Festivities, 2011

The May showactually fell during the Brighton Festival this year.

So we had a special Spirit of Gravity Orchestra occasion, playing Richard Miles’ “Mebo”.

Mebo
SoG Orchestra mebo cycles 2+3 by The Spirit of Gravity

HereHareHere vocalesed for us.

HereHareHere desk 4 blog by The Spirit of Gravity

Geoff Leigh, Kay Grant and Nick Weekes got a lot out of voice, flute, tree and in this case the rubber bands on a Dennis the Menace bow and arrow set.

Kay Grant Geoff Leigh and Nick Weekes – rubber band bit by The Spirit of Gravity

health and safety night

Axes, saws, Psycho style kitchen knives, and no proper block for keeping any of them in.

ALthough at least no-one was senseless enough to run around with any scissors.


The guitar Orchestra led the way with Dereks mighty chopper. . . . fnar


Headliners Bela Emerson, Geoff Leigh and Richard Miles actually came tooled up with nothing more dangerous than ferocious improvising skills.


Henry Collins , presumably as Slashs Wormhole although we never discussed it, disembowelled some unfortunate piece of wood.

And Noteherder & McCloud had unsuitable loose clothing for lathe work. Good thing there were no lathes in the shop.


Bela Emerson, Geoff Leigh and Richard Miles

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slashs wormhole – sog nov 2010

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Noteherder & McCloud live at The Spirit of Gravity nov 2010

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Aircon 1: long hot night of the soul (ViV, Warrior Squares, The Zero Map)

The midsummer shows are always a bit tricky when we come up against a major football tournament, who could fail to forget the music being drowned out at The Little Marlborough Theatre by the ladies downstairs cheering when Joe Cole scored?
So not being up against an England game was a good start. The lineup being such quality also helped.


Set up in front of the stage we had The Zero Map, Chloe and Karl from the A Band making moody psychedelic stuff. That gets harder to describe every time I listen to it.
It started out with a didgeridoo-ish warble and ended like this.


I’m still not sure if Geoff Leigh is a full time member of the Warrior Squares or has just happened to be sitting in with them whenever I’ve seen them, but this set was blindingly good, Geoff was on fire and so where the St Leonards boys.
Perversely rather than put up something from the beginning which was amongst the best I’ve ever seen at SoG, I’ve cut this bit from near the end.


And rounding off the evening in their inimitable fashion, we have ViV, featuring Alistairs new toy…


ViV live @ SoG – “have you seen this cat?”

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The Zero Map live @ SoG

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The Warrior Squares (w/Geoff Leigh) at SoG

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