13th Oct 2013, 5:33am
My shoulder is wrecked! But it was well worth it. The Marsden Jazz Festival gig with Batteries was great, just great. I was given a lift to the venue by a complete stranger [thank you Sam!]; met up with Matthew Bourne before his elegaic commission piece for synths and keyboards; was surprised by Walt Shaw, who'd come up to see the gig; and then played in a storming set with Andy Champion, Mark Sanders and Chris Sharkey to a full and listening audience! Also caught a bit of Laura Jurd's quintet set, with the singer Lauren Kinsella making an impact—fantastic voice and skill!