Last night we had our York Spring Festival of New Music Fundraiser: the Acoustic Night at the Drama Barn. We had an excellent turnout – thank you to the Drama Barn, all those who came, and especially those who played!
Opening the night we had our very own Dom Matthews, cracking out some fabulous guitar skills! We next had a lovely surprise: songs in Catalan from Fran Rubert Castro and in French by Simon Baron. The audience had a great time joining in the chorus of another song (check out the video on facebook!). We also had the simply superb Sur – who very kindly wrote a new song especially for the evening. What babes. Matthews returned to the stage, dazzling us with a great rendition of the Best Song in the World (that is the title, though it also was a great song…). He also played the Archer theme tune – something which our wonderful chair of the YSFNM very much appreciated (she loves that show, as do I!). The night finished with the upbeat and fun folk-band Rambler’s Gate. The crowd cheered for an encore, and a few even got up to dance to their closing piece. What an excellent evening!