The Greed The Rock Opera-mobile rolled on over the weekend with an acoustic version at Alan McGee’s Tabernacle in Talgarth (it’s near Brecon in Mid Wales). The story goes that Alan ‘Creation Records’ McGee bought the 1837 chapel for his wife Kate Holmes and hey presto! – they turn it into a groovy live venue.
Our good friend Annie Dierikx from hot and happening local website fyi Talgarth showed up with a long lens and snapped some of the action. My favourite is the one below of The Scrachans (our lovely backing vocalists). It was taken after the show in one of the chapel’s spooky stairwells.
Hey, huge thanks to Geraint Brown who stepped in at the last moment to operate our projections!
The audience in the tiny venue was a chic 30 odd – appreciative and intent on following the story of small town revolution. It being unplugged and all, we broke the fourth wall for this outing and explained some of the goings on.
Most strange but true moment of the night was when Tim our drummer disappeared for ‘99%’. It turned out that he thought we were at ‘The Money Song’, where it’s just me and Jenni. And he does the set lists! God help us. On his return to the drumkit, he got the biggest cheer of the show.
Today Talgarth, tomorrow the world! Well, it looks like Aberystwyth is in the pipeline anyway. Nige
The Scrachans Only Really Happy
Jenni Davies as Elin Rotkin and Maxencala
Nicola Bickerton The Scrachans
Greed writer Nigel Evans Ian Milton as Rotkin
The end of Rotkin? Only Really Happy