Sunday 22 December 2013

Jetting off to another planet

We played our regular festive gig in Glasgow on Friday night, with support from our friends The Brutes and Los Tentakils. Rocking fun, as always, and a gathering of the clans.

After 30 years in the Primevals, John Honeyman has decided it is time to jet off to another planet. He is a dear friend, and a great musician. He has also been a stalwart of The Beat Poets over the last 20 years, first stepping in to help when our then-bassist was taken ill on the day of a gig.

John is great at coming up with questions that lead to hours of conversation- like "Who do you think was a better band - Alice Cooper or The Stooges?". 30 years, never a cross word, just hilarity.

Here's a video from the crowd of the last song, with Shug from The Reverse Cowgirls, and Grant and Celina from Los Tentakills

Louie Louie (click on the link for facebook-hosted video)

Friday 18 October 2013

Onwards! To the North!

We have had a few rehearsals recently, working on some new tunes - You Sucked The Life Out Of Me, One More Hit, Re-Frame It - and some old ones - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.

There are a couple of gigs coming up - Friday November 1st, Stockton-On-Tees

and Saturday November  2nd in Preston , with Andy Kershaw !

I've also been sorting through the last couple of years of recordings - there is enough for a solo CD of instrumental stuff which I will sell through here. "Guitars, Guitars, Guitars" !

Friday 9 August 2013

Cosmic Ordering - Red!

Rocking rehearsal last night for the upcoming gig in Wishaw (Be In Beltane, Saturday 10th August - onstage 8:30)

Funnily enough, we had all brought our red guitars

Some old favourites in the set, a bunch from Heavy War, and fun  playing two covers - don't know if they will make the set on the night, but most enjoyable to play. 

Thursday 2 May 2013

Night Shift

Solid rehearsal for the 2 gigs coming up. Songs tonight included :

Many Mansions
Stream Of Life
Someone To Love
Rightful Duty
Where The Bones Are Buried
Girl It's Me
Early Grave
Primeval Call
Predeliction For The Blues
High Risk Times
Hit The Peaks
Way Beyond Tore Up
Heavy War
I Want You

I Want You is the first song the Primevals ever played, 30 years ago. Whooosh!

If you are coming along to either of the gigs, do say hi!

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Glasgow gig - Friday May 3rd

13th Note - it will be jumping !

We are also playing in Dundee on Sat May 4th at the Cool Cat Club / Beat Generator 

Friday 12 April 2013


Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band are part of our hinterland - from there you can get to Bukka White, Alice Cooper, Eric Dolphy, One-String Sam all in one move.

We played at a Beefheart tribute night - video of the show :