The Lix: A Grand Night Out

Rod Godwin, front man of The Lix rocked out at Florence

Rod Godwin, front man of The Lix rocked out at Florence

THE Lix returned to Florence Mine Arts Centre on 25 September with support from Emma Dockeray. The venue was packed with a bus put on from St. Bees for the popular act. Local act Emma Dockeray opened the night with a mix of her own songs and cover versions. The graduate kept the audience captivated from beginning to end with her range of songs that covered country to folk pop and her interaction with audience.

After a short break Guy and Rod took to the stage for a hastily brought together acoustic set after Claire Price was unable to perform due to ill health. The audience were kept entertained between songs with the pair’s interaction bordering on a musical comedy duo, with the occasional shout from drummer Tony of “The drums are missing” when Rod asked if people were enjoying the set.

Then the full band took to the stage in their full rock and blues glory. Playing songs from their album Tales From The Top House they soon had the audience up, out of their seats and dancing to Twenty Five o’Clock, Shouldn’t Do That and aptly named Better than This. The band would have carried on all night if the bus taking people back to St. Bees hadn’t needed to go.