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Title: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 01, 2017, 11:13:58 PM
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Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Adam on August 11, 2017, 04:07:08 PM
Zzzzzzz....doing nothing for me, I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Jim on August 12, 2017, 08:01:11 AM

Zzzzzzz....doing nothing for me, I'm afraid.


Mostly thisi I'm afraid.
Consummate musicianship, but like a night at the conservatoire rather than a festival field


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Mal in Somerset on August 12, 2017, 11:18:53 AM
Not my cup of tea and the bass was definetly too loud. Same for Quill. Says something when the quitar solos are drowned out by the drum and bads!


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Mitch on August 13, 2017, 01:31:51 PM
When in "Big Band" mode with Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin I really enjoyed it, with the different global musical influences; when not, less so.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: mickf on August 13, 2017, 04:17:39 PM
Loved them.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Will S on August 13, 2017, 04:37:10 PM
They did it for me too.  Good to see them there.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 13, 2017, 06:21:05 PM
One of the highlights for me.
A lot of varied, interesting and entertaining tracks. Top musicianship and Peter Knight really is right up there with the very best.

I have seen them as a trio and thought they were good, but a bit technical. Expanding to a 'big band' seems to have added a lighter touch.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Albie on August 13, 2017, 08:14:22 PM
I loved them, one of the best of the weekend for me.

I think Philip Henry and Hannah Martin would be a great booking as a duo, as well.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Jim on August 13, 2017, 08:24:36 PM
Anybody seen Pete Knight and Billy Connolly in the same room lately?


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: David V B on August 13, 2017, 09:12:18 PM
After all the praise on here, I had really been looking forward to them but the first half of the set was a bit so what? Great musicianship, but little to name with. Then it all seemed to click - probably when they did their separate pieces - and the second half was much better. Will certainly want to see them again in different surroundings.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2017, 12:36:57 AM
They're a great band that we know and love, but I think they're more suited to a smaller venue. Not tiny, but just not this big an audience.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: StephenB on August 14, 2017, 01:54:41 AM
I'll lump this in with my thoughts on Divine Comedy  ??? Musically excellent but maybe just a bit too clever and lacking any real connection with the audience.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Peter H on August 14, 2017, 08:26:09 AM
Although we have seen Pete Knight many times performing with Steeleye Span and FoF, this was the first time we'd seen Gigspanner. Excellent musicianship and a pleasing set of tunes. We thought the inclusion of Hannah Martin and Phil Henry in the ensemble really worked well. We bought the Gigspanner Big Band CD - nuff said.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: flossiefiddler on August 14, 2017, 08:30:51 AM
Great musicianship from a fine bunch of musicians. I think Phil Henry's multitasking, beat boxing and playing the harmonica is great!

As a front person HM is engaging and endearing and very eloquent, really enjoyed when they performed as a duo, but for me, the whole band experience was stunning.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Tony Mc on August 14, 2017, 01:53:33 PM
Odd, good in parts, self indulgent in others. Pleasant enough in the background to wash over you in the sunshine.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Chris on August 14, 2017, 02:35:08 PM
Outside RT & FC, the best of the fest,for me. Simply superb.

And the audience must have thought the same way, as they came third in the CD sales stakes to those two, too.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: NeilB on August 14, 2017, 02:45:58 PM

Anybody seen Pete Knight and Billy Connolly in the same room lately?

I was thinking that too - and about others as well.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 14, 2017, 05:17:02 PM
Always fab and such nice peeps to talk to too.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2017, 10:25:10 PM
Excellent musicianship, but unfortunately a bit lost on the large stage. I think they are much better in a small venue.

Paul


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Albie on August 15, 2017, 02:35:09 PM

Outside RT & FC, the best of the fest,for me. Simply superb.



Throw in Show Of Hands as well, and that's how I felt about Gigspanner.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Chris on August 15, 2017, 02:56:36 PM
I heard they outsold Show of Hands....


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 15, 2017, 03:56:01 PM

I heard they outsold Show of Hands....


Probably due to Gigspanner having a brand new cd release whereas SofH didn't.


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 15, 2017, 08:08:53 PM
One of my highlights of the weekend and my only CD purchase was the "Live" album and my only venture down the "Signings "corridor . I got a huge hug from Debs Knight too . I spoke briefly to Sacha Trochet for the first time as well . Loved it from start to finnish .


Title: Re: Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Post by: Martin Rich on August 16, 2017, 11:57:22 AM
Wonderful set and agree in top 4 of the festival. Trio Gigspannner seem to generally only play smaller venues, special musicianship from the 5  for me.