Gig - Sam Walker
If you’ve ever seen the fine Brighton band Turning Green
play one of their regular gigs at the Lansdown, you’ll
recognise that their Lewesian percussionist Sam Walker is
more than just your average drummer. He is one of the creative
motors of the band, a singer, a rhythm dictator, a life force.
And he does his own stuff to: under the moniker ‘Muel’
he’s recorded a 17-track album called ‘Rough in
the Bedroom’ which shows what an original musician he
is. He cites his influences as ‘everything that enters
my eyes, ears, nose and gob’: you can hear bits of Pink
Floyd, bits of Radiohead, bits of Grandmaster Flash, bits
of loads of stuff. Most of all you can hear lots of Sam Walker:
check it out on his website.
Tonight he will be appearing at the All Saints, accompanied
in his acoustic set by Dicken Marshall.
Also on the bill for tonight’s gig, which has been put
on to mark World Mental Health Day are Cameron Jack Mobbs,
Lee Westwood, and the fabulous Las Vegas Mermaids. The Mermaids,
also regulars at the Lansdown Arms, are a three-piece who
take you through a set the like of which you’ll never
have seen before, all weird props, funny wigs, cross-dressing
antics and sexual references. Keyboard and drum machine player
David Bailes keeps the rhythm going while Carl Anderson and
Fay Greenhalgh take you into their weird world of improvised
dancing, silly costumes, and bizarre vocals. It’s all
very cabaret, all very silly, all very Brighton. And great
fun, to boot, if you’re in the right mood.