When I was thinking about writing this, one of the titles that came to mind was ‘New Found respect for the Accordian’, seriously, the instrument almost blew my mind this evening. Sounds ridiculous, but when you don’t hear it played that much and its one of four instruments on stage and the guy plays it blindfolded whilst dancing round eggs (more about that later), it is an amazing instrument.
The Albion Christmas Band currently consists of four members, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Kellie While & Simon Care, they have recently released a new album which can be purchased on their website: http://www.thealbionband.co.uk.
This is the second time The Albion Christmas Band have been to The Watermark (let’s face it with 50 weeks off a year, they’ve got a very small ‘gig window’), but, I can safely say that both times they have been a huge success. This one was yet another Box Office sell out, and we had a fantastic crowd, everyone who attended had a great time, they were all singing along (unfortunately no dancing – maybe next time!)
I see a fair few performances at The Watermark, and maybe it was all the festivities but this was a particularly amazing one, The Albion Band are of course very well known, they are indeed folk icons, and they lived up to expectations!
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