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Fiddler’s Elbow Gig – 10 March 2015

This is one of the gigs we would rather not have done in retrospect. Of course it is awesome to do gigs and meet our friends, and for that we are eternally grateful and fortunate. So we truly thank you for being there. From an organisational point of view, and logistics with the promoter we learnt a valuable lesson to not do such gigs ever again.

Fiddlers's Elbow

Fiddler’s Elbow ‘each band must pay £10 to hire an amp’ craziness

With no amps provided by the venue, it was suggested that all the other bands bring their own amplification and share. Normally this works fairly well if the bands can turn up to the venue with their amps and bring them in time for soundcheck. But most amateur musicians have day jobs, and as such carrying heavy amps on public transport in London is difficult. Sometimes some bands do in fact bring their amps despite this problem, and we did bring one amp. The Fiddlers Elbow promoter kept emailing bands to sort out amps between them and also kept the pressure on bands to bring at least 10 people to the gig. And if no amps would be bought we have to pay for them. Disgruntled at this, the headline band pulled out on the night, leaving 3 bands to play…and no amplification equipment available. The back-up plan was to “hire” the venue amps at £10 per amp per band. We hired two amps and singer Atul bought his amp, that was shared by the first band as well. The show went on, and we blasted out our set for our first gig of 2015. The set played on the night was:

The set played on the night was:

  • Just Walk Away
  • Out of Power
  • The Moment
  • Euphoria
  • Crap Day
  • Hypnotised
  • Pointless
  • The Score

Tommy Flynn’s Gig – 1st October 2010

DonkeyBox flyerWell, this time it didn’t take us 4 whole months to get back on the road, it only took us 2 and a half instead! This sort of irregular gig appearances is totally abysmal given our history of regular gigging.

We were unlucky in some ways because of an earlier gig that was cancelled in September. Nonetheless we were back on the gig scene much much sooner than last time.

Our third ONLY gig of 2010 was easily the best gig we have played this year and indeed in some time. We were a bit nervous no doubt it. Some bad comments about the pub in an online guide to pubs prevented some of our friends coming along, and after sound check it was looking like a sort of empty venue we were going to play at.

But this was not going to make any difference to us, we were going to give it a massive performance anyway.

But, lo and behold suddenly loads of Atul’s friends turned up and other people turned up too. The place was packed and there was even a couple dancing in front of the stage as we opened up with our new set opener “The Moment”.

As we got photographed while we played, we churned out our set confidently; from The Moment, Deep Blue Sea, Crap Day, Out of Power, Pointless, Terminator 2 theme and then our finale that never can disappoint…. The Score.

The sound on the night was totally amazing as well, with crystal clear clarity in guitars, bass and vocals we have never sounded so gorgeously clean and accessible. Thanks a lot to Mark Williams, the sound dude on the night.

Our next gig is in just over 2 months time in Rochdale, we are gigging more and more often now and this is an amazing thing. Love you friends 🙂