Pete, Glenn, Davey and Robin worked very hard tonight to turn in a blistering performance.
On what felt like the hottest day of the year so far, Aynsley Lister and his band had sent the temperature soaring after an absolutely knock-out warm-up set. More on this rising
British blues star soon, promise.
The Robin was full yet its brightly lit stage made it almost impossible for the band to see their audience. Pete spent most of
the evening bathed in garish red light.
Unusually, there were a couple of minor technical problems, beyond the band and Laurie’s control. The responsibility for
sorting these glitches fell to the venue’s own, otherwise usually impeccable, in-house sound team.
Their response was immediate leaving Robin and the band to
get back to the job of delivering a first class performance.
It was a hot and sweaty business but the net result was a very satisfied audience with the welcome
sight of some of the ladies dancing down at the front. Full marks go to Pete and Glenn for their playing on the ‘Motown’ medley that was ‘Rise up like the sun’, ‘Victims of the Fury’ and ‘Gonna Be More
This is Alan Howard for ‘Steve’s Place’ reporting from the Robin, Bliston in England’s West Midlands. 10 May 2008.