Those who looked at the weather on Friday evening and decided to stay at home missed out on a treat. Atlum Schema is no stranger to Café Create regulars, but this was the first time he had provided the entire programme for an evening, and he did not disappoint. His songs covered the whole range, from gritty and socially reflective through to gentler, more lyrical pieces, and there were several excellent examples of his signature use of loop technology to record his own backing tracks element by element, from percussives through to ‘angel choir’, using only his own voice and a single guitar. Fascinating to watch and satisfying to hear.
As always, the team had given detailed thought to transforming the ancient church building with a café/bar ambience. Fairtrade wine, tea and coffee plus other drinks were available for a donation throughout the evening, and a selection of enticing nibbles adorned the tables. Definitely an evening to remember.