By kevinhewick, Jan 22 2015 12:21PM
Back from a very enjoyable weekend in Birmingham with Debra seeing (and meeting) the enchanting First Aid Kit at The Symphony Hall I arrived at The Cookie to find owner Tinny deeply concerned about his son who had seemingly vanished after a night out, thankfully he did turn up later but I really felt for his dad, anything like that I feel a real empathy for because of my own personal reasons.. This was another one of those hows, lowly attended but filled with top quality music. The Wild Man Of Europe were like cult folkists complete with musical saw and Simon Waldram was as outstandingly original as usual. Our set was full of our customery good humour and spontaneity including a version of new 2015 song 'Mr Reed' with me singing lines written minutes before going onstage. Our fourth perfomance as a trio, David and Mark just lifting my game so much higher.. A snippet of The Doors 'The End' at the end, my right hand about killing me but no pain no gain.. An excellent first show of the year, new songs and established songs transformed by this band line-up.
1,000 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR AFTER YOU DIE
A YOUNG MAN'S DREAM OF REVOLUTION
A LOVER AND AN UNKIND WORD
LOVE AND GUTS
By kevinhewick, Jan 9 2015 5:31PM
David Dhonau plucks the bass, Mark Haynes strikes the djembe and stuff and I folk off on the acoustic guitar and following our 3 spirited debut shows in December 2014 we now enter 2015 at: The Cookie Leicester January 18th with The Wild Man Of Europe and Simon WaldramThe Silk Kite Tamworth January 28thJack D's Atherstone January 29thThese are all 30 minute sets. We play sitting down in a 'crab formation' with me as the crab head slightly back and Dhonau and Haynes as the pinchers - this is all for mutual eye contact and due to my right hand problems, whilst it is in a splint I've found that I can play the guitar better sat down.
By kevinhewick, Jan 9 2015 5:29PM
2015 is already underway, writing my first 2015 lyrics earlier tonight parked in a mini bus in Grove Farm Triangle near Sainsburys with Lou Reed's 'Animal Serenade' blasting out on the CD player.. The new new album is nearly ready.. nearly. Details soon but 'nuff said that it contains 15 songs and is over 70 minutes long. The trio is also now underway.. Mark 'Flash' Haynes is as ever the one drummer / percussionist who will do this Hewick thing and we are joined by David Conrad Dhonau on bass, cello and electronica. It's all very exciting, like being 17 rather than 57 except at 17 I didn't fight possible carpel tunnel syndrome, type 2 diabetes and a bad case of the old man blues.. However 2015 looks like it is going to be productive and creative.
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