Venue: The Racehorse
Event: supporting NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL NORTHAMPTON
Location: 15 Abington Square Northampton England NN1
Telephone: 01604 604313
"Now That's What I Call Northampton"
Grass Roots Records presents
ANDY HARWOOD (electric set - full band)
CURTIS E. JOHNSON
The album is still available at http://www.nowthatswhaticallnorthampton.com
I opened things up with an acoustic set that verged on the boisterous (for me) and concluded with a certain amount of breakage. Curtis appeared with the full Escalation/StevieGeeDees band and they were on great form, having played the previous night at the Lovelight Romania benefit up in Kingsthorpe.
The Rev. D. Wayne Love (for it was he) joined them for a rendition of Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London which had all the Usual Suspects howling and bellowing like good 'uns before the Sensational Andy Harwood Band (as I now insist on calling them) banged out a rousing set of originals and well-chosen sixties cover tunes, ably assisted by Susana Figueira singing her heart out. Splendid stuff, all magisterially (if abusively) compered by the Reverend Love.
Special credit to Curtis and Steves Gordon and Davies for the ridiculous amount of work they put in to make the event happen.
If you still don't have a copy of the album that this night was supporting, waste no time in logging on at www.nowthatswhaticallnorthampton.com to secure your copy. Hand-tooled in selected petrolium by-products, these handsome volumes of 21st century provincial beat music make an ideal festive gift for your loved ones at this special time of year.