The Oxford Punt

blue kite

24 bands, 8 venues, 1 night, Oxford, Wednesday 11th May 2005.
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Organised by Nightshift, Oxford's free music paper. click here to go to:
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Alan on stage at the Punt Alan on stage at the Punt
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Kate on stage at the Punt
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Kate on stage at the Punt
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Mark and Pete on stage at the Punt Mark and Pete on stage at the Punt
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Tim on stage at the Punt
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Tim on stage at the Punt
This one doesn't go anywhere ... all our songs are in the key of D minor
the saddest key of all
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Kate on stage at the Punt
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Kate on stage at the Punt
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Pete and Mark on stage at the Punt Mark and Pete on stage at the Punt
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Here's what nightshift said before the gig

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and here's what Nightshift said after the gig

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http://www.oxfordbands.com/ Here's what OxfordBands said, reviewing the gig...
The final stop for most, then, and traditionally the party venue. Slightly odd to see Blue Kite down there, but it works well. Theirs is an intricate patchwork of sounds, taking in classic sixties pop to spruce up otherwise folkish arrangements. Keyboards, guitars and vocals all slot in neatly, euphoniously occupying their own niches in the frequency range, and offering a tidy lesson in arrangement to a lot of other bands. The songs ainít half bad, either.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/ Here's what BBC Radio Oxford said, reviewing the gig...
Blue Kite have a dry wit and a delicate quality about their music, but are equally able to wig out on their final number which the introduction "this is another gentle dreamscape" belies. A couple of their intros are tinged with Radiohead melodies, a hint of 'My Iron Lung' distinguishable for example. The recent addition of Tim Turan on drums and Kate Garrett on keyboards, flute and vocals adds breadth to the live experience.




This one doesn't go anywhere ...
Alan on stage at the Punt
Photo by Susie Healey BBC Radio Oxford