It has been too long since my last visit to Jurnet’s Bar, this beautiful medieval cellar venue at Wensum Lodge, in this historic part of the city. Every time I visit I say to myself that I should come here more often. Fridays host an acoustic music house night where I always seem to find a new and wonderful act or two for the first time. Wooden Arms are amazing and I have spoken of them previously, this was already my third time seeing them this year and the venue suited them perfectly! 🙂
Having seen and spoken to Jack Pout the previous evening at the Ten Bells, I was looking forward to hearing his full band here. They were a delight! 🙂 Pure fun, folk pop, with great tunes, sense of enjoyment and wonderfully witty banter between songs, and even in the lyrics. I look forward to seeing them again soon.
I was really impressed with Grifter Kid & the Midnight Raider, I had not only never seen them before but did not even know of them but I will make a note of their name as they are superb! Laid back, at times witty lyrics set to some laid back, bluesy, jazzy vibes very professionally performed, with the especially lovely warm tones of an upright bass.
Broad Cut Drifters also impressed with their bluegrass musicianship, and Dan Allen who opened the night with some very interesting songs and guitar work.
Luckily I spotted on Facebook that the Sepiatones were performing at the UEA Hive as part of the Stop the Traffik event, organised to raise awareness for the human trafficking industry and slavery.
I had been intrigued and keen to see them, and love their name 🙂 I was pleased to catch these lovely people and will see them again very soon 🙂
words and photos by richard shashamane 2013