May 28, 2023
Our Valley Park Life set began with the same introduction we used on ITV1’s Lingo.
Ben had the crowd onside again: they were even chanting his name by the end which made for a very unique backing track!
Check out this special half-hour set of my original music.
Stage mic recordings:
Encore excluded. It will remain a mystery “WHOIS” LW til Aug.
I do have a full video taping available on request, but I only plan to post short clips which try to protect privacy of youngsters (whose parents we don’t know) having a cracking time in front of the stage!
Thanks to venue St. Francis Church for providing these quality photos:
Thanks to John from Kazbaas for recording. Mix of the original instrumentals with mine & Ben's stage-mics, so we only pick up a little of the noise from the (very supportive) local crowd as the sun went down last Saturday.
They tasked us with keeping people enjoying the stage during their interval, so I bookended it with my most popular upbeat songs involving Ben. We devised some back&forth patter which wasn’t always easy to follow onstage, but Ben still delivered all the best lines (Mayor’s chain, Time Out, chicken kyiv)!
In the middle, I was able to share some more challenging & complex material: aiming to inspire the Eastleigh locals to look beyond online consumerism 🕶️ and build upon our town’s anti-fascist history ✈️ including by supporting this month’s new single for Ukraine 🇺🇦.
It was particularly special to bring Daniil’s voice from Kyiv to a local Ukrainian refugee family who were the first to congratulate me afterwards, when I posted up to flog a few physical albums, which you can also order from the Store here!