Zog Blog - The final two. Brighton & London / by Elaine Crouch

Zog Blog - Gigs 33 & 34

Up to date.jpg

606 Club, London

This was the last date of the tour (number 34)! Appropriate it should be at the 606, where I’m in 3 or 4 of the old photos from the early 1990s on the wall…. I told James, the manager, that we’d like to play as acoustic as possible, so we would not need monitors and could he please set the PA to a quarter of it’s normal level. He looked a little sceptical, but nonetheless obliged. At the end everyone was saying how good the sound was. The packed club was silent whilst we played, and it was a really satisfying way to finish what’s been a great tour. Huge thanks to the guys: Geoff Gascoyne, Sebastiaan de Krom and Graham Harvey, also Rob Barron, Rod Youngs, Robin Aspland and Josh Morrison for their fantastic playing and the whole hang. Let’s do it again sometime!

Verdict Jazz, Brighton

It was an insanely cold night and we went to an Italian restaurant that was embracing Xmas very zealously to warm up beforehand. Back at the small club a decent turnout had gathered and we had a top gig. I’m not making setlist anymore as I can feel confident everyone knows the stuff 33-gigs into the tour. It’s nice just to be able to start something. I’m still changing things around and adding the odd new tune.