The Costa Acoustic Evening took place on Saturday 14th September at The Lights.
First impression of Bertie was his smart appearance; suited and booted and very confident in himself. This guy was going to be good. He kicked off with The Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone). He managed to keep the heavy, upbeat feel of the song with just the acoustic guitar. The Arrangement worked very well.
Bertie had a great rapport with the crowd. He was humorous and comfortable and this made his playing seem very effortless. His rendition of The Stranglers’ Golden Brown was really beautiful. He played the guitar solo as the track with no chord accompaniment which was actually quite brave. This created a great dynamic and gave the rest of the song a really nice subtle lift. All in all, a very nice set.