Apologies to inflict yet another video on you, but last night Geoff, Laura, Tim S and I had the pleasure of seeing CW Stoneking. He currently sings… erm, callipso jazz and it certainly doesn’t sound like it should be coming out of this white aussie guy – although I can’t say he’s a typical specimen (Doesn’t that word make you cringe?). It was quite amazing. The crowd at Rubys was vastly colourful in age and in style.
Prior to Stoneking, was this guy, Brownbird Rudy Relic, whom when we saw listed on the blackboard outside- first thought was two bands, then one… and turned out to be this one guy. One that made up for about twenty. As someone described it – it was like Elvis on a chair. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone perform quite like it. I’ve also never seen anyone open their mouth quite that wide, or drink so much water in such a short time.
An excellent and very different night out.