20 Mar, 2017
Yesterday's wild bird charity gig for the Rosemary Room Pop Up at Alfriston Chapel went really well - under the circumstances; On Friday night I accidentally stabbed my own hand with a pair of scissors, and am currently unable to use my left hand for literally anything as it's swollen, blue and still quite sore.
But, the show must go on, so I performed as planned, but with specially prepared backgrounds instead of playing the guitar, and it was kind of liberating, being able to focus on SINGING!
It might have been the first time ever that I sang songs in 4 different languages in one gig (English, Swedish, Portuguese and Japanese).
Here's the setlist:
1. Beautiful Place
2. So Happy
3. I'm Here
4. Waltz For Hana (Lyrics by Kazuma Yano)
5. Som om ingenting har hänt
8. Baby Just Relax
9. Love This World
10. Changes Changes
11. I Guess It's Ok
12. C'est La Vie
13. Bliss (English version of Balans)
14. After the Rain
15. Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)
16. Smile (Chaplin/Turner/Parsons)
The awesome three-course vegan meal, included in the £20 ticket, was cooked by my friend Krishna Mutty (link) and I could enjoy it fully at the end of the evening. Perfect ending to a pretty rough weekend.
Thanks everyone for coming out!
Apparently, the famous hymn "Morning Has Broken" was written in Alfriston by Eleanor Farjeon in 1931. It IS a lovely village in the middle of the South Downs.