OST’s successful summer run in the beautiful courtyard of Cinema City continued with this excellent line-up. Lucy Grubb was a sensation at Red Rooster with her full band and this solo acoustic set was no less enjoyable. She has some very fine songs, some of which appeared on her 18 Miles EP, and some more that she is about to record for her next EP. I can’t wait.
As the evening light faded it was time for a most welcome set from Milly Hirst which was magical. It was a rare treat indeed to hear a live performance of the beautiful Birds, and at one point in the set it started to rain gently … I was happy to let the refreshing raindrops fall onto me but the rain that hit the perspex roof made its own evocative and atmospheric sound, and as Iain correctly said, it made Milly’s live songs sound like they were being played on vinyl with the occasional pops from above. A gorgeous and magical experience.
To close the night we had a great set from the howtocuredyslexia band, fresh from a successful residency at Norm’s. The songs have become more familiar so there was singing along from the audience and at one point he was joined by Iain. The finale was a wonderful Magic Carpet with lots of the local singers joining onstage too. An excellent way to finish a fine evening of music.
The next (and final) OST is on Tuesday 21 August and includes Max Taylor, Fresh Flowers, and Dawn Chorus.
The last of this batch of Original Soundtrack gigs in the Cinema City courtyard and boy it’s gonna be a goodun!
First up is the brilliant Max Taylor, bassist with Mika, singer in Creepy Neighbour doing his solo thing. This guy has an incredible voice and is a great writer. Don’t miss it!
After Max we have the return of The Dawn Chorus – the americana / folk choir who performed at the first of these courtyard gigs – a cappella harmony singing, lovely.
Finally I’m excited to host the debut gig by ‘Fresh Flowers’ a new band featuring Emily Winn, Ben C Winn and Kelly Siddall.