Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Glass Onion

Photos & words courtesy Day-glo Joe.Friday 3rd November saw the weekly acoustic jam at the Glass Onion take place, except that this particular evening was themed after the global peace effort, and we were so lucky to have a very prestigious line up taking to the stage. Starting off the night were Yo Yeti, with their lyrical acoustic hip-hop. It was the
first time the band had played in months and it was a great return. Then we were treated to the wonderful and unusual voice of Julius Senior, all the way from Leeds. He sang a mixture of both playful and plaintive songs in a quirky style that kept everyone entertained. Piper, the Pianist from POO, set up his keyboard next for some jazzy songmanship, while bongos, djembes and congas were drumming out rhythms all over the room. After a break from the music for an important speech about war and peace (which got very heated) Sarah Bear, a beautiful young singer from the courageous Peace Not War music collective (please check out www.peace.fm and www.myspace.com/sarahbearsounds)), sat by the fireplace and treated us all to her chilled and empowering songs, with a little help from Corneilius (www.corneilius.net), who's also something of a legend in the new musical revolution. Singing songs that tell the truth, whether you want to hear it or not, yet without being preachy and patronising, Corneilius is
something of a spokesman for the new thinking of a nation fed up of war. Not long after Sam Beer www.myspace.com/samuelbeer was up, and what a prodigal musician he is. He played exquisitely to a rapt audience and brought a night of underground folk heroes to a close.

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