05.07.2013 Brentwood Festival
I was at this year's Brentwood Festival a lot more this year than last year - involved in a lot of recording and photographing. It was more casually called the Brentwood Festival this year too, having sort of dropped the Beer bit, although there was still a lot of beer. Not that I had a chance to drink much.
Highlights included meeting and chatting with Tom Hingley - ex-Inspiral Carpets front man - who was one of the nicest guys in music I'd ever met. If I ever set up a team for a talking competition, he is my no 1 pick. On the music front it was great to hear From The Jam - I'd never seen the Jam and let's face it. I'm not going to, am I. But the lead singer, Russell Hastings, sounds very much like Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton is there so it's no tribute group.
Of the tribute groups. I enjoyed Any Colour You Like, who made a fantastic fist of sounding like Pink Floyd, and unlike watching the real Pink Floyd didn't trouble with too much stuff from the 80s and 90s. Guns vs Roses sounded great too - although I don't like the original GNR, this lot looked like the real deal too..
I also met Chas and Dave but .. meh. Lots of smiles but not in the mood for making conversation with anyone, not just me. Saw lots of other bands and groups including Funky Voices, Lobster, Navacross, The Tomorrow Men, The Late Twos, Graham Okey, States of Emotion, Mannequins, Rajiv, Undercover, No More Heroes and The Dualers.
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Last updated 24 September 2013 16:55
I think I'm meant to do an "About" here but I think you'd be more interested in seeing a random seagull.