The Blowpipes returned to tackle The Green Dragon in Croydon for another top-notch night out at Freedom Of Expression. Eddie’s Brother delivered an immaculate set of finely-crafted songs, as usual. The Lucky Face and Stephen McGourty brought plenty to the party too, unlike Living Room, who left their diary in the toilet and couldn’t be with us.
Not one student breezed in for the IMT Hurricane Showcase, at The Railway Kitchen & Bar in Tulse Hill, but we were blessed by the songs of Dan Maitland and the wayoutwest verse of John Clarke. A gale of original tunes was blown by trombone poetry.
There were stellar turns at Variety Box in Hackney’s Marie Lloyd Bar, including a fine Portuguese clown, Daniel Gonçalves, and impressive words and music from Jennifer E. Jordan, The Segue Sisters, Blanche Visarro and The Poeticat, while trombone poetry offered jazz and perverbs.