It's been a pretty good bank holiday weekend for gigs in St. Albans - although Friday night saw the inevitable pub circuit (we ran it in our best time yet!) followed by the inevitable aaaaawwwwrrrrhhhh, on Saturday the Runaway Boys took over The Horn to announce their name-change to The Zipheads. It was really good! As ever the boys were tight, and as ever there was someone dressed as King Tutankhamun. I also got kicked in the face by someone who was crowd-surfing, but you know, Rock 'n' Roll! If anything, kick me again!
[Above] Ray Waters, Clint & Tom Waters
Then on Sunday night I headed down to Harpenden once more to play a set at The Amble Inn, once again supporting Pete Waters, once again supported by Taylor. This time however, Pete brought along some friends, Baz on bass and Bruce on Mandolin, for what proved to be a storming set of semi-improvised folk songs. Last time we played at The Amble we were all outside under a marquee, but this time we were indoors and I think the atmosphere was a lot better. We also raised some money for a charity supporting homeless kids in India.
[Above] Baz, Pete Waters and Bruce
I managed to get a video of Pete Waters and Friends playing "The Leaving Of Liverpool" from the end of the first half of their set: