Sunday, 20 March 2011
Blackheart Gig November 2010
After a highly successful and enjoyable tour of Australia and New Zealand Richard Pilkington and Chrissy Mostyn, otherwise known as the talented British duo Blackheart, returned home to continue their tour on familiar soil. Chrissy and Richard always get a good welcome when they play in Swindon at The Beehive. Before the gig started they chatted enthusiastically about their tour. The first set started with a new song that they wrote in Tasmania called Waiting For Light. This was an excellent song. The first set continued with Wonderland from their 2007 album release INDIGO, Unlike Water, which was used in a kitchen advert and Are You Coming Home from their INVISIBLE album. Richard enhanced the songs with his amazing guitar playing. Blackheart are hoping to record a new album in January 2011, which will include the new songs played for Swindon fans. The penultimate song of the first half was another new song called Don’t Throw It All Away, which was highly appreciated by the audience. The set ended with a bluegrass style song You Say, You Say. The second set started with the opening song from their INVISIBLE album Wednesday Afternoon followed by Thank God You Found Me, a nice song, from the same CD. Chrissy and Richard went on to perform a great version of 01204, which is the postcode of Richard’s home town. Two more new songs followed Here I Go Again and Hold Our Breath, which Chrissy told the gathered audience, was written in her kitchen. With Christmas fast approaching the duo performed Christmas Day In Dublin, which was written in Ireland. This is a lovely song just right for the time of year – well written and sung beautifully. Richard did some guitar numbers, which always go down well with fans. Lively and very entertaining it is always a treat to hear Richard playing the guitar. The evening was rounded off with two popular songs from their past albums 94 Years and Farewell. As always Richard and Chrissy put on a wonderful show. They are two really talented performers. All that remains is to wait eagerly for the release of their new CD.