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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:51 PM

(grin) Despite my asking among my farcebook friends if anyone wanted to join me on a regular basis, the local drums bass and guitar Mafia once again have arranged a couple of gigs for me - tickles me the way they discuss it all, book it and THEN tell me!

Last nights gig was me playing as part of that same Cambridge Mafia - two regular members were on holiday - so I got to do my usual stuff AND play elecrtic guitar for a couple of other acts!
A busy, fun evening and amazingly my wife decided to come too - probably the first time in ten years she has attended one og my gigs!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:24 PM

 Norris, on 05 September 2017 - 05:55 PM, said:

Apparently so. I don't find it particularly attractive myself - even when a young lady is doing it, rather than the chunky middle aged woman we were subjected to

In the States we have a Federal Law. No twerking if your over 40.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Played a club last night called T Chances in Tottenham with 3 other bands. The only problem was the mids were blown on the house PA and no monitors so the soundman and bands struggled with the vocals.

We all muddled through though and it panned out a decent night with a decent crowd who were dancing :)

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

James St Tavern just off the Cowley road, Oxford. Good, attentive audience, a couple of other decent acts, and we got paid. The Peavey p.a. was surprisingly good too. A nice evening all round.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:30 PM

Well, not a bad evening. Was playing as a duo at a community centre all day charity jobbie, but had a tabla player on board for the first two numbers and a flute player too, which all sounded lush. Then I played a 30 odd minute funky space jam with the same guys that called me up to dep last weekend, then a quick dash from Oxford to Drayton for D-fest to do the exact same thing again in a well organized pub garden event.
I found it pretty tedious, as it was a vehicle for guitar twiddlery, but at least got paid £40 for that particular 35 minutes work. Some of the audience said it was good, but I doubt I would have stayed if I were in their place...

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:44 AM

We had a gig at a newish venue in Swindon. Decent place, but not really established as a music venue, so the audience was quite small. Bit disappointing compared to last week's Swindon gig, which was great. Oh well. Marlborough next week.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:54 AM

Just returned home after a 300+ mile round trip for a theatre gig in Stroud.

Fantastic gig with a lot of appropriately aged fans of the 80's. Reelly good atmosphere. Always helps when there is a Hen Party in the crowd 😀

Winding back to the moment I walked in the room yesterday; large ballroom, high ceilinged, boxy, hard flat surfaces everywhere, wasn't hopeful. The guy on the desk, who had never heard us, had never used the large analog desk in front of him before, made the place sing. I could hear everything whilst I was on stage (for a frickin' change). This has happened a lot recently. I've played some gigs this year with unfamiliar faces on the desk that really know their stuff and it makes a hell of a lot of a difference. Colour me very impressed indeed.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:02 AM

I'm also just back from a 300 mile round trip wedding. This was the second wedding of the weekend with the last one tomorrow night.

The gig was good but it was the drive home that was really fun. I recently had a midlife crisis and bought a VW Scirocco R. I can still get my gear and the guitarists, and the guitarist along with clothes, supplies etc inside it. Unbelievably fast. I've never owned anything even close to this before.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

Did a gig at The Rowbarge in Guildford last night, probably only about 20 or so in the area where we were playing but managed to get most of them up and dancing for a good chunk of the night. :)
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

One of our regular public venues last night, was a bit of a surprise when we arrived and found they'd removed the stage, however there was a lot more room in the space we set-up in though, so a good change I think.

It was a very good gig overall, with people dancing from the first song. I'm very happy with my new set-up - no amp on stage, just DI through my EBS Microbass.

As with the last couple of gigs at this venue we dropped the break, and as we got such a good response to soundcheck we just started. As a result we played for nearly three hours straight (so getting closer to Blue's sets), including two genuine encores.

Tiring night, but it was cracking.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:27 AM

Interesting gig last night, first time playing at a pub in Buckie, all the gear sorted out ready to go through when our lead guitarist turns up drunk. He somehow manages to blag his way through the entire gig without making any major cock ups. Tried a lot of new songs and they all went down a treat. Was any typical pub gig, a lot of drunk people falling around, onto one of our stage monitors completely breaking the cable, so that will need replacing. All in all aside from all the small annoyances it was a solid good gig and I had a great time. And landlord wanted our availability for all of next year.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

Played Orrell live yesterday a local last night of the proms event which finishes with a brass band doing land of hope and glory etc,

We were on at 430 which turned out to be a great slot in between Nathan Moore ex brother beyond and the remaining members of S Club 7 now quaintly renamed S Club party

We were the only full band on so had a great time with the engineers who were excellent so nice to have a big stage to move around on crowd numbering around 2000 we managed to get lots of people down to the front in party mood and dancing played really well did a good one hour set great sound and audience reaction.

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Think next weeks pub gig might be a bit of a struggle hahahahaha
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:12 PM

First gig for several weeks. White Hart Hotel in Launceston. Well paid, very good crowd of 250+. Boss TU2 packed up...played straight in with a clip-on Snark.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:45 PM

Played at a local working mens club. Its normally pretty dead, but there were other gigs on that weekend so we were expecting deader than dead, so it came as a surprise to find out that it was actually pretty crowded. I played my new iceman and it was noticed by several people who had never noticed the bass before.
First half the guitarist threatened to deck the drummer because he was laughing, and thought he was lauging it him, rather than the drunk guy trying to undress in the audience while his wife tried to dress him again. Second half drunk guy had a swing at another drunk guy but it was quickly calmed down, after which we played saturdays alright for fighting, which we weren't really ready to do but it seemed appropriate. Turned out to be a good night. As I was getting to leave someone said that the aformentioned drunk guy and his wife needed a lift home because they couldn't get a taxi.. Hmm.. yes, take punchy drunk guy in my car to throw up all over it as a favour? Maybe not :D
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

We played at the Reload festival in Norwich yesterday.
Good lineup of mainly 80's-ish bands, including the Gibson Brothers, Jocelyn Brown, Aswad, Blue and Billy Ocean.
We were sandwiched between The Christians , who were just amazing, and Odyssey, who were also brilliant.
The weather was a bit autumnal with a strong wind not helping, but the sound onstage (and off ) was fantastic.
Our band went down well, with lots of audience participation and cheering. A really enjoyable gig.
The organisation of the event was also top notch, the crew and everyone involved being helpful and upbeat.
Even the catering was excellent too! All in all a great event which we hope we are involved in again.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

First gig in 9 months for us, due to singer going on maternity leave, and tot he process of replacing our previous drummer. Post-wedding party at the Traquair village hall, in the Borders not far from Peebles. Lovely little venue, with a sizeable stage and good acoustics. The crowd was also very enthusiastic, danced all night to everything we played.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

A couple of festivals - brilliant on Friday night, ace sound, great venue, great audience. Saturday night was a similar sized affair but the stage was tiny, I managed to whack my head on the lights a few times, only the kick drum was mic'd up on the kit but even that wasn't cutting through... still, appreciate little audience and I got to see Lozz's band Knock Off play their last few songs - Tight as can be and a brilliant sound from them (they were on a different stage)
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

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