Last Tuesday, we carried out an exciting experiment! For science!
After the first two episodes (and a fair few pilot recordings), we were well aware that recording VinoCast is a challenging affair, with much of the show emerging as we record. Clearly we were on Bottle Three when we said, ‘let’s do this shit live! In another state!’
But, man alive, what a lovely time we had!
Our lovely venue was the Clyde Hotel in Carlton (not, as we may have suggested, the Carlton Hotel in Clyde. If you went to Blackpool for the gig, sorry). Cosily camped around the corner stage, with our own bar handy, we had a charming, hilarious, somewhat rude time with a whole bunch of fab friends.
The first half of the evening saw the return of the now rather rare Dave The Happy Singer LIVE comedy music show, with audience-prompted improvised songs and original comedy blues and rock and roll songs.
After a short interval, we took to the stage together to lift the curtain on our first live recording of In Vino Veritas. With all the regular segments of the show and a live performance of the theme tune, the show was as fun to record as ever. To be joined by the live audience was fantastic, however. The backchannel on Twitter was buzzing and the good natured heckling great fun. Truly special was being able to drink the same wines all together, chosen as they were from the pub’s wine list.
The recording of the live show should be out on the podcast feed soon, so we won’t reveal too much of the content here, but it was outrageous, stimulating and silly. In the meantime enjoy the photos taken by VicarOfSkeptic on the night!
We’ve also put up a bitesized, Tweetable, sharable bonus outtake from the episode 2 recording session, in which Twitter claims Dave is ‘similar to Jono Bacon’. Pass it around and help us spread the word!
If you’d like us to come and bring the In Vino Veritas LIVE show to your city, let us know! We’d be delighted to, and all we need is a decent crowd and some help promoting the show locally.
Big thanks to Matt Who Likes Portello for helping us arrange the gig in a dozen ways, Catherine at Faster Pussycat for the splendid poster design, Vic Skeptics for promoting the show (and their kind write up), Jasmine and Trent for video and sound and Esther for running the door. Most of all, thank you to everyone who came on the night. Your support was deeply and vigorously appreciated!