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MILES HUNT

MILES HUNT LIVE IN TYLDESLEY – WHAT HAPPENED?

St Georges Church is the beautiful setting for an early evening acoustic session featuring two of the finest acts around with so much experience between them you just know that today is going to be (in the words of Liam Gallagher) biblical…quite literally.

The support for this evening needs little introduction, an RGM favourite for many years, former Cold Water Swimmers frontman, Dub Sex ex, Rude Club – the list goes on. Chris Bridgett suddenly finds himself going solo, and today he finds himself stood under a huge stained glass window, at the centre of the pulpit.

Bridgett plays a selection of older material from the Cold Water Swimmers days, but it is the newer stuff that hits you in the feels. These songs were made to be played in venues like this, some asking for redemption, some anger filled and some that make you feel like your heart is being torn right from your chest and stamped on…all whilst being disguised in three minute C sharp folksy style ditty that means unless you listen to the lyrics you miss out hugely.

He’s clever, without realising the entire set is over, Bridgett has dragged you on an emotional rollercoaster, chewed you up, spat you back out and he’s off to mingle at the bar with a proper cheeky smile as he knows that he had this crowd in the palm of his hand, an unexpected musical ambush on what appeared to be a gentle Friday afternoon acoustic session.

Headlining this evening is none other than Mr Wonderstuff himself Miles Hunt. This would be my first experience of Mr Hunt but I certainly hope it will not be my last.

Hunt is a wonderful storyteller, with his songs taking us on journey’s of his past, to his adventures in New York which were incredibly amusing, combining stories in songs to actual story telling. It did feel like being back in primary school, listening intently to this insightful gent take us to places far away, featuring characters like Bob Dylan who does not like being disturbed during his alone time *should you ever see Mr Dylan in a bar.

Miles has a sharp wit about him when it comes to engaging with the audience, which is in contrast to his eloquent acoustic numbers which sound simply stunning in the high ceilings of this church, as Bridgett quite rightly noted, buildings like this were made to hear the human voice. This evening we heard two of the best. You know it has been special when two hours just fly by and before we know it, it is back out into the streets of Tyldesley and home to reflect on what has been a treat for the ears and the soul.

FOR ALL THINGS MILES HUNT HEAD HERE

FOR ALL THINGS CHRIS BRIDGETT HEAD HERE

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