On Sunday 6th November we performed as the Gnoss duo for one of the last times at the Wee Folk Club, in the Royal Oak, Edinburgh.
It was a really nice gig with a small audience in the basement of the city centre bar. Although small in capacity the audience took really well to our show of 2 45-minute sets split by a raffle and 2 floor spots with many comments of praise and several more CD sales than we expected.
It had been a long time since Aidan and I had done a full concert just ourselves after being away on different projects during the summer and working on 4-piece material more recently. This lead me to be slightly anxious before the show, although we have performed regularly for the last 2 years in similar situations, this one felt more uneasy. We always try and connect on a very personal, conversational tone at the smaller gigs as we feel it suits the music best but, having been out of practise at creating this feel, it took a couple of sets to get back in to the swing of it. It came back easier than I thought though. I was a nice chance to re-visit older material for the duo show.
With a host of plans for the 4-piece in a new direction with a different vibe these rare duo gigs will be a contrast as well as being equally enjoyable provided we don’t end up on the same bus replacement service home afterwards!