Monday, 23 August 2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Pure Acoustica videos

I've been so busy organizing and playing that I haven't had time to write about Pure Acoustica. Shows at The White Swan have gone to every two weeks  and as that is the one that I stream out on the web that means that I have to take my Imac apart and assemble it at the venue.
It's working well though and if you want to see what it's like to experience a live show in am English pub there are some videos to look at here
I am getting enquiries from some new artists and hope to be giving them a taste of the Pure Acoustica magic soon.
To find out more about Pure Acoustica just go to the website in the meantime watch the movies.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The last few weeks

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic to say the least. So busy that I haven't had time to update this blog and a few other sites besides.
In a nutshell we put on the first Pure Acoustica (P.A.) shows on at the White Swan in Winchester and the second at The South Western in St Denys.

The one at the White Swan went so well that they will now be running every two weeks. You can watch videos of the last event by CLICKING HERE

All shows from The White Swan will be screened on the web via my Ustream channel. The next show will be on Wednesday the 28th and will feature The Real Raj, Matt Blake and myself. We will start around 9pm so either come along and say hi or watch online and say hi.

The P.A. show at the Southwestern was performed upstairs this time and worked much better. A great atmosphere with Raj, Emmy -Lee, Matt Blake and Lewis Maclean putting on a great show and creating a brilliant atmosphere.
The next show at The Southwestern should be on the 19th but I have yet to confirm who will be playing.

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Pure Acoustica at The Southwestern

The first night for Pure Acoustica at The Southwestern  THE BEST PUB IN SOUTHAMPTON and what a beautiful night! After spening too long on the M3 I managed to make the short train journey to St Denys and the even shorter journey from the station to The Southwestern, about a minute.

A lovely warm summer night, I kicked off the night with a short set, I was then followed by the freshly shorn Jim Chorley who was just amazing, Steve Lowis played a fantastic set of some rocky tunes I had never heard before. Lewis MacLean enthralled all with a collection oif hithertoo unplayed original songs. After Lewis was the big suprise of the evening when the mighty Joe Hudson held all spellbound reading a selection of some of his amazing poetry. The Real Raj then did a great job of tying up the first half.

Then we went round again with everyone playing a slightly shorter second set and without Joe Hudson who had other commitments.

I ended the evening with what I hope will become a Pure Acoustica anthem "You Treat Me Mean" with the audience and some of the artists joining in.

What was nice was that we didn't have to battle with the World Cup, which was a concern. We had a good number of people moving closer to enjoy the artists and enjoyed a few of those special moments when the performers hold the attention of the whole audience, which normally takes a while.

So we give a big thumbs upo to Shona and her staff at The Southwestern for making us feel very welcome and helping create a fantastic atmosphere and long may it continue! I WOULD have had pictures of the night but unfortunately forgot my camera! Next time.....

Friday, 11 June 2010

Yes, we are back!!!

Yes, yes we are and at a new home The Southwestern in St Denys, THE BEST PUB IN SOUTHAMPTON! No probably, no perhaps not even a maybe The Southwestern in St Denys IS the best pub in Southampton, we are very lucky to be there and I couldn't be happier about it.

So on this Thursday the 17th of June, just after some football match malarky in South Africa, I shall kick off the first in a series of regular Pure Acoustica shows at The SouthWestern and what a line up!

I have the imortal Real Raj, the sublime Steve Lowis, the freshly shaved Jim Chorley and the Pure Acoustica virgin  Lewis "no mics or amps, right?" MacLean as well as my good self playing a few songs, sampling the fine ales at the bar and running the Pure Acoustica raffle (unless I can rope Carly into it again...) For those new to the raffle all you need to o to enter is write your email address on the back of your ticket. No money changes hand. The performers all donate something as the prize. The winner will be as happy as the guy who last won the raffle, see his handsome face in the post below!

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Hope to see you for what will be a great night at THE BEST PUB IN SOUTHAMPTON!

The Southwestern is at 38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton SO17 2HW it is about 2 minutes walk from St Denys Station.

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