Overture Water in the River The Rudiments These Skies Problems Left Behind Twins
Fable Thoughts Spanish Lullaby Journey Awake The Days Stroke Phoney Gomeiza The More I Learn Solidarity History Epiphany
As the sun set on a beautiful day at the Minack Theatre, The People's String Foundation treated a packed crowd to a diverse and energetic mix of their folk inspired music. A twelve strong band played a selection of songs from the groups first album 'Making Waves', including crowd favourites 'Water in the RIver' and 'These Skies' - which both got huge reactions from the audience.
Fusing lead musician Ben Sutcliffe's extraordinary violin playing with a mixture of instruments, from basoon to double bass to keyboards (and just about everything inbetween!) the group charged through six tracks from the debut album, jamming along as the music took them.
With almost 800 people present, this gig was introduced as being a potential highlight of the bands career thus far, a gig to launch their brand new album and EP. Delighting the audience singer Ben explained that they were going to play their entire new album in full, for the first time anywhere.
The album itself, 'The Lost Dreams Of Gilgamesh', is due for release in the coming months - but is based around the tale of Gilgamesh, a legend of a king who became too greedy for his own good.
Accompanying the band for this album debut was a ten-piece orchestra, adding an incredible musical backdrop to an already very impressive sound. A total of 22 musicians played the album, creating a rich, warm and enveloping sound at the Minack Theatre.
A clear highlight of the new album, 'History', was dedicated to family members of the band, but also to Rowena Cade, the lady whose passion and commitment saw the Minack Theatre built. With an infectious, rich sound and such an impressive venue, this is sure to be a concert to remember for everyone involved.