Great night on my return to a great venue. Kool Klub Kafe is probably at the moment the best venue on the island, and their Wednesday nights with live music are gathering an impressive following. They've also been investing in equipment and stuff giving the live acts much more to work with. I first played there August 2008 at things have moved along nicely since then, and definitely in the right direction. I was joined on stage by Martin Uvgärd on harmonica and Hector Teixeira on accordeon and piano. Following up on February's gig at Rock's Club, António Santa Clara, this time on drums, and Hélder Gonçalves on Bass also joined in which really gave some of the songs the impact you need at a place like Kool. It's definitely not a quiet venue, and although people are generally interested and there for the music, some of my material struggled through the ambient noise barrier. The stronger songs were brilliant though, they felt great and I couldn't of asked for better on their debut. Great to have friends onstage, we got a good sweaty vibe going! Thanks to Kool and a great crowd for a great night! See you soon!
Set 1: This is the Sea (Waterboys) / Lazarus Heart (Walkabouts) / I've No Fire / Days of Discontent / Movies at Midnight / Fare Thee Well / The Love I Used To Love
Set 2: Learning to Fly (Tom Petty) / House In The Woods / Drifting, Drifting / What Have You Seen? / Twists & Turns / A Lie A Day / Fare Thee Well
(photos Rubina Figueira)