Friday, 4 May 2012

Tour Day 5 - London (Dry Shampoo)

"This feels more like a ginger conference" Weary as hell from a bumpy bus ride and with the previous nights happenings of Southampton buzzing in our ears, London hit us like a brick. We clambered around Victoria, seeking shelter in a cosy little nook to get our bearings on a city awake long before we were. The next hour or so was made up of head scratching, map reading and tube hopping (with guitars in tow) we were every other travellers worst nightmare, using our cases like light sabers (there are only so many times you can apologise). A few hours later we were upon our next venue, The Regal Room in The Distillers. The whole lo fi atmosphere was perfect, dimly lit with a stage armed to the teeth of acoustic goodness. We agreed our luck had changed for the day, cemented by the £1 coffee a stones throw away from the venue (gold mine). Caffeine fueled we took to the stage, sandwiched between a number of fantastic acts and just down right good people ( Rosie for piano slammin greatness and Erin. Because of the reputation of the Regal Room the crowd were like mannequins during sets (only much more friendlier) so quiet you could literally hear people smile. We must give our big love to Finn, chief organiser of all things beautiful about the evening and Dale, soundman and sound man. We returned to our place of slumber to find the whole place in full swing. It's the strangest thing - one minute you're playing an old wooden guitar in a candle lit room and the next you're surrounded by flashing neon lights with David Guetta buzzing in the ears...It is however, a fitting end to our first of two gigs in the big bad city. Much bedhead to follow the next few days, Proud Galleries Camden is our next and final stop A & C x

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