Despite sharing Peter Knight as a frontman, Gigspanner is a very different band from Steeleye Span. Driven by the strong rhythm section of Flack and Salzfaas, even traditional British or Irish tunes gain an exotic flavour. Whether sliding into French jazz or showcasing a Senegalese djembe solo, the trio maintain their interwoven melodies, close harmonies and superb musicianship. The YouTube clip I have chosen below shows the band playing Sharpe Goes Walkabout, one of the tunes on their current album Doors at Eight (Live)
Upstairs at The Lamb, Sun 27th Jan, 19:30.
Tickets £16.50. Available in person ONLY from Hailsham Pavilion or by calling 01323 841414.