Nashville In The Round, Winemakers Club London
Last night saw the first night of the Nashville In The Round tour at The Winemakers Club in London. The tour itself comprises Sarah Darling, Kyshona Armstrong and Jenn Bostic with an opening set coming from Robert Lane.
This is the first time that I had visited The Winemakers Club and I was both intrigued and impressed by the overall venue. Taking the form of an old wine cellar under a railway bridge (which in itself is intriguing!), The Winemakers Club is not the biggest of venues but is well run and the intimate feel to it gives a great atmosphere. There are two areas within the club, a general 'foyer' with small tables and the bar and then the actual room where the gig took place. It also felt like a really nice touch to have the main light for the show coming from candles placed in indents in the wall.
Whilst his inclusion hasn't been incredibly well publicised, Birmingham (UK) native Robert Lane delivered a very strong opening set which is sure to have won him a myriad of new fans amongst the assembled audience.
Mixing songs from his currently released EP and album alongside a very strong cover of the BeeGees hit To Love Somebody, Robert did very well to have the audience singing along and laughing and joking with him. I was definitely very impressed by the set he delivered and am looking forward to sitting down and listening to both his EP and album properly!
I would urge anyone who is due to see this tour to make sure that they arrive early enough to see Robert's set, it's definitely worth it and I am sure you will leave a fan afterwards. Great songs, incredibly talented guitar player and great vocals as well!