Monday, 12 September 2016

First Ever Solo Gig!

Once more it's been one of those busy weeks for gigs....
Thursday was a solo acoustic gig at Daisys in The Park Bistro in Radlett, Hertfordshire performing fingerstyle instrumentals. Hard work doing 3 x 45 minute sets and the traffic on the M25 was horrendous taking me 2 hours to get there. but it was worth it by the time I finished.

Saturday was a gig over at The Star Inn, Guildford. We had a 40 minute set Supporting The Special Guests featuring Enzo from 70's Mod band SQUIRE. It went very well and met some new fans who may come along to some future SQUAD dates.

Sunday was a Gig over at Oatlands Park Working Mens Club over in Weybridge. Mike Thompson has been organising a Sunday afternoon Mod Club called LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The headline act was GET READY who perform songs by The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield plus lots of other mod anthems. Support slots were Mike Thompson from Serious Chord Squad performing some acoustic versions of Mod songs - Millions like us, My World, The Kids are Alright and That's Entertainment. There was even an acoustic version of Motorheads' Ace of Spades. There's a video! I'm sure that will surface soon.

The first support was ME! It was my first solo gig ever! I performed four songs that I've been writing over the Summer.

Money Can't Buy Me
Sunny Day
It's Over

There was a great reaction from the crowd so I'm itching to do some more gigs whenever the opportunity arises. I'm starting to feel a bit more comfortable with the singing bit. For so many years I've been a lead guitarist standing at the side of the stage doing the odd backing vocal. Being a frontman is a totally different job.

This coming week sees SERIOUS CHORD SQUAD playing at THE 100 CLUB supporting THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES. That's going to be one blinder of a gig. We played there with them in February and the place was packed. Return gig at the request of The Roses themselves!

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