Monday, 27 September 2010

Basick's 5th Birthday Party

Hey all! Apologies for the silence of late - as I'm sure some of you know I've been practicing for my first ever live show at the Basick Records 5th Birthday which took place this Saturday just gone.

Firstly I've gotta say a HUGE thank you to everyone who turned up. The atmosphere and vibe was incredible, and it meant the world to know that you guys and girls were right behind me and Monuments. It made us play better for it, and it made the night something really special. So thank you!

The reaction to the set has been fantastic too. I know there's a lot of work to be done, and it's given me a whole new perspective on my own music, and on what so many other musicians are doing out there day in, day out. But for a first show, I couldn't be happier. There will be video...and there will be clangers. But it'll be something amazing to look back on when this thing is really rolling, and I'm thrilled so many of you were there to be a part of that first step!

So until I've managed to edit, here's a short clip that's doing the rounds on the 'Tube. First song. First show. Crazy times.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Chimp Spanner and Monuments jamming The Mirror

Hey all! Here's a little something for the weekend - me and the guys from Monuments jamming The Mirror. It's the first jam of the day so, a little rough in places. Still need to get channel switching sorted but, it's all coming together! More videos to come soon :]

Friday, 3 September 2010

Album update, and live monkey business!

Figured this place was looking a little stagnant so I'd best update you guys on some important goings on!

First of all, I may have been a little eager in suggesting I'd have an album out by the end of this year ;] But come on, who didn't see that coming?! As some of you might've noticed there has been a steady-ish stream of WIPs so, it does exist! I just haven't had the time to work on it solidly lately because...

...I've been living up at Studio 33 with the lads from Monuments rehearsing for my first two live shows, as well as their Winds of Plague European tour which I'm helping out with in return for them letting me borrow an entire band! As to where you can catch the Chimp set:

  • September 25th @ Luton SU (Free event - contact Basick Records on Facebook to find out more)
  • October 23rd @ Euroblast Festival in Cologne

This will literally be my first time out live guys so, I don't know what to expect but I'm going to have fun, and I hope anyone that comes along will do too! These are first, not-so-baby steps towards, perhaps, a full time live band. We'll see...

A huge thanks to everyone who has been buying the album, joining in the Facebook fun times and generally showing awesome support. And hopefully I'll get to meet some of you soon!