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This guitar has seconds to live – September Sing #13

Bourne Beat Hotel on Wednesday, an amazing, almost tense atmosphere in the most incredible room packed full of gig posters of every shape and style of music on every available space on the walls. Secret Musician’s Club indeed. My guitar decided it didn’t want to play without putting up a fight against its battery and any lead attached to it but I eventually got a sound out of it.

Thursday was at The Dancing Jug and an audience of the barman and a very drunk girl. The barman had a stab at Wonderwall when I played it for him and the girl tried to steal the mic on several occasions. I’m not sure she knew what she wanted to do with it though. A fantastic night’s music, however, with the Bluesmen Three on scorching form, Ant the perfect host as always, and I allowed to do two sets. Nice jam with blues Pete and Ant on the last song too.

Setlists:

Bourne Beat/Secret Musician’s Club, 19th September

Message In A Bottle

Without Words

Pandora

I Want You Bad

Somebody To Love

Dancing Jug, 20th September

Say Hello Wave Goodbye

Message In A Bottle

Without Words

Under Pressure

Jumping Jack Flash

Four Seasons In One Day

Pandora

Staying Alive

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September Sing #12

Hello, avid reader, tis I, the crazy gig quest hobbit!
I’m kind of right in the middle of it all right now. The last few gigs have been eventful, fun, busy. Tonight’s gig above.

Saturday was at the Marine in Milford-On-Sea. Really beautiful venue, really great music, really great crowd. Annie, Cardigan Joe, Leighton, Big Daddy G were all fab to be with. Dave and a young guy I remember as Danny were really brilliant on the mic. BDG had a new song about Annie which was really great. A lovely night and Annie and Leighton renamed September Sing as ‘The Quest’.

Sunday at the Nelson was also great. Same guys and gals as the night before. I was racing back at breakneck speed from London to get to the gig in time and was rather frazzled when I arrived. However, it’s one of the best renditions of the song Annie and her Mum now call the George Harrison one that I’ve done. You can really feel when you and the crowd are feeling a song and we all felt it that night.

Monday was similar at Camden. I did I Want You Bad at Tim’s request and Pandora and everyone seemed just a little enthralled, which is such a wonderful feeling. I felt warmly nostalgic there that night and those three gigs were a high point of this whole thing. I think I get a nostalgia from Camden when the weather gets colder because that’s when I first played there so I could feel that ‘just like the first time’ feeling. Actually it’s almost exactly a year ago that i first played there. Also got lots of very nice comments from people who seemed to love the set and got to chat to Mark, who played the most incredible, powerful set, about gigging and the perils and highs and also quickly chatted to some of the other people playing. And got to see one half of Team Graeme again which was wonderful. Hopefully see them both next Monday.

And last night I was at O’Neill’s. Si Genaro quotes for this week, ‘be gentle with Sarge, he’s going through the change’ and a personal favourite of mine: ‘prawnography’. I was lucky enough to be accompanied by Ant, Tom and Leo on the last song and there’s a little bit of video of us together which I’ll put somewhere soon.

Setlists:
Marine, Saturday 15th:

Jumping Jack Flash

Without Words

Pandora

Staying Alive

Somebody To Love
Nelson Tavern, Sunday 16th:

Staying Alive

Without Words

Camden, Monday 17th:

I Want You Bad

Pandora

O’Neill’s, Tuesday 18th:

Without Words

Pandora

Somebody To Love

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September Sing #9

So I did something I am disappointed with myself for…I didn’t make it for a gig. I’m not proud, but I had a legitimate excuse which was pure, naked exhaustion. 7.30am mornings built up to convince me it was impossible to do four gigs in a working week. I really hope I don’t miss any more.

O’ Neill’s was fun, and populated by half of Bournemouth it seemed. Si Genaro quote of the week, ‘no friends in the music business, only acquaintances.’

What was really great was when a lady called Helen, who really must be in her 70s at least, got up and sang Summertime and Crazy and other jazz standards acappella. She was definitely the star of the night.

So no Anvil on Wednesday, but I played at The Dancing Jug again tonight and I nailed it, I mean I REALLY nailed it. I don’t know how good I was or wasn’t but it felt good. I was excited to be there, Ant’s one of the nicest guys around the music venues, and pretty much all I tried to do worked. Felt buzzy afterwards. Got three drunk girls and a fab blues guitarist dancing at one point. And enjoyed lots of other music, including Plug-In Dave of whom perhaps a photo soon!

Set Lists:

O’ Neill’s – 11th September 2012

Without Words

Pandora

Somebody To Love

Dancing Jug – 13th September 2012

Jumping Jack Flash

Just Like Heaven

Without Words

Staying Alive

Somebody To Love
Next gig, The Marine in Milford, really excited to see the place, looks pretty beautiful!

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Bee Gees

Here… have some 21 magic Bee Gees moments. Go on, treat yourself:

Don’t Want To Live Inside Myself

Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)

More Than A Woman

Baby As You Turn Away

Staying Alive

Nothing Could Be Good

Odessa

Walking Back To Waterloo

How Deep Is Your Love

South Dakota Morning

You Know It’s For You

Paradise

To Love Somebody

Charade

New York Mining Disaster 1941

Massachusetts

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Jive Talkin’

The Longest Night

Love You Inside Out

Night Fever

I hope Robin and Maurice are harmonising together out there somewhere.

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