Friday, July 30, 2010
Last night was another trip up the A38 to the Picturehouse in Exeter.
I must have played there more than any other venue in the last 2 years, and it’s a great test bed for what I’m doing. Tonight I had put in some new songs, because I have been practicing singing every day weather with the band, recording or whatever the nerves factor isn’t kicking in like it was.
The first act on was Rosie Eade and a chap playing Piano, they were VERY good indeed, I think it was one of their first gigs too.
After her set I went on, was nice to have a gang of mates in the audience.
The set went like this
Drowning (A new song)
Broken Dream (A new ish song that will be explained in a few weeks time)
Love is a Spirit (Arthur Browns Kingdom Come song)
Twenty Nine Point Nine
I decided to do Love is a spirit as a kind of last minute thing, I remembered the lyrics were on the Tantric Lover CD so I typed them out, played it through a couple of times on my lunch break then did it for real and really enjoyed playing it.
I think I played 2 bits of mission riffs every time I saw slink walk past to go outside for a fag ha ha !
After us was Super Punk Muffin whom played for about a hour, though only did 5 Songs with 10 minutes of chat in-between each song, Kal had some wicked effects coming out of his Roland cube bass amp, really good Auto Wah/envelope filter on those amps!
Was a great night, and looking forward to my next Picturehouse show.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Last night my girlfriend went out for a drink with a friend and I was going to pick her up after work, I get a text from her around 10 pm saying to bring my guitar with me. It turned out that I had been booked a slot on an acoustic night at a venue called the James Street Vault. Id never been there before but its basically in the middle of the university, It’s a kind of a cross between the Dev in
I did 3 songs in totally I should probably have done a few more but I didn’t want to over cook it. I did Fortunes Light, To Behold and 29.9 I was very pleased in how it all went down, I was quite nervous and I’m always nervous when it comes to using the loop pedal you only have to knock it out of time by a fraction and it sounds awful but I managed to get it spot on.
It’s a great little venue and I’d very much like to do it again.
Photos are on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/matthewnorthmusic
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Well I thought it was about time for an update, though I’m still rather excited by the news that last Saturday David Gilmour and Roger Waters performed again together, If you didn’t know they did a charity gig in Kidlington Oxfordshire for the HOPE for Palestine charity inc one generous audience member who paid 50 thousand quid for them to do an encore of Another Brick In The Wall.
You can read more about here here http://www.davidgilmour.com/
The photo was by Polly Sampson.
I have been writing and recording, I was looking at putting something out as a free download by the end of the month, I hope this to still be the plan, there are 2 songs almost finished, one called Drowning and the other called Feel that I have performed live a few times on my acoustic gigs.
Yes I am also going to do another All Living Fear download this like the last one will be free and will have maybe 2 or 3 tracks, and maybe an extended mix of one of the songs as well. There is a story behind the main track that will be explained when its released. I don’t have a definite time for it but I hope it may be ready for the gigs in August.
I’m still looking to do more gigs this year on my own, and also if the one in Plymouth goes well I might do some more as a duo with Niall, this isn’t a new band project its just something to keep the chops up for the time being.