The new year got off to a great musical start when a group of lads from London called ‘Pilgrims’ made their first trip to Portsmouth to record the first half of their debut CD. The three excellent guitarist/vocalists/songwriters Harry, James and Luca were joined by ‘Mersey Beat’ specialist Dave from Liverpool on drums and yours truly on bass to produce what I called ‘Post-Indie-guitar-based-alt-Pop-Rock’. The lads didn’t buy it.
Our little seacoast town of Portsmouth proved a stellar host to these London sophisticates. Jam sessions at the Press Room, Dolphin Striker and Blue Mermaid welcomed these versatile musicians who finished up their two weeks’ work all aglow and abuzz about…yes, New Hampshire!