Monday, 17 October 2011

Featuring a kilt

A few months ago a friend saw the band for the first time. He liked the sound but was concerned about our image. He thought that Chris was memorable because of his hair, Dave because his bass is taller than he is, me because of my hat, but Vince...
Look at the post from the show in Corby back in July, and compare it to this...

Vince and I had a chat and we decided that he'd look good in a kilt. Not just any kilt. This kilt (The Hamilton tartan?)is in different shades of grey, so it matches our "men in black" overall image. No mistaking him now eh?

The Potbelly Festival, October 2011

We played at the recent Potbelly Festival in Kettering. It was about six months since our debut as a band, at the inaugural event back in March, so it was interesting to see how far we'd come.
We had a different fiddle player guesting with us this time, the excellent Barry Ford. I hope we can call on his services again in the not too distant future. I think the extra instrument adds something to our sound.
We decided to include this song in our set at the last minute, and I think it worked well. What do you think?

Friday, 7 October 2011

Back on the road again

The band has had a three month hiatus following Dave's tour with Nicki Gillis. He got quite ill while on tour and ended up in hospital with a mouth ulcers, a severe throat infection and an inflamed bowel that gave him constant diarrhea. Tests then revealed an inflamed appendix so that had to come out. To cut a long story short....

This weekend the band are playing the 2nd Potbelly Folk Festival in Kettering. We're realy looking forward to playing together again. We've only played a couple of shows since June and we're raring to go. We've a bunch of new songs and tunes and we've a special guest sitting in tomorrow- Barry Ford. Barry is a well respected and awesomely talented musician and luthier and he'll be playing fiddle and dobro with the band. I'm hoping to post some photos in the next few days.