28th September 2021
A petrol crisis affected open mic night took place on 28th Sept. Only 7 performers had enough to confidently get there and home again participated… but we had a lovely evening.
Simon started proceedings with 3 songs. “Walking in Memphis”, a Van Morrison song “Sometimes We Cry’ and finished with his own song “Bernard The Fireman”
Clive was next up and sang Whisky In The Jar” a song he wrote about more housebuilding taking place called “Open Fields” and lastly, he sang Donovan’s song “Colours”
Lance sang 3 songs “Sadie”. “No Going Back On Love” and a song about a spider called “Spidey”
Nightjar were up next and performed 3 songs, “Nightjar” “Silverburn (or Silver Byrne) and “Poor Boy”. Greg on bass/soprano sax and Nigel on guitar.
Manus was up next and performed 3 songs…”On The Crest Of A Wave”, “Murray’s Bar” and “True Colours” As an aside Murray’s bar was a bar inside the Clearview Hotel in Seaford. My wife tells me her first husband stayed in the same hotel the night before their wedding in 1986. The hotel subsequently became some sort of care facility.
Last up was a newcomer all the way from South Carolina, Erica ,who sang 3 songs “Mamma Ain’t Got No Time” “This is How I Pray” and lastly a John Prime song “ Angel From Montgomery”. Erica had to leave early and did not perform again. She has promised to return.
We all went round again….
Simon sang 2 songs “Little Rocket Man” and “Soft Spot”
Clive sang Nina Simone’s “Where Can I Go Without You?” And Julian Lennon’s “Salt Water”
Lance sang. “Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road” and ”Pick Up Your Dogshit”
Nightjar returned and preformed 2 songs “Cuckmere” and “Freestone Walker”
Manus finished off proceedings with Ray Charles song “Hallelujah” and “Summertime”
We packed up and drove home into a night of torrential rain
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