After a hiatus of a few years, regular live music returned to The Hourglass in 2019 courtesy of the First Thursday Club. Specialising in Blues and Americana, performances alternated between the house band Gets/z Loose and invited guests. The Club host is Rob Brown. We are holding our breath for a post-Covid restart. When? Ah, when?
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 this is substantially on hold, but to remind audiences of what we did, what we’re doing and what we hope to do we have created a Youtube Channel #ExeterHourglassLive
We had hoped to be joined by Otis Gibbs from the USA in July 2020, but this is now on hold until 2020 – but do check out his playlist in our Youtube Channel
We’ve picked a performance of Plastic Jesus by Gets/z Loose in June 2019 to share and a couple of videos from Otis Gibbs, all in our Exeter Hourglass Live playlists – 2020 Laughs At Your Plans (The Cancelled UK Tour Blues) and Hoosier National Trailer.
Jess McAllister and Lucy Piper were the last performers before the first lockdown at The Hourglass, so it was fitting that we were able to bring them back, albeit to the closed bar, in order to perform a couple of tracks from Jess’s latest album – Silence and Love you from Afar. Watch their unusually intimate performance livestream video and their chat with host, Rob Brown.
As we prepare to bring back live music with an audience next year we’d like to acknowledge the great work the Music Venue Trust are doing and are so grateful that The Hourglass has been designated as one of their grassroots music venues.