Thoughts on 2023

Feels like an odd year …

We’ve had half-a-dozen gigs with one more still to come on the 22nd December, plus 3 house-gigs … so not a bad tally. And two cancellations, which leaves you feeling all dressed up and no place to go!

We have also “cracked” the acoustic set which feels like a milestone and we recorded 4 tracks in the summer which only need a little more work before they see the light of day. The acoustic tunes involved Kev and Chris singing more backing vocals which has now become a feature of all our sets, so that’s been a real step forward. George W-R joined us for the Wappenham Festival¬†on mandolin which really added to the¬†musicality with Chris playing acoustic guitar rather than bass on some tunes.

As the year has progressed we’ve been working on adding tunes to our ‘party-set’ which we unveiled in late November to both applause and a lot of dancing – which is nice!! Makes it all worth-while.

I guess we’re feeling that we’re suffering the same fate as many of the venues who are rarely filling to capacity for anything ‘off the main-stream’. Seems like a lot of people still aren’t going out post Covid …. difficult to believe or understand but it seems to be the case.

As Robert Plant once said: Life is a big tambourine – the harder you shake it the better it sounds! We hope to see you in 2024 – either coming to a gig or booking us to play at yours …. an acoustic garden party perhaps, a full-tilt party to dance all night to or an engaging ‘evening with’ where we showcase our favourite Roots, Blues and Americana tunes – self-penned, deep cuts and classics.