Monday, October 02, 2006

Ready, Steady, GO!!!


Finally our band break is over, everyone is back from holidays and we get back in rehearsals from tonight, Thank god for that, it seems like a year since we played as a full band.



Me and Dan have played a couple of acoustic gigs in Sheffield and really enjoyed both of them, thanks to everyone who came down to see us at those gigs, we appreciate it.

Well this break was supposed to be for a rest but all I seem to have done is write and record song demos. It's getting silly the amount of new songs that we haven't even started yet, but there is no point rushing them.

The tickets are going really really well for our gig at the Boardwalk on the 18th October. We cannot wait for this gig, we are having our aftershow party at DQ Bar again, (same as last time) again anyone with a ticket from the gig will get in the aftershow completely free. I think Rob maybe DJing again at the party. It was great to see so many people there after the last gig, to be honest it was amazing how many people came to the gig!

Anyway, I don't want to go on.

Ben.

P.S. get your hands on this song!! 'Do I Love You (indeed I do) by Frank Wilson.
it's a belter!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

TIME

It seems like forever since we recorded the tracks for this cd. On monday you will be able to pre order your copy of our first single cd 'time'. It will be available to buy in selected record stores around the uk and online. The other track on the cd is all in.

To promote the pre order of the cd Ben, Dan & Dave will be playing a special one off acoustic gig at The Howard in Sheffield. The venue is bang opposite the train station for people who have not been before. The gig kicks off at 7.30pm so be there early!!!

Monday, August 14, 2006

sorry for the absence

Sorry for not writing for a long time, goodness me many this have happened since my last blog.
to cut a long story short we have a live replacment for James now, Jamie. Everything is going swimmingly and after a short break the band played at the boardwalk in sheffield on the 12th July, the place was packed, the audience were into it from the off, what more could we ask for, well a handfull of high profile support gigs are coming up from october onwards, i am sorry that i cant tell you more at the moment but the tours have not even been announced yet.

i have had a busy week writing new songs to be honest, after about a month of not doing any my head is full of them! i am in the middle of recording some on my home studuio for the band to hear and for all of us to pick a couple out for the set. Oh we are back at the boardwalk the day before my birthday! 18th October, i am sure the fans wont let us down and give us our hat trick of packed boardwalk gigs this year!!

speak soon people.

ben.x

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

A Thankyou

I just want to thank James on behalf of the band for playing with us over the last year, it really has been brill having him around and we want to wish him all the best for the future. cheers mate.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The suprises along the way.

Since we started the band along the way we have had our fair share of suprises really, nice ones I mean. The ones that make you smile or think, did that really happen?
Tonight another one of these happened!
Quite a normal night really, went out with good friends, watched the lads play football, a good match at that 8 all, then off to the pub. We set off, I'm following Craig in my car with Rob beside me, switch the radio on, we're there chatting about the match, infact it's hard to describe, here's what was said....

(Rob) "shit, someone's nicked my bass riff, listen.."
(Ben) "sorry mate, I wasn't really listening"
Dans' vocal kicks in and that it I've got a meaning is on in my car on the radio, we're laughing, how funny is this. Rob phones Dan in Craigs car infront of us, they've got it on too.

We have had a few of these moments and they are all amazing, every single one of them, and every one takes us by surprise.

The only thing that I can think of at the minute to end this blog is by thanking YOU, the person who is reading this, the person who believes in what we are doing, it is you who makes these special moments happen, I mean, we didn't send the track into the radio, it was only recorded two days before! It is you who is spreading the word and name of our band and we appreciate it more than you would ever know.

Thankyou.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Howard

SETLIST
What am I Supposed To Do - I've Got A Meaning - Disco Girl - All In - Time - Coming Around - Redstripe - Silhouette Sunshine

Where do I really start with this gig? It really was a great night!
We were supported by The Golden Age and Vigilante Wing, both great bands. I love the new TGA sound, I think 6 months down the line they're gonna be a great band with the new songs they have planned.

Anyway somewhere around 10.20 we went onstage, the place was rammed and along with the old faces there was a lot of new, which is always great to see. James kicked off What Am I Supposed To Do, and that's it, we're off. Two brand new songs to kick the set off, clever or suicide? They went down a storm followed by Disco Girl the audience were into it, dancing heads ad smiling singing faces were all I could see, well apart from Robs' bass head which flew past my nose very close twice. haha.

By the time we got to Redstripe I was just getting into it, looked down and realised it was the penultimate song, gutted. Redstripe went down really well.

Everything after that was a bit of a blur, Dan announced Silhouette Sunshine, thanked the audience, we started playing, lots of people dancing, Jimmy and Ali at the front, a stage invasion, Dave's in with the crowd dancing, TGA Indy's playing keys TGA Rich is on the drums with our kid. haha, songs over, massive cheers and that's that.

We worked hard on the new songs and the set, I recon it paid off but the works not over by any means, a day off then back in rehearsal Wednesday with more new songs. Cannot wait for Wednesday, the hard work and the build up is worth it when you see that amount of people dancing to songs we are playing.

peace.

Ben.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Not long now

The majority of the hard work has now been done, I didn't realize until this morning how fast our time off has gone.

We are really happy with the new sound and songs, things have gone really well in rehearsal and the feedback from the rough demos we put out on the forum has been incredible to say the least. I think the hardest thing was deciding what songs do we keep? I mean, don't get me wrong the songs we don't play in this new set haven't been thrown away, never to return but just 'rested'. We roughly know the set now, what's in, what's out etc.. I think we may raise a few eyebrows when we play at the Howard.

I have been reading a lot on the net this week, one of my favorite bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre had all their gear stolen in retribution to a comment their singer Anton made recently about the American government. Goodness me, people take music far too serious if you ask me, the thing is Anton is outspoken, he always has been and always will be, the man is a genius in my opinion. But the thing is, we as musicians are entertainers and nothing more. I think some people get the line blurred a little sometimes. One word Bono!

Checkout the Jonestown Massacre, they're great. There are nearly one hundred tracks available to download for free legally on the net if you search hard enough and that is always good isn't it.

We are planning to record the new songs as an ep very soon so keep checking the website and the forum.

what we are listening too recently: as I've said I am listening to BJM but am also listening to our mate jon's band Reverend and the Makers, I know Dan is right into maximo park at the minute along with 100 other band no-one has ever heard of too :), our kid will be listening to some bizarre 90's pop I should imagine with a bit of the killers and Elton thrown in to the equation, I know rob is still into the kings of Leon album and James sent me this magical polyphonic spree remix of Scorpio rising by death in Vegas yesterday featuring liam Gallagher, try and get it! it is great. I honestly dunno about Dave, the last time I asked he was listening to some 70's funk instrumental stuff. Is there any wonder our influences are so varied??

anyway, enough is enough.

Ben.