Tonight, well tonight I was meant to be in Belfast to see King Kong Company as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival . I was looking forward to it since last April. Unfortunately, due to a mix of my own health issues and the latest Covid figures for Belfast, I thought it wise to pass my ticket on to some one else. So I did. That left me with an empty Friday night to fill. Fortunately, Emma Langford was due to play the Moat Theatre on the same night and, thanks to the kind folk in the theatre, I was invited along. I've seen Emma perform on many occasions previously, so I went in to the gig with high hopes and I was not disappointed! From Birdsong and You Are Not Mine (This Song Isn't About You, You Lying Bollix) , to The Winding Way Down To Kells Bay and Goodbye Hawaii , all the crowd favourites were performed. We were even treated to a beautiful version of The Cranberries classic, Linger . All in all, another fantastic night of music and song in the Moat Theatr
I had no plans for this weekend until The DJ Bambi Show on Twitter uttered the immortal words 'Any interest in a ticket for...' and I, after thinking it over for a millisecond, said YES! The ticket was for Alex Gough in the Button Factory in Dublin. Now, I'd heard of Alex before, but if I'm being honest, I didn't know much, if anything about his music style. To make things interesting, I didn't listen to any of his tracks before I headed to the gig, so I walked in blind! I won't lie, I did get a tad worried when a group of young ladies sat at the table next to me though... I wondered was this guy going to be an Irish Justin Bieber! (not that there is anything wrong with his music, I'm just not his demographic!) I needn't have worried. To put it mildly, I was blown away, I really enjoyed his set. His singing style kinda reminds me of early Huey Morgan and there's a lovely bit of funk running through the music. The young ladies beside me?