Tuesday, December 06, 2011



Three more Secrets.....

The last few gigs have been a real Tour-De-Force for the band but ended up a massive success.

25th Nov – Exeter Cavern

The Cavern club is where I started to learn my craft so to speak, I played my first cavern gig over 18 years ago, and whatever I do I tend to always play there. This was Secrets first billed electric gig I had to cancel our last one there as I went to the Isle of White with Roger and his mates. We were supporting a band from London called La Nuit. Started off that the main band didn’t have a drum kit, so the venue scrabbled around for bits to put one together for them, this took a while and the sound checks over ran a little. Our soundcheck wasn’t great, was all too loud on stage, and as a result the gig wasn’t great, Marina could hardly hear herself, all I could hear was the acoustic guitar. It all got a bit messy in the middle, but we muddled through, the out front sound was pretty good though and we had a few in to see us.

To Behold
Traces
Upside Down
Needing
Got To Give Up The Ghost




The day after we played an acoustic set on Riviera FM in torbay inc a video you can see and hear it all here



Here is the link for the Radio Interview


Secrets For September - Riviera FM 26-11-11 Interview & Live Session

1st Dec - Exeter Picturehouse


After this we had a more quieter show at the Picturehouse, this is where we first performed together, our first full gig was in April and we return a lot more polished and confident than we were back then. We played


Hold Your Peace
To Behold
Upside Down
Traces
Right Here
Got To Give Up The Ghost




Its fair to day we were all a little nervous as the last gig being a little fraught but we had nothing to far this time, crystal cleat sound and by far the tightest set we have ever played a success all round we felt.

5th Dec - Falmouth Princess Pavilion (Supporting the Magic band)

Then a few days later it was off to the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth, now I have wanted to play here for years it’s a lovely venue and the sound is always really good. As It was I turned up about 20 minutes late, the drums and Bass had already had their sound check and it didn’t lake long to set up my kit, its funny but even though it a far more complex rig it takes far less time to set up than it did in the old bands days.
The soundcheck went really well, everything worked and like the picturehouse we had crystal clear sound everywhere.
After some good back stage banter including a rousing rendition of the theme tune of Auf Weidersein Pet just for JP we hit the stage at 8.30 pm. The room was starting to fill up a lot more than at our last big gig at the Islington Academy, and apart from a guitar gremlin we had a faultless set, the audience really appreciated it so much so it was our best audience reaction so far as well as being our biggest. We Played

Right Here
Traces
(Matthew played Acoustic Guitar)
Upside Down
Needing
(Extending out the end jam to include the ‘Black Night’ riff!)
Got To Give Up The Ghost





Pre gig warm up






Marina giving us the 80s :)

This is what playing music is all about and I really loved it as did the rest of us, this was the best gig I have ever played.