Thursday, 30 June 2016

Newton Faulkner at Lusty glaze beach gig

I am so pleased that I was at last night’s event as it is one of those nights that really was a special evening. With a last minute purchase of two tickets to see Newton Faulkner the night before the gig, I had proceeded to spend the whole of the next day listening to his music and getting excited about the evenings gig.

We left the house and the rain was pouring down, with thick waterproof winter coats and waterproof boots on we headed over to the beach. We parked a short walk away from the beach but by the time we had walked to the entrance of the beach and down the 133 gruelling steps we were pretty damp. We headed straight to the bar and then met our friends and were chatting, laughing and drinking whilst waiting for the evening’s entertainment.
Waiting for the Newton Faulkner gig in the rain in Cornwall
Waiting for the Newton Faulkner gig in the rain in Cornwall
To be honest with my hood up I didn't really notice the bad weather. Of course we would have all preferred a barmy summers evening, wearing flip flops feeling the sand between our toes and watching the sun set whilst dancing the night away but we must be realistic, we live In England! However with the rain falling there was only one way to deal with the evening and that was to get the beers in and huddle and stay dry!

As 9pm arrived so did Newton Faulkner on stage and started with a classic song from his earlier days and instantly had the crowd fixed. Song after song he was wonderful and really did get those toes tapping and everyone singing along.
Lusty Glaze beach gig
Lusty Glaze beach gig

Newton Faulkner Sundowner Session at Lusty Glaze Cornwall
Newton Faulkner Sundowner Session at Lusty Glaze Cornwall
 Several times Newton Faulkner instigated clapping and singing and got the crowd totally absorbed in his set. He was attentive and listened to his audience and made you feel like you were at an intimate gig with friends rather than seeing a famous artist. Newton held a lot of banter between the audience, he heard a chorus of happy birthday and serenaded a young lady on her birthday. He chatted with the crowd and was constantly grateful that we had supported him through many years as a musician and again thanked us for attending. He was a complete gentleman and an utterly lovely guy.

Newton Faulkner playing at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall
Newton Faulkner playing at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall
Newton Faulkner playing live in Cornwall
Add captionNewton Faulkner playing live in Cornwall
 Newton even had a few moments where if this was a talent show contest a buzzer would have gone and the song would have ground to a halt but even forgetting words to a song and playing a few out of tune notes somehow not only did he carry on fantastically he was apologetic and funny and kept practising the bit he got wrong and was simply hilarious with it and you couldn't help but love the guy and the evening.

He played his own rendition of Justin Bieber Sorry, Bohemium Rapsody by Queen and of course his epic version of Teardrop by Massive Attack plus loads of his own original new and old songs.

When I think about it everything was going against the evening being a success, forgetting lyrics, forgetting how to play and the pouring rain but somehow it was one of the best gigs I have been to and was the perfect way to spend a soggy evening with good friends and good memories on the beach in Cornwall. 

End of the night at Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
End of the night at Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions
Thank you Lusty Glaze for putting these gigs on and Thank you Newton Faulkner for playing and entertaining me all night.