Music Monday 3rd March 2003


Yes, me and Alex went to the see the fantastically good LemonJelly on Sunday evening at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall. We turned up half an hour early and someone pushed ourselves (accidently) to the start of the queue, which was nice. There was the usual ticket tout trying incredibly hard to get ‘spare’ tickets off everyone in the queue, we declined.
Once we got in we were given a goody bag and a bingo card, you just knew it was gonna be good from then on 🙂
The warm-up act was “lemon jelly bingo” introduced (extremely cheesily) my Mr Fred Deakin and featuring all the usual bingo paraphenalia. The prizes were pretty good, loads of lemonjelly merchandise, along with some monstrous posters that would have looked uber-nice on my wall 🙂
Anyway, we didn’t win anything. After the bingo they put on some 80s-early 90s cheese for 30 mins of so and then started the show with Space Walk off the new album. They had loads of mirror balls which gave a brilliant space effect.

I was wondering how they were going to do their stuff ‘live’ and was hoping they won’t going to chicken out and be lame. They certainly weren’t 🙂
Basically they would have the (pumped up) beat going in the background, then Nick would play acoustic or electric guitar and Fred would dive around between his electric cello, scratch mixer/decks and the effects machine of doom. It was fun to watch and a pleasure to listen to.

On stage they had:

Electro-Acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Electric Cello
Korg Synth thing
Big Bongo drums
Decks and Mixer
Electric Drum Kit
and Percussion stuff – symbals, cowbells etc

and this was for two guys 🙂 and there was probably loads of bits we couldn’t see.

Oh and the stage lighting was brilliant. They had these vertical standing LED strip things that had green, blue, red and white colours. These were very bright and were a nice suprise when they first used them. Along with the LED strips they had these vertical tubes that could seemingly change colour in patterns, it was very purty.

Drinks were reasonbly priced and their tees were on sale for a reasoanble £18, I wish I’d got one now. Although in the goody bag we did get a couple of postcards, balloon, badge and a pencil (marked: Lemon Jelly Doodle Machine). Of course, everyone blew-up their balloons immediately and so the main dance floor was a sea of people trying to dance and simultaneously keep 30 balloons in the air. It was a nice site.

All in all, a very good night.

edit: oh and while we were in the queue a guy asked alex (not me) if we had any hash. Bloody students…



  1. You totally forgot the random guy who asked me (very nicely) if i has any spare hash on me…

  2. there we go…

  3. it’s the beard.
    does it every time.
    as Bill Bailey put it “people see you have a beard, they assume you’ve made a certain lifestyle choice…..”

  4. Finally the words come
    Here’s my review

  5. http://nuttyxander.com/blog2/index.php?m=200303#82788407