So it finally arrived – Sunday Driver’s big gig at the Forge Arts Venue in Camden. Thanks to everyone who came down – it was a great crowd.
We had an absolute blast at the gig, despite the whole night being tinged with sadness as it was tabla player Goshi’s last gig before he emigrates to Singapore later this week.
My sister Helen acted as compere and got the evening off to a fine start with a couple of songs on her trusty uke:
We played two sets and managed to get through a huge number of songs, including my latest new song, Clockwork Tiger:
We’re gutted to be saying goodbye to Goshi (aka Rahul Ghosh) – he first played with us about 6 years ago, then left to go to university, then came back. Yes, we’ve been going that long…
There were at least a few tears when we all said goodbye. It’s the end of an era for sure, but not the end of Sunday Driver by any means. We’ve got the superbly talented Renu Hossain standing in for our summer gigs, and we’re currently looking for a permanent replacement.
So if you know any tabla players who’d like to join us (or, indeed, you are one…), please get in touch!