Geraint Watkins- In a Bad Mood
From the depths of South Wales via London, 50-something delivers his fourth set, nearly 30 years after his Vertigo Records debut with The Dominators. Having intermittently worked as session keyboard player with Dave Edmunds, Van Morrison and Nick Lowe, Geraint has been described by the latter as a ‘well kept secret’. It’s no surprise then that devotee Lowe also features on five of the best numbers here, including opener ‘Easy to Say’, ‘Champion’ and a rendition of his classy ‘Heart of the City’. The album closes with a cover of an old Etta James hit, ‘At Last’, strictly one for the Later With Jools Holland brigade.