I quite like Swindon. It's only the 2nd time I've played there for local promoters, Songs of Praise, but there's always a nice vibe in The Roaring Donkey.
Before the show we made our almost mandatory trek to head to pitch up in the nearest spoons for food and so Neil could finally finish the 'work' he was doing.
The show itself was great and had a small but attentive audience, which is as we all know, better than playing to a packed room where no one cares. It's always fun watching Neil play. You never know how an audience is going to react. He played a new song which I don't think the audience will forget in a hurry...
After the show we headed to another pub where Ed, the other promoter from Songs of Praise, was part of a beer festival. We were of course hoping for some free beer samples but we'd just missed it. We did however still drink, pose with the mannequin that was in the pub and laugh at pirates. Once back at Daves house we talked and drank red wine till way past our bed times. It's great talking to Dave. He really cares for the music scene in Swindon and talks with such genuine passion about it. Dave also made the astute observation that 'Neil Morris is a Viz character made flesh'. Perfect!