I have known Nigel Stonier for many years, at least as far back as the existence of the Sandbach Arts Festival, which he organised and, if I remember rightly, raised funds for Amnesty International.
Last night was his gig at the Crown Ballroon, Nantwich for the Words and Music Festival, of which Nigel is one of the directors, but only rarely plays solo, himself. I was delighted that he asked me to do a solo slot and not only that, join himself, Thea Gilmore and Fluff for the final song! Top night.
The whole evening represented a celebration of now, nine, yes NINE successful years of this amazing festival. A real pleasure to be a part of it. Nigel received a very well deserved round of applause for the amazing part he has played in coming up with the 'mad idea' in Thea's words, of starting this festival, which now hosts some of the most incredible, international acts.
With thanks to Kirsty of KRPR Services for some of these shots (the good ones, as credited)!
|Guitars wait nervously in the|
|Thanks to KRPR Services for this photo.|
|The finale! Thanks to KRPR Services for this photo|
|This part of the rider|
didn't last long.
Mesmerised by the haunting sounds of @JonnieGitAhhr - sounds of last night's gig at #Nantwich still echoing in my ears.— Liz Sennitt Clough (@LizSennitt) October 14, 2016