Great Eastern Festival – Edinburgh – 27 Nov 2021

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A long day around 3 venues, but worth it all to catch some great new bands and end up with the highlight of the wonderful BC Camplight at the lovely Kings Hall. Started around 3pm with a snippet of Bikini Body in the Summerhall Gallery Bar, followed by the brilliant Deadletter. Deadletter were a real find and owned that room with cool tunes and great attitude. Will definitely see them again in Edinburgh … February I think.

Over the road next for Field Music, clever and interesting. Back to Summerhall for pit stop pizza with Chris and more snippets of Nani and Arny Margret before catching an unexpectedly tremendous set by The Joy Hotel in the Dissection Room. What an ambitious 7 piece band with equally big and ambitious songs. Loved them … added to must see again list.

Back over to Kings Hall for local hero Hamish Hawk. Wanted to see him again for a while. Good performance, will go far! But really all day I only was looking forward to BC Camplight and Brian Christinzio with his brilliant band did not let us down. What a showman and what superb songs. Was right at the front and when it got to the appropriate point in the set my ‘I’m In A Weird Place’ T-Shirt matched the song I got a point-out from Brian. Most chuffed! Incredible ending with the banging ‘I’m Desperate’ (see video below, thanks Lennyloon). Caught a few songs from Beak at Queens Hall, but baled out for bus home, tired but happy!

Attended by George, Chris, Andy, Jude, Douglas, Paul & Ann

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