As a little light relief from the semi-coherent notes from SXSW that I’ve been posting, here’s something a little different.
On the last night in Austin we were at the Brit Bash, having a merry old time and looking forward to seeing the headliners when a wall of posters caught my eye. This one, in fact:
All the posters were advertising the efforts of various UK regions to promote their musical talent – in this pic you can see the North West, Belfast, Yorkshire and Scotland (twice) all represented.
Alice Russell played on the night and was ace. I saw her at Glastonbury a couple of years back when she sang with the Quantic Soul Orchestra – their take on Sunshine Anderson’s ‘Heard it All Before’ was superb.