Thursday 28 July 2011


A good gig. Short set, on early, started with about 8 people in, got to 60ish by the last song. Hot, sweaty, fast, guitar strings flying off (not me, my compadre, Martyn). 

The Bellrays are lovely people - 20 years they've been doing it! Great to catch up with some old friends, like the Tribal Elder Lindsay Hutton (of Next Big Thing) and also Mr Dahlmann. 

Talk after the gig of interest from Sweden, Norway, and Spain. 

Looking forward to King Tuts next month

Wednesday 27 July 2011

One more rehearsal

Another good, hot rehearsal last night. Not as loud as the previous one, which was good.

We ran through the Edinburgh set and also a bunch for the upcoming Tuts gig - I Happen To Love You, Elixir Of Life, Black Cloud Coming, One Sweet Drink, Fire & Clay, Clean.

There's going to be some fun and games on Thursday - I've never seen the Bellrays, so I'm looking forward to that and also it will be a blast to play Edinburgh again.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Back in the rehearsal room

We've got a gig next week in Edinburgh with The Bellrays at Cabaret Voltaire. So a rehearsal tonight to nip through the set and also try out a couple of new tunes. 

We tried "High Risk Times" in half a dozen ways, and it's probably ready for the gig. 

I tried out my new Vox Wah-Wah pedal - it was hard to hear exactly how well it worked as the sound in the room wasn't as clear as it has been in the past. 

We've got the multi-tracks from one of the French gigs in on DVD - next up is getting that mixed.

Time now for the perennial glass of red and a bit of cheese. My ears are tired, so no music.