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* Peregrinations: Two Good Nights
Posted Dec 08, 2002 - 03:59 AM
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Peregrinations It's seldom, these days, that I go out two nights running, but I've no regrets about this weekend.

Last night, I knew that Me & The Devil were at Rems, so I caught the last few numbers of Pelt at the PoW. (I now recall that it was three nights running since I got a bit of the Thursday jam night - lots of good stuff.) I'd heard good things about Pelt and I was not misled but I didn't hear enough to write much. I hope they send in some stuff!

Me & The Devil were good as ever but an unusual dress policy meant that most of their fans were excluded. The dinner-jacketed and gowned punters enjoyed them but numbers were lacking. On my way home I stumbled into a den of iniquity not entirely removed from the Art College, but we'll draw a veil over that, save to say that the mixing was done by a couple with the name Crochet as part of their moniker. Seriously cool!

After a spell at the Green Fair, I ventured out again this evening for two good bands. The first, at the Quayside, was Blues De Luxe, with whom I have been trying to catch up for a year or more. I loved what I heard but they were a bit less bluesy than I expected.

Sadly, I couldn't catch the second set because I had to get a bit of Fire & Water, who were doing the Waterfront. I told them that my review would begin at the end.

The Waterfront is usually pretty full of real people but I have never seen such a combination of laid-back musos and local record company execs boogiening with such conviction.. Suffice to say that the whole band are good, although young enough for plenty of development, but the female vocals feature a voice, more than reminisecent of Janis Joplin, but encased in a petite and personable form. I told them that they are going to be big when I first saw them over a year ago at the Pirate (oh, how I miss it!) and I hope they'll send some stuff, especially downloads, so that others can enjoy them. They come from Kent but do several Cornish gigs every few months so it won't be too long before we hear them again.


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