Rated 5 out of
Stevie B The 1st
Super Set from a Genuinely Gifted and Humourous Guy
Things didn't start off too well taking 3 hours to get to Mcr Piccadilly from Derby.
It was my 1st time at Gullivers and I was pleasantly surprised by the downstairs bar and upstairs venu. Wonderful acoustics were used to great effect by both Eric Goulden and his wonderfully able support Vinny Peculiar.
Vinny's witty observations in the form of song were the perfect preparation for Eric's set.
Having bought Eric's new album I was really looking forward to him playing it live. I was not disappointed. His mixture of old and new material was warmly received by the appreciative audience at Gullivers.
Armed with a single acoustic and electric guitar it was an absolute joy to hear what he got out of them.
Throughout the set, Eric's comments and story telling kept everyone both laughing and appreciating the context of the songs.
From memory, I suspect the set lasted 1hr 45m and felt like the quickest set I've heard since seeing Eric play with Amy Rigby at The Musician in Leicester - that marriage is one born out of a wonderfully gifted relationship!
I finally arrived home in Derby at nearly 1am but was more than happy with the return for my 280 min round trip - listening to Eric's albums in the car certainly helped too!
Date published: 2018-05-21