Photography by Brian Robinson

Tavie Carey
Tavie Carey

I am a Journalism student based on the north coast of Cornwall. Having grown up a stones throw from Boardmasters , I have always been immersed in live music. When I’m not listening to my embarrassingly vast vinyl collection you’ll probably find me surfing at my local.

After an evening of exploring musical magic in Falmouth’s favourite venues, it’s safe to say we are ready and raring to go again tomorrow

That’s a wrap on Wanderfal part one! After an evening of exploring musical magic in Falmouth’s favourite venues, it’s safe to say we are ready and raring to go again tomorrow. With so much to hear and see, it’s impossible to get to everyone, so here’s a rundown of our highlights of the evening.

Hamburger kicked us off on the CLUNK stage (The Underland Bar). The Bristol-based band’s first venture to Falmouth being “The best two hours of our lives” the band tells us before introducing the second song of their set, which proves to be the perfect fusion of woodwind-rendered beats and pulsing guitar strums. The electric tempo of Hamburgers’ sound reminds us all of the reason we love live music so much, setting the tone for a night to remember. 

Next, we wondered to the Cornish bank, where we were greeted by the one and only Ichi walking through a bustling crowd on a pair of stilts playing the harmonica. Yes, you read that right. 

The Japanese performer is brilliantly bizarre, transforming just about anything into an instrument. This evening’s set consisted of a table tennis bat, funnel, typewriter and synth in the form of a slinky. At times Ichi had the entirety of the Cornish bank, bar staff included making animal noises. Each of us blissfully free of inhibition. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe the work of Ichi. You have to see it to believe it. All we are saying is that If you’ve never seen a yoga ball being played as a wind instrument, you’re missing out 

Next on the agenda, was Teg. A psych folklore band and a crowd favourite. filling the entirety of Beerwolf wall to wall before the beginning of the set, we instantly knew Teg‘s audience would be electric. After a quick sound check, we were introduced a guttural guitar and immersed in the deep rasp of lead vocalist Jacob Evans.  The sound is solemn, heavy and perfectly captivating. With what feels like the whole of Falmouth squeezed into the bar, it’s impossible not to feel immersed in the soundscape that bounces off the walls. 

We ended the night off with a change of pace in The Poly.  A sit-down performance from Falmouth’s very own folk singer Daisy Rickman. A set consisting of a stunning fusion of spoken word and effortless Harmonies. Daisy has a deeply moving style which takes inspiration from her surroundings and performs them through intricate plucks of guitar strings and melodies so pure it sounds like sailing into a horizon.  In both her lyricism and in her audience interaction, Daisy has this way with words that is perfectly charming, resulting in a much-deserved standing ovation. 

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