Ray’s first gig with the band at the Old Sticky Wicket nr Redditch was a great success.
The Band’s first time at this venue saw the Landlord ask us to continue for an extra set which we were happy to oblige. He even advised that the audience were prepared to have a whip round if we would do extra after that but we had commitments elsewhere so had to decline the offer and just did a couple more encore numbers.
Thanks to the bus load (well minibus load) who travelled from The Plough in Pershore to support us. They really helped to get the Party going.
Welcome to Ray Dio who has agreed to take over the vacant Drumming stool. Ray brings a wealth of experience with him that hopefully the band can tap into. He has played with many local bands over the years and also has some TV and Radio experience.
A Big thank you to Chris Houghton, Drummer for the John Stead’s and resident house drummer for the Wednesday session nights at Worcester’s Marr’s Bar. Chris has helped us out over a difficult period and we are extremely grateful. Chris’s last gig with us will be on Sat 18th May at Barbourne Ex service men’s Club.
Also Thanks to our ex Drummer Steve Thomas who also covered a couple of key gigs for us
Damion, the gaffa of the Plough at Persore has decided to call it a day after two and a half years of promoting Bands. Many thanks from us. Great Pub. Great atmosphere. Look forward to gigging for you again when you settle at a new location.
It is with great regret that we have to announce that Ian has left the line up to take on another challenge. During his time with us Ian set a high standard and moved the band forward in several directions. He will be missed.
We are taking some time out to recruit a replacement and for Chris to go to Thailand for his daughter’s wedding and Brian to take a break in Tenerife. The band will be back in action from the end of March all being well.
A first time in Pershore at “The Plough” saw the introduction of the Bucket.
Not Mrs Bucket but Ian’s bucket. Ian is attempting a world record with 800 other drummers in Manchester on July 15th, proceeds to charity, so we’ve bullied him into doing a drum solo while we take a bucket round to collect loose change for MS – the chosen charity for the event – more details here.
A big thanks to all who donated and all guest singers including Jo who sent us a very nice message after the gig. We’ll publish the full collection amount as soon as we can around the 15th July.
It was a brilliant nite, great band,great fun will definatley go & see then again…well done boys!!!!! x
The new management (Damion) wants to get bands established Saturdays and Sunday pm’s.
See our Gig List for future dates at this venue and we look forward to playing there again soon.
…and about time we updated our site with some news.
Ian has settled in well and is now part of the furniture. Talking of furniture, see his new drum kit. Really gives the sound a satisfying thwack. Note the scaffolding for the cymbals. Mind you he has to use a cut down version for some of the smaller venues we play at.
Playing a lot more than in the past the band has got a lot tighter musically allowing us to develop new numbers again (at last). Look out for:-
• “Ruby” – Kaiser Chiefs
• “The only thing that looks good on me is you” – Bryan Adams
• “Don’t look back in anger” – Oasis
• “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
• “Easy” – Lionel Richie
Plus work in progress U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.
New Venue in Kidderminster, The Boar’s Head, and what a venue this is. It’s good to see a dedicated music pub kitted out with a good sound system, great sound man and a few skeletons of bands that did not go down so well.
We had a great night there and looking forward to the return visit on Friday October 12th. Stay tuned to our gig list for full details.
One night winning a Swedish TV talent contest, the next returning to England to roadie for us, Brian’s son Malcolm posted on his Facebook page that he had a great time “Doing roadie work for Aquarius”
Malcolm enjoyed himself as our roadie and also on stage singing backing vocals with his Dad after winning the Swedish TV contest. This was a new experience for him as he is lucky enough to only need to turn up for the sound check and subsequent performance as his team or “road crew” do all the setting up before he arrives. Alright for some!
Great gig at the Plough & Harrow last night – we’re the first band they’ve had on there after they saw us at The White Hart and looking forward to a return trip later this year. Thanks to all that came out.