Bit late with this, but I’ve been off on my travels (Detroit, Somerset, Pitstone and Cheltenham – Rock and Roll!).
Here are a few pics from Sunday Driver‘s last London gig at the Good Ship in Kilburn, warming up for our trip to the World Steam Expo.
Thanks to the vagaries of London Underground (I swear, if the Tube network isn’t running like a fucking Swiss cuckoo clock by 2012, I’m demanding my tax back) it was rather sparsely attended, which is a damn shame as the other acts were *amazing*. Of course, we were brilliant too, but that goes without saying.
We arrived early and hung around for ages, making the place look untidy.
First up was Mahoney and the Moment, a charming vocal/guitar duo:
Next, the aptly named Gemma Dunlovely, who got the small but perfectly formed crowd warmed up with some heartfelt tunes:
Sunday Driver played next – we had a great time and people seemed to really like our set. That may also have had something to do with the cookies and brownies I made for the audience…
Next up were the totally awesome Fruli Schu, who kicked it out of the park with their Mike Patton-esque, energetic set. By the end of it, the guitarist was rolling around on the floor – now that’s what I call commitment to the cause.
There was a bit of down-time while the final band set up.
Last on the stage were the Kuicorder Quartet, introduced by comedian and DJ Iain Lee. They’d just arrived from Japan, and were literally the cutest band ever, from their moptop haircuts to their enthusiastic (but somewhat broken English) explanations of their songs.
From the word go, the audience was entranced. Playing an assortment of recorders, guitars, percussion and melodica, their music was utterly joyous. I particularly enjoyed theie cover of the Beatles’ I’ve just seen a face. And their rendition of the Imperial Death March from Star Wars was about as sinister as a gambolling baby Tauntaun.
A brilliant night all round. Shame on everyone who thought about coming but didn’t – you missed out an on incredible live music experience.