There's no secret that I love going to gigs, and I go to as many as my economy allows me to. Last night, it was Seasick Steve. I've seen him play once before at The Roundhouse with his incredible swedish drummer Dan Magnusson, and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass. Probably the best three piece I have ever seen! About a week ago, he announced on facebook that he would do a show at 229 The Venue with only 100 tickets, and the only way to get your hands on a pair would be to enter a ticket raffle, and just crossed your fingers that you would get picket. My boyfriend was one of few chosen lucky ones, and managed to get us two tickets for the show!
Together with his drummer they played through the songs from his upcomming album "Sonic Soul Surfer" that will be out in 2015, and I tell you – the album is brilliant! Steve played on everything from a one string washboard, to some four string part of a car engine, and a home made drift wood guitar. In between songs he would tell us stories from his life, and how he after all these years is now finally living his dream. He comes across as the nicest man in music, and took the time to shake hands with people in the audience, saying how he wouldn’t be able to do what he does without his fans.