Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 24/25 – Morris on…

Nothing much happens on Sunday but on bank holiday Monday we head off to Pitstone Museum to play for Wicket Brood Morris. Both Ali and Lisa dance with this border morris side and we all play in the band. Technically, I … Continue reading

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April 23 – The concert…

The day of Lisa’s concert. Finish tidying up the back room and garden (including mowing the lawn!). The weather for once is warm, fine and sunny so it looks like the garden party aspect is going to work as well. … Continue reading

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April 22 – Good Friday

A day spent getting ready for Lisa’s charity House concert and I also finalise the design a new brochure for live music targeted at wedding couples. Found some interest statistics about the wedding market.. There are 250,00 weddings in the UK every … Continue reading

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April 21 – Hoedown Band rehearsal

Most of the day is taken up with a Hoedown Band rehearsal. We’re doing an important gig on May 7th in Aylesbury (a Bar Mitzvah!) and we’re getting the new ‘dep’ bass player up to speed. The Hoedown Band arose … Continue reading

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April 20 – Guitar tech…

I’ve been thinking for sometime that it would be useful to have someone to help me out with the technical side of gigs. I’ve been knocking myself out trying to do to many things during the gig set-up. Not only do … Continue reading

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April 19 – not rehearsing…

I was planning to have a rehearsal with poet Bob Harding-Jones so that we could go through material for our show in Barnstaple in June. Called “The End of the World is Nigh!“, it’s a two person version of the “Thinking … Continue reading

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April 18 – Into London again…

I head into London again, this time to attend the East & South Eastern Regional Committee of the Musicians’ Union. The regional committees are the other way that the activists amongst membership can get involved in the union. The regional committees … Continue reading

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April 16/17 – A weekend off..

First of three weekends with no paid gigs. However we do need to start clearing out the back room to get ready for our daughter Lisa’s ‘House Concert’ to help raise money for her University RAG Week (Raising And Giving) … Continue reading

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April 15 – Off to see an old friend in Oxfordshire

Head down to East Hendred, just south of Oxford, to meet up with Andy Neve for lunch. I originally met up with Andy and George Villiars in the mid 1990’s via the CIX online conferencing system as we were all Soundscape users. We used … Continue reading

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April 14 – Heywood’s Heroes’ Rehearsal

First full rehearsal for the new trio with Mike Vishnick on drums and Chris Mottram-Wooster on bass. Apart from some gigs with The Quirky, this is the first time I’ve had anything less than a four piece band for doing … Continue reading

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