Six hundred miles from home.

It was all going so well, the route was planned, gigs were booked, Facebook events were created. And then a gig got pulled. The Brighton gig to be exact, and so I’m on here putting a call out for anyone south of Birmingham who might be able to help us with a gig. We’re needing something for the 11th of February, it’s Friday night (so, just to clarify, not a Monday!)

Day’s off are expensive, especially when you’re 600 miles from home and on a completely grass-root tour with no major record label backing. Hell, even with major-record label backing, day’s off can be expensive. I would assume.

We’re not looking for anything massive, could be a living room show with some of your mates round, or a gig down your local pub. Just anything that can give us a wee bit of petrol money (it’s last minute, so we’ll take what we can get) and a bed/floor for the night. Leave a comment here, or email me if you can help.

In other news, I’ve released a free to download single over at Bandcamp. It’s called The Replacement, and has a B-side called Midnight Walks. Have a wee listen, and perhaps download it to your portable music playing device.

Road Ode.

Last night I uploaded a demo of the track The Replacement. Doesn’t feature quite the full Renegade Folk Punk Band (only me, Dan and Woody), but it sounds much like what we sound like live when playing that song. You can listen to it at the facebook page. I quite like how it came out. Hopefully the album will be much the same.

As promised, here is where the tour is going to be taking us. Feel free to mark your attendance at the Facebook event page.

  • Friday 4th February – MUSA, Aberdeen, Free Entry, 8pm
  • Saturday 5th February – Bar Libertine, Ayr, £3, 8pm
  • Sunday 6th February -Dakota Rock Bar, Greenock, Free Entry
  • Tuesday 8th FEbruary – 13th Note, Glasgow, 8pm, £3
  • Wednesday 9th February – Yorkshire House, Lancaster
  • Thursday 10th February – The Swan Bar, Kiddiminster, Free Entry
  • Friday 11th February – Still looking for a Dann Saff gig (Brighton? Southampton?)
  • Saturday 12th February – Lexapalooza Lite @ The Old Queens Head, London

A few notes on what’s happening where. The Aberdeen show will be me solo, doing two sets of 45 Minutes, much like the last time at MUSA. Watered down with Brewdog Ale, which is always a winner with me! All other dates except London will be with Adam Boucher and Adam Bennett. And, then the 13th Note show and Lexapalooza Lite will be full band shows from me, but with a slightly longer set at Glasgow.

And, the week before I head out on this tour, I’ll be going up to mother-fucking-Thurso to open for Carnivores. That is Saturday 29th January at The Newmarket Bar. It’s the most Northern gig I’ve ever done.