I often have strange performances as a guitarist but this Friday at 5, Sonic Vibes is going to busk in the Southampton Airport Terminal. I won’t lie, I jumped at the chance. These sorts of gigs are often the most random, amusing and memorable experiances. I’ve had some strange gigs, amongst my favourite include:
1) Flying out with a covers band Bangkok. We had to follow a condensed version performance of Swan Lake in Thailand for a Thai princess. And we lost a band member mid-set somehow.
2) My car (the might Travelator) almost dying on the way to a blues gig in Beer (Devon) with a hung over drummer. Also the looks of the locals at Stefan our keyboard player were priceless.
3) Playing with a prog band at a birthday party. We had to follow an awful comedian in drag and when we wished the person happy birthday they proceeded to venture on stage mid-set.
These gigs at the time are just strange and surreal but in retrospect they are fun stories I love to share with my band mates and students. They are akin to the Aqurium and Library gigs in Flight of The Concords.