15th August - Cafe D'Arte Formby

I am once again a little slow here on updating but hey-ho I finally made it. Thanks once again to Colin from Grateful Fred for having me play in a very warm and sunny Formby. I have been meaning to go to Cafe D’Arte for a long time and this was a fantastic chance to head over.

 I got there early to a very stressed out Grateful Fred member doing battle with the sound. I think he got there with it and it sounded good by the time we got to show time. It was lovely to see some folks from the Southport gig again and they seemed to enjoy the solo set as well. I got to meet Brigid Mae Power and I am very doubtful that the next time you see Brigid it will be in such a small venue. She is completely in control of her voice and has a massive range. It was an beautiful and she is such a nice person. I managed to get a lift back to Liverpool with her and it was great having a wee chat with her on the drive back. Thanks to the Colvins we have video of the set as well as Adrian Wharton for their photography. Again, always impressed by their ability to make me look like one of them cool musician types. I had some really interesting conversations with folks after the gig and look forward to another Grateful Fred gig in the future. 

Waiting on The Flood 

This Far At All 

Thought I’d Have Learnt 

Blood 

The Way I’m Thinking 

Faces & Names 

Open Road 

Learning To Live 

Long Way Home 

Streets of Belfast

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