The Brudenell Social Club Facebook Page ran a ‘competition’ to get free tickets for this gig and I managed to bag a couple (Thanks Nathan!). Neighbour John came along despite the rain that had been so persistent that we might have needed a boat to attend.
First up were the wonderful ‘Eyes & No Eyes‘ – a great four piece who sound more like a 7 piece, mainly thanks to the cello player who over-lays sounds both melodic and scratchy and intense. Quiet with an undercurrent that they could erupt at any point – I was most impressed. Got a copy of their stylish home made tour CD…..these are the things we love about small bands
I’d not come across ‘Gravenhurst‘ before but main man Nick Talbot has quite a back catalogue to explore. He plays quiet guitar lead songs and has got a beautiful picking style that puts you in a dreamy state. The harmonies by his 2 female band mates were just gorgeous and had me thinking I was in the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks. He apologised for his constant guitar tuning which reminded me of why Mike Harding got into telling funny stories – he was in a band with a guitarist who was ‘a tone deaf perfectionist’ & he had to make up stuff to fill in the gaps……
A Great night – go see them
Bob the Chiropodist
01/10/12 – Nick Talbot was on Radio 4’s today programme – have a listen