I did a photo and video shoot with one of the bands I am in a couple of weeks ago, with ace music cameraman Al Pulford. The location was Jurnet’s Bar, a 12th century undercroft on historic King Street in Norwich city, and the outside space around there. Fair to say that all of us in the Punch House Band rather like the results. Our look is Eastern Gothic with a little bit of Steampunk and rustical Victoriana, plus manufactured menace, yes it is. Here are a few stills.
One of the bands I play bass in provided the music for the Crude Apache Theatre Co.’s 2018 summer show, which played in a series of outdoor locations connected with the Broads, rivers and parks of Norfolk and Norwich. The play, with original script and songs, was filmed the evening we were at Whitlingham Broad, and now the film is edited and online.
The Punch House Band started each show with a few numbers from our set as the audience gathered, and of course played the songs and incidental music throughout. Here is the film, which opens with us playing ‘Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth’ and ‘Bedlam Boys’. Other songs in the play are ‘Turning of the tide’, ‘Wherryman’s wife’, ‘Sail together no more’, and ‘Forty kegs of brandy’.