Long story short:
I’m playing an electric show…with distortion…and a drummer…and a bass guitarist.
It’s on Saturday 9th March 2013 at The Louisiana in Bristol, supporting the truly awesome Left Side Brain (who you should all go and listen to right now btw).
Facebook event is: http://www.facebook.com/events/139367616213695/
Buy some tickets, make some travel plans, prepare yourself for some serious rocking.
Long story long:
Accidents do not happen they are caused…in this case, after the latest in a long line of “wouldn’t it be cool to hear some of your songs done as a full rock band” conversations ended.
Instead of accepting my usual protests the other participants (namely Neil and Whynto from The Retrospective Soundtrack Players) didn’t give up quite so easily. Instead, they went away to their studio, knuckled down in secret, and a couple of weeks later a full on rock instrumental version of Modesty Is Dead landed in my inbox with a cheeky little “what do you reckon?”.
Flattered, and frankly astonished, I played this to my wife and a couple of pals with a huge grin on my face. There was double bass drum pedal involved ffs.
A week or so later, another one turned up. I fowarded this to the same pals, one of whom started a text message campaign that bordered on cyber bulling…however, instead of wanting my lunch money he demanded a live rendition supporting his band later this year. I said I’d wait and see.
Then I went to Portsmouth and jammed a few songs with the guys…which was loads of fun…so I texted back saying yes.
Ridiculous; years of “nope, never, no way, YOU CAN’T MAKE ME” turned to “ah yeah alright go on then” in more or less the blink of an eye.
“JUDAS!” somebody near the back shouts.
Oh knock that off; I’ll still be playing shows the usual OT way; with nothing but an acoustic guitar, voice, effects pedals, and hair to keep me company…but for this once (and possibly some other special occasions), I’ve a couple of pals to join in the fun as well.
Should be alright eh?
See you down the front
PS: Thanks for sharing the FB page today btw, keep going and there might be a little sneak (audio) peak when it hits 1,000: http://www.facebook.com/oxygenthief666)