Best of One Night Stand - Acoustic 19th January 2007

A this Best of One Night Stand event, were six of the favourite acts from previous One Night Stand events. By way of a warmup, and an added bonus, we were treated to another couple of numbers by Mateusz, a jazz pianist from Poland. See photo.
JO COLLINS: This bright young star started off with 2 of her own songs, “Reality” and “Bed of Roses” on the electric keyboard. Her sultry singing style and powerful voice, reminiscent of Eddie Reader and Alicia Keys, some of her main influences, and its was a cover of Ms Keys “If I Ain’t Got You” that she performed next. Then came 2 other covers James Morrison’s “You Give Me Something” and Christina Aguilera’s “Underappreciated”. See photo.
MICHAEL BERK: This young man plays instrumental guitar. His first track was his own composition called “F**k All Reviewers”. Then came a cover of “Yes in Deed” by Si Oliver, a very soulful melody. This was followed by one of his own called “The Return” and Louis Armstrong’s classic “What a Wonderful World”. Then another of his own “Bells” and finished with “Danny Boy”. See photo.
ROLAND CHADWICK: Perhaps he turned-up believing that this was a comedy stand-up night, or was it the passing resemblance to Billy Connolly, but he instantly made the audience feel part of the act. He started with 3 of his own songs “Jenny's Sunday, “Laughing Spinoza” and “Betty Keft”. Then a cover of Big Joe Williams’ “Baby Please Don’t Go” and finished with Led Zeppelin’s “Bron-y-Aur Stomp”. See photo.
THE BALLINSKY PROJECT: Nathan Ball plays the guitar, and looks a little like Captain Jack Sparrow on a GHD, but don't hold that against him. He is ably accompanied by Adrianne Wallinsky. If you’ve ever dreamt like me, of Nicole Kidman playing the cello, then come see Adrianne. They played 5 of their own songs “assumptions”, “rhetoricism”, “sky trees”, “6 by 4” and “Points mean Prizes”. They have a CD available called “Ctrl-Z Session” with 9 tracks. The name as every geek will know is from the computer keyboard shortcut command for undo. See photos.
THE SAM PAINE TRIO: This 3-piece band has Sam Paine and Ben Owens on Guitar and John Hillier on the drums. They played 1 cover of Jack Johnson’s “Waiting Wishing” and 5 songs written by Sam Paine, “Lightning”, “No Regrets”, “Travelling Man”, “Sky's Crying”, and “Hold on Me” the latter 3 can be found on his Solo acoustic CD called "Travelling Man". See photos.
DAVID IMRIE TRIO: This band has David Imrie on Lead vocals and guitar, Robert Illesh on Mandolin and Banjo, and Ben Kidds on the double bass. They started 6 songs from their forthcoming as yet untitled album, “Back to the Country”, “Until the Sun Shines”, “Mountain Song”, “The Wild Horses”, “Man O Woe” and “A Spirit Wandering”. Along with a cover of Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble”.Sadly by this time the disco had started downstairs and the floor was vibrating. See photos.

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Venue: Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9EG

Admission: by Ticket only £5 (doors 7:30pm, start 8:15pm, end 11pm)

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