A friend of mine plays in a band called Green Diesel and his girlfriend had asked if we wanted to go and see them perform. They are one of my favourite local bands and even performed on stage with us in one of our plays last year which was an experience!
I highly recommend you lend them your ears for a little while. They play classic folk-rock with a decided modern edge to it which you cannot help but dance, gyrate and jump around to. If you go and watch them perform live, wear shoes you can caper and careen in. You will thank me for it later.
They were performing in The Ballroom, supported by two other local acts, Galley Begger and The Bubbleband. Both of these bands were excellent, but the main attraction was Green Diesel.
Bramleys is a bit of a staple for the live music lover in Canterbury. I must confess, I had not been here in years, not since it was the Orange Street Music Club and a little bit shabby.
Entry is through quite a dingy foyer which looks like you may be accidentally stepping into someones apartment block. You walk up the wooden, slippery curved staircase, holding tightly to the bannister in case you trip and stumble down the dark corridor. You enter the Ballroom.
Then you realise. It's not so shabby anymore.
Mirrors hang everywhere, reflecting the soft candle light back and increasing the size of the room even more.
Two giant chandeliers hang suspended from metallic gold ceiling roses while intricate detailing add to the richness of the decor.
gold skull platform ankle boots from Iron Fist. Ridiculously comfortable and perfect for the rocker vibe I was channelling last night.
There was also a bathtub by the dance floor. I'm not kidding.
My feet are a bit tingly today. Sign of a good night.
By the way, apologies for the blurry nature of some of the photo's. It was really dark, people were dancing quite erratically and this doesn't make for a good combination for my little camera!