Sunday Driver, Sol Ruiz and Beyonder – live at the Portland Arms and the Forge

Portland Arms - poster

It’s been a busy week for Sunday Driver. Thursday found us at our old stamping ground – The Portland Arms in Cambridge – for a charity night in aid of Cancer Research UK. We were headlining, with support from the Cinematic Kiss, Thirteen and Sol Ruiz.

I forgot my camera, so I only managed to get some camera-phone pics.  So, no pics of the first two bands as they were rubbish (the photos, not the bands!) But here’s a pic of Sol doing her thing:

Sol Ruiz - Portland Arms

She was utterly brilliant, and had the audience in the palm of her hand. We played next, and Sol leaped on stage to join us for our encore, Govinda, immortalised on iPhone forever. Apologies for the crappy sound quality…

Then on Saturday we headed off for a very special gig with some very special guests – the culmination of four days of Indian-influenced shows at the Forge in Camden.

Forge Camden

We kicked off the night with a short performance poetry piece from multimedia artist Beyonder:

Beyonder - Forge Camden

Then Sol Ruiz took to the stage, and put in another great performance, culminating in a singalong about masturbation:

Sol Ruiz - Forge Camden

I still can’t stop singing her song “Pizza Pizza”, during which she was joined by our drummer Scott:

Sol Ruiz and Scott - Forge Camden

After a beer break it was Sunday Driver’s turn, and we brought Beyonder on stage with us for a few tracks:

Sunday Driver and Beyonder- Forge Camden

Here’s a short clip of him performing on our song Daniel’s Grave:

Both Sol and Beyonder joined us for an awesome grand finale, which brought the house down:
Sunday Driver, Sol Ruiz and Beyonder - Forge Camden

Such a fantastic night – one I’ll remember happily for a long time. Thanks to the team at the Forge, and to Simon from Milky Bomb records for bringing Sol along.

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