I’ve got to admit I was quite nervous about this show, it’s certainly the biggest promotion I’ve ever done. Secret Affair are a well and truly established band accustomed to playing much larger venues than The Georgian Theatre. In the end I need’nt have worried as everything went fine and all the bands who played on the night were spot on.
It was good to see so many people coming in early to see the supports and make a night of it in the venue rather than staying in the local pubs and then everyone piling in 5 minutes before the headline band come on. It’s better for everyone that way, it’s a better atmosphere and the venue get some much needed revenue in the bar and that in turn helps them to reduce any costs that they need to pass onto the promoter. Win win for everyone!
First up was Acoustic Weller ( Mark Simpson) who got the early crowd in the right frame of mind with a selection of Weller classics. Mark’s really good at what he does and he went down a treat. The Lemontops are another local band who quickly got into the stride with a selection of their own songs and a couple of covers and were well appreciated by the crowd.
Secret Affair came onto a rapturous reception and proceeded to play their way through the Glory Boys album followed by a number of classic covers and other Secret Affair hits. They played for an hour and 20 minutes and by the end there was a fair few tonic suits in need of a trip to the dry cleaners as well as some wobbly legs on the way out.
Typically shows in The Georgian tend to see people leaving early to get home as it’s not the easiest place to get to and from but not tonight. The place was packed to the end and the dance floor showed all the signs of a good night at the bar.
The band hung around signing autographs and having pictures taken with anyone who wanted them despite having to travel straight to York after the show. Top lads all round and big thanks to everyone who made the night such a success.
Perhaps we’ll have them back next year?