We finally got Jamulus working and after showering (bike ride left me covered in mud!) I set up the PC and prepared for a rehearsal with the new project band (name to be decided). I can’t believe how well it went! Apart from the lag, which to be honest you do adjust to, it wasContinue reading “First rehearsal in over a year!”
Thanks to Tim Ellis for these beauties.
Yesterday was our final rehearsal before the forthcoming Sheffield gig. We went through the usual stuff, and had a couple of runs through Delicate. The decision stands that it is officially in the set! Also compared body sizes… Paul has huge hands! But short arms! I wonder if that means he’s a particular creature? IContinue reading “Rehearsing with the Fishes… Again!”
Bank holidays seem to have this strange ability to become two gig weekends, this was no exception. Saturday was Ingoldmells – a tediously long drive out there, followed by a rather questionable gig, followed by a tedious drive home and a 3am bedtime. The weather was beautiful though, we sat outside until after 7. TheContinue reading “Double Banger again.”
So we played Blidfest yesterday. What a truly wonderful festival! “The pub with a view” couldn’t be more apt to describe the Bird in Hand. The view from the audience could not have been nicer! The festival ran a little late and our stage time was about an hour and a half later than projected,Continue reading “Blidfest”
My bass gear needs a bit of TLC this summer. My bass itself hasn’t been cleaned or maintained as well as it should be because we’ve had such a massive gig schedule; plus my case handle on the Warwick Thumb flight case is really badly broken and now hurts to carry the bass with. MyContinue reading “A summer of maintenance.”
Yesterday was a day of celebration of the life of Adrian Price (Mole); drummer with Kingfisher Blue ; who sadly left us suddenly in January. Ethryll had been invited to play as we are a fellow band in the same scene as Kingfisher Blue and have performed many gigs with the guys. The gig wasContinue reading “One Mole for the Road”
Ah the legendary load (photo from last time we played there). Cargo Fleet Club is a place hard emblazoned in the memories of all the bands who have ever played there. The steel fire escape; the rough gravelly ground at the bottom; and in the case of our band the 90 minute commute to getContinue reading “Cargo Fleet”
A 70th Birthday in Bawtry for us here. Outdoors too (always a challenge to perform, but always fun). Luckily the rain held off and we had a good event.
Google reminded me that I was on tour with Manning doing two gigs over in the Netherlands and Belgium. So many good memories, although just after this amazing tour was the beginning of the end for me. Manning started to fall apart after this tour. Chris and Kev left; Steve the flute player quit toContinue reading “6 years ago.”