Well, every event we hold as The Circle is memorable. Fact.
We can honestly say that we’ve had some stunning guests, and many have left us speechless and in awe of their amazing talent.
However, sometimes it isn’t just the talent that wins us over. Sometimes its the sheer strength of personality, kindness, and, well, awesomeness!
We know George Borowski, and we’ve seen him perform a number of times but what he did at the Circle was out the park! He brought with him, his gorgeous daughter, every bit a chip off the old block. He also brought the lovely Karen, his wife and inspiration.
The first half of the evening had the residents, Ian, Stuart and Gerry do their bit – more of a support act to the main event but each one of them upped their game and chose songs that had the audience spellbound. One of Ian’s newest songs, He’s Gone, (on Beneath the Blue) had George in tears and we’re hoping that it’ll be recorded by at least two of our talented audience!
Following their set, we then introduced to the stage a young lad (only 18) Sam Tomlins whom we’d heard at the Towler. This boy should go far and if he doesn’t make it then there is no justice in the world. His songs were great, his voice amazing and he’s a likeable guy as well.
In the second half George gave us a set of his most well known songs including Blue Guitars of Texas and others that were new to most of us. During the the whole time on stage he kept all of us mesmerised by his presence and we were all drawn into his world. All was well, and the only place to be at that time was there, at The Circle, sharing some very special moments. Towards the end of his set he brought his lovely and exceptionally gifted daughter, Vienna. She sang along with him, almost tentatively in the beginning but by the end, we discovered what an amazing voice she had. She’s recorded an EP and as soon as its out, we want one. The two of them were fabulous together with George very happy to just step back and allow Vienna to take her moment.
There will be a more full review by Ian, but suffice to say that we have never seen a bigger crowd at the Circle, never seen so many engaged with a guest and never seen so many broad smiles across every face. And, as mentioned before – we’ve had some crackers!