Really enjoyed last night’s show – great crowd (both size and attitude).  I feel like I’m really finding my feet with the songs (I could do with some more guitar lead discipline in my life, and a little less Les Dawson, but we’ll sort that for next month).   Emmaline arrayed her drum kit with coloured fairy lights, wore a frock, rocked out and sang some backing vocals for the first time (on Arthur Ashe).  Colin played some very tidy organ on Untidy and Providence as well as his customary groovy bassing.  My friend and special guest collaborator Boo Hewerdine joined us onstage throughout to play acoustic and sing the odd bv.  And Briana Corrigan came up to duet on Untidy, which we wrote together some time back.  It was all too beautiful, really (and quite sweaty to boot).  Here’s what we played:

Small Loads

Everything’s Wrong

Kingfisher Blue

I’ve Lost Your Way


Save Pluto


Arthur Ashe

Christmas In The City


Untidy (with Briana)

Hold On To Your Soul



And by way of an encore, we did:

Grey And Blue

Drunkard Logic

Lover’s Easy To Say


Earlier Boo performed his own brilliant set, which included several of his most famous  tunes (Patience of Angels, Bell Book and Candle) plus songs from his just released album God Bless The Pretty Things.   To add further magnificence to what was already a gorgeous listening experience, Boo called his friend (Hebridean folk star) Alyth McCormack up to sing with him on a couple of songs.  He also said very droll things in the gaps between.

Thanks if you came down, sorry if I couldn’t squeeze in your own request (had to draw three from the proverbial hat), hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Will be uploading a couple of new mixes by Monday (2nd) for your ears and comments.


2 Responses to “GESTATION 2: Oct 28”

  1. John galvin Says:

    Hi Nick
    Loving all the songs so far. One idea I had was, aswell as the official album that will be ‘born’, why not also release some of the alternative versions of the songs. They could be released on a second cd or as a download for people that buy the album. just an idea.

  2. gestationproject Says:

    Funny you should say that, John – I have indeed been considering exactly what you’re suggesting. Watch this space (and thanks for those kind words).

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