Spillers Saturday Sessions: The Highlights

So it’s been a few weeks since the Spillers Saturday Sessions ended, and what a summer it was!

Every Saturday, folk gathered in the Big Little City exhibition to celebrate some of the finest music Wales has to offer from one of its beloved institutions, Spillers Records.

Every week I’d look forward to the half an hour (or more if we were lucky) session at 3pm and I managed to make it along to almost every one. There were highlights, not many lowlights (that I can remember) and lots of fun was had by all.

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite photos from the summer sessions here, so you can catch up with what you missed out on if you weren’t there, or relive some fond memories if you were.

Let me know what you thought of the sessions in the message box below, and if you had a favourite performer!

No.1 – Goldie Lookin’ Chain

It all started with Goldie Lookin’ Chain, it also started off with a stage that disappeared later on into the run of Saturday Sessions – perhaps it was too much of a health and safety hazard after all.

Click here to see more from the Goldie Lookin’ Chain gig – 30th April 2011

No. 2 – Huw M

The next gig was a bit more mellow, featuring the dulcet tones of Huw M:

Click here to see more photos from the Huw M gig – 7th May 2011

No.4 – Soft Hearted Scientists

Unfortunately I didn’t make it along to the Llwybr Llaethog gig, so the next one I managed to visit was the Soft Hearted Scientists:

Click here to see more photos from the Soft Hearted Scientists gig – 21st May 2011

No. 5 – The Sunsets

Next up was the Sunsets, easily the most rock-n-roll of the entire summer, even with the septugenerian double bass player…. they also got the crowd pretty worked up…

Click here to see more photos from The Sunsets gig – 28th May 2011

No. 6 – Martyn Joseph

It was a crowded one this one, as Martyn regaled us with tales of fishing his earphones out of a bin while applying for his American visa… perhaps you had to be there (and lucky you if you were).

Click here to see more pictures form the Martyn Joseph gig – 4th June 2011.

No. 7 – H Hawkline

It seemed hard to believe we were seven weeks in at this point, but the mellow stylings of H Hawkline were a real treat on a Saturday afternoon, with most people chilling out cross-legged on the floor.

Click here to see more photos from the H Hawkline gig – 11th June 2011

No. 10 – Sweet Baboo

Unfortunately I missed a couple of sessions, but it was great to get back and see the wonderful music of Sweet Baboo, who really kicked back and even took his shoes off…

Click here to see more photos from the Sweet Baboo gig – 2nd July 2011

No. 11 – Zervas & Pepper

I managed to arrive late to this one, but no matter, what I did see was still great – and even brought along a baby to enjoy the music too (not mine, I hasten to add, but my nephew).

Click here to see more pictures from the Zervas & Pepper gig – 9th July 2011

No. 12 – Christopher Rees

Well the 12 weeks seemed to fly by, and the final gig was finally upon us. BLC really pushed the boat out for this one, providing us with chairs! And with that, we had to go back to Saturdays without free music – boo!

Click here to see more pictures from the Christopher Rees gig – 16th July 2011.


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