22 Feb Winterbourne + Black Rabbit George – Review
Opener, Black Rabbit George is far too good to be a warm-up for the main feature. His folksy acoustic tunes harken back to an earlier era, think Bob Dylan at the Gaslight and you’d be pretty close to the money. Those who have arrived early move closer to the stage and lean in as his set progresses. This reviewer’s personal favourite was a tune relating the tale of an unfortunate accident involving his guitar and the Sex Pistols. We’re keen to hear more from Black Rabbit George.
A near capacity audience was enraptured with the performance of Newcastle’s Winterbourne on Friday night. The three piece combine a perfect blend of guitar, cello, mandolin and three-part harmonies to produced stunning folky-acoustic-pop. The band play to their strengths and engage the crowd with comedic banter between songs. The formula works as the almost exclusively female audience lap up every word. The boys from Winterbourne are a treat no matter what the season.