Well, petrol is in short supply, Xmas looks like it could be canceled due to late deliveries and there will be a glut of Bacon any day soon so.......happy autumn to you all !! As for us, well at least we got out to play a few times. We made the effort to go to some venues we always wanted to go to, but for some reason were always too busy. Well, that has been corrected as we went and played at the David Hall Arts center on an open mike night as well as a trip to play the open mike at the fantastic community pub called Charlie Chaplins. We met some lovely people and again sadly while no gigs came from this, I still think it was worthwhile going to them.
On the singles front, we are keeping our powder dry until November when we will release our Xmas song so more about that next month.
Our main aim is to try to get organized for some live gigs as soon as possible. This is not easy, we have found a number of venues have not renewed their PRS license so they physically can not have live music until they renew them. It looks like it will be March/April next year before they do this. All we can say at the moment is providing Covid does nothing weird it looks like next year should see us really busy......but until then we will still have to keep our heads down and turn down the heating for this winter.
One thing you can do is have a look at our records now all available from all the main download sites. This would not only help us, but one thing for sure..........it will be a unique gift for someone for Xmas!!
Now because we are spending so much time looking for venues to play at, some of our other stuff will have to take a rest on the back burner. There are only so many hours in a day. We will keep working on getting gigs and we guess it is just like starting all over again. Let's hope in a year's time we will all be back to normal, till then stay safe and well.
Tony and Una
Is it us or did we "miss" summer?? oh the UK weather likes to play tricks on us. Still, at least we have been playing a few sessions and gigs. It was nice to get back out and about at the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival. We loved the gig at the Grosvenor Hotel and it blew away the cobwebs playing at the Two Brewers!! We have put up some pictures on our Facebook page so if you want to see them just click the link at the bottom of this page.
Now as ever we are releasing a single. This time it is a bit more personal as the song is called Wishes From The Well. Una's father died from Alzheimer's a few years ago and we wrote this song to try to help people going through the "tough times" at the moment. We hope it gives them a little light in the very dark places they will go through. You can help as well by downloading the song, either here or from any good download store. September is the national Alzheimers/Dementia month so we hope people who want to help take the Facebook link we have provided and put it up on their Facebook pages to promote people's awareness.
Gigs are still hard to come by, bars are closing due to staff shortages caused by Covid, and some because they can not get any beer due to delivery issues. We keep telling people we are all in a strange new world and we will all have to adapt if we can!! We will keep working on slowly getting more gigs and will keep you informed.
On the singles front, we will just take a little week or two off, and then we will release our Xmas single in November!! I know..........Xmass has come early!!
Well, that is enough for now, stay well and safe through the autumn, and let's hope we all get to Xmas safe and well.
Thanks, Tony and Una
Well in this "new" world we are both safe and Covid free! We also have a few gigs coming up at the end of the month. They are part of the Shaftesbury Fringe festival and if you are local and want to come along and see us, then here is the link, https://www.shaftesburyfringe.co.uk The gigs are free, but we will be passing around a hat so please bring plenty of £50.00 pound notes for us!! (as if!!)
We are also trying to get ourselves "out and about" by using agents for the first time. Well, we say "agents" but the truth is nowadays everything is done via the internet. We have been busy putting up our details on a few sites. These sites ask for reviews, it is understandable as they want only good acts on their sites. To this end, we did ask for reviews from anyone who has booked us. So far we would like to thank the five people who have made the effort to do this. We still need more as some sites will not put you forward for jobs unless you have at least TEN reviews. All we can do is ask is if we have done a gig for you and you enjoyed it please send us a review!!
We have not released a single this month, well it is the holiday season...... we will be releasing a new single on the 3rd of September to co-inside with the Altzimers awareness month of September, so you can probably guess what the song will be about. This is a personal song as Una sadly had to go through this when her father passed away from this awful disease. More about this in our September update.
Now I could start rambling about what music we are doing but I guess that would send you all to sleep, For now, please go out and enjoy any sunshine we may get. Trust me Una has already started to sort out her Autumn clothes so make the most of it while you can.
Till the next time
Tony and Una