Friday the 15th February saw the first ever AMAC Originals night at the Glass House in Ashford and I am glad to say it was a resounding success. Not only was it well attended by an appreciative audience, its line up did nothing but impress.
First up was the debut performance from The Mighty Pye. This six piece indie prog rock band delighted the packed Glass House with their epic “The Rum Runners”. Proving without a doubt that they are more than just an opening act.
Next up was Ashford’s Stella n’ the Loft, doing what they do best. Bathing the crowd with their English blend of country, showing that they are an essential to any live music event. The gentle melodies from their rapidly growing repertoire easing the crowd into an evening of rock.
Driving guitar riffs accompanied by pithy lyrics announced the arrival of Parachuting Monkeys to the stage and the Glass House remained packed.
Closing the evening, was Old Town Souls. This band are well known around Kent and there is a good reason for this. They are a trio of excellent musicians play an exciting array of modish rock, that appears to flow effortlessly from their veins, pleasing the audience right to the bitter end.
The Glass House proved to been an awesome venue for such an event, exuding a relaxed environment for people to mingle, drink and appreciate the music that was on display for their listening pleasure, as can be shown in the awesome pictures taken for us by the wonderful Brian Marsh.
The night was a success for many reasons and the most pleasing to me was this. AMAC stands for Ashford’s Music and Arts Community and a community was created that night. Four bands featuring nineteen musicians all congregated together, chatting and enjoying each other’s company and music. This for us was all the encouragement that we needed and AMAC Originals Night Take Two will be Happening again at The Glass House on Friday 17th May. See you there!