Thursday, 11 January 2018

I seem to be going

to quite a lot of these singer/songwriter evenings. This time I saw four friends, who if I got it right, are all studying songwriting at uni (now there is a course I would love to do). Nata (from Moldova of all places) started off the evening for us

and Conor Riley followed her.

Leah Bryant was the first act of the second half of the evening and the only one of the night I have seen before

And Richard Fairlie brought the evening to an end. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Waiting Room

in Stoke Newington (now there is a part of London I haven't been since summer, and it was my first time in the Waiting Room). But I was invited or rather called to do a favour and come and see a few bands or performers there on this Wednesday night. First off was Harry Strange (who isn't really strange, even though he does think that Ed Sheeran has ruined it for all ginger singer songwriters playing the guitar (hence the keyboards))

  Then came Up down go machine, which was the only real band of the night (I mean, you know, like all the instruments and stuff), but the bass player found it a bit hard to keep awake during the concert (I know, I bet he is so good that playing a middle of the road bass line is just not good enough for him - so please lads give him the chance to come up with a totally awesome bass solo, he might remain awake throughout the gig if you do)

 And the evening was brought to an end by Gecko, who I enjoyed the most (even though this was the second time I have seen him this year - and it is only 10th January). He has fun lyrics and he likes interacting with the public and keeps you entertained throughout - but hey you will need to think of some new jokes for all those peeps who will come to more of your shows.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Starting the new year the way I hope to continue it

With live music of course (well I do also really really miss performances of all kind as I haven't done a lot of them lately - so help me make it happen). But anyway, to get back to the first day of the year. As I walked into the Monarch (in Camden) Dave Giles was coming to the end of his Nashville fundraiser (you wouldn't believe how many English singer/songwriters go to Nashville to record their LPs), so I didn't get to hear a lot of his songs, but heard a few and I wish him all the best in his endeavours.
He was followed by Gecko and his excellent sense of humour presented in an extremely dry way. He got us all to sing along which can't be bad...
and then Nick Parker took us all on an epic journey to Germany with the four German phrases he knows.

 And Sean McGowan brought the evening to an end with a couple of dark ones.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy new year to you all!!!

A few minutes to go... (Hope you get to spent an extraordinary amount of time doing what you truly love)

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Went to a blues concert

to cheer myself up and the Right Reverend Swiftly LeZarre managed this gargantuan task

but then came the lively Swing Boheme and just ruined it all (not their fault, just not the right music to suit the mood).

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017

Michele & Romeo pre-Christmas special

 Romeo

 Michele 

and guests (Ruth)

and Ren (there were more and you can find the photos of them if you put a tiny bit of effort in this)

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The monthly

silent walk for Grenfell, joined by the fire fighters who were there on the day. After trying to find a way of doing something to support the people affected, my dad came up with an excellent suggestion and I have already started working on it. Love to you all. 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Brexmas

exhibition (the place reminded me a bit of the Alkatraz Gallery in Ljubljana) (and this sculpture shows how Brexit will suck the life out of you)

 followed by Portobello choir (which reminded me of Kombinat (It is bloody obvious that I miss Ljubljana and all the peeps I know there))

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Saturday afternoon at Acklam

with Shaun Kelly (from Shaun Kelly and the Returned Gifts) 

the girl from Twin Arrow playing the theremin 

and Vina Rose sending us gently into the night

Friday, 1 December 2017

Finally

I was back taking photos at performances. This time it was four performances by the students of the South Bank University, who had two weeks to develop performances in the church of St. George the Martyr. I haven't done performances for such a long time and I enjoyed it so much I almost forgot that my shoulders don't work (until I was reminded by the pain that occurred when I tried to lower myself to the floor), but I had such a great time it didn't really matter (so give me more I say).

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

After a while

I met some of my friends at the Green Note (where they always make you feel at home), where we listened to some English musicians who met in Nashville.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Midnight Poem

After knowing Katie for a while and only hearing her sing in her car, I have finally heard her sing live.

Friday, 10 November 2017

It is about as much as

my shoulder's can take these days. I can just about carry the most essential equipment to the closest venue to me, and take a few photographs.

Monday, 23 October 2017

On my way

back home from South Bank university, where I did a bit of photography work,

I stumbled across some London wildlife. 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A day trip to Margate

where I got quite a few nice pics, and while there I also went to see the Turner gallery where I saw the exhibition ARP The Poetry of Forms (one for my friend Jaka), a few Turner's paintings (I do love them) and Tracy Emin's bed (for all of those who thought I went for a day trip to the seaside and just end up photographing beds).