Friday, August 08, 2008

Lunchtime Music Returns to Basement Discs with The Flood

The Flood - from l to r - Tim Wedde, Scott Hills, Kevin Bennett, James Gillard

After a month or so with no in store performances, it was pleasant to get back into the routine of wandering down to the Basement Discs to catch some lunchtime vibes of the musical kind.

And it was a special one today with Sydney band
The Flood returning to play songs off their latest CD Everybody’s Favourite.

They are a great little four piece band comprising Kevin Bennett on guitar and lead vocals, James Gillard on electric guitar and backing vocals, Tim Wedde on piano accordion and backing vocals and Scott Hills on drums.

Their music is kind of country rock blues and sounds really good. Kevin Bennett has a great bluesy voice and when the other guys add theirs to the mix it creates an uplifting wall of harmonies.

They performed five songs, the pick of which was a cover of Jay Farrar’s Tear Stained Eye.

That’s not say the band’s own compositions are lacking anything in originality and melody, but this song is simply beautiful and as Kevin admitted many people mistake it as one of his when he performs it in concerts.

I ran into several friends down there today – quite a contingent of old Nu Country folk who I don’t see all that often these days.

All in all a very pleasant interlude in the working day.

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