The Extons, Violet Kicks, LK for Odd Box at The Murderers. Maya Law at The Owl Sanctuary for EA Dames, plus Dan, Georgia & Freddie, Maya Law, Phoebe Troup, D’Lore at The Bicycle Shop.
November’s Odd Box at The Murderers got off to a late start as we all had to wait for the England v Scotland game to finish (does anyone really still watch England games?) so I relocated to The Owl Sanctuary to catch some of the EA Dames female artists showcase instead and would indeed hop between the venues several times during the night.
Just before 10pm LK (aka Lucy) bravely took to the stage in front of a loud boisterous Murderers pub crowd but also a sizable number of people there to hear her play her beautiful and haunting Cocteausesque sounds, impressing a number of people hearing her for the first time. I’ve been following Lucy’s music for quite a while now and her progression and development has been really pleasing. Tonight, as well as for her music I was also full of admiration for her courage playing what must have seemed a daunting first set at a late hour in front of celebrating football fans. I’m pleased to say LK won that fixture. Buy here EP here: http://lkmusic.squarespace.com/
Next up was a debut gig for Violet Kicks a quartet featuring some familiar faces, notably Jessie on lead vocals and Connor on drums. They made a big impression with an enthusiastic, theatrical delivery. Very visual and with the songs to go with it too, I look forward to seeing them again soon.
King’s Lynn’s The Extons didn’t get to start their set until gone 11:30pm but still played their garagey rock with gusto and energy, the bassist at several times either on the amp towering over the drummer or among the dancing audience. Fun stuff.
Between Violet Kicks and The Extons I was again at the Owl, just in time to catch a set by Maya Law who was in fine, confident form. Her duet of Amy’s You Know I’m Know Good, with Hannah, was a great crowd singalong. I hadn’t expected to see Maya on this occasion and did indeed see her earlier in the week for a lovely send-off for Dan, Georgia and Freddie of The Piratones who are headed to New Zealand for about six months. They played a set (joined by Maya), as did Dan, Maya, and the wonderful Phoebe Troup. This was a lovely way to wish them well in the homely Handlebar of the Bicycle Shop. Happy travels and adventures Dand, Georgia, Freddie!
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