April 9 – MoonDance wedding in Essex

There is usually something special about weddings in Essex. I’m sure that if the Archers’ soap was set in Basildon rather than Ambridge then this event would have been right at home. Or perhaps an Alan Parker film would be nearer the mark. A noisy, exuberant crowd with a large measure of good will and quite a few rough edges.

To be honest the band has pretty much grown out of that kind of gig – certainly out of the small stage which we just managed to cram ourselves onto. I’m firmly of the opinion that we can graduate to the next level of function gig with a much higher technical specification. There are obvious rewards in pursuing this type of gig – and probably a few new and interesting downsides as well.


About Brian Heywood

Brian Heywood is a free range musician who specialises in edgy roots / country / celtic fusion music. Previous work has received comments such as "... aggressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions." - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen Magazine (USA), "Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground - Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK) and Steve Barnes Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director (Australia) - "... a rocking band - I was delighted with the audience response."
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