The third of our rescheduled gigs from November/March, this was another sold out banger. It was great chatting to so many musicians and audience members at their first gig/performance of the year and its lovely to receive such positive feedback from people about how we run things outside. Losts of first performances for new, un-released, un-recorded songs from many of the acts, the night flew by.
We were really stoked that about 80% of the audience had arrived before Inside Information took to the stage, which shows fantastic support for new live music. They performed their first ever full set of only original songs impressing us all. This was swiftly followed by the wonderfully entertaining, self-deprecating Callum Kerrigan whose dark introspection silenced the whole garden to the point you could hear a pin drop.
Ben Mark Smith had his work cut out after that, but proved what an accomplished lyricist he is, driving many to tears (I’m not crying, you’re crying) with his emotive story-telling. If you’re free on 26th July 2021 you can catch his album launch in Eastwood (tickets still available here!). This was closely followed by the very talented Fine Art Society with tight-knit harmonies and accomplished playing.
This left Scribble Victory to finish the night, fuelled by dutch courage and dreams of Biggin Hill, they debuted several new tracks, trotted out some well-known favourites and punctuated by collapsing into fits of laughter. Absolutely endearing.
A great night full of catch-ups and smiles. Here’s some photographic evidence.