Wednesday 13 – Craufurd arms, Milton Keynes – 26th February 2016

Tonight’s show was part of Wednesday 13’s acoustic tour.  Billed as “An evening with..” There is no support act, and instead fans get a two hour show from Wednesday 13.  It’s more than a straightforward acoustic gig though as rather than just playing songs, there is far more to it as he mixes music with stories about his life and career, and answers audience questions.

He performs alongside his guitarist and starts by joking to the sound engineer that he can’t hear the drummer, before adding that it’s not surprising as he’s a few thousand miles away.

There’s a very relaxed informal feel to the evening with fans encouraged to ask questions, say whether the they want to hear another song or a story, and generally get involved.
Wednesday 13 comes across very well – despite his self deprecating humour he comes across as intelligent and articulate as he tells stories that range from the wild rock and roll type stories such as an encounter with Dani Filth, to the more personal things such as experiencing an earthquake in Japan.  He talks about writing of certain songs and far more.  He did say that he tries to tell different stories each night, so fans who go to more than one date don’t just hear the same things every night.

One bit of news he mentioned is that they intend to record a new album later this year for release early in 2017.

Musically we get Wednesday 13 songs, Murderdolls songs and songs from Frankenstein drag queens and Bourbon crow, so right the way across his career.  I’d wondered how well some of his songs would work in acoustic form, but the simple answer is hat they work amazingly well – even the heavier songs sound great.

If you’re a fan of Wednesday 13 then I’d definitely recommend you try and get to one of the shows on this tour – you won’t be disappointed.



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About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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