Tonight saw me playing a double set at the wonderful Acoustic Lounge in Poynton.
The atmosphere was calm and the crowd were pretty quiet, especially for a Friday night; which I chose to take as enraptured awe rather than apathetic distain haha!
I’ve been feeling a bit disappointed with my live performances recently; the nerves have been biting hard and although I feel like my writing has greatly improved since my last album, my live renditions of them haven’t been half as good as I would have liked.
Tonight’s gig went some way to reigniting some sorely needed self-belief, if only relatively speaking, and it’s given me something to build upon. The sound was really clear and warm in the venue, the organisers and punters were all really friendly, and I had two sets to play, which meant I wasn’t getting in the zone just before the last song, which happens a lot in the shorter sets!
It was always going to be difficult playing mostly original songs to a crowd that had never heard them (no one I knew could make this one) but overall I feel it was a really positive experience and went a long way to restoring my faith that I CAN and SHOULD still play live!
Tonight I played:
She’s a Drug
And Into the Woods
I am a Rock (Paul Simon Cover)
A Curious Cure
A Subtle Shock
Heart of Gold (Neil Young Cover)
How the Other Half Lives
You Can Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac Cover
Her New Addiction
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauder Cover)
The Mask Slipped
Holding Onto Life
Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson Cover)
Till the Day I Die
I’m Just Gonna Be Me
You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
A huge thank you to everyone who came down or wished me well from afar, and thanks also to C/Kallum for the sound!