NEWS & VIEWS

CORNISH AUTUMN BREAK LIVE MUSIC

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FUN WITH THE RACEY GUYS
I usually give the live music a rest while on holidays but during our break in St.Ives in October took in a couple of bands for a change.
Firstly the St. Ives Holiday Village which was out base for the break held a 70’s weekend festival during our stay so I went along on the Friday to witness pop sensations Racey.
Really impressed by the energy, the professionalism and overall the sense of fun during their hour long set.
All of the bands 70’s hits were of course in place including ‘Lay Your Love On Me’, ‘Boy Oh Boy’ and of course mega smash ‘Some Girls’.
The capacity clubhouse lapped up the whole performance which also included a tribute to producer Mike Chapman with a melody of hits by The Sweet, Mud and Suzi Quatro and also a few choice 60’s / 70’s covers.
In contrast we made a trip to my favourite pub in St.Ives, the fabulous Castle Inn found in Fore Street (if you go to the town make sure you visit) for a Sunday afternoon set by duo The Freewheelin'.
Playing with acoustic guitars and the occasional harmonica flourish the guys treated us to a well chosen and really well played set of numbers by the likes of Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival and many many more in a good 2 hour plus performance.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, a few pts of Skinners Cornish Ale (including the spectacular Ginger Tosser) and decent live music.
So that was my little bit of live music on my holiday but should also mention the two fab buskers playing on the street outside of the Castle Inn one afternoon with the sounds of acoustic guitar and banjo to sup away the beer to.

Andrew Lock