Pylons and Wires

23 04 2009

I got tickets on the door for the dual headliner Gideon Conn and 6 Day Riot at the Joiners on Monday, apologies that its taken a while to write, but I have been busy. Anyway, I got a ticket and was one of about 15 people in there and arrived just as The Real Raj started to play. Kind of a one man band, he was a bit like Jack Johnson but with a Kazoo, more adult language and well, lets be honest, Indian. He was excellent though and set the tone for the evening to come.

Gideon Conn came on next playing an acoustic set, and all I can say about the guy is that he is a genius. His lyrics are great, and his version of almost Folk-Hop is infectious. Plus with his twee almost childlike voice, and staring eyes he can come across as almost Willy Wonka like (Johnny Depp version). This doesn’t stop him being unbelivably energetic and brilliant. He got the boys from 6 Day Riot on stage for a few songs and played a brilliant version of Roy Orbison’s Blue Avenue. To finish with he came into the audience busker like and played Outkast’s Ms. Jackson as we crowded round clapping. A fantastic way to end his set really. See below.

Next up were 6 Day Riot, with their tiny lead singer and Jazz tinged folk tunes. Not enough bands have trumpets in them. These were great too. Its been too long to really give a decent account of this, but I would recommend seeing them if you get the time.

Its a shame that there weren’t more people in the gig, but we had a brilliant time.



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