In the hope of winning the Robert Cray tickets I thought I would start a conversation.
I love Robert Cray and have seen him before but would question that Hall 1 of the Sage is the right venue to hear blues music being played.
I know the sound quality will be fantastic but always preferred blues music in a bit of a darker venue. Hall 1 is a little bit too ‘clean’ in my opinion.
Blues in Hall 2 works, as it does in The Tyne Theatre and The Cluny.
I saw Taj Mahal in Hall 1 and although good a 3 piece blues band just looked lost on the huge stage. I have seen Dr John on a number of occasions and his better gigs were at The Tyne Theatre.
Maybe if I win the tickets my opinion might be changed with regard to blues in Hall 1…
What does everybody think?