Expectedly smooth intro from the cat in the hat. Deft rendition of the dead flowers and full marks for demonstrating how to deal with adversity in Ruby Tuesday. I know that song from my ‘Rolled Gold’ LP in the early 70s. It’s now rock ’n’ rolled gold
Sorry to have missed Luca’s set
Why am I not surprised to hear a song by the Church? I must dip deeper than ‘under the Milky way’… You sounded a tad nervous before starting, but once the first tone was played, you were straight into the groove. Cool song and not a duff note sung. You have a great voice and should share it more generously. Maggie’s Hope sounds even better with the visuals than first time round. Bravo.
What wizardry is this?!? Ming the Merciless conjuring the eyes of Lennon out of thin air, making strings sing without plucking them, tapping others to some strange beat before tying knots in his fingers when they clash in the middle of the neck… Part 2: more dark arts of the same ilk but with added flamenco fingers knockin’ on wood. This is your second year? I know all about the Crossroads. I hope your soul was worth it…
@TheMadman_tobyjenner Toby … or not To-by…
Terry Pratchett is alive and well and in Normandy, but badass with tats ‘n’ shades. Unfamiliar with the song but sounds fab. Not sure if it’s the singing lessons, or as I suspect, just increased confidence. Green Day is not usually my cup of tea, but I could listen to this all day long Vive le fou!
(I shall ignore my name being taken in vain by those in the cheap seats.) What a relief to hear a civilised voice, even if it has to beam across the world from the land of rising sun. That’s some debut, man. And what a song. There’s a real sensitivity to your voice. Superb performance. Guitar complimented it well, but WOW! Sliding into song two, I was much more aware of the strumming/rhythms and you seemed to be looser too. Worked really well. You need to perform more.
Now that’s a campfire I’d love to sit around. I think you know your acoustic/singing is my favourite genre and this is no different. Must try that thumb-strumming myself. Many men have messed with Bob the bard, but this meddling deserves vibes.
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore… We must be over the Rainbow!” Another polished performance by the mod-man we all want to be believin’. Carte-blanche for all swearing now, lads. Love the way you make all your covers your own.
Dude’s got riddim in spades… And like Guitar George- he knows all the chords! One of the most unique styles on the forum. I can’t believe you took up David’s impromptu challenge and pulled it off with such panache. Bravo!
What a boppy poppy sound. Cool beanz! All your previous open mic experience shining through. Believe it or not I guessed The Monkees before you started. (taped it with a mic from our b&w TV in Beirut). Would have liked the backing band on this too… but I’m greedy! And another encore?!? Neither tears nor fears on this one (it’s usually only a mad world on the forum.)
A big Well Done! to all the performers who pulled all the stops out again in what seemed like a fab event. I’m already looking forward to the next one. (I hope to provide a little ‘balance’ on that one)