Nick Peay

South Gate House Revival Live Show

Holy cow, what a week! I’m so glad to be getting back into the swing of performing again. And last week had some great live shows, as well as some other exciting musical adventures!

Nick Peay Live at the South Gate House RevivalOn Tuesday I drove up to Newport, KY to play at the South Gate House Revival. We drove up early, to make sure that I got there on time, and also to grab some dinner before the show. I don’t usually eat before a show, but we had gotten there early enough and I was pretty hungry.

We decided to try Mokka and the Sunset Bar & Grill. It had some pretty great reviews, and I thought it would probably have enough variety so as not to be just boring burgers and fries.

When we walked in, it was pretty empty. It was, after all, a Tuesday night. We sat down and were brought waters and menus. The menu was about 4 pages, not including drinks! So, I was right on the variety part. We ordered some fried pickles, and some wings, since it was “Wing Tuesday,” and a couple of sandwiches for dinner.

The fried pickles were probably the best I’ve ever had. The wings, even though I’m not always a fan of bone-in wings, were also really good. The sandwiches were great, the fries were great, it was definitely a good choice for food.

Ok, I know, but I love food! On to the music. So, I got to the South Gate House and started setting up. I was downstairs in the lounge. The room was much bigger than I expected, with really high ceilings, so I figured it would probably sound really good.

I get set up pretty quickly and easily and got started around 9:30. I completely forgot to turn on my video camera and audio recorder, and it wasn’t until almost the end of the set that my girlfriend realized it and turned them on. I was able to capture the last 3 songs at least.

It felt like such a great show! Since I’ve got a lot of shows and recording coming up, I’ve been taking extra special care of my voice, and I think it really paid off.

I stayed to listen to the songwriter who played after me, Matt Schneider, who’s only 18. He definitely had some John Mayer and Jason Mraz influences. But he was a really nice kid and played well. It was pretty late when we finally got home, but it was totally worth the trip. I loved playing at the South Gate House, we had some great food and a lot of fun!