It truly is a beautiful and roomy venue, with wood panelling and a red and gold colour scheme which gives the gilded stage an otherworldly atmosphere.
No fillers there!
They looked perfectly at home among the slightly fantastical decor and embellishments, possibly because their music is so... sparkly!
The Voynich manuscript is a mysterious handwritten (in an unidentified language) and illustrated manuscript dating back from the Italian Renaissance. Have a look at the wikipedia page I've linked above, it's absolutely fascinating (and for a writer like myself, so inspiring)!
Raf stood in the centre of the stage, like a musically-inclined red-haired faery out to bewitch the hell out of us, which of course she did! Unfortunately, O remained hidden in the shadows and I couldn't get a good shot of him...
The band only played five songs, but it was enough to impress everyone present: Naevus's music is dark, serious and intense, with enough menace to keep us on our toes - an explosion never seems too far away. In a very poignant moment, the band dedicated Dominic's Song to the late John Murphy who left us earlier this month.
One more gig left for me now before I disappear off to deepest Dorset for a month to try and work on my third novel!