The Hazlitt Arts Centre in Maidstone was very bubbly and it was fab to have Tilly and some of my family there. Met some fantastic people once again - it seems that folkies are a very good bunch. Everyone I’ve met on this tour has been really lovely! The low point of the evening was when I managed to drop noodles down the dress I was about to perform in while Tils was getting supper in Wagamama. Note to self - always ask for an extra plate when sharing/stealing other peoples food. I hope people didn’t notice or that they thought it was an interesting extra bit of pattern on the front of the dress.
Salisbury last night ended up being very much like a folk club gig. Very cosy and informal, and no lights blinding us so we could see the whole audience - made a nice change actually and was a bit like playing in someones living room. When I arrived before the gig for soundcheck I walked around the whole building and couldn’t find a way in as all the doors were locked! It was a little disconcerting and I did wonder whether I’d turned up on the wrong day. Luckily Sean came to the rescue just as I was starting to panic, phew!
Tonight we’re in Bromsgrove at the Artrix and the sound has been fantastic as has the audience - very smiley and up for a laugh. Below are some pics - me performing at the bottom of a lake, and Kathryn and Sean on fire!
Tomorrow night we’ll be at The Stables in Milton Keynes, which is owned by the rather legendary jazz family, the Dankworths. Their son Alec played double bass on my record and I’ve heard so many great things about the venue, I really can’t wait! xxx