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« on: August 01, 2017, 11:13:58 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 04:07:08 PM »

Zzzzzzz....doing nothing for me, I'm afraid.
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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 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!
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 04:17:39 PM »

Loved them.
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 04:37:10 PM »

They did it for me too.  Good to see them there.
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« Reply #7 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.


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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 08:24:36 PM »

Anybody seen Pete Knight and Billy Connolly in the same room lately?
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 01:54:41 AM »

I'll lump this in with my thoughts on Divine Comedy  Huh Musically excellent but maybe just a bit too clever and lacking any real connection with the audience.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.
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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2017, 05:17:02 PM »

Always fab and such nice peeps to talk to too.
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« Reply #19 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.

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