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P.A.W.S. Benefit Concert

Many of you may be labouring under the misapprehension that P.A.W.S. is the name of an animal charity, but I can assure you all that this is not the case…well, it might, be, but not to this particular singer/bassist. It stands for “Plays Again With Stef”. Because 2 weeks ago, I climbed onstage with my old buddy Stef Cybichowski and we played live together for the first time in 33 years, no rehearsals, nothing. (Unless you count the 2 hours on the plane where Stef was listening to the songs on his ipod!)

I don’t gig locally very often , but the opportunity afforded by this Charity bash coinciding with Stef’s weekend visit was too good to pass up. So my mate Mario Moriche, Stef and i took to the stage in Mojacar’s artisan centre, and the years fell away. It’s frightening to think what sort of rhythm section we’d be if we’d played together for 33 years! I only re-established contact with Stef a couple of years back, and through the miracle of technology he supplied drums on three tracks from my Blue Odyssey album, but we were never in the same room at the same time.

Back in the murky 70’s, we shared a flat in Derby as green 18 year-olds, and before the decade was out, went our separate ways, Stef playing in Germany, and me in Scandinavia.  When we re-connected, it was like sitting around in our old lounge back in Vicarage Avenue, as if no time had passed. There is something special about musicians. Your relationships just endure. Even if you’ve been out of touch, and you can pick up where you left off with consummate ease.  The way we just walked on stage and ‘did the gig’ was amazing, and an experience I’m so grateful for, and hope to repeat. Let’s not wait another 33 years, eh matey? 🙂


Photos by Deano

Kev Moore

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October 10, 2011 - Posted by | Blue Odyssey CD, blues, Music, Recording, Rock, Thoughts, Touring, Writing | , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Ha ha – you want to be careful what you wish for fella – I’ll be on yours and Miki’s doorstep again (with nothing but a small suitcase and a pair of drumsticks) like a flash!

    Seriously though, it was a fantastic weekend thanks to yours & Miki’s amazing hospitality, and despite the requirement for rubber underpants it was the most enjoyable gig I’ve done in ages, fantastic performances from you and Mario despite your desperately under-rehearsed Drummer – I was grinning from ear to ear all the way through…

    As far as I’m concerned the next gig can’t come soon enough!

    Love to Miki – take care you two!

    Stef x

    Comment by Stef | October 10, 2011

  2. Enjoyed this article. Is there any live music in the next two weeks in Mojacar – 9-22 September 2012? A gig like you described here would be fantastic!

    Comment by Alison Bohan | September 9, 2012

  3. Hi Alison and thanks – the beach bars will probably have something on – (El Patio, Titos) but I’m touring in France from Monday until the end of September though!

    Comment by kevmoore | September 9, 2012


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