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Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Building Was on Fire But The Band Played On. Tom Dibb Trio and Lauren Housley at the Highfield Hotel.

Tom Dibb (gtr), John Pope (bs), David Carnegie (dms), Lauren Housley (vcl).
A slight exagerration I know but the fire alarm did go off and the band did continue playing. However, this wasn't quite the same as the Glenn Miller Band playing whilst the Doodlebugs were raining down upon them. No, the reality was that the alarm had went off accidentally and the band thought it was microphone feedback anyway!
Prior to this, They'd almost arrived at the end of a gig that included a couple of Tom's originals and some good vocals from Lauren.
I thought that I'd heard enough of "Georgia on My Mind" to last me a lifetime but, it has to be said, tonight's version was pretty near the top for originality both in L's earthy vocal and in the instrumental thrashes going on around it.
Other moments to savour were Lauren's "Day's of Wine and Roses" accompanied only by Tom and "Angel Eyes" evocatively supported by John. "Cheek to Cheek" also kicked - so much so that John's bass guitar fell over and added some percussive effects which didn't sound out of place!
Tom really wailed in his solos - he had family present so he had no option - David set the place on fire long before the alarm went off whilst John moved further up the Premier League of Bassmen - he's now an approved PLOB.
On a sartorial note, none of the band wore hats.
Lance.

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