Friday 14th March & Sunday 16th March 2014
Two shows by the same band in one weekend, how much wine can one take? Quite alot as it happens, but not enough to enjoy the shows.
The first was at the Vibe Bar at The Pavilion at 91 Brick Lane, London. There is no signage that i could see advertising the place & i walked past it a few times but once you are in it’s handy because after you’ve got hammered you walk out straight into the aroma of fried onion, sausage, chips & various types of curry.
”Anyway, onto the show.It was a better venue than the one before, it had a decent sized stage big enough to facilitate some unrestrained expression & the sound was good too after some fixing & tweaking from Cauldronated’s Tech Wizard & 3rd member Dave Harman. Sound separation helped everything to be airy & decipherable & of course because of that the set was a lot more enjoyable. And do you know, the more i hear this music the more it grows on me,buy a bottle of Cauldronated folks, uncork it, let it breath & then knock back a generous slug, wait a bit & have another generous slug. repeat until content!”
”The Tamesis Dock show on Sunday was at a floating pub on the south bank of the Thames between Vauxhall & Lambeth Bridges. When i say floating, it wasn’t when i got there & when i left at 11pm it still wasn’t floating,i don’t know which would have been worse, being drunk & falling overboard at high tide or low tide, but anyway i am here so on with my tale of high jinx on the high seas (river).”
”My first gig on a boat & it was interesting. The set could not be performed lengthways for logistical reasons so instead it was port to starboard. On the starboard side there were benches & sofas/tables & the PA/drums/tech were located on the port side underneath assorted artwork with enough room in between for staff to shuffle through with peoples orders.The sound was squashed & flat when the other band sound checked but again Dave Harman’s skills helped make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Dave Barbarossa is as he is at all the shows i’ve seen, professional & on the money & Eva Menon, as a front person is coming along in leaps & bounds gaining more confidence & experience as she goes along. Look at her eyes! You can see the shackles being shed & the liberation of the performance. A bit like a horse being let loose after a long night couped up in a confining stable!”
Roll on the next show, that’s all i can say!!
2 The Ring of Khan,
3 Radix Maloram,
4 Buy this thing (power cut).
5 Raymond Zane,
6 Though in Hell,
7 In this World.