Monday, 22 May 2017

On My Radio #2

I'll be on the radio again this week. I'll be featured on The WOT show with Keith Woodhouse on Radio Woking this Thursday 25 May from 6pm -8pm.

This follows on from last weeks appearance on The New Monday Mod Show with Sean Cooke alongside The Transmitters. I got to play acouple of acoustic versions of SUNNY DAY and MONEY CAN'T BUY ME LOVE. Sean also played a demo version of EVERY STREET IN EVERY TOWN.

You can listen back to the show here.

MONDAY MOD SHOW HERE

Monday, 8 May 2017

On My Radio

It's all looking up! On Monday 22nd May I'll be playing a couple of acoustic songs on Sean Cooke's Monday Mod show on Radio Woking. It's an internet only station so you'll have to search for it.

RADIO WOKING WEBSITE

Or just click on the link above to listen through their website.The Show airs on the Monday from 6pm to 8pm. I might even get a couple of demo tracks played.

In other news.....I've finally got a slot to perform an acoustic set at Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush on Sunday 14th May from 2pm to 3pm. Plus a slot at The Molesey Carnival on Saturday 10th June time to be confirmed. It's all adding up slowly but surely.

14 May - Westfield South Plaza - Solo
22 May - Radio Woking - Solo
04 Jun - Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Band
10 Jun - Molesey Carnival - Solo
24 Jun - Nonsuch Country Show - Band
15 Jul - Hindhead Music Festival - Solo

Monday, 1 May 2017

Andy's First Solo Gig

It looks like I've got my first ever solo gig. SUNDAY 4th JUNE 2017 at the OATLANDS PARK WORKING MENS CLUB, 75 St. Mary's Road, WEYBRIDGE. SURREY KT13 9PZ.

It's a great way to spend an afternoon. Usually there's a good crowd and they dress in their mod finery. Plus a few scooter clubs turn up to show off their scooters. There is reserved parking for the scooters. Plus there's a barbecue too.

I've been working on songs for an album and got sidetracked into doing a couple of gigs and this is the first. It's at MIKE THOMPSON's LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON club over in WEYBRIDGE. I'll be on the same bill as THE SHA LA LA's - a truly great MOD band with a Northern Soul feel to them.

I've got an 11 song set all ready, some of which have been recorded over at ONE CAT STUDIOS over in BRIXTON. I just need one more all day session and I'll have the bulk of the work recorded.

Monday, 10 April 2017

The Bitter Springs @ The Lexington

 I know it's been a while and I haven't been looking after this blog as much as I should. It's been a busy time time though. Last Saturday I was with THE BITTER SPRINGS at The Lexington in Islington supporting THE MONOCHROME SET. Great gig to be involved in and a great crowd turnout too. 

Andy Solo is progressing well. I've been in the studio a couple of times. 5th February and 2nd April to be precise. The first session I recorded the backing for Money Can't Buy Me Love, It's Over, What I Wanna Do and Moving To The Country. The next session saw the recording of My Soul is on Fire, Every Street in Every Town, Every Step of the Way and I'm So Glad. I'm aiming to do another session in early June. I've been touting for live gigs as well, so I'll be playing locally soon. I'll be playing at THE NONSUCH TOWN AND COUNTRY SHOW on SATURDAY 24th JUNE at 2pm with a full band and THE HINDHEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL on SATURDAY 15th JULY as a solo performer. 


Monday, 30 January 2017

Studio This Week



Just one more rehearsal this week with bass and drums (or should it be drum'n'bass!!) then a day in the studio to record 4 songs!  
The songs are complete and I've done a few open mic gigs to bash them into shape. The songs have been received well. I didn't do the full week of open mic gigs as planned - I came down with a cold on the Wednesday.
But, all in all, I've now done 10 open mic gigs since October and that's something I wanted to do. The video you can see here is "Moving To The Country" from the Tuesday open mic at The Swan in Hampton Wick. It's the first video of me taken so far.

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Open Mic Tour - January 2017


During the tail end of January I'm embarking on a string of open mic nights so close together I think I can get away with calling it a "tour."

I won't be straying too far as they all are quite local, except for one.
The list so far is.....

Sun  22 Jan  Richmond           The White Horse
Sun  22 Jan  Sunbury             The Magpie
Mon 23 Jan  Claygate             The Hare and Hounds
Tue  24 Jan  Hampton Wick    The Swan
Wed 25 Jan  Chiswick             The George IV
Thu  26 Jan  Hampton Court   Henry's Kitchen
Fri    27 Jan  Richmond          The Dukes Head
Sat   28 Jan  Soho                 The Kings Arms

They are all free to get in so I'd like you to come along as they're all quite near and it would be good to see some familiar faces.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Last Thursday was the last outing for 2016. The open mic night at Henry's Kitchen in Hampton Court had to be moved at the last minute to The Swan in Hampton Wick. Songs performed were, "Sometimes" and "All I Wanna Do." That's it for this year and there's been some great gigs - The highlights were.....

Serious Chord Squad Supporting The Complete Stone Roses at The 100 Club - Twice! Supporting Geno Washington at The Half Moon in Putney - Twice! Supporting From The Jam at G-Live in Guildford. Supporting Chris (Out Of Time) Farlowe at The Restrofestival in Newbury.

The From The Jam gig was the biggest gig I've done in a long time. When I arrived and saw all those seats stretching into the distance - Gulp!

Serious Chord Squad had some great gigs in their own right as well. The first time we played The Railway in West Hampstead, which used to be the legendary Klooks Kleek venue in the 60's.

Solo Andy stuff is taking shape, on the verge of finishing off the 10th song. I've done 6 open mic sessions to test out the material and it's going down well. Another rehearsal this week and the recording studio is booked for the first Sunday of February. Let's see what happens!