Saturday night at The Hobgoblin, Staines, thank goodness it's back after a long, long summer of sport and it really was a classic Hob night too.
This is 'One Man' - Matthew Williams from Egham;
Everybody wanted to take his picture - there was a queue.
As you can see, Mathew was playing an acoustic guitar with an array of effects pedals and 'loops' which gave him a chance to show off his virtuosity.
It's not my kind of thing; I like my music to have 'punch', to be immediate.
Everybody else thought he was great - Robyn told me it was like 'Accoustic Techno' and explained the different influences and styles he was playing. She's a big fan.
This is what I was there for; 48 Hours. I've seen them before - full of fire and excitement;
Lots of action making for a storming night;
Then there was 'Cultural Other' - much more thoughtful music;
Their influences come from all around the world and their music was lyrical and inventive.
A contrast to end the night but I still preferred 48 hours!
Three great bands (OK two and a half bands?), all local and all playing original material.
Check out this great venue for yourself.
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