Brunel University, Lunchtime Concert series, Brunel University, Friday, 30th September 2022

We began our ‘mini-series’ of autumn gigs with this return to Brunel University. Organised as a community outreach project by concert performer and university lecturer, Dr Sam Cave, Brunel University supports an excellent lunchtime series of concerts throughout much of the academic year.

Twice postponed for reasons of COVID and illness, it was great to finally be able to contribute again to the lunchtime series and to meet up with Sam and hear all about the experimental guitar and mandolin music work in which he is involved.

One luxury of a lunchtime gig is the chance for a quick rehearsal, which we had before making the short journey over to Uxbridge to set up. Ready by midday with the concert beginning at 1:10pm, we had plenty of time to have a light and leisurely sandwich lunch with Sam and two good friends who’d travelled from St Albans to see us play.

The concert series has clearly recovered well after the COVID lockdown, and we were pleased to see an audience of around 30 people for our 40 minutes set. Rob had put together a nicely varied programme for us to perform, with the concert itself being billed as part of the ‘Celebration of Voice’ element of the larger concert series.

After a well-received performance, it was nice to stay and chat to audience members. A predominantly classical concert series, it was great to hear how much audience members had enjoyed our music.

Having said our goodbyes, we headed home, arriving in good time for an afternoon 'cuppa'.

Many thanks to Sam Cave for both his continuing interest in our music and his invitation for us to perform once more at Brunel University. Thanks also go to Phil for filming and recording the concert for the concert series’ related YouTube channel.  Finally, thanks to Karen and Jessica from the Arts Administration team at the University for making our and our friends’ visit onto campus so straightforward.