The Komedia, Brighton
This was the fourth time I’ve seen “The Band That Tim Dowling’s In”. When I mentioned the gig to Mrs never I was surprised when she insisted that we go. This is because, due to age, grumpiness and the need to be out early to walk the dog* before work, a weekday night out in Brighton would normally be beyond us. For me the dog walk this means getting up around 05:30. (* Until three weeks ago, “dogs” – bone cancer took the older lad at eleven and a half on the 2nd.) Luckily we both had holiday to use up before the end of the month so the night out became possible.
Full disclosure: I like, even love, music but I don’t consider myself properly musical. I judge that really appreciating the nuances of musical pieces and performances is beyond me.
Anyway, here we go.
The support act was Jamie Freeman. One of my companions reckoned the songs were “Billy Bragg-ish”. This is probably fair comment on the general themes but they were sung in a Martin Freeman voice. The latter is unsurprising because Jamie is Martin’s brother. When musicians do, shall » Continue Reading.