Tuesday, 2 September 2014

48 Hours, One Man and Cultural Other at The Hobgoblin.

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.
Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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