Sunday, January 24, 2010

Questioning Eyes



Breathing Space performing the song Questioning Eyes at Bilston Robin 2 in May last year.

This was the first time they'd performed it live, having laid down the song in the studio only days before. I was in the audience (you may or may not be able to make out the back of my head in the crowd), and I remember congratulating composer Iain Jennings immediately after the show telling him I thought it was as good as anything he's ever written.

Possibly because I know the story behind this song, I find it incredibly moving - it only takes the intro to bring a lump to my throat.

8 comments:

treefrogdemon said...

Love that, Tim - what a great voice she has! Now, is that Olivia, or am I just confused (again)?

Tim (Kalyr) said...

That's Olivia Sparnenn, yes. She'll be leaving Breathing Space to replace Heather Findlay in Mostly Autumn at the beginning of April

There are still seven gigs left in their gig diary before then - as listed on the band's website, http://www.breathingspaceband.info/future_gigs.htm

treefrogdemon said...

Hmm, haven't they heard of Scotland?

Tim (Kalyr) said...

@Treefrogdemon

You are not the first person to say that.

Bear in mind that they're not a full-time band; all of them have day jobs.

treefrogdemon said...

Just kidding, Tim

Tim (Kalyr) said...

Mostly Autumn have just announced a 17-date tour lasting from mid-April through to early June. All the dates are in England, with no Scottish or Welsh dates. Yet they're playing Penzance!

treefrogdemon said...

Come to think, in Scotland Breathing Space is a suicide-prevention organisation.

CaroleBristol said...

Thanks for that Tim, yeah, pretty good.