Jonboy’s 50th birthday could not go unrecognised as it also marks his 30th year in The Mekons. The night saw a number of local bands who have contributed to a CD of cover versions of Jon’s songs due for release next year. It was a packed night and an even packed bill as each band (apart from Jon himself) only got to play one song!
Over the space of 3 hours we saw: Jimi Alexander & The Satellites, Blind River Scare. The Grief Brothers, The Ash & The Oak, Alison Clash, Guto Dafis, The Brynhafryd Road Arkestra, Carlton B Morgan with Captain Bacardi, Give Me Memphis with Andrea Lewis before Jon got up backed by an Allstar backing band to play Pill Sailor, Tubby Brothers and Old Flames.
As Jon said to close the show “It was a night to remember for the rest of my life, which is likely to be next Thursday at this rate!” Good fun and a great atmosphere all round. Thanks to everyone who came along and even more to those who played.