presents and presence

First of all, I would like to say thanks again for the presents and your presence to celebrate the occasion.

Craig Sinclair got the Perth Blues Club underway with a folk-blues feel with vocals, and acoustic and lap steel guitars. Sometimes he was accompanied by his girlfriend Lara who played the violin. Lara added another dimension to the usually solo player with strong clear vocals and violin with electric pick-up. An encore was welcome. You could have listened or danced the night away with just the first gig.

The second gig was the launch of the Damon Carren Band’s CD ‘Magenta’ so there were more photographers than dancers to start with. Damon’s vocals and guitar were accompanied by drums and bass. Listed influences include Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower, and I think these influences dominated the set. The beat was definitely there for dancing, but mostly it was good to just listen to and watch the performers. You gotta have attitude to do Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower 🙂

The Methyls were on for the finish, and although they belted out the music, it felt a bit flat after Craig Sinclair’s own songs and the sheer power and tight playing of the Damon Carren Band.

It was a good night for music and a few ciders.


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