I think this was done some time in 2008. It was course work from when I did an Audio Music Technology degree at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. One of Geoff Batty’s* courses as I recall. I had a flat for a while in St Matthew’s Gardens, with a very odd shape, and acoustic material recorded quite well in there. This was done with a pair of AKG 414’s in a ORTF setup, with nothing added. The concertina is a Lachenal Excelsior. I quite liked it but it went during the 2012 -2013 financial crisis (personal not global) – probably about the time that Naomi was putting Robin and Bina on at the Portland Arms.
The gig was only a few days away when I learnt there was no poster for it. After the initial disappointment and realisation I would have no keepsake from a gig where I shared the stage with my hero I quickly knocked this poster up at work. I still consider this one of the best things I’ve ever drawn.