The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132312   Message #2994327
Posted By: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
27-Sep-10 - 04:41 AM
Thread Name: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Boring, Bleating Old Traddy (Peter Bellamy)
I remember seeing Peter at the Bridge Hotel when I was at Newcastle Poly (I refuse to call in Northumbia University cos it wasn't that then) he was in blistering form particullary with Nostradamus. We booked him for the Poly Folk Club and that was in an old Whitbread boozer called the Barley Mow, again was in great form. Move on a couple of years and I booked him for the Kings Head Folk Club in Aylesbury which I was running. Peter seemed to be in a very beligerant mood. I had a crowd of 'bar flys' who weren't out and out folkies but were prepared to mostly listen and give it a try. They took an interesting approach to him and promptly didn't like him. Peter dug his heels in and the night was a a disaster. About 18 months later I rebooked him thinking it was a one off. It wasn't the same crowd were there waiting and that night to was a flop. But it still doesn't diminish the memories of those wonderfull Newcastle gigs.