Realised I should post something here about a few things that have happened recently. Over the weekend that has just passed, the band and I had a massive amount of fun. Saturday brought my mother’s Wedding where we acted as Band, which went stressful but very well.
I used to have a thing against playing covers solely so that people would recognise the song you’re playing and dance etc. However, after doing this (and the Legends gig we did a few weeks ago), I understand it a bit more. In the evening we then ran over to the Classic Grand for another gig with Miles Hunt and Erica Knockalls (of The Wonder Stuff). As usual, that was amazingly good fun.
So, what’s next for us? Well, on Thursday I’m heading through to Edinburgh to play a gig with Beans on Toast, Billy Liar and Roscoe Vacant at Opium Nightclub. Then a month later it’s time for the Headline Show (TM) at the 13th Note in Glasgow. And that’s about it. Maybe some thing will come up, but that’s all I’ve got booked at the moment until Rebellion in August.
In recorded music news, I’ve heard that there’s been a problem with buying the album through Amazon UK. This is due to, and I feel completely mystified by being included in such problems, a falling out between our distributor and Amazon over unpaid royalties. Hopefully it will be sorted soon as Amazon was one of the cheapest places to get the album. Until then, though, you can still get the album through Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, eMusic and in our own shop.
I’m also digging through my collection of songs that I’ve recorded but not released over the last few years to chose a track for an acoustic punk compilation that’s coming out in May. Other acts that will be on it include TV Smith, Billy Liar, Emma Hallows and many more.
Ok, so I’ve been mentioning this over the last week and now I can give you full details. I’ll be doing a headline show at the 13th Note in Glasgow on Thursday 3rd of May, with support from Emma Hallows (Manchester) and Algernon Doll (Glasgow). You can buy tickets, priced at a fiver over through WeGotTickets. There’s also a Buddy Ticket thing that I’m trying in that you can buy an £8 ticket and that gets you and a friend in to the gig (meaning each of your tickets are cheaper). And if there’s still tickets left, they wil be £6 on the night.
Obligatory Facebook event to share with your pals: https://www.facebook.com/events/222585127840884/
So, reasons you should come to this gig. Well, I haven’t played in Glasgow since the start of December, and my last solo Glasgow gig (at MacSorelys) was even longer ago (and it was a bloody good night). There’s Emma Hallows (who I was on tour with at the start of February) and Algernon Doll (who is utterly brilliant) on the bill. It’s the 13th Note, which is still one of the best DIY venues in Glasgow and it’s a Thursday straight after pay-day. And finally, recently I’ve been writing quite a lot and I’ve got a whole bunch of new and fresh songs to play.
I’d really appreciate it if people could commit and buy tickets in advance for this as it helps me, the other acts and the venue know what to expect on the night. Plus, with Emma Hallows and Algernon Doll on the bill, I’m sure we’re going to make this very busy and I don’t want folk to miss out.
The reasons for this being a solo show are many, but most prominently is Woody disappearing off with Uriah Heap again. I never really thought that I’d ever have to fit my music in around a prog-rock bohemeth such as Uriah Heap, but those are the (dem?) breaks. Before he disappears though, the full RFPB and myself will be opening for Miles Hunt and Erica Knockalls (Wonder Stuff) at The Classic Grand in Glasgow on the 24th of March.
Bloggess-Style round up of other stuff that’s happened: