We ask bands and soloists to pinpoint their most memorable live performance. This issue British pop and R&B singer ESTHER ALEXANDER recalls a special pub gig in Birmingham.
The most memorable gig I've done was in March this year at a pub, The Slug And Lettuce, in the Chinese Quarter in Birmingham. I had my producer Phil Baggaley playing guitar with me and another guy, Keith Dollinson, who was playing keys. So it was a pretty intimate thing. It was very much a home crowd. I think you get a bit more nervous when you've got a lot of your friends and people who've walked a long while with you in the audience. But it was amazing. There were loads of people there who wouldn't have normally gone to a pub gig. I just remember coming off stage and the barman, with tears in his eyes, saying, "I don't know what it is about your music but that was amazing," . just inches away from giving his life to the Lord! It was a really, really lovely gig.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.