Natascha and her band were down to play this gig at The Purple Turtle in Camden on Monday 21st December – the last gig before Christmas. On the day, however, many people had transport difficulties because of snow, including guitarist Si, who couldn’t get out of his house and consequently missed the gig.

Undeterred, Natascha, Mike and Joe carried on regardless, with Mike playing some of Simon’s parts as well as his own, and Joe providing his usual frenetic drum riffs. Natascha was on glittering (literally) form and seemed to enjoy the challenge of making this very stripped-down version sound good – which she did, effortlessly.

Audience numbers were also hit by the weather, which was a pity, as this was a fun gig with a good atmosphere ; most of the acts were old friends – the Camden Coalition being an amalgamation of ex-ACM students in the main.

Later in the evening Natascha was back on stage with her twin sister in White Pigeon, both girls resplendent in eye-popping festive red Spandex (!)– for their Christmas headline set.

Many thanks to Kitayah for inviting Natascha along to play this gig.