Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blog March 2012

I really can’t believe that I have not done a blog since January.



Well here goes, Things have been very busy the last few months. The new line up of Secrets for September is working out better than I could have ever imagined.




Before we announced Ellie we did a couple test gigs, one just before Xmas at the JSV, One at the Picturehouse and one at Mama Stones, they all went pretty well, knew this was a winner from the start.


We have been practicing constantly and this has paid off as we are tighter now than we have ever been. We started playing live by doing a radio session for BBC Radio Devon to 80,000 listeners. Ellie had never done anything like this before, she hadn’t even done a proper gig so it was a steep learning curve for her, but she did it effortlessly and sang beautifully.





Above taken by Fiona Walsh Photography http://www.fionawalsh.co.uk



We have written and recorded several songs, and have plans for another single called ‘Reflections’
Our gigs started with an acoustic one at the picturehouse followed by and Electric set at the Exeter Phoenix supporting The Magic Band again, this was a great gig, but as soon as I finished I had to dash off to the Kings arms to play another gig with ‘The Unholy Hour’ Exeter’s only Cure Covers band!! That went pretty well too!








Above taken by Fiona Walsh Photography http://www.fionawalsh.co.uk/

Then we had a gig at timepiece, this was moved a month as our previous singer before she left wanted to cancel the gig, As it turned out the gig was our best ever, really tight set, fantastic reaction from the audience and as it was our first headline show could not have gone better.






Day after that Me and Ellie did another radio session as JP was working and Mike was on another gig, we played 2 songs live and had a great time.





So all in all everything is looking great for Secrets For September, as for other things, well I have another picturehouse gig next week, and things are on track for the All Living Fear show later in the year.