2 this weekend , a welcome return to the scene after our normal August break but then a further enforced rest due to the singer/rhythm guitar being in a RTA and suffering a broken shoulder, damaged ribs and lots of bruising .
it appears that he has maintained enough fitness to hold his voice , but as we normally only do 1 gig a weekend, we had stipulated in advance that we would be strict on the 45min set sizes
the first party on the Friday was a PTA gig, 50th anniversary for 100 peeps , lovely room , great sound but very difficult to get a rappor , as we were very late getting on due to raffles , auctions etc we played on and we were asked to let the DJ take over at 11.15 so we only played an hour . The DJ was a proper club type and it was boom boom boom boom , and loud , and loads were ready for it .
the night felt a proper let down , but chatting this afternoon with the organisers , they had lots of feedback that the room was pretty much split , and that it wasn't full of Ibiza type clubbers and that plenty had really enjoyed our set .
But tonight was at a garden party , early start early finish and was an absolute blast , a pleasure to play and the sort of gig you would play every day , just about everyone was dancing and singing along.
2 decent paying parties but massively different vibes.