We are Overjoyed to be playing with Watt in Cuz on September 2nd at The Musician thanks to Magic Teapot
Staying healthy on the road can be hard work, if you don’t stock up on supplies at a supermarket, you’ll be eating stale lumps of over processed, and over priced, sandwiches at service stops. We’re a wise bunch; fruit, nuts, orange juice and anything else to keep us feeling less groggy whilst sitting in a van on these long drives.
Our first show was in Leicester; we didn’t get much of a chance to see the town, but we were greeted with friendly faces, some of whom George went to university with.
In the morning, we headed to Hull and had more time to appreciate the sights; walking around the city, we came to the centre point and visited their local art museum – there was a David Hockley exhibition on. Sadly we never got the chance to see the docks as we needed to sound check – next time, Hull. The Adelphi is a charming venue where many of my favourite bands have played over the years; from Pavement, Emmy the Great to big bands like Manic Street Preachers. It reminded us of our 2nd home, the Windmill, Brixton. We had a quick photo shoot, a warm meal – which, even after two days, perked us up – rocked out hard and played a game of killer with the staff and regulars. Hull, you will be dearly missed; we love you!
Having technical problems with my bass set up in Newcastle, put me on a downer for the show. Rama, our driver, Jens, and I were the first to cave for fast food in KFC – goodbye regularity! 🙁 – we came back to dancing before spending the night drinking in the hotel bar with a rowdy stag crowd, singing the hits. Simon’s guitar was pulled out and we smashed out some Smiths before heading to bed. I didn’t get a chance to see the Grove even though we were staying in Byker.
We’re back on the road; Edinburgh, Scotland is our next stop, and their could be a special Wolf Choir show. Hopefully I can sort out my bass set up before all hell breaks loose! I’m excited to see Scotland. It’s thirty degrees back home and we’re driving towards the cold and rain. The scenery from the back seat of the van of the rolling hills, thick forests and farmland is enough to make up for it. Goodbye, concrete jungle, we are in the beauty of
Currently Reading: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Van Disc: Kraut Rock Compilation
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