Busy weekend for country star

Lainey West.
Lainey West.

LAINEY West from Manchester had a busy day at the Country Kickback festival in Morecambe last Saturday.

The country singer opened up the event at The Platform with a one-hour set and included One Budweiser by Gretchen Wilson, A Sea of Cowboy Hats and her own version of Always On My Mind written by Willie Nelson and popularised by Elvis Presley.

That evening she appeared at the Park Hotel in the West End with familiar faces from the afternoon audience coming along for a second helping of Lainey’s (right) music and banter.

Also appearing at The Platform on Saturday was Katie Rhodes, a regular visitor to Morecambe having performed here eight times.

Her wicked sense of humour had the audience laughing and her numbers included I May Hate Myself In the Morning by Lee Ann Womack.

The audience had been on and off the dance floor for the whole afternoon but if they thought they had danced themselves out, they were about to be re-energised when Magill took to the stage. Their inimitable mix of fast and slow-paced dance music had the audience up and on their feet time and time again.

The Platform filled up quickly as the second day got underway.

First up on the bill were W estridge who performed here last year and more recently appeared at Smokey’s last month. Tom Frain from Stockport is the vocalist with occasional harmonica ably backed up Alan Scott from Manchester on guitar.

See The Visitor (01-06-11) for full story.