being His Mammalian (and Other) Musical Adventures
OMG it’s alive!
Martin Gordon live! The less things change, the more they stay the same. Here’s an overview of Martin Gordon’s late entry to the stage as a solo performer. It took three decades to really get going, but one’s doesn’t want to flood the market, does one?
11. Rickenbacker’s Music Inn Berlin, Germany
(Ralf Leeman/gtr, Melli Plauth/gtr, Werner Molkentin/drums, Chesta Gordon/keys) May 2019
Back at Rickenbacker’s again, this time for a benefit for an ailing muso stranded in Spain.
(Pelle Almgren/vox, Ralf Leeman/gtr, Perzi Perzborn/dr) July 2009
Flushed by the resounding success of the previous two gigs, this was a local variant, to which almost 40 people turned up. I even got the contrabass out. But at this point, I decided that an easy life was preferable to these sorts of gigs, and would certainly be cheaper.
(Pelle Almgren/vox, Rich Davenport/gtr, Steve Budney/dr) March 2008
Supporting some band called Radio Stars who seemed to have been about a fair bit, we were joined by special guests for ‘A Policeman’s Lot’. Steve Budney (see 1) came over to play in my set and later with Radio Stars, and he then flew to Berlin to complete the fifth part of the Mammal Trilogy. So that was good value for money, no question.
(Pelle Almgren/vox, Ernie Kim gtr/vox, Brian Church bass/vox, Steve Budney dr) September 2007
My solo debut, after a mere three decades ‘in the business’. I was invited by Tristan da Cunha, who kindly performed as my band for the evening. The band all wore shorts as it was 40 degrees (Centithing, not Fahrenthing) in the shade. But not me. Oh no, I should think not.