Last night was my first gig of 2019. Ethryll had been asked to play Burns Night just before Christmas.
It started as a bit of a disaster. Jake’s car was playing up so we had to pick him up from Warmsworth whilst his dad dealt with the AA. We finally made it to the RS Bar just after seven and met up with our support, the amazing Chris Butler.
We met Chris previously at One Mole For The Road last year and hit it off straight away.
Once we had set up and sound checked (all within about 20 minutes) we had a chill out and enjoyed the atmosphere.
Chris took to the stage at about 8 and played about 45 minutes. His stuff is politically motivated with a strong socialist agenda. I rather like his commentary on life; particularly the people he would love to put on his bus to oblivion including Katie Hopkins.
We then took to the stage ourselves. This was the longest we’ve ever played as Ethryll! Over an hour in total. The audience loved us. They danced loads, and our final track – 500 miles – got virtually the entire pub singing. It was a superb night!