So in my Rickety old tour van I make one final Drive into London to play my final UK show of 2012.
It had been a long and drawn out process playing shows but not really touring so much whilst recording the 4 albums. And this show marked the end of this period of time for me.
The next stop was Japan for 23 shows packed into a month. But first this final London date.
Playing London on the whole for me had become a drag of apathy on all sides. However when I arrived for the show in Kilburn I was met with warmth from the promoter Jon and I quickly found most of the other bands to be amenable and welcoming. Then to discover that the majority of the musicians had driven for many hours from the North West of England to the South East made me even more surprised in one respect that they were social at all. But on the other side it all made perfect sense.
When I have toured in the North West I’ve generally only had a positive experience playing shows with bands and have felt a friendly vibe most nights. Whilst London has tended to lean towards the opposite.
Anyway this show was run by Butter Bridge Records and was a joy to be a part of.
My set was mostly stuff off the new records and it seemed to go down well enough to feel like a send off of sorts.
The best thing about it for me was to catch up with an old friend in Dominique who I had known well but not seen for over a decade.
I very much enjoyed all the acts on the bill also including Fabian Holland, The Jungfraus and Proud Proud People. My thanks to Jon for having me into play.
I wish them all luck for the future.