Our good friend and Chief Advisor to BlueNote, Zub Mahboob, tells us that success in this game is all about Eyeballs. We need people to see us, to recognise the logo, to associate us with serious, quality music and entertainment.
Well, last night there were certainly plenty of eyeballs at Le Saigon, even if a few of them were slightly unfocussed towards the end of the evening. We played along with Renaissance, pioneers of the Dhaka rock scene ever since the 80s, a band with brains as well as dashing good looks, led by our close friend Imran Rahman on vocals and guitar. Great atmosphere as always at Le Saigon, and we rocked. A great time was had by all - until well past 1am. How very rock and roll.
Positive comments poured in, and not only from those with unfocussed eyeballs (although one man did keep hugging Andrew and telling him he loved him like a brother). More importantly, there is talk in the air of BlueNote live at the Saigon, BlueNote live at the Heritage, and BlueNote live at Happy Hour at the British Club. Watch this space.