Monday, 2 June 2014

Nostalgia

Today I uploaded a new page to my website, my 'Biography'. As it says on the page, I wanted it to be more than just a 300 character assessment of my sound and influences, but rather a story of how I got to where I am today. I'll be revisiting it over time to keep it sort of up to date and maybe add more detail, though I want it to be a bio, not an autobiography!

And just as it was uploaded and I finished testing it, I got a message from The Shrewsbury Arms offering me a gig. For those who don't know, this is the pub I used to practice in with my first even remotely serious band 'Too Shrewd', so to go back will be a great experience for me. I'm sure it's changed a lot since then, but it will still be nice. There is a bit more about Too Shrewd in the aforementioned 'Bio' page of my website.

Now that I think about it, my first experience of guerrilla recording was Too Shrewd's demo made in the back room at that pub! I've still got the CD knocking around somewhere. Legend has it that a copy of that recording was submitted into a jukebox in a random pub/bar in Hamburg after the rhythm guitarist left the band to go and work over there. So if you ever hear a version of 'A Little Respect', 'Wishing Well' or 'She Sells Sanctuary' that's not (quite) like the original while on your holidays in Germany, listen out for the bass part and then let me know!