Amy Rigby / Wreckless Eric - Buckingham
What a combination - an icon from the brilliant
musical stable that was Stiff Records, playing alongside one of his biggest
fans, who also happens to be a fantastically talented singer-songwriter.
Amy came out first and opened with 'Like Rasputin'
which she thought was a reasonably appropriate Easter song. Her set had stacks
of her fine tunes from 'The Trouble With Jeanie' to 'As Is', though sadly (for
me) no 'Invisible'. Eric made a brief appearance to restring Amy's guitar for
her, sitting at the back of the stage (no rock & roll egos here...)
Eric came out and launched into his songs
with more gusto, power and passion than you'd imagine with just a single guitar.
Only the grey hair gave away his age, the music was still raw and edgy. He also
read a couple of passages from his book, contemplated playing maracas for about
half a second and chucked an empty bottle over his shoulder. (OK, so it was
plastic but it's the thought that counts...) Amy returned and they duetted wonderfully
alternating each others' songs, whilst striking some excellent rock and roll
poses. The energy levels lead to Eric landing on his arse while doing a Spinal
Tap-like backbend and Amy destroying another guitar string, chopping away at
her poor blameless acoustic.