Squeezebox Folk with Bob Collum & Simon Gentry – BYOV! 30 May 2014

May 31st, 2014
BYOV to Leigh-on-Sea

BYOV to Leigh-on-Sea

Had a raucous great time at Squeezebox Folk, down the Squeeze Cafe, Leigh-on-Sea, last night 30 May.  Twas overwhelming to share a bill with such luminaries as Bob Collum (first timers were singing along from his first choon) and Simon Gentry (had people clapping & stomping from his first choon) …. not to mention the roundup of performers, writers, auteurs & mavens in the audience – Sadie Hasler, Matthew Boulter, Yvette Clarke, Mick Denny, Kate Denny (no relation 😉 Diana & Paul Collier, Kieth Harris – all  up close & personal at that fabulous place.  It’s on the top floor of the venue, and it kicked off during cinematic magic hour – at dusk – my favourite time of day anyway…. but the vibe at Squeezebox Folk is distinctively cool – a Bring Your Own Vinyl (BYOV) glowy kind of affair.  There was quite a fuzzy divide between the audience & players, which incited a sort of chill cum thrill in me.  There was also a raffle to win some merch, in which submissions were identified by names of favourite songs chosen by each audience member.  At one point there was discussion amongst the entire crowd about whether named artists had to play the individual song written on a chosen ticket.  The lunatics had taken over the penthouse…. & it was truly wonderful: sort of dress rehearsal for the revolution  Adam & Amanda know how to throw a party.  Can’t wait to see what they get up to for Leigh Folk Festie

 

Squeezebox Folk rules!

Squeezebox Folk rules!