Saturday, June 7, 2008

Darbucka London Gig - Take Two - Write Up

Premier UK solobassist Steve Lawson pulled together an excellent evening at Darbucka in London. First up, hello to all of you who were at the gig - it turned out to be a bit of a social media fest, with a major part of the on-line UK Bass and social media community there. Sharing the gig with lots of friends made it even more enjoyable!

Steve kicked off with a solo Bass piece and got everyone settled before Lloyd Davis stepped on stage. I wouldn't have put myself down as a Ukelele fan, but Lloyd's voice captivated the audience, including me, as he treated us to wonderful songs from a former generation. Broad musical horizons make for a good bassist.

Steve and Lobelia took to the stage with a mix of their own songs and special treatments of covers. Lobelia's voice and Steve's bass playing looped together into a powerful musical mix - I'm thinking there will be an album on the way! Some-one was videoing, so you might even find a clip or two from the evening on their YouTube channel.

Yolanda Charles was not to make it on the night, but Miriam Jones stepped in, with Jez Carr on keys. It was a treat, as I've been hoping to catch her live for a while - definitely a welcome addition to the UK music circuit (yay for trans-atlantic marriages!).

Finally the Dodds/Lawson/Woods Trio took to the stage (tracks on Reverbnation here). Roy Dodds was on fire on drums, with Patrick Wood supplying some amazing Rhodes and Guitar playing. Steve did the Lawson thing on bass... Everyone around me was transfixed! I'll post here when the new album is out (due soon apparently)!

You can check out Basswulf and photo's from me of the event here. Social media is definitely changing the music world for the better - read Alan's wonderful stody about that side of the event here on the Broadstuff Blog.

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