A little while ago, I went to see Sir Simon Battle at hbc. The ex-Tomte man and Kreuzberg local had been highly praised in Zitty but my motivation to see this gig stemmed from having a friend play as part of his group. I admit I was positively surprised. On the outset, it doesn't look like his singer-songwriter music should be my cup of tea but live, it was delivered beautifully and I thought the earnest and humorous speeches between songs made for a relaxed and fun atmosphere. A nice spontaneous night out with a soda, a piano and some friends.