April 2014 Blog
Written by David Hoyland
What a fantastic month for us! Diving straight in, this was our very first headline gig at Bournemouth Folk Club (Beacon Hotel Rock Cafe) which included wonderful support from our good friends Kaia Vieira and Willowen. Looking back, we couldn’t have asked any more from the packed out venue. We chose to play an eclectic set ranging from our own original folk material to the quirky crowd-pleasing covers that everyone has grown to love. It was also an extra special night for me as it was the eve of my 24th Birthday! Thanks again for the delicious cakes Jo!
The next phase of the tide swept Chris off to the gorgeous beaches of Bali for a couple of weeks, and Lee took some time to explore his ancestral roots in the Land of the Brave (…Scotland). Be sure to keep your ears to the ground for new lyrical inspiration in the coming months.
As April drew to a close, we were lucky enough to be asked by the amazing Ninebarrow duo to support them for their much anticipated album launch at the Lighthouse in Poole. Needless to say we couldn’t wait for the night in question, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. A flawless opening performance from the incredible guitarist that is Will McNicol left the sold out crowd hungry for the next musical feast. We were next up and after breaking out our new Thriller cover, we flowed into an assortment of our own original songs which, according to the press reviews, were very well received, and the highlight of review was being compared to Simon and Garfunkel. It was an honour to open for Ninebarrow and we are very grateful for the opportunity.
In fact, this chapter has been so successful that we are quickly running out of copies of our Beacon Fires EP! So make sure you get one of the first editions before we re-order another batch! We’re also starting to compile a mailing list for eager fans, which you can sign up to on our website for news and random happenings.
I shall leave you with the final uplifting thought that summer is just around the corner (apparently), so we hope to see you all out and about enjoying the local music!