Headed for the Spinning Wheel to see a band called Hot Candy – The food was just about ok, but not gastro pub - the menu prices should have told us that in advance. I would describe it as standard pub grub from 20 years ago – Big portions but poor quality ingredients, and if that’s your thing, good for you.
The band, well what a disaster. Boy, they were talented musicians, but they let a sound guy mike them up, unusual for a small venue, and his mix absolutely ruined the whole performance. For example, you could see the bass player giving his a bass a good slapping to the funk, but you couldn’t hear any of it – he had his hand up and down the fret board for no audible benefit to the audience. Bloody awful mix so left half way through –
Returned another night to see a three piece play Funk, Rock and Blues. For obvious reasons we didn’t eat there. To our relief the band were not miked up, and they could play - Funk, Rock and Blues, but unfortunately at times each played either one or the other, all at the same time. The drummer could rock his way through everything, rim shotting his snare as he went, and this really did spoil one particular song, where the bassist let rip with a fantastic piece of funk bass playing that would put Mark King to shame.
Give the place ago – it may be ok for you.
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