Sunday 2nd April 2023
Review, photos and videos by Keith Belcher
Sunday 2nd April 2023. The much awaited visit of Mike and Ruthy, formerly here as The Mammals. This time with their son Will playing bass . Very much a family affair, daughter Opal was managing the merch desk as well as singing along throughout (you would have needed to be very near the front to hear her). Two superb sets of great songs, musicianship , harmonies and alternating vocals from Mike and Ruthy with some entertaining stories and humour throughout
The audience did their part too, rapt attentive listening and excellent backing vocals . Judging by reviews and comments at other gigs they have been going down a storm everywhere they have played. I know Hilary would have loved to have been there for this one but she was at a musical event in Vancouver (someone has to research these acts). Graham did the honours as MC and Joy helped out at the door leaving Ron to get the sound the Live Room is getting a great reputation for. A very popular gig, they will be back.
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What a brilliant gig that was .Mike & Ruthy (from The Mammals),all the way from Woodstock in the Hudson Valley😲They played a blinding two sets,full of energy, emotion, and fundamentally, love 🥰💚 With their son Will on bass guitar,and Opal selling merch, it really was a family affair!The new single from The Mammals is aptly called Families http://www.themammals.love/ This was their second date on their tour-please go and see them if you can.They are in Southport on Wednesday 😉Another special night from Ron and Hilary Booth at The Live Room at Saltaire -always worth the journey -in a few weeks time I am going again to see Bronwynne Brent who again is a special talent indeed 💚That journey involves a train from Ayr to Glasgow,then coach to Carlisle,then beautiful train journey from Carlisle to Shipley !!