We saw Andy White perform ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on ‘Whistle Test’ in 1986 and knew he was to be our next Buzz Club booking. In fact, we mentioned it on the flier…
Recorded in a field in County Antrim, Andy played ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on a roof in Belfast for BBC’s ‘Whistle Test‘, the ‘Melody Maker‘ headline read “Yer Man’s Brilliant”, and Andy went on the road with his acoustic guitar. Features singles ‘Reality Row’ and ‘Vision of You’. An album that lived on my turn table for quite a while.
Support at the Buzz Club came from our friends New Tennessee Waltz and local band The Bridge. As I recall we had a decent enough crowd in that night and Andy was a great fella. We chatted to him for a while after he played.
Looking at the photo used on The Pale Fountains Buzz Club post, you can also see my signed Andy White poster, just next to The Pale Fountains Buzz Club one!