A Perfectly executed landing!
This night was a very special if what somewhat sad occasion, an evening of mixed emotions as it was Gareth Benyon's last gig as part of Minor Pilot.
There comes a time in most people’s lives when they have to make one of those big, life changing, decisions, Gareth has decided to resume his medical training and one day may be poking around inside someone rather than caressing the strings of his guitar, if the former is in anyway going to be influenced by the latter then mankind (Or certainly any of his potential future patients) will have nothing to worry about!
Anyway, more of the mighty Minor Pilot later, the evening was kicked off by Tibetan Sky, now anyone who knows, or knows of the band will probably have wondered, “How on earth are Tibetan Sky going to go down at the Red Lion?”, let’s face it, Tibetan Sky are different, very different, any band playing melodic, complex rock music with a Tibetan singer who sings not only in his native tongue but also in the traditional Tibetan style is going to be different!
The strange thing is that it works, it may take a bit of getting used to but it works, it was interesting watching people pile in from outside to listen to the band when they started, stay for a song or two, wander back outside (It was a rather lovely warm evening and you can hear the music quite clearly outside anyway) and then wander back in and stay until they had completed their set with an absolutely storming final number which saw Ollie on drums (Perhaps better known as the stick-man from The October Game) really going for it! Complex, strange, but somehow completely entrancing.
A little later than planned and with the available time cut from the hour set they were to play to a more or less 45 minute slot Minor Pilot took to the stage and from start to finish delivered a totally consummate set.
|The mighty Minor Pilot in full flow|
|Gareth 'Gazz' Benyon|
Watch this space:-
Grant - Sept 2014.