Tom Williams and the Boat – Green Man – live review
Image by Willow Colios

Tom Williams and the Boat
Green Man, Wales
19 August 2012

He’s still squelching through the Welsh mud but our Green Man reporter, Willow Colios, fired up his field phone to send this report and pictures in. Expect his full report next week. 

Tom Williams and the Boat rise to the challenge of playing the far out stage at 1130am on Sunday morning.

The name of the stage doesn’t lie either. It’s the furthest stage from the campsite and most of Green Man is still sleeping off Saturday night’s excesses.

“With 10 minutes to go we got a bit scared and thought none of you would come” says Tom Williams half way through the set. But a fair few faithful fans have made it here and they get something of an early morning treat.

Tom Williams and the Boat – Green Man – live review

Especially when Tom plugs in his telecaster and the band really begin to hit their stride.

With Geri Holton’s saxophone adding an extra dimension the band start to bring the crowd with them and her sweet violin soars over the guitars on the final two tracks.

More people have started crawling out of their tents and tramping through the mud by this point and they get their reward, catching a glorious finale.

On the way to Tom Williams, I catch the last song of Feist’s soundcheck in preparation for her Sunday night headline set that will bring Green Man 2012 to a close.
There’s a lot to come between now and then but here’s a taster snap of Feist warming up for what’s sure to be a exciting performance on the Mountain Stage.

All words and images by Willow Colios. You can read more from Willow on LTW here or follow him on Twitter.

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