Saturday, February 26, 2005

Seth Lakeman Trio, Farnham Maltings

See also Bill Badger's blogspot!
Seth Lakeman was performing with his brother Sean on guitar, and Ben Nicholls on double-bass. Val said she went for Seth, whilst I expressed a preference for young-Jack-Dee lookalike Sean! Bill jokingly said he fancied big Ben (more of a Hop Back logo lookalike) - he was feeling left out of the conversation!
They performed songs from Seth's recent album, Kitty Jay (I won a signed copy in the raffle!) and also a few from Western Approaches including The Keeper, Captain's Court and the Plymouth drinking song Ye Mariners All. He declined to tell us the story about Steve Knightley's hair though. Unfair!
Seth Lakeman has a wonderful, distinctive husky voice and is a fine fiddle player (he also played ukelele) and has written some great songs. I thought all the uke-led songs were very fast paced and tended to sound the same - but maybe on repeated listening the differences would be more noticeable.
There is a poor little 2-spot ladybird in here with me, I daren't put her outside as it's still threatening to snow. But she is crawling all over the keyboard as I type, which is annoying!

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