Minghe Morte at the Packhorse

As I said in my previous post, on Monday I went to the Packhorse to see the first “proper” Minghe Morte gig. I saw them at the LIMA showcase last May (more about it here) and really loved their performance. The Packhorse gig confirmed my first impressions: Minghe Morte just ROCK! They are Colin Sutton on bass, guitar, bass pedals and sampler, Chris Bussey on drums and sampler and Christophe de Bezenac on sax. The music is loud and powerful but full of melody and surprises, the rhythms are complex and demand full concentration from the audience, what else could I ask for?

And on top of this, when you go to a Minghe Morte gig, you get fed! The flyers didn’t lie, for the £3 entry fee, each of us got a free cheese toastie and the chance to win “fabulous” prizes at the free prize bingo during the interlude. This was a great stunt, the turn out was impressive and the audience really loved it.

My brother David and I spotted a few covers and quotes including a piece from virtuoso drummer Jim Black’s Alasnoaxis and another from Queens of the Stone Age. Need I say more?

Musical highlights: Bussey’s drumming (from start to finish), great use of samples, Sutton’s bass guitar sound.

Minor disappointments: de Bezenac seemed a little tired and the sax could’ve been a little louder.

Overall, a great night of music and cheese. Definitely looking forward to more feeder gigs!

Minghe Morte at the Wardrobe

Photo: Minghe Morte at the Wardrobe in May

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