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Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter, with special guest Katie Spencer, "live" at the Old King's Head Belper, 7th December, 2018

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We had a great evening at The Old King's Head, Belper on Friday 7th December, 2018 with Katie Spencer and Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter.

Katie opened the evening with a beautiful set and held the audience in the palm of her hand throughout.

We then had two dazzling sets from Jenn and Laura-Beth finishing the evening with Jenn's 7/8 version of "I Want You Back" sprung on to Laura-Beth at a moments notice, she rose to the challenge and provided a great mandolin solo in the song.

Great tunes followed in the bar after the gig too, mighty stuff!

Thanks to all who came along from both near and far, Mike and Bev at the pub for hosting us, nothing is too much trouble for them, Leah on the sound desk who did a great job on a desk previously unfamiliar to her. Thanks also go to Donald for helping me with the set up, manning the door and the strip down after the gig. Alan Mellor for some great photos of the night and of course Lynne for putting up with me now and always.

Cheers

Andy

A Review from Keith

 
What a wonderful evening on Friday in Belper at The Old Kings Head. Glasgow based Jenn Butterworth & Laura Beth Salter made the journey south to play to a sold out venue (a stunning good sized room above the pub)
 
Opening the evening Katie Spencer blew us away with a stunning set of her original songs and Bridget St John cover. An outstanding songwriter and blessed with a beautiful voice, Katie is also a way above average guitarist. She included songs from her debut album Weatherbeaten, due out in March, an album I look forward to. If you've not heard Katie yet check her out and if you have you'll be first in the queue for her next show!
 
Jenn & Laura Beth were breathtaking over two sets of wonderful tunes and songs, largely drawn from their debut album, Bound. The duo really sparkled and created a magical sound with Jenn's guitar and Laura Beth's mandolin. They seemed to be almost telepathic in their communication and playing as one. And a stunning encore of the Jackson 5 classic I Want You Back closed a memorable gig.
 
Well worth the trip from London for this one!
 
Keith Bache
 
 

Jenn & Laura-Beth with "I Want You Back"

Katie Spencer with "Hello Sun"

Katie with "Can't Resist the Road"