Yes, Bank Holiday weekend and there were just so many gigs and festivals on in various places around the county, country etc. that i would have been happy to have been at but for a number of reasons I needed to 'Stay Local' this weekend, especially as my daughters band, The Blues Blaggers, had a prestige gig at The Orange Tree on the Saturday night as part of the "Sounds of Baldock" weekend, the event that draws to a close the Baldock Festival and is also the main fundraiser for Balstock in September.
Luckily, with Sounds of Baldock, SoundArc Promotions at The Red Lion in Stevenage and of course Blues at the Red on the Sunday night, we (Some of the Fellowship) enjoyed a feast of great music.
So, it all started on the Thursday night at The Red Lion with SoundArc Promotions putting on another damn fine gig with Calm for the Restless and Gelato, both of whom were excellent.
|Calm For The Restless|
We kicked off at The Engine and saw Tower of Joy, Just Dig This and The Hornets:-
|Tower of Joy|
|Just Dig This|
|Vacant (With our very own Smiffy on bass)|
|In ya face!|
|Vacant - Wayne|
|Black River Blues|
|The Blues Blaggers|
|The Blues Blaggers absolutely nailed it|
|The SG's brought the day to a wonderful bouncing close|
Why this of course:-
Another Weekend of Damn Fine Music
So on Thursday night we kicked off with
Calm for the Restless and Gelato at the Red
Two fine bands put on by Andy
SoundArc Promotions, excellent, enough said
On Saturday it was Sounds of Baldock
And again it was Chris and me
We started off at The Engine
Then went on to The Orange Tree
We were joined by a Peter
And members of my family
It was The Blues Blaggers and the SG’s
That they had come down to see
So today we’d seen Tower of Joy and Just Dig This
The Hornets, Vacant and Old Skool
Which was all quite pretty cool
The SG’s finished off the day
In a fine dance dub reggae style
It was another damn fine day of music
More than enough to make us smile
But it wasn’t all done and dusted
It wasn’t all over yet
There was Sunday night for Blues at The Red
How much better could things get?
JFK Blue, what an absolutely amazing band
They played a truly outstanding set
So all in all it was another great weekend
For the Fellowship out at live music events
You can bet whatever you like my friend
We’re all so glad we went!
Until then, have fun, enjoy the wonderful live music where you can, see you down the front some time.
GM - May 2017