Two Man Trio
Live Music Management were very pleased to read the recent review in The Sixth Sense online newspaper which is the voice of the British Forces German community . The review was praising the high quality of the acts supplied by our friends at CSE for a show held as part of the Christmas celebrations for wounded , sick and injured soldiers in Germany.One of the acts booked by CSE was Live Music Managements Owain Pennington who on this occasion performed solo rather than as part of his two man trio (he was joined on stage by the, as always excellent, dancers supplied by CSE.)
Owain was “thrilled” by the review which ran as follows
“The final act was a New Zealand born solo guitarist, Owain Pennington. Tall, dark, square-jawed and with designer stubble, the ladies very quickly forgot the scantily clad dancers and concentrated their attention towards the stage and a man who knew how to play to his physical and musical strengths.
He was, quite simply, excellent. His musical repertoire spanned the ages assembled and was punctuated with the kind of wit worthy of a stand up comedian, but delivered with a twinkle and a smile that allowed the ladies present to completely ignore the gyrating dancers that occasionally accompanied his songs.
A further glance around the audience revealed some starry eyed and intent stares from the girls as they followed his every move and hung on his every word.
The evening was a roaring success, and while in itself immense fun, it’s capacity as a recovery accelerator cannot be underestimated.”
Owain was very pleased to be a part of this special evening and we at Live Music Management are immensely proud of our small part in supplying acts to entertain the troops both here in the UK and overseas. The importance of these events for both the able bodied service men in far flung corners of the world and , perhaps, even more so for the wounded soldier is something our acts have always recognised when they have been booked to play these kind of events but I will leave the last word to the writer from Sixth Sense who summed up the feeling amongst the attendees for this particular morale boosting show for the troops.
“The recovery process, for those unfortunate to find themselves wounded, injured or sick, is fraught with highs and lows and the kind of difficulties that most of us will fortunately never encounter.
Events such as the CSE Show allow WIS soldiers and their families to to get together in an environment free of judgement and punctuated by a shared community of understanding.
The importance of such gatherings is difficult to quantify in empirical terms, but glaringly obvious in terms of the reaction of those present. What price the gift of a few hours free of the shackles of injury or illness in good company and an atmosphere of fun; priceless I would suggest.
The after-show postmortem was nothing but positive and while most of the quotes were punctuated by the usual expletives resplendent in military speak, perhaps one epitomises the value of the evening: ‘that was brilliant, for a few hours I almost forgot how bad my back hurts’. Priceless.”