Loudhailer Acoustic April 2013 – A Phone Call and a Primal Scream

A big thanks to everyone who contributed fabulous music, words, baking and company to last night’s Rich & Lou’s Loudhailer Acoustic Night, and special thanks to all the ‘appreciators’, players or not who come to listen to the music and make such a good atmosphere.

Gifford and Kate
Gifford and Kate

Great sets again, highlights for me in the first half were Matt Britton’s lovely gentle Follow the Heron Home; Andy Stephensons’s perfectly formed song, Wish I was a Sailor; Gifford Rolfe’s brand new Northern Town and classic James Dean in the Rain; Joan Foye and Gifford’s duet, and we were delighted to welcome Kate Rolfe whose original songs were beautiful.

Roy Kibbler opened the second half with poems; highly entertaining Retail Therapy and a good rant; great to welcome Mike Poole whose set included a storming Movin’ on up; the inimitable Karl Oakes was on particularly good form, and Jeff Parson’s excellent trio of newly penned songs finished the round. There was time for one more song/poem each from our West Yorkshire friends, before it was time to hit the road.

Gotta give a special mention to Bev and Joan for baking the most delicious cakes this time, home made carrot cake, chocolate brownies, vanilla butterfly muffins, lemon drizzle cake,  chocolate tray bakes and biscuits, not to mention pork pies. Oh alright then, pork pies. And we all tucked in and ate them all up. Sign of a good Loudhailer session if you ask me.

Rich took some photos, click on an image to enlarge and scroll through…

Thanks to Mike, David and the team at WMC Hall, looking forward to the next session already, Saturday 11th May, all welcome, always friendly and fun.