Now I don’t claim to be anything of an open mic connoisseur – I mean, I’ve run one for nearly ten years and I’ve been to a couple of others, but that’s hardly exhaustive experience – but I thoroughly enjoyed the inaugural Originals Only Open Mic at The Chambers last night.
It was run by Alex, who’s a splendid chap, and there was a nice sense of community amongst the people there.
This was my first originals only (or obscure covers, as Ant, who I went with, pointed out) open mic. It was nice not having to worry about which covers to play. And nice to have an appreciative audience. Although I did then worry about which originals to play. I went with Pint of gold and Dancing in the sun.
I was the first performer up and they kindly let me sneak one in at the end too. Although I had to follow two very good performers. I went with However.
Hoping to go back again sometime. Huzzah!