This is a great set-up: The stage is built on the beach just behind the pub and during the day and evening a mixture of locals and families on holiday pass through - enjoying the music, food from the barbeque and, of course, drinks.
The weather was ideal on Saturday, although when we got there at about five, the wind off the sea was starting to make it a bit chilly.
We were just in time to catch Axe - A four piece who played a bluesy set and reminded me of Dr Feelgood - but less manic than Lee and Wilko (who isn't?). Here are the band in rehearsal doing Teenage Kicks/ Born Under a Bad Sign:
Unfortunately we weren't able to stay longer but the festival carried on through to Monday evening.
By the way, the Ship stage was decorated by Arts Anonymous - A small street art gallery/shop a short distance from the pub. Well worth a look if you are in the area.
To finish, here are the legends themselves: Wilko Johnson and Lee Brilleaux - the Feelgoods - encoring on home ground at the Southend Kursaal:
Wilko Johnson is appearing at the Exeter Phoenix on 8th October - should be a good night.