The last couple of months, as is usual for this time of year, has got completely silly gig-wise. I’ve reviewed as many as I’ve had time for, either here or on Trebuchet Magazine – These are some of my photos.
We start at Bilston, back in October. Here’s Heather Findlay and Chris Johnson playing as an acoustic support for Touchstone, at The Robin 2. Great to see Heather back on stage again after far too long an absence.
Touchstone just rock. Kim Elkie Seviour is a great frontwoman and visual focus.
Moo Bass and Henry Rogers make a powerful rhythm section, and put the “rock” into “prog-rock”!
Heather Findlay followed that successful support tour with a headline tour of her own, with a full band. This is from the opening date of the tour, at The Brook.
The unplugged segment was a highlight of the set.
Two days later, Heather’s old band Mostly Autumn played an absolute blinder at The Grand Opera House in York.
Olivia Sparnenn is far more confident fronting the band after eighteen months in the role. The huge smile said it all.
Anne-Marie Helder plays a big part in making Mostly Autumn a great live act in her role as multi-instrumentalist and backing singer. And playing completely different instruments (flute and keys) to what she plays in Panic Room.
In December, it was back to The Robin, with Morpheus Rising supporting Panic Room. This picture ought to sum up what they sound like.
Anne-Marie Helder and Paul Davies of Panic Room blowing the roof off The Robin at the start of the set. The pyro (yes, they used pyro) turned out to be unnecessary – There was more than enough fire in the music itself.