Glasshouse Musicians Club 27 June 2013
Last Thursday night the Musos met at the Sports Club in Glasshouse and it was yet another memorable evening with a good sized audience in attendance. We were bolstered by a group from Woodford who joined us for the evening. Performers included Norm Smith and Kevin Brand – both impressive singer guitarists, with Kevin also displaying superb multi instrumental skills by doubling as a bass guitarist (and doing a particularly fine job) and then hopping onto the drum kit to lift the excitement levels even further!
Norm Smith is an excellent vocalist who was prominent adding strong harmonies to a number of the other singers, but also displayed, with his own “swing” repertoire, that he is an accomplished jazz guitarist. The evening leapt a couple of gears when guitar wizz Job Cran got up to belt out some Stevie Ray Vaughan blues virtuosity, and ended on a subdued yet heartfelt note with the stunning finger style guitar and emotion drenched voice of Tommy Leonard with songs including High Flying Seagull from Dougie MacLean, displaying to me once more what a beautiful song writer he is.
The evening was marked by the range of great female vocalists – Maxine Chisholm, Tina Davidson, Mary Martin, Steph, Louise Munyard and Pam Mathews all sang solos, making it our best evening so far for girls on stage! Thank you to them all and may we have more of them! Other performers on the night included JJ Munyard, Jon Brown, Tony Vobr, Adrian Powell, Gavin Davidson, Brett Hall, Doug Pullen, the Rusty Old Strings and Frank Moroney,