Rehearsals are now well underway working on the new material we’ve been writing over the winter break. For the months of November, December and January, we locked Bad Billy away and left him to feverishly tap away at his typewriter, day and night, until he came up with something new for us to play this year. To our great joy/horror, he emerged with over ten album’s worth of material for the band to learn. No pressure then, cheers Bill.
Last week, a majority of the band met up for the first time together to work through and rehearse some of our favourites, which are by now coming along very well.
Beany had elected to bring his ‘blow’ keyboard instead of a normal keyboard so he could get over on the train. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when he described this strange new instrument to me on the phone, but it turned out to resemble something like a shisha pipe with keys on it, and sounded a bit like an accordion when he blew into it. The songs ended up sounding something a cross between rock music and a French cafe scene. Which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy the effect.
We’re looking forward to getting the full band together next week to put some more practice in on these new numbers, and hoping to get at least one or two match-fit for our slot supporting the fantastic Junkyard Sons in Lewes on the 27th.
Also, we are delighted to announce two more gig dates to the list, The O3 Club in Littlehampton on 27th March, and The Duke Of Wellington in Shoreham on 14th August.