Sunday, February 26, 2017

Poggy Hatton at Lo-Fi Zone

Monday 20th February 2017 Bramleys, Canterbury

I had to miss Poggy's album launch at the Lighthouse a couple of days later as I was DJing at Crash of Moons, but got to see this sweet little intimate acoustic thing a couple of days earlier as part of Luke Smith's weekly "Lo-Fi Zone".

Luke Smith and the Feelings currently consist of Luke, Dave the Drummer and Tom Holden on acoustic bass guitar. Most of the songs are deeply familiar after years, but they're still sounding great, and still get me thinking and feeling, depending on the mood I'm in. "She's Different On Her Own" stood out this time. As usual, there was a "Spoken Word Sojourn" with a couple of poems from Neelam Saredia. Poggy played a solo acoustic set, clearly keen to keep things moving, as there was only one song from her new album Woman (the title track, to end her set). Luke has a way of creating such a cosy atmosphere — a local treasure who really ought to be a national treasure.


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