The Hamilton Square Launch
I kicked things off with a short set, joined by Paul for London and Martin for Poetry and Rhyme and Heaven Avenue; then Martin did his short set, putting Jim through his paces. We had a short break (a cake break- yes I did make the cakes but the black writing icing I'd bought to draw music notes on top was too stubborn to come out of its tube and it was a hell of a lot easier to just bung a smartie on the top of each one)
Then it was straight into the CD tracks- I dedicated Loverman to you, Foolish Girl, as you were with us in spirit. It was informal and friendly and warm and just about perfect in terms of playing a gig, as everyone in the audience was smiling and so were we.
Martin sang beautifully and the guys played really well, complementing the songs. A guy in the audience liked Hamilton Square so much he stood up and shouted 'That was the best song of the lot!'; we finished with Sweet Saviour (the first time I have been able to remember the words), and then did the Airship Song as an encore.
What a perfect launch party! Thank you for coming, everyone, and thank you to the family for turning out completely and being such good eggs!