Saturday, March 03, 2007

Update on David Nelson and Banana in the U.K.

Hi Michelle

I hope that you are doing well.

David & Banana arrived in London, not too much the worse for wear, whereupon I dragged them across the London underground system to there hotel where they enjoyed around 90 minutes rest and recreation before haling them them back into town to The Green Note in Camden Town.

The Green Note is a great little vegetarian restaurant that has a great music policy. The show was a sell out which is always cool for the first night of a tour. The crowd included a number of friends so they enjoyed a warm welcome and they played a great set. Beautiful and well received playing and singing from both of them. They returned to the hotel exhausted
but happy.

Friday morning saw us hanging around a car hire company trying to organize transport for the evenings concert at the Cambridge Folk Festival. The transport I had anticipated using had died on us and, by so doing, had become the first of what I am sure will be many glitchs but - there you go.

Our accomodation was a great little inn in the village of Grantchester - immortalised by Pink Floyd, nearly 40 years ago, by the track 'Grantchester Meadows'. This place was surreal and had to be seen to be believed. It was like taking a step back in time some 75 years to when, apparently, it was a favorite haunt of the poet Rupert Brookes.

The show went brilliantly. Cambridge boasts a famously difficult audience but these people were with the music from word 'go'. The audience actually doubled during the course of the evening which is a great indication of how quickly word can get around when something good is going down.

Returning to the inn the guys gave an imprmptu performance for the locals which went down a storm.

So far so good

All best wishes


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