Saturday, 12 December 2015

The road goes on forever

‎Two hours sleep, in a 15th century village and off again. An hour more to the airport 

Pre-gig preparations

Having a great time with friends, chatting and putting the world to rights. Support band will be on at midnight, Primevals maybe 1am. 


Pre-gig preparations

Having a great time with friends, chatting and putting the world to rights. Support band will be on at midnight, Primevals maybe 1am. 


Friday, 11 December 2015

Torino

‎We had a blast in Turin, a wonderful city.

Great people, lovely food, cafe correcto, good venue, responsive crowd. 

I was especially pleased to use this glorious 66 Fender Bassman 

Tomorrow - Imperia!!

Sent by magic

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Italia!

‎The Primevals flew in to Milan today. All gear seems to have made it. We are driving thick fog to Turin, where we have a gig tomorrow. 

It's good to be back on the road

Thursday, 20 August 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH!! NEWCASTLE!! ROCKTOBER!!

We have two gigs coming up in the Northeast of England - 

Middlesbrough, 2nd October



 

and Newcastle 3rd October 


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Studio time

The Primevals have been back in The Foundry, the studio where we have recorded the last several albums. A few weeks ago, we spent a weekend recording the basic tracks, sticking to our proven methods - record the basic track live, with everyone, then work from the best take. As always, we had a great time. 

Day one covered all 12 songs - drums, bass, guitars, some keyboards, and guide vocals. Day two added guitar overdubs and some additional keyboards. So far we have kept pretty much all the live guitars - we have plenty to pick and mix with. We used different guitars for the overdubs - I did most of mine with my Grestch Electromatic, which has a P90 - that contrasts nicely with the other guitars. 

We are heading back tonight to start on the final vocals, start arrangements (which generally means subtracting some guitar parts), and, as always, enjoy each others' company over a cup of tea and some of Tunnocks' finest.