We are beyond gutted today to say goodbye to our drummer Chris Smith. It was almost 11 years ago we all got together at his unit after supporting each other in different bands over the years. Very quickly we clicked together to make what is now soley mourning. He was with us during our first deal, first album, video and what has to this date been our longest tour. This band has always been a huge chapter in our lives and we are proud and happy that we got to share it with a top bloke. It really feels like a piece of the family has been lost today. Not only was he an exceptional drummer, he was also a great mate and character.The drums ran through his blood and every time you saw Chris he was tapping away. He was an amazing producer, and the last 5 gigs we played together recently as a reunion were fantastic.So happy he re joined us where we played the songs we recorded those 2 albums with him. Today, we have lost a true friend. Rest in peace mate, at least Prince and bowie have a drummer now.
We will be playing at The old Mill Ryding Lane, West Bromwich on 19th November, celebrating the life of Tone’s brother Terry. The night will be themed by Terry’s favourite band Queen. Hightale and Alternator will be joining us so if you can make it will be a great night. Doors open at 7.30. Its £5 adults, £2 under 15’s and all proceeds go towards the Spurgeons young carers project.
Huge huge thanks to the crowd at the Lamp Tavern Acoustic gig celebrating our 10 years together. Massive thanks to Emzy for filling in on percussion duties. That man has always been around whenever we have needed him and so happy he was able to do the gig. Thanks to Linda Marita for filling in on Piano duties, you can check her work out here.
Thanks to everyone who has stuck by us over the last ten years!
It’s been a busy few months over here, we are currently writing new material, and have even gone into the Magic Garden Studios to record a few songs with legendary producer Gavin Monaghan(Ocean Colour Scene/The Editors/Robert Plant/Scott Matthews/The Twang). The songs are sounding great! We are really happy to have had Jake Oseland cover drum duties for us. He’s an amazing player and has helped us out over the summer with gigs and recording, so really grateful for that one!
We are playing a few shows over the next couple of months, a secret acoustic gig in November, and then some normal gigs after that. Check the gig guide for more details, and hope to see you there!