noice.
Best to thank Sam Morecroft, Sarah Marshall, Lindsay Mitchell, Kevin Duffy, Nick Whitehurst, Ryoko Whitehurst, Hamish McKeown, Fergus McKeown, Jake Scott, Matt Galliers, Ben Hughes, Andy Bullough, Liz Andre, John Goodall, Connor Grady, Sacha Molin, James Mitchell, Dan Puckey, Mark Puckey, Jade Colley, Tracey Colley, Joey Colley, Katherine Hannaford, Francesca Fletcher, Cal Brockel, George Sambrook, Grant Widdowson, Steph Hunt, Bill Torgeson, Matt Wright, Miles Shepherd, Sarah Sinead Dodd, woman from Newport, her husband, Pete Kilby, Laura Jebb, Ellen Jones, Lucy Balcombe, Joe Allan, Tom Davies, Tony B, Dave Stevens, Tom Wyatt, Matt Clough, Jack Martain, Anley Baker, Emma Price and Jess Reid. I'm sure that's everybody.
Apologies to Catherine Mackworth and her friends, obviously...
Having been to a cracking open mic the night before, my voice was definitely a bit tired by Saturday morning...hopefully it should be fine for the gig at the Salopian on Saturday and the gig the day after at the Coach and Horses in Market Drayton.
Today, I might attempt to use my home recording setup again....