|On Saturday I took another stroll down Portobello Road on a freakishly warm mid|
October day. And just as I was about to exit The Market I came across this very
talented new but unsigned band called ThisBandUK. And they comprise of two
very talented Brazilian born twins Lourenco and Tomas Amorim. And every now
and then their Portuguese Father Lorenzo would join in with a bit of percussion and
And making up the foursome is Bassist Elea.
It was as I was about to leave the Market I suddenly heard the strains of Pink Floyd's
'Comfortably Numb' that drew me to what I thought was a CD and Vinyl stall. But no,
I came across a small crowd watching this little band performing one of their several
Pink Floyd covers.
Clearly influenced by their Father Lorenzo's excellent taste in music, the boys clearly
appreciate all of those great Rock legends from that golden age of music that gave
us Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, just to mention a few.
Luckily I just caught the end of their act with their last number plus an encore
of Comfortably Numb which I managed to video with my phone, although it does
end rather abruptly. That video is below here.
The boys along with their Father and bassist Elea have appeared around
many of London's tourist spots including Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Brixton
as well as Oxford Circus. Several of of their videos can be seen on their Facebook
Lourenco Amorim - Main Vocals and Guitar
Tomas Amorim - Drums and Percussion
Elea - Bass Guitar
Lorenzo Amorim - Percussion and Vocal Backing
ThisBandUK FACEBOOK PAGE
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Here's an image I seemingly left out when putting together my recent post when
I visited London's well known Highgate Cemetery. And it was seeing a similar
image on tumblr HERE that reminded me to post this one up (above).
It shows one of the off the beaten paths away from the crowds.
Interestingly I kept seeing this black & white cat (below) in the cemetery grounds for
the whole of that morning. I wonder if it's a regular feature there. I should have asked.
CLICK HERE for the full post of that visit to Highgate Cemetery.
Spaniards Inn is one of London's oldest and well known
Pubs and almost a stone's throw from Kenwood just down
I had a brief stop off here on my way back from Highgate.
Described as a characterful 16th century Inn with a very
cozy feel with a big open fire, we're often reminded how the
Inn was used as a stop off point for legendary outlaw
and highwayman Dick Turpin (1705-1739).
What does seem odd though is how Turpin would regularly
stop by at the Inn in preparation for the 2 hour horse ride
So I'm thinking, hang on a minute, I only live down the road
which is near Hampstead and very much part of London.
So it does show how over the last few hundred years how
our Capital has spread itself out into the outer Boroughs.
SPANIARDS INN HAMPSTEAD
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Above: Part of the damage to the Pool after the
Winter storms of 2014.
Above: Prince Charles The Duke of Cornwall goes on a walkabout
at The Jubilee Pool after officially reopening it last Summer.
Image via The Daily Mail
Above: Looking through to Penzance Harbour.
Above: An outside reporter for the local BBC Spotlight
tv show reporting on the sale of the house.
She also interviewed a few locals and holidaymakers.
Above: St Ives golden boy and pro surfer Harry De Roth was asked
about the house that overlooks his favourite beach, Porthmeor.
Had to laugh when Harry responded to the reporter by saying
that if he lived there he would simply have a slide running
straight down from the house and onto the beach.
Above: The Railway line passing Carbis Bay Beach.