Friday, 3 April 2009

You can't force a dance party, but for you I'll try!

Eek, it's been quite some time since i last wrote anything in here. There's been lots of things i meant to write about, but there's also been lots of other things going on, that I never got 'round to it. I'll try and make up for it, post more regularly, and get a couple of popcasts together soon.

But for today, I'm just smiling too much after having seen Dent May play a very small (and very awesome) show at the Betsy Trotwood, and I had to write about it.

I first heard about Dent May and his magnificent ukulele a couple of months ago (thank you, Mark!!!), i fell in love, ordered the 7" single straight away, and then pre-ordered his album. They are both great and well recommended.

Live, it was just him, his magnificent ukulele, and this guy (without which the performance wouldn't have been half as much fun) doing backing vocals and percursion. They pretty much played all the songs from the album, in a different order. But, man, weren't they good? It was one of those shows you can't stop dancing, nor smiling until they stop playing.

They are touring Europe now, and will be back in London for two more gigs next weekend. Tour details are available on his myspace page.