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Still Spinning (Mick Groves)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Time-travel has always been an aspiration of mine. Fascinated with the ways and worlds of the past, I was always eager to jump in a Delorean and head off to ‘simpler times’, about which I was nostalgic for no good reason. At ‘Still Spinning’, I finally got my chance. Mick Groves captivated an intimate audience with acoustic folk songs that jangled the nerves and prompted belly-laughs with their outrageous cheekiness. Unaccompanied ballads were sung in a rich, goosebump-inducing (if not always pitch-perfect) voice. Perfection, though, is not the mark of a true folk performer; rather, it is the audience-participation that counts, and this audience chimed in with each and every song. McFly? You know you want to.

Acoustic Music Venue at St Brides, 11 – 13 Aug, 7.30pm (8.30pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp221.
tw rating 4/5