Wes Finch and Friends: Criterion Theatre, Coventry

Posted in: blog May 27 2012

Anyone doubting the quality and breadth of musical talent abound in Coventry right now, needed only to spend yesterday evening at the Criterion Theatre.

A capacity audience braved the stifling Summer heat to see Wes Finch, subject of a redwood photoshoot and interview earlier this year, and a number of his ‘muso’ colleagues put on a show that was a glorious example of, as Stylusboy put, the ‘magic’ that’s happening in Coventry right now…..

First up: Lucy Anne Sale

Lucy Anne Sale redwood photography

Lucy Anne Sale redwood photography

Lucy Anne Sale redwood photography

wes finch redwood photography

Wes makes an early appearance to share a joke with the evening’s compere 

It was great to see Stylusboy and Rachel Grisedale again having last seen them at the Warwick Arts centre earlier this year.  I never get tired of hearing their music – simple and spellbinding.

stylusboy redwood photography Rachel Grisedale redwood photography

Stylusboy redwood photography

Steve (Stylusboy) explains his ‘pay what you want for my CD’ pricing scheme to the audience

It was the first time I’d seen Kel Elliot, great band and serious musicians.  I’d highly recommend going to see them if you haven’t already…

Kel Elliot redwood photography

Kel Elliot redwood photography

Kel Elliot redwood photography

Wes finally took the stage.  The bloke is just just flippin’ cool….not content with making any old entrance, he had a brass ensemble supporting him for a rendition of ‘Southern Cross’, which is my favourite track from Wes’ Mayflower album, and sounds even better when he sings it live….

Wes FInch redwood photography

Wes Finch redwood photography

Wes Finch redwood photography

Wes Finch redwood photography

Wes Finch redwood photography

All in all made me proud to be from Coventry, and excited to see more music from all the folks that performed..

Were you at this gig?  Comment below….

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