Shot of Alastair:
Shot of me:
Musical style and performance were all over the board, which I think is pretty cool. We heard everything from folk and jazz to rap/rock and metal to country. Even a song about house pets and another about Barney the Purple Dinosaur (the song was titled “Barney is a Purple Dinosaur”). Catch a clip of the Barney song here.
Alastair and I were kind of toward the end. Alastair started off with “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley (and quite a nice interpretation of it, I might add). He finished with a traditional Irish song which was really cool. I hadn’t heard it before. As usual, his performance was right on – sounded great. You should check out his music either on his YouTube page or on his blog. Follow Alastair on Twitter here.
I went up after Alastair and started off with “Seasons”, which is an original of mine. I followed with an Irish tune of my own – “Mysterious Ways” by U2. OK, so maybe U2’s songs can’t be considered “Irish”.
It was a lot of fun. Alastair and I are going to try and hit this open mic night on a semi-regular basis, so stay tuned for the next time we’re there and come hang out with us!
Here are some photos I took during the evening for your enjoyment:
Alastair is the worship leader at Story Church in Durham.