Saturday, January 07, 2006

June Brides at the Easycome

Top night out for my birthday last week at The Easycome Acoustic Club in the Ivy House, Peckham Rye. The main purpose was to see a rare reunion gig by 1980s indie darlings The June Brides, playing an acoustic set to mark the launch of a new retrospective double CD on Cherry Red, 'Every Conversation: the Story of The June Brides and Phil Wilson'. It was a great set, with their melodies lending themselves to an acoustic treatment, including my personal faves 'Every Conversation' and 'Sunday to Saturday'.

I was also amazed by the amount of talent on display at the open-mic session before the band played, particularly Trevor Moss of whom Skitser said 'His playing was
good but his voice was bloody amazing, either he's doing the best pastiche of Robert Johnson that a white, south-east London bloke could do or he's been down to the crossroads at Peckham Rye and Nunhead Lane and sold his soul'.

Trevor's band, Indigo Moss, are playing the Easycome Acoustic club on 18th January and will be worth checking out as will any Wednesday night in the Ivy House pub, Stuart Road, Peckham Rye, SE15 (£3/£2 concessions).

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