Nottingham Glee Club
Yet another great evening in the company of Belfast’s Duke Special on the beginning of a tour to promote his soon to be released new album Look Out Machines (out 6 April). Songs from the new album were interspersed with some old favourites (Last Night I Nearly Died, Freewheel, Brixton Leaves, Wanda) and an eclectic selection of covers (Ash’s Shining Light, The Smiths There is a Light, a Lemonheads song, some Harry Nilsson songs and a couple by Ivor Cutler). Well supported by Paul Cook and the Chronicles.
From 20 to 70 year olds, me fitting perfectly in the middle of the range. A decent turn out with most of 200 odd seats taken, although I cannot let the opportunity pass to remark that they were perhaps the hardest, most uncomfortable seats my bony backside has even had the misfortune to sit on.
It made me think..
Is taking a cushion into a gig the done thing these days? Thought not.