Now that’s what I call a weekend

Jo, Haddon and I had the most extraordinary time at the Watercombe Music festival! It was a small intimate festival with an amazing line up …. and such a great vibe, all the more so given the sunshine!
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We came across the festival through wanting to hear Police Dog Hogan again. Having got ourselves there and set Charlie Van up, we encountered so many cool bands. Ben Waters Band (he organises the festival) were oh so funky. Mungo Jerry was a hoot, Geno Washington (the guy who “Oh Geno” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners, was about) put on an epic performance. I loved Vintage (seriously polished and cool performances of 50’s and 60’s rock). Police Dog Hogan were every bit as wonderful as ever …. and it was great to get chance to chat to them after the gig.
But one of the real surprises for me was lady Winwoods Maggots who delivered such a great and engaging set with huge energy and cool musicianship. Check out the video (But read first their descriptor from their web site):
“Sometimes an angel choir. Sometimes a chainsaw going through puppies. The Clash mating with Johnny Cash. Lady Winwoods Maggot have been storming the south for many years with their unique style of Death Western.
Fusing traditional American and Irish music with self-written songs and presenting them with an old-school punk attitude. Banjo, Mandolin and Acoustic Guitar are backed with thunderous Drums and Bass”.

2 Replies to “Now that’s what I call a weekend”

  1. Dave,
    Thanks for letting me know, I’d have missed this. It has made me laugh
    They are a GREAT band musically, and a top bunch of people.

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