Sunday Driver have been taking a few months off gigging while we get everything rolling for our upcoming album release, so it was good to be back on stage for a benefit gig for Love Music, Hate Racism (or Love Music, Hate Musicians as I kept accidentally calling it) at the Portland Arms in Cambridge on Saturday.
This was the first gig in a mini-tour we’re doing of the Eastern Isles this week – Tuesday 14th February at Norwich Arts Centre; Thursday 16th February at the High Barn in Gt Bardfield, Essex; Friday 17th February at Cambridge Folk Club @ the Golden Hind; and Saturday 18th february at the Union Chapel in Islington as part of the fabulous Daylight Music series of free lunchtime concerts. More details and ticket links over on our spangly new website.
The break clearly hadn’t done us much harm in terms of turning in a rip-roaring performance, and we had a great crowd – including some Steampunks who’d come all the way from Northampton to see us! I was also rocking a new hairdo, involving about 20 hairpins and half a can of Elnett, as well as a stinking cold.
In my usual rock and roll fashion, a combination of feeling grotty, wanting some space, needing to be in Cambridge the next day, and having a shedload of work to do meant I ended up spending the rest of the evening on my own in a deserted Little Chef on the A14 before tumbling snottily into bed in the Travelodge next door. Wooo.