Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip – Brudenell Social Club – 15 June 2017

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip go from strength to strength with concerts up and down the country and airtime on BBC 6Music. It’s no suprise to anyone in Leeds who’s followed Mik’s somewhat surreal journey with him over the years. He manages to be hilarious and poignant – often at the same time. 2 full sets tonight with a break in the middle to buy teapots and mugs….and masking tape (!)

The first half contained a lot of new stuff that had the crowd in fits of laughter, with a sure-fire second half of classics that culminated in ‘Sweet Leaf of the North’. You can’t underestimate how much Jonny’s amazing guitar playing and Benson’s groovy bass add to the songs….They still manage to be ace in a field in Glastonbury with minimal equipment, but to hear Jonnys many guitar stylings on a proper stage was a treat.

I loved his hat but couldn’t find one like it on line so messaged Mik to see where he got it from “I got it from a charity shop, Barnado’s on Armley. Cost me £1.49” – What a bargain! Hope to catch him at least once over the Glastonbury week-end….they’re well worth the effort!

Bob the Chiropodist

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