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Posted By: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
03-Jan-08 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
I quite enjoyed Seasick Steve, I'd heard of him before (think he was touring the UK not so long ago). Though as far as I could tell he had 6 strings on his guitar that night, and that's the sort of thing I'd notice..

Is he authentic? (whatever that means) Do I care? You don't get on Jools Holland because you're "authentic", you get on Jools Holland because you reach a certain level of profile, you fit the brief, and your management hassles the producers.

If you want to knock anyone who was on the Hootennany show for being over-rated and under-talented I think the most deserving targets would be Kate Nash (Lily Allen without the tunes) and Mika, who looks like a model from a home shopping catalogue who's picked up a microphone by mistake.

My personal highlight was seeing Sir Paul accompanying Kylie Minogue on the mandolin.