Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters Of Budvar
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
S. Miller nearly upstages D. Millard, distributes flyers for TV programme in pub
D. Millard came and played to a rapturous audience on Sunday night [9 May 2004].
A tremendous performance, with new songs (Let's Get Together and Hate Some More, for example!) and some evidence of some sophisticated mucking-about in the backing track department. This correspondent has often held that the Racehorse can be a hard venue for an artist to play.
On this Sunday night the hardened, cynical regulars (and the best part of the pub's music scene) were all there, audibly singing along with Drugs Versus Sport. Wonderful.
The same night, noted boy-detective, banjo player and animation wizard Scott Millar was in the audience, handing out flyers for his new bit of work, which is nothing less than the brand new BBC TV series "I Am Not An Animal". Well, that makes a change from a ska-punk band in the back room, and no mistake!
Your correspondent watched the first episode this evening and laughed like a drain.
To quote Scott, who designed the show ("that horse is wearing my glasses"), "It gets REALLY funny". I'm ready to believe him. Masters of Budvar. Doing it for the love. That's all the news for now.
We're working on sorting you out pictures and video footage from May the Fourth. Starting to think about recording again as well.
11 May 2004