Rob Mac - 28th March 2012 - Cavendish Arms Gig
Sorry it’s so late, I really need to get my act together but for anyone in Hertfordshire/Essex or anywhere nearby area, if you’re free pop along to the Hertford Music Festival tomorrow.
13:00 @ The Two Brewers - 30-32 Portvale, Hertford, Herts, SG14 3AB
14:10 @ The Woolpack - Mill Bridge, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1PZ
17.25 @ The Old Barge - The Folly, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1QD
If you’re close by then try and pop along. As far as I’m aware, all gigs are free entry and there are lots of live acts playing all day throughout Hertford so it should be a good day.
This is a video from a gig I did the other week ago. The song recorded here is, ‘Why Didn’t You Tell Me?’
This is nearly a week late and I apologise, but I’ve been really busy and just started a new job/internship.
Arch 365 - South Clapham 09/06/2011
I arrived there early and met Mol, went to Subway to have a bite to eat and then headed to the venue. The bar was directly underneath the railway line so when you were in the bar you could hear the shaking of the rails above, it reminded me a little of Christchurch and the earthquake in February.
There wasn’t much of a crowd to see the music but more so to socialize with their friends and have a few drinks. I thought I played really well, although the sound was bad, a continuing trend at this promoters nights. It’s my third gig in London so far and I’ve enjoyed them all and although not exactly what I expected, you hear so much about the standard of London being so high, that’s rubbish, they’ve been good practice and boosted my confidence. There was one guy at the front who made the whole night worthwhile who was in the zone when I was playing and seemed to dig everything I was about. It’s always worthwhile when that happens.
Rob Mac is playing tonight…
Really looking forward to seeing Rob Mac play tonight at:
Arch 365,Lendall Terrace, SW4. 1 min walk behind Clapham North tube.
It’s Free Entry, so would be lovely to see y’all there!
I’m really looking forward to playing, so like Mol says, would be great to see you there.
From The Front Step
My very first original song recorded live at home. If the feeling takes you, please leave a comment or make a response to the video, any feedback is more than welcome. I hope you enjoy!
I’m a very proud boyfriend. This is brilliant, it looks and sounds beautiful as does Mol. :)
I’ve had numerous job interviews recently and I always get pretty nervous before them. It’s funny, apart from wearing a pair of lucky earrings that gives me some small amount of confidence, I’ve found that listening to a bit of John Mayer before an interview has really calmed me down. I’m not a big fan of the man himself, but his musicianship blows me away every time. I just found this ‘California Dreaming’ cover on vimeo which is pretty cool, if not simply for the kid choir in the back, they all look as if they’re desperately trying to refrain from busting out the ‘white man’s overbite,’ look. The second video from that vimeo user on the site is one of my favourite songs from the Trio, that drummer is too cool..
I can’t stop listening to this song. His guitar playing is incredible and gives this song so much ENERGY! Picked up my acoustic and been playing the chords to this and singing along. I wish I could get a tab for this as learning by ear, so far is seeming impossible and his hands stretch so fucking far!
Also his guitar is sweet!
Sorry to post this again but this is the finished version of the video. On the previous video, image stabilisation completely cut off my head :(
Have a listen, let me know what you think and if you enjoy it spread it around.
19/05/11 - Green Man Pub
Little bit late I know, but I’ve been rather busy the past weekend with another gig and round Mol’s. I thought I’d do a little review of the gig and perhaps continue this for every gig I do.
I got the train to London with Mfon, an old friend (he’s 25 you know) and we caught up, talked life, music and travelling and it was just brilliant to see him and catch up. We went to Charing Cross to meet Mol, had a quick drink and then headed to Edgware Road, on the Bakerloo line. Once we got there I had a lovely surprise. Isaac, whom I went to uni with and co-founded Shining Stars Talent with arrived unannounced and entertained us with tales of his internship and just what he’s been doing since uni.
I was first on and was promised 20 minutes and the prospect of another 10 minutes later on if I delivered the goods. The crowd was a real mix of typical boozers, to students to travellers to business men. It was nice, bit of a rowdy front table. Once they found out I was from Stortford as was the extremely loud one, then I had it.
I was told to play a mix of covers and originals and this is what I did, alternating between them. I think my set went down pretty well, with some people requesting more originals after the first 20 minutes. The only problem I had was that my new pick-up was giving lots of feedback, meaning I had to quieten my guitar playing and reducing the amount of energy I could exhibit when playing.
After me were a Texas duo who played some sort of Americana, Country Blues. It was pretty cool but only because they were from Texas and he had the Texas drawl.
Another acoustic artists played name Lawrence Brays. He sounded a hell of a lot like Liam Gallagher and had the swagger too. He seems to be gigging a lot too and seemed like a nice guy.
The last person was an Australian harpist who sang as well and she was brilliant. She covered a range of songs and her harp just sounds magnificent.
I played again as did the Texas duo. It was a great night and a nice introduction to the London scene.
Gig Tomorrow: Bar Vinyl
6 Inverness Street, NW1. Opposite Camden tube station.
FREE ENTRY!!!! Happy Hour on drinks too until 9pm! Great music, cheap beer and a lovely bar. See you there!