We’ve been so busy since our couple of weeks off that we’ve been neglecting this blog a bit recently. To catch us up, here’s a quick round up of our last three gigs:
26th November, Royal British Legion, Hythe
This was our first gig after a couple of weeks off so we were all a bit unsure how it would go. The soundcheck soon revealed that the other acts were more on the “heavy” side, adding further to the nerves. However, to the magnificent backdrop of a portrait of the Queen (we think – it wasn’t a very good likeness!) we pulled it off, and hopefully even won over a few of the locals. Waz (complete with holiday-beard) also played with his other band, “Telford Mining Disaster” who were headlining.
2nd December, The Buffalo Bar, Highbury & Islington
This was a particularly nerve-wracking night as my girlfriend and several friends were in the audience for the first time since our very first gig. We were first on stage but played to the biggest crowd of the night, with debut song “Suits” going down particularly well. Later on Thom and Sharon “rocked da house” with their DJ sets.
11th December, The Lion, Stoke Newington
In what will now be our final gig of 2005, we got all festive with possibly one of our best performances of what has been a monumental year for the Flyers. A triumphant set was followed by an impromptu version of “Home for the Holidays” to match the Santa Hats and tinsel that adorned the stage.
So that’s us pretty much up to date… you’ll probably have noticed from the news page that the Swindon gig on Thursday 15th Dec has been cancelled. This is because both Wintergreen and ourselves would’ve been playing without full line-ups and we felt that wouldn’t be fair on the good people of Swindon. We’re hoping to reschedule for early next year. You may also have seen somewhere on here that this Saturday The Gresham Flyers are heading for the studio! As you can imagine we’re pretty excited about this and presuming everything goes well, we’ll be releasing our debut single early next year.
Happy Christmas to everyone and have a great New Year…. thanks for all your support. See you in 2006!