Mostly Autumn

Trillians, Newcastle

14 February 2001

Does anybody remember Mostly Autumn, the trio that supported Blackmore's Night on their UK tour last year?

I saw Mostly Autumn playing a pub gig last night and this band is INCREDIBLY GOOD. I mean really, really, must-see-again kind of good. They ditched the mediaeval costumes and played "plugged" as a mostly* seven-piece band. I liked their acoustic set last year but I expected their "regular" stuff to be pretty average. Well it was WAY better than I expected. Good enough for me to buy all three of the CDs they were selling.

(* "Mostly", because the keyboard player got lost on the way to the gig and they improvised the first half of the show without him.)

They list their influences as Purple, Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Fairport Convention, and you can hear all of those influences in their music.

If you have any interest at all in progressive-folk-rock and you live in the North of England, check out their Web site because they're playing several dates over the next few months. I'm going to as many as I can.