Talk about putting the gig in giggle! We played last night to the massed crowds of Kenilworth (or at least the three who turned up) at the Tree House Bookshop.
Andy and I (as Dischord) had an absolute blast. With unusual presence of mind, I recorded some bits of the gig, and we’ve put out an EP for folks to listen to. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it, as much as we enjoyed playing.
Posted in Gigs, notejuste
I’ve just released Bunch of Keys via Bandcamp, and it’s available now. It’s a free download unless you fancy paying for it, which I kind of hope you will.
It was recorded in one night using some original material which I had composed, and a couple of old melodies, to inspire a set of raw unrehearsed improvised pieces.
I haven’t been busy, but I have been doing things.
At Easter, Neil Robbie in West Bromwich commissioned a new childrens’ song about Moses, which was duly supplied. I was lucky enough to be sat in the church when they sang it at their Easter service, and was delighted to have been involved.
At the end of 2012 I left the Grey Goose Blues Band, leaving a vacant slot which I believe they’ve filled to mutual satisfaction.
I’m working on a new album of music, although that’s stalled for the last couple of months, and I’m impatient to get back to it.
We’re hoping to be at Greenbelt again this year, enjoying the atmosphere of the most laid back Christian Arts Festival known to mankind, and relaxing in the sun. There had better be sun after last year’s Saturday afternoon washout!
And in the meantime, I’ve been experimenting building instruments, and getting a little better with the bouzouki I picked up a few years back.
I’ll post more information on the new abum as soon as I have some.
I have uploaded the first part of what will become Computer Science – my latest 2012 plaything. Continue reading
We’re playing at the first Solihull festival today, with sets at 12 and 3. This on the back of a very productive day recording yesterday. When I joined the band in January I had no idea we’d be enjoying this level of busy-ness:
Friday night we played at the White Lion in Walsall.
Saturday night we were at The Bell, Harborne.
Yesterday we recorded some material for a forthcoming release.
Today we’re at the Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival.
Thursday we’re at the Crossroads Blues Club.
Saturday we’re on the road to Taff’s Well, near Cardiff.
…and it’s only just the beginning of the summer!