When I was 10 I remember sitting in my uncle’s bedroom watching with fascination whilst he used a surgical needle to pierce my older and somewhat cooler brother’s ears. I remember the evening well, it was 1983 and a very different time, music was changing and on the playlist, that night was the latest sounds available on vinyl record ‘The Story of the Blues’ by Wah and Echo and the Bunnymen’s’ latest offering, ‘the Cutter’
Tonight’s gig fulfilled something of a personal ambition I had held since that night 35 years ago. I saw Pete Wylie perform ‘The Story of the Blues’ in York 2 years earlier and tonight I would complete the set of realizing my first real experience of music with Ian McCullochs’ offering. No pressure then!
First up and kicking off the evening in fine style was Jonathon Jackson, unlikely to be a name many people will be too familiar with on the music circuit. Better known perhaps for his Role as Avery Barkley in the popular TV show Nashville you may have expected a country feel to his opening set.