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!