Monday, 23 May 2016

The City Waites - a favourite group of the 'seventies

I am pleased to discover some tracks on YouTube by one of my favourite early music groups - The City Waites. I went to see them perform in Bristol in 1976 or 77 (New Vic Theatre?), and it was a superb evening.

They were four terrific, extravert musicians. Each sang solo and in ensemble (covering between them soprano, alto, tenor and bass), each played several instruments - and together they performed a programme of music (and some playlets) - happy, sad, beautiful, funny and smutty - from medieval times up to the seventeenth century - all with tremendous improvisatory verve.

I have this as a treasured vinyl LP; now you too can enjoy...