Monday, 11 May 2009

Lunchtime Legends and Boo Hewerdine gigs this week

Reminder of two local one-off gigs this week:

This Thursday (14th) there will be a gig by the legendary singer guitarist Boo Hewerdine at the Old Links Golf Club on Thursday. £10 on the door. No cask beer, but this will be your only chance to see him locally. Click on: Boo Hewerdine gig info.
On Saturday (16th) the Lunchtime Legends local 50s and 60s pop and rock & roll band, will be playing at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, in a fundraiser for Claire House Children's Hospice. £3 on the door. The Legends' fifth album, "Four Pack", will be on sale, and the beer will be Thwaite's Bomber. Children under 12 free. For more details, go to: Lunchtime Legends. You can meet me (Rednev) at this gig, as I am the singer-guitarist with the band!


  1. I have to say that last evening's gig at the 'Old Links' with Boo Hewardine was an imtimate, by turns, thought-provoking, and playful experience. A goodish crowd, many of whom were obviously Boo fans, warmed to his informal, wryly self-deprecating presentation and for someone more used to playing major venues alongside the likes of Eddi Reader, the atmosphere he engendered was akin to that of the best of Folk Clubs.
    Some of his songs pack a pretty potent punch whilst he can also deliver along the lines of "you-can-all-join-in" but all have an emotional, sturdy quality that hits home.
    'Patience Of Angels' for instance, combines a moving lyric with a strong hookline that I swear I've heard milkmen whistling!
    All credit to promoter Richard Simcock for bringing Boo to town and to RedNev for tipping us off to this one.
    Oh, and his Mother calls him Mark by the way!

  2. A great write-up, Clive. Although I wasn't familiar with his material at all, I found the evening quite engrossing. Perhaps Boo should use your words in his publicity.


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