Newton Falkner in Shepherds Bush Empire, originally uploaded by benaston.

Newton is a keen bean. He was on stage, mug in hand, at 9pm on the nose. As his entrance music wasn’t quite ready, he supped his mug of horlicks and engaged in a bit of banter before launching into song. This guy a genuine green machine.

The hour and a half set was a whistle-stop tour of Handbuilt by Robots with a fair sprinkling of popular covers thrown in for good measure. Newton applied his percussive guitar style to a range of popular tunes – from SpongeBob SquarePants and Ice Age to the Bohemian Rhapsody encore. In this vein, my favourite however, was a familiar Californian folk song; the Baywatch theme tune – I’ll be there.

And I was there, but it was just me; I was a billy.

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

Ben Aston is a digital project manager and online entrepreneur. He's the founder of Black + White Zebra, an indie media company on a mission to help people and organizations succeed. Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, and DDB.

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