Do you remember the first time? I do, it was last night and it happened on a boat.
Why wait so long you ask? Well we wanted it to be special and boy was it.
The 1st ClubRunningClub was on board a vessel which appeared dry-docked, but as the Thames closed in became surprisingly mobile. So much so that punning sensation Steve from Rhyl’s missus* had to abandon ship, which I must say crossed my mind at one point, but we hadn’t actually played yet.
Things kicked off well with Acoustic Jim, who apologised for having no bass player as he was apparently ‘sh**ging his way round Uganda, or Uruguay’ – they couldn’t be sure which. We then had soothing Germanic harmonies from Wide Sea – very on message for this nautical night, and the raucous Motorcycle Display Team – who climaxed with an inspired version of Bowie’s Let’s Dance. And why not?
But this was not just a night of firsts. It was also the emotional return of Mr Leon Cave- who hadn’t joined the navy like he’d told us, just moved to Highgate. Drummers eh?
All in all this was very encouraging.
So much so in fact that we’re now actually organising our official album launch party. We’ll let you know as soon as we have the details, but if we book it, it has to be finished!
The question remains however, if the second album is meant to be the ‘difficult’ one, does that mean this one was easy?
Viva la Club
*Sorry for naming you as so Laura, but I wanted to get a link to the pun blog in there.