Thanks to everyone who gave us a sold out show on Friday for the legend that is Michael Chapman! It was a very special night, with an excellent opening set from Henry Parker, accompanied by Augustin Bousfield on double bass and harmonium. Michael himself, at 77, was on top form and was also joined for the last couple of songs by Sarah Smout, who has just been in the studio with Michael, along with pedal steel maestro, BJ Cole, to record the great man’s new album. If the interplay between Michael and Sarah is any indication, it’s going to be an absolute cracker, so roll on October for release day!
Words and photos by Keith Belcher