How cool is this?

June 16, 2010

I can now update my blog from my iPhone! Just search wordpress in apps

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Great Stamford pub for a gig – outside in sheltered courtyard. Let’s hope the weathers nice. Those nice guys from Recreation Ground Road will be playing as well

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Amp blows up (again)

June 16, 2010

My Hughes and Kettner amp blew a valve for the second time this year. Leaves me slightly worried about reliability although was quickly fixed by those nice people at headline music
But obviously it can’t cope with those smoking licks

Castle Bytham festival

June 16, 2010

Surely the Woodstock of Lincolnshire Were on at 4pm on the 20th June beer tents bouncy castles no extra charge. Rock on.

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First gig out the way at last. An appreciative audience and a really nice crowd. Yet again lack of confidence meant we were a bit chaotic on a few numbers. Why do nerves make you forget everything. But good news is people like the material.

a crappy photo of the gear – need to remember to take more photos

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Given up looking for a singer and anyway have decided 5 people in a band is just too much hassle so have taken it upon myself to be a guitarist what sings. But Ive made the precaution of acquiring the amazing TC-Helicon Voice Live which literally transforms my out of tune mumblings into in tune mumblings and more besides, truly a fantasy come true!

PA system thoughts…

March 27, 2010

Trying now to fathom out what we need for a PA system . Most of the stuff on the net about PA is either adverts for very basic packages which dont seem to include foldback systems or its so complicated I dont have a clue where to start.

thoughts so far are that we could do with getting the foldback system first – that would double up as a practice PA , how powerful that needs to be remains a mystery as I cant find anything remotely useful on that subject. Then we could get the main PA for when we start gigging. Probably go for a powered mixer amp that can drive both systems with individual graphic eq so we can tailor the fold back sound differently from the main plus it seems that feedback issues with the foldback seems to be the most challenging issue.

this seemed a good little site with lots of advice but precious little about foldback. Their PA calculator suggests that 500W is plenty but Phil our rhythm guitarist seems to think we need a lot more than that and has sent me a long list of stuff which has baffled me. ah well if anyones got any ideas let me know! Clive knows the guys at Peavey so maybe a trip out there may be an idea as well

14th May we’re supporting Gizz Butt’sRed Black and Blue at the Voodoo Lounge , Stamford. Should be fun.

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Deepings open mic night

March 20, 2010

Thanks to Gordon Watson for a great night at the Deepings rugby club where The Blues Volcano ventured out and performed 3 numbers to the mums and dads and other brave and talented performers!

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Still need a singer….

January 25, 2010

seems we are not far off being a gig-able band but the search for a singer continues. Either a singer with an instrument or not it doesnt matter , main thing is without one we no where. Where are you !

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