Jess kemp at The War Horse Chorley
I was pleased when I read that Jess Kemp was playing a gig in Chorley as it's only a half hour drive from home.
The War Horse is a new build pub in the middle of a large modern housing estate. The pub is part of the Hungry Horse chain and has a large eating area and smaller areas restricted to over 18s. It was in the over 18s area that Jess had set up and was preparing to start her set. The area had a good number of people without being overcrowded. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly as Jess kicked off her set.
I loved her opening comment that the pub was "the nicest smelling venue she had ever played".
I lost track of how many songs Jess packed into the first half of her set. The crowd immediately warmed to her and were singing with her before the end of the first half. The variety of songs she performed is incredible and included Valery, Walking on Sunshine, you got the Love, Summertime Sadness and one of her own songs Forget You.
The crowd were ready for the second half and Jess didn't disappoint. As well as a selection of covers Jess played 2 of her own songs "stars" which has its video released early September and "2 coins" my favourite of her songs. She tried to end the set with her interpretation of uptown funk but her new found fans insisted on more songs and Jess obliged. I really enjoyed the set as well as the pub and hope to return to see more live music.
Thanks to Jess for providing great entertainment
Thanks to Managment at The War Horse for allowing me to shoot in their pub