Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Coconut DF gig@ Global Village festival Scholey Park Tattershall Lincoln

The Night [Part 2]
So what was next on Saturday?

Our Gaz

We needed to get some food and also energy for the night so Chips&Curry and a delicious Beef&Onion pie was compulsory. We were now prepared for the fest.

We went to Tescos to get more John Smith Cans and other supplies needed for our Nomad camping mates [Ice, fags, food for a full english breakfast, Plenty of cider, etc...]

There was a big main stage and a small dome too were Coconut DF were supposed to play. Also there was an alternative cinema and another big tent I didnt have time to see.

Dave Fielding

The fest atmosphere was great very relaxed. A perfect friendly environment.

Thought that Mini Bike was cool

I went to see some of the bands were playing and I also saw Andy Shades band on the main stage.

Andy Shades

Nice one

We chilled with our friends all the day around the festival and enjoy the company of our friend Darran [AKA Gonzo] and a mate, who came from Derbyshire to enjoy the weekend too.


The sun was shinning.

We even managed to see a brief performance of the mighty 'Rocking Bob' singing 'Tiger feet' by Mud!



Around 7 pm Coconut DF soundcheck was close so the band was getting the gear ready and Gaz started unloading and plugging the light equipment from his van, like we did in other shows.


The set was about 45 minutes and they started to play about 7:45 pm. It wasnt the best timing for the music and style CDF does I have to say, they probably would fit much better in later hours of the night. But I dont think the band really was bothered at all.

Gipsy Dave

New percusionist

Dave started the show with his great ebow intro like other shows and injected instantly an intense energy all around the dome. It was the prelude for what was about to come.

Its always a full pleasure to hear the Microfret sound that undeniably shined so bright on the past, and still does, but with a brand new music direction.

There is one pretty obvious thing for sure, Mr Fielding has moved on.

Ralph Harris

Coconut DF its a brilliant blend of spacey sounds with tribal beats, they are fresh and psychedelic, experimental and trippy.

Coconut DF are a band worth exploring, if you are musically audacious and not stuck in the past. A perfect mixture of dance beats, tribal drums and that heavily delayed e bow guitar chords we all have heard before on The Chameleons and The Reegs. Dave Fielding's own trademark.

Dave singing 'Bosnia' photo by Darran

I really really hope they decide to record something one day.

Its always a pleasure to see Dave play. The legacy remains but on a new form and shape.

Pic by Darran

Our Bo Dancing

There was a new percusionist playing along with Ralph Harris. They added the perfect cocktail for their dance tribal spacey sound. Coconut DF are a great live band and the fact that they played a bit early didnt stopped us to have a fantastic time.

I cant really tell much about set lists or any songs order. After the intro a couple of long tunes were played, mostly improvised I guess, although to be honest it doesnt looks like it, but I can tell you one thing though, you have never heard anything like this before.

The stage light was great , another sterling job of our friend Gaz.

'Bosnia' was the final chapter for a class evening. Every time gets better and better, since I saw it played on The Reegs with Reg backing on the guitar 10 years ago.

Photo by Darran Metters

After the show everyone seemed very pleased.

And we even had a top sunset!

Other acts were lined up on the night, but there was one needs to be mentioned: Dj Food. Im not really much anymore into Djs and all that sort of culture [I pretty much prefer live bands], but this lads were very good. They were mixing Hendrix, The Beat, and loads of other odd bands and tunes with their breakbeat drum&bass style .Proper djs I have to say.
Nice one.

Dj Food

It was a quick but intense trip to England and a unique chance to see Dave&lads play live this summer, probably this year.
We will wait with great anticipation for the next one for sure.

See you next one guys!



Here is a few more pics I took


Me again. Photo by Becky

Blowing fire!

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