On the classical guitar, I played a brief selection of my own pieces. Notably, I had never performed on nylon strings in public before. I then did the sound engineering for several poets and musicians, changing the master EQ to suit either speech or music as we went along. The room has perfect natural reverb and the volume was kept reasonably low.
The audience participated and clapped along to the music on a number of occasions. I came back on stage to sing a couple of cover songs and the evening concluded on time. All my gear was packed up by ten o' clock, ready to transport home the following day.
|Poster for Belsize Community Library Open Mic|
Dan Sandman supports Belsize Communtiy Library and Primrose Hill Community Library: www.dansandman.co.uk