What is this thing......called sun? Today a strange light was seen in the sky over Meavy where the Desperates assembled to play.
|On the sunny side of the street|
Although it wasn't exactly sweltering when we arrived. (Click on images to see then bigger!)
|Coats and warm drinks required|
|Pete has a line for every situation|
|Debs admires Felicity's parts|
The lunchtime gig at Meavy was in support of ‘Jeremiah’s Journey’ a Plymouth charity which supports bereaved children. We played over lunchtime to add to the atmosphere for people doing a 9-mile charity walk (called the Parish Plod) starting and finishing in Shaugh Prior and passing via the Skylark and Cadover. They stopped for lunch - and live music (the Desperates!!) - at the Royal Oak
|Walkers mingle with Sunday lunchers|
The uneven cobbles are a familiar setting for the band who tend to lean at odd angles after playing. Except for John the drums who brings a selection of woodwork to insert at strategic places. When we talk about checking our levels we don't mean the sound check.
|John sets his levels|
|I don't think those guys are checking out the band...|
For a change, the whole gig was rain-free; we were able to play Summertime without a trace of irony - and our audience enjoyed the nearest thing to summer we've seen for a while. Oh, and we all thank the lovely Pete for stepping in on keys as Geoff couldn't make it.
|Pete on keys (also provided young dancers)|