Well it was a dreary Monday at the end of a long month, something about lashing rain and my empty pocket told me this was not the night to be going out. Still I battled through the weather and met with my cohorts, who subsequently bought me a pint of “Constantine” (cheers York Brewery).
Actually, it was the first time I’d been in Foley’s. High ceilings and dark wood, different levels, high stools and sofas, I took a little walk around. So eventually sat at the highest point in the bar, felt nice and intimate ended up chatting to five guys from The TurnArounds. Seemed like a nice bunch, found out they were headlining the night. My pint was running low…
While I was battling my better judgement, the first act started Scott Wainwright. Pleasant fella from Barnsley (a rarity I think he would agree) playing guitar and harmonica, lacing some of his songs with some self-styled beat boxing. The rhythm e hammered out with his foot eally set the tempo for the rest of the night! “Down the line” was definately a highlight!
Somebody had got the hint that I was thirsty by this point, though I didn’t know who to thank as the anonymous contributor had bought the beer whilst I was watching Scott. May I take this moment to thank you?
up next was a young lad by the name of Andy Thompson, seemingly he has been dubbed the “Smoggy Paul Weller”. I could guess why, launching straight into ‘town called malice’, while he only played one of his own songs a he really made the covers his own and stepped up to the plate when he covered ”She Said” by Plan B.
Then without a pause we were straight into “Moondance” Van Morrison as played by a handsome gent labelled “Sebastopher One”. A great rendition, I only wished that I had a lovely lady to swoon over. Sebastopher One explained the absence of Sebastopher Two. And the world was at peace. ‘Free Falling’ was an original and a highlight of the set!
Feeling warm and comfortable by this point there was no way of moving me for love nore money.
Up next was Jimmy Islip from The Magnificents. He played a great upbeat set, as you would expect from a very prolific singer/songwriter. ’1990′ was a great song and I’ve just downloaded it from his band camp site:
Then last but not least The TurnArounds made it too the stage. complete with a cajon, a sax, two guitars, bass and three part harmony. They powered through such classics as ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and ‘Proud Mary’. A class act, great drinking music and they contributed to a great atmosphere!
All in all a great night, thank you Mr Foleys and thank you LeedsAcoustic!
Just a shame I had to face to weather at kicking out time…
Still here’s a video of Scott Wainwright’s ‘Down the Line’