Saturday, 2 July 2016

Clash of the Tight Tens at The Castle

After the previous week's festival previews I was back in The Castle for Tight Tens and a line-up to die for. With Yuriko Kotani and Jon Long as an effective double headline and a recommended listing on Ents24 (who? quite influential as it turns out) I figured we'd buck the football curse and put at least twenty in the room.

Come 8pm we'd stripped the rather empty main bar of chairs to accommodate double this number and Andy Onions was on stage shouting and generally revving up the expectant audience. 

The first half went well, Nick Purves putting in yet another really strong set that the audience enjoyed immensely and my own two track turn getting the room bellowing for all they were worth. 

Come the second half things went as well as expected. David McIver's physical humour neatly offset by Jon Long's music and Yuriko's other-worldly observations. 

It's a genuine pleasure to see this night working at the same capacity I had at The Albany last year and long may it continue once I return from Edinburgh an experienced, if somewhat shattered, performer/promoter.

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