Playing for a Freeman of Walsall

Yesterday we had the great pleasure of playing a gig at Walsall’s New Art Gallery. The Silver Thread Tapestry Project was launching its tour, and Walsall Council’s Creative Development Team were celebrating over 25 years of service as their work finally comes to a conclusion.

Noddy Holder was there! We played to Noddy Holder. Well, kind of.

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Happy Birthday to us

Three years ago, we were established by means of Facebook. Andy and Andrew got talking, and in the following hours the band became a reality.

And since then we’ve done almost nothing to promote ourselves seriously, but have enjoyed a number of gigs which were seriously good fun.

And long may that continue.

Bandstand Blues – August 23rd

We have another date in the Arboretum coming up. Sunday afternoon, 23rd August we’ll be playing blues at the Bandstand with invited guests and all comers.

Yes, if you play well enough to be happy having a jam, bring your instrument and we’ll see what we can do. There isn’t much in the way of amplification, but we’re happy to talk in advance if you want something particular.

The rules are basically:

1. Rock up.
2. Rock out.

Kick off is around 2pm, until we run out of ideas or they cut the power and unleash the hounds.

Walsall Town Festival

We’ve been offered a gig tonight at Walsall Town Festival, organised by the lovely Deb Slade, the Town Centre management and Jimm Rennie whose one man show “The Ancient and Inaccurate History of Walsall” was premiered yesterday in a caravan parked outside the new Primark.

We’re on between half five and half eight at The Bakehouse on Goodall Street. All are welcome. More details about the festival and fringe (of which our gig is a part, shared wtih Elmore Row.

We can foresee the potential for jamming and mucking around with other musicians if you fancy. As always, there will be plenty of music and chat but in a brilliant (indoor!) setting which has an excellent reputation. There is the outside possiblity of a pint afterwards at the Black Country Arms which is just round the corner.

Upcoming Gigs

We have a few spots coming up if you’re in the Walsall area. We’d love to see you there and even sit in.

May 30th, The Olive Tree – A delightfully bijou venue in Walsall right beside the bus station. Charity gig, so bring some pennies to donate to Leukaemia Care. There will be a couple of sets from half seven. If you have no cup final tickets, or want to forget the scoreline, drop in.

June 13th, Walsall Arboretum Bandstand – Afternoon gig. Watch out for publicity closer to the event for times. We’re very lucky to get a Saturday gig here and we’re hoping the weather will hold. Apparently there’s a Reg Dwight concert on locally, but hopefully we can warm up for him, eh?

August 23rd, Walsall Arboretum Bandstand – This one’s a Sunday afternoon, and you’re welcome to turn up and join in. Bring your trumpet, flute, guitar, harmonica or whatever along and sit in with the band. We’ll be playing bits and pieces and you can find your groove with us. We tried it last year and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Do pop along to any of the gigs. Come to all of them. It’s going to be rather fun.

Back to the Tree House

We’ve been to play at The Tree House Bookshop before, and given the opportunity we were delighted to return. Andrew and Andy played our first gig there last year, so armed with our instruments and Dave to the drummer we headed south to find the shop a changed place.

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Whittington Country Fair

Today we had an absolute ball at Whittington Fair. Many thanks to John for inviting us and for those who came to see us. You’re all stars.

Also, a warm welcome to our newest recruit the great Nigel Tame, pictured here with his weapon of choice.

Nigel Tame

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