The 30th of January was the first of our monthly gig nights in Mostyn Art Gallery in this year. The last Saturday of every month we hold a free gig in the art gallery café. After two hours of setting up we opened the doors to our gig at 7 pm. All the acts used acoustic guitars, which set out a nice relaxed and chilled tone to the evening. In total we had a good turn out of over 30 people from various places in the community.
Our first act was Erin Dolan, who was the perfect opener. She had a selection of songs, some of which she had written her self and some were covers of current popular songs. Her relaxing, acoustic tone set the tranquilizing chilled out tone that was in the air throughout the rest of the night.
Our next act was a one Robbie Jones, who after one or two slight tuning issues soon got under way. His acoustic style was more of a faster pace than Erin Dolan’s style. Which gave the two acts a nice contrast between each other. He also preformed a mixture of his songs and covers.
The third act was our own Joe Berry, who had a similar performance to his last gig. With covers of Bob Dylan and songs he had written himself. His acoustic style was more similar to Erin Dolan than Robbie Jones.
Our final act was Kiani Marie who ended the night perfectly as it neatly wrapped up the night, as her style combined the three other acts together. Kiani Marie just like the previous acts had a mixture of songs that she had written herself and covers. Her style was almost he most relaxing and most chilled out of the all the acts on that night.
My overall opinion on the gig night is that the acts were good and they all followed on nicely from each other, however that is my issue with the night. I felt that having four similar acoustic acts one after the other it does all blend together a bit in hindsight. A more of a variety would have been nicer. Also I felt that the last night acts Joe Berry and Kiani Marie, while both very good, did drag on, as they were playing for 45 minutes each which I feel is two long. While the first two was only about 20 minutes. I don’t mind having a three-hour long gig, but I feel that a bigger gap between each act would have been better for the flow of the night. But I digress, in all the gig had a nice and relaxing tone that I hope we can recreate in the next, this February.
Written by and photographed by Conner Davies