The Portland Arms 071115 7Cambridge reviews have posted their thoughts on what was a great gig last Friday night at The Portland Arms for the Bouquet of Dead Crows album launch.

Also on the bill were Cherry White – “down and earthy blues-rock” – and The Scissors with “their sharp pop songs”.

Of the headliners the review said:

it is clear that the continual gigging and recording of these songs is paying off with a finely honed instrumental unity, topped with Antoinette Cooper’s confident vocals.

Whilst this is what they said of my performance:

Gavin Chappell-Bates brought his sensitive tunes to the stage flanked by two microphones and a bank of pedals to facilitate an elaborate level of looping creating a multi-layered texture of sound, all from the acoustic guitar, voice and simple percussion. Impressive indeed.

Click here to read the full review of a great evening.

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