Monday, February 28, 2011

St Johns Bar - 21 Feb 2011

I played this fantastic little set-up a couple of weeks back at St John's bar. This is the chap that followed me, we were the final two acts on the Saturday night. Set was:
Do it right
I told you brother
Let me count the ways I love you
Together, Forever
Living on a prayer
I'll be there for you
Jimmy Jones
I hear the train a comin'
This was a fun set, most notable for me that it was the first time I'd played 'Do it right' & the first time I'd gigged using my new ukelele. I was still in the process of writing 'Do it right' so I didn't get it quite right, I think I dragged it on a bit cause I didn't really know the structure of the song yet. The uke songs went down a treat, it was good to find out I can use it even though it doesn't have a pick-up, just had to get the mic right in there!
Overall I was happy with how I played, although it was obvious to me that I hadn't played in a decent amount of time. Still once I had warmed up the performance definately picked up (or so I thought), in particular 'I'll wait for you' & 'Jimmy Jones' (which overall got the best response, that song will forever haunt me!). I finished with 'trouble' which I have modified slightly, I've now got the handclaps on the off beat, which gives it a whole new sound, difficult to explain & even harder to sing now because clapping on the off beat & singing is pretty darned hard thing to do. I give the gig 6.5/10.

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