Jeff Jepson, Neil Campbell Collective, Mojave Collective, Skinny Lizzie,
The Big Band
The Cavern, Mathew Street
19th November 2007
A plethora of musicians, artists, songwriters and poets and the general
good rockers of Liverpool congregated in the most famous club in the world,
The Cavern on Sunday night to acknowledge and celebrate Dolphin Music’s
8th Birthday. Relaxed and happy were all with an eclectic mix of sounds
on offer for the hundred plus guests.
Up first was acoustic artist Jeff Jepson with his newly formed backline
which included Dolphin Star staffer Mark Brocklesby on drums. The Neil
Campbell Collective took to the stage soon after with an atmospheric opening
arrangement called ‘Rainstorm’. With ‘a cut above the
rest’ Nicole Collarbone on cello, Mark Brocklesby on drums and Jeff
Jepson’s lead vocals the powerfully emotive and eloquent music held
everyone’s attention for the whole of the collective’s set.
Amongst all performers there were high jinx and colourful characters
especially within The Mojave Collective who pounded out their set with
adroit fluency and plenty of smiles. A wow factor ACDC cover injected
new life into the night from foursome rockers Skinny Lizzie who managed
to get the crowd into dancing mode and then continuing to hold the party
people with a name which confirmed the packed stage of more than twenty
musicians, The Big Band turned up, tuned in and effected their rapturous
waves of jazz and blues with songs such as Moondance, Paper Moon and Tequlia.
In line with birthday celebrations there was a large buffet, free drinks
and a classic jam sponge birthday cake with a couple of Iced Dolphins
on top! The night was a celebratory success with comporting artists sharing
fun, frolics and of course, the reason for it all; music.