The Selecter – Komedia, Bath

Tonight The Selecter were playing their 1980 debut album, Too Much Pressure, in it’s entirety, and throwing in a few other songs for good measure. The current touring lineup features Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson from the original incarnation of the band.

It was a superb set, which got pretty much everyone up and dancing all evening.

Now where’s my pork pie hat and Oxblood Doc Martens?

Fairport Convention, The Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare

Our fifth consecutive year seeing Fairport Convention on their Wintour, this could become something of a habit.

Support tonight came from Edwina Hayes who was pretty good. As normal she was joined on stage for her last song by Fairport who had a slightly different lineup to usual. Bassist Dave Pegg had suffered an extreme rock-and-roll injury earlier in the year, cutting a tendon in one finger whilst emptying the dishwasher, so has been temporarily replaced on bass by his son, Matt Pegg. Dave still popped up on stage periodically to introduce the band, sing a few songs, and on one occasion, play the kazoo.

Setlist (probably)

Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (backing Edwina Hayes)

Jewel in the Crown
Doctor of Physick
Already There/Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh
Theodore’s Song
Dirty Linen (re-christened Dirty Crockery in honour of Dave Pegg’s injury)
Cell Song
Mercy Bay

Festival Bell
Wassail Song
Farewell Farewell
Happy Man
Myths and Heroes
Close to the Wind
Grace and Favour
Who Knows Where The Time Goes (with Edwina Hayes)
Danny Jack’s Reward
Matty Groves

Meet on the Ledge