Members of The Xorg Collective played a special one-off gig at The Bramfield Village Hall yesterday evening in front of an invited audience. A total smasheroo, this one should run and run! Music industry executives are queuing round the block for our signatures!
We were part of a nine-piece ensemble, assembled by our pal Kevin. Me and our Phil on guitars, Louis on drums, Jeff on lead vocals, Vicky on keyboards, Lisa, Jackie and our Mary on backing vocals and Kevin on t'bass. We played two sets, separated by individual sets from Martin on vocals and acoustic guitar and his son Ben, also on acoustic and vocals, who did his own stuff. I have to admit that Martin was the more polished of the artistes on the evening but we were easily the loudest by a long chalk and several country miles. Our cover of 'Cochise' by Audioslave pinned a few ears back, I can tell you. A special mention goes to the backing vocalists who made a big difference.
The set list comprised some old fogey material as well as some more 'modern' stuff. The up-beat songs went much better than the gloomy slow songs. Old fart favourites such as 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number', 'Southern Man' and 'I Shot The Sheriff' never let you down!