The fabulous Bitter Ruin played to a full cabaret-seated house at the Gill Nethercott Centre on Saturday night.

Support act Alfie Bernardi of Brighton group The Long Goodbye has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, and played some beautiful warm-up songs to start the evening off.

WORLD PREMIERE

The audience were then treated to a selection of Bitter Ruin’s last album’s hits plus several new tracks including one world debut from their forthcoming album – heard for the very first time in Whitchurch.

The evening ended with a surprise second encore as Martha, 8-year-old daughter of Andrew Monk (of FourFathers bass-playing fame) was asked up on stage to duet with Georgia on her favourite Bitter Ruin song, ‘Beware’.

LOVE FOR PLAYING IN WHITCHURCH

Georgia and Ben have just been signed to support Ben Folds Five on their UK tour this autumn, so if you are headed to any of their major shows at the O2 venues across the UK, do say Hi!

Once again they expressed their love for playing in Whitchurch, and we hope as their star ascends they will be back to see us again, next time with accommodation at the White Hart so there’s no 3hr drive back to Brighton in the dark. A Bitter Ruin lock-in!

Bitter Ruin at the Gill Nethercott Centre on Saturday, 22 September 2012.

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