Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A day to Bristol 12th August 2012

I can’t believe it’s been best part of 2 years since I played a gig in Bristol. So having a free day last Sunday I contacted my friend Mark Venus whom promotes a lot of acoustic gigs in Bristol and arranged a couple of shows for a Sunday afternoon. Mike wanted to tag along for the ride so he came along with his Djembe.

The first gig was at the Hatchet Pub located by the 02 Academy, it’s a great pub and its usually the place I head to for food before a gig or if I happen to be in Bristol, they also have quite a few good alternative and 80s nights there too sometimes.
We went on at about 5pm and the set went like this.
Fortunes Light
Broken Child
Jessica
Feel
Love is a Spirit
To Behold
Mike did some great percussion of feel giving it a great groove, that song is developing all the time from the simple original acoustic song that it was to start with.  We had some great feedback from the audience which is always greatly appreciated.
After this gig we popped over to Fishpond’s to play the Cross hands, a few friends came to this one as they lived nearby, and we did the same set just in a slightly different order. It was a much bigger place, so lacked the intimacy of the Hatchet still In some ways we played a lot better as we were a bit more into it second time round.
Fortunes Light
Broken Child
Feel
Jessica
Love is a Spirit
To Behold
So there it was, a fun couple of shows then it was a mad dash back to Devon in time to see The Who on the Olympics. Sadly there is no photos of these gigs.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

By the time we got to Woodstock...


So while thing are going very well for secrets for September we have had a slight problem in that our Bass Player JP has been away for a long time. We had a show that our usual stand in was unable to attend as well so I had to decide whether to cancel the gig or find someone else.
One of my neighbours Andrew Leigh came to mind he is an Ex pro that was in several name bands inc Spooky tooth, Keef Hartley band and Matthews Southern Comfort and goes by the name of Andrew Leigh. So knowing that we have a few mutual friends I found him on Facebook and asked him if he fancied doing a gig, to my amazement he said yes this was only about 10 days before the gig. We had a couple of rehearsals with just a tape of the drums and then off to Kozzfest we go.
This was a great little festival that Matthew ‘The Wright Stuff’ Wright even turned up to and mentioned on his TV show.
We played the usual Secrets set minus reflections due to set time. And a good time had by all.


Set List
To Behold
Traces
Upside Down
If I Need
Letting Go
Friends Forever
Gigs like this are always good to do.   

Video of the end of Friends Forever 

The snapshot in the family album....

Last night was all a bit bonkers really, My initial intension was that I was going with my girlfriend to the Picturehouse to have a Pizza and listen to music, and that’s what we did, though as one artist postponed I thought I might do a couple of tunes, and some how it ended up being a Pink Floyd a thon.
I thought earlier that I fancied doing Pigs on the Wing, then one thing lead to another and I ended up doing.

Pigs on the Wing (part 1)
The Post War Dream
Fortunes Light
Morning Dew
Jessica
Mother
Another Brick In The Wall Part 1
Another Brick In the Wall Part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Comfortably Numb
Broken Dream
Broken Child
Outside The Wall
Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)





So 4 All Living Fear tunes and one Cover + a truncated version of the Wall haha! It was fun with Andy B Playing bongos, and Lee-Anne on the Shaky Egg.