23 March 2012
Last updated at 16:51
Guernsey’s musicians were among those celebrating St Patrick’s Day on Saturday 17 March 2012. At the Thomas De La Rue in St Peter Port there was a night of punk and indie music, which started out with Songs In The Key of G.
Songs In The Key of G, aka Mark, mixed covers of the likes of Frank Turner and The Lawrence Arms with original material for a set of acoustic folk punk that went down well with the growing audience.
Playing only their second gig, The Black Vote (Cam Le Page, Marcus Laurence, Andy Duchemin and Ave Thompson) played a style of punk rock rarely seen on a Guernsey stage.
Eschewing the more mainstream sound of the pop-punks bands we have seen of late The Black Vote played a style more reminiscent of the early bands from the 1990s US punk revival, with a hint of the traditional British punk sound of the 1980s.
With a much tighter performance than their first at Rock of Ages in February, The Black Vote demonstrated themselves to be the band carrying the punk spirit in Guernsey.
Finally on stage for this St Patrick’s Day show, which raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, were hard indie post rockers Lifejacket (Andy Sauvage, Claire Mockett and John McCarthy) who played a set of vitriolic original material alongside a cover by Welsh band Mclusky.
Songwriter, guitarist and singer, Andy Sauvage, spat his words decrying everything from X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd to irresponsible meat eaters with a real sense of venom.