Last night I went to the amazing open mic night run by Charlie Law at The Angel in Woodbridge. I’d been wanting to make it down to this open mic for a while as I had heard that it’s always a great night. It didn't disappoint.
There really were so many fantastically talented performers and I can very much recommend that if you live locally you should pop in sometime and experience it for yourself.
For me though the stand out of the evening was a performance by the phenomenally talented local singer-songwriter Sim Pattison.
This guy is a really gifted.
I know I always bang on about how much musical talent there is out there in Suffolk (because it’s true!) but, in an area with so many wonderful Singer-songwriters out there, Sim stands out as a raw natural talent who’s stunning voice simply demands you to listen.
I always think it’s a good sign when the venue goes quiet when a performer is paying. Last night however not only did the room full of people attending the open mic go quiet whilst Sim treated us to extraordinarily powerful performances of “Gangsters’ Paradise” and his own deeply moving “Ellie’s song” , but the bar in the next room fell silent too. Sim held the entire pub mesmerised as he played. There was also that buzz in there air when everyone knows that something special is happening. As when I was writing about Fern Teather a few months back, it’s worth me saying that at his young age, Sim isn't just ‘one to watch in the future’ he’s one to watch right now!
Sim is a truly special talent who has the capacity to really make it in music. But don't take my word for it, go out and see him live or at least watch the video he made of his “Gangsters’ Paradise” cover (attached below) and see for your self.
You can connect with Sim through FaceBook here: https://www.facebook.com/simpattisonmusic
Author: Keith Sadler
I want to share my music-making journey with you, as well as my experience of the amazing local music scene here in Suffolk.