WELL, it’s finally here – first live gig date since lockdown…and my first in 18 months.
We need to be on the road to Manchester mid-morning and there’s lots to do. I didn’t have time to rehearse much yesterday so I run through some of the songs I haven’t played in ages.
Then it’s time to pack the gear. Hoping I don’t forget anything…been a while since I did this!
It’s nice weather but roasting hot all the way to Manchester and there’s really only time to drop our bags off at he Premier Inn before we head to the venue.
Gullivers turns out to have a great ruling upstairs and the PA system – and engineer Martin – is awesome.
Soundcheck goes to plan and then we head out for some tacos before returning to the venue in time for doors at 8.30pm.
While hardly at capacity, the audience is great and I have a good show – two 45-minute sets without any hiccups. I’m amazed!!
We’re back at the hotel by midnight and have a snack and a dram….a positive return to live shows!