Komedia is a fantastic venue…great crew and staff too. We have a brilliant night 🙂
WE wake up to sunshine at Ponnie’s in Eastbourne and after a long breakfast we go for a walk along the seafront. Like being on holiday!
Still, there’s quite a lot of online stuff and bits and bobs of work to tend to when we get back.
Mid-afternoon we leave for Brighton – a lovely 20-odd mile drive along the coast road – and load in at Komedia. Engineer Pete is on hand to help out and Jamie – who did my sound last time gives us a hand too. This really is a brilliant venue.
I’m just finished soundchecking when Nico and James – the Bitter Pills – who’re opening for me arrive.
We have some grub and I get myself sorted out int he dressing room and do a quick, impromptu Facebook livestream before heading back to watch the Bitter Pills who play a great set.
There’s a good crowd in, some of whom have been to my shows before…and lots of new faces too.
We have a fantastic night and are back at Ponnie’s soon after midnight for a dram and a snack before bed.
The Bitter Pills play a powerful opening set.
Fun on stage at Komedia
THERE’S a few last minute things to pack the car and we leave right on schedule at 6am. Margaret drives the first shift.
At Carlisle we stop at a McDonalds for breakfast and I take over driving. We stop and swap over a few times before getting to our pal Ponnie’s in Brighton just after 3am leaving some time for a chat and a coffee before we have to go into town and load in at Komedia.
We’ve heard a lot about this venue but never been in before. It’s quite some place – fantastic room, great PA and good people.
Doors open at 7.30pm and support Rothstein (Nico Scerri) hits the stage soon after 8pm. He plays a nice set and capes with a runaway bass drum as it works it’s way across the stage then, after a quick changeover, it;s my turn to take the stage.
There’s a good crowd in and a great vibe in the room. I have a blast playing and there’s plenty time to catch up with some folks round the merch table before tidying up. We’ve been invited to a local whisky bar for a dram so we make a quick visit and chat with some of the folks who;d been at my show then take our way back to Ponnie’s for snack, more whisky and good blether.
Nico Scerri aka Rothstein opens the show