Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So I've been pretty busy over the last week going out every night and working hard in the daytime. In the last 7 evenings I have been to 3 gigs.
Firstly Tuesday last week was to see Irish rockers Therapy? They are a band I have loved since their iconic album Troublegun in the 1990s. They have a new album due out soon and played mostly music from it during the gig. It sounded really good and I am looking forward to the release date. They did play some old favourites like Teethgrinder, Potato Junkie, Going Nowhere. Turn etc. The only thing I did notice was that me and my friend were in the minority being two women in a 90% male crowd. Very testosterone filled...!
Gig number 2 was on Thursday last week. I went to see Ginger from the Wildhearts playing his solo music and another band called Laika Dog whose frontman is Tony Wright from the awesome Terrorvision. I hadn't heard any of Ginger's solo music or anything by Laiki Dog but I loved both performances. I got one of Laika Dog's cds which I will put on my iPod soon. It was an awesome night despite going to the gig by myself. I met a host of my favourite band members during the evening and a really fun girl called Lauren and guy called James who I am keeping in touch with.
Below is a rubbish picture of me with Chris McCormack the guitarist from 3 Colours Red.
Check me out with Tony Wright from Terrorvision and Laika Dog, such a sweet and friendly guy and I can't believe he just turned 41!!! I spent some time chatting to his bandmates and got on really well with the keyboard player who was well sound. Must find him on facebook.
And me with Ginger formerly of The Wildheards, a rock'n'roll band from the 1990s (the best decade for music!). He was again lovely and spent ages signing autographs and posing for pictures at the merchandise stall. Must get his solo albums from iTunes or Amazon at some point.
Her support act was great too, a guy called Scott Matthews from Wolverhampton I had a nice chat with. A cross between Damien Rice and Martin Grech (go check him out). Both sounded great, Scott alone with 3 different guitars and Tori minus her band, just her and a paino as she was meant to be heard.
My only complaint about Tori was her appearence. She wore a red long dress with black spots and was painfully thin. She pulled the dress up (making it look way better), but we did get quite a lot of crotch shots. Luckily she was wearing thick black leggings/tights but still, a visual I could have lived without. She reminded me of a twin crossed with a ladybird and a gelfling (remember The Dark Crystal?!). Someone feed the lady many cheese burgers, she needs to fatten up a little.!