News and Gig Reports

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Green Days 2017

Another great gig! We had a great time with a set of new and old songs which entertained a large and excited crowd. 

With a larger stage, we could move about a bit more and had some more space to get our sound just right - Vladi insists that made a real difference and who am I am to suggest otherwise.

We had a good crowd who danced through almost our whole set - thank you dancers and air guitarists!

Thanks to The Chiswick Calendar for the video!


Recording

We recently spent a day at The Farm - Genesis’ studio.

It was an honour to be allowed to record there and we were fortunate to be engineered by Harry Rutherford who did a great job for us. Thanks Harry!

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The Urban Bar

What a great gig - a good sound, a fair stage, a sympathetic sound guy and crowd that was knowledgable, appreciative, friendly, and just slightly drunk (just enough)!

We were at the Urban Bar in Whitechapel for Chris’ birthday party - something he was sharing with two others. We won’t mention his age - but it was a BIG birthday

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We played a good set of party favourites and people danced and sang their hearts out - and that was just us in the band. Sorry if we disturbed you in Bethnal Green - but we were having a very good time…

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Green Days 2016

A great gig!

Our first outing in our full new format as a five peice and we all had a great time and got the crowd up and dancing throughout our set. 

For the first time, we weren’t headlining (Sophie Ellis-Bextor - apparently - has more drawning power than we do. Who knew..?) but we played as if we were and produced 90 minutes of new and old songs.

Harper - Jon’s daughter - filled in for Pete recently and so she was back to play for one number (not that Pete’s threatened at all, oh no). It was lovely to have her on stage with us. Thanks Harper!

Thanks for coming if you did. If you weren’t there, you missed a good one!

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Back to a Five-Piece

We’re delighted to say that Chris Kirwan is joinging the band, playing keys. Welcome!

It’ll take us a while to get a set as a five-piece, but we’ll be back gigging soon.

Watch out for us!

Fundraiser

It was a great cause and a brilliant evening at the Pause Bar in Leadenhall on Thursday night.

We played a couple of sets to loud enthusiasm and enjoyed ourselves enormously. Vladi was on calm and restrained form as was Jon. We were joined at the end of the second set by former Creak Paul Chatterjee  - thanks for coming along Chatts.

Thanks also go to Ashley from Stag Music for providing & manning the PA free of charge. Thanks Ash! Final thanks go to Harper for end-of-the-night roadie duties.

The evening raised more than £1,800 (see here for the current total) - thanks to everyone for their support for such a good cause.

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Celebrating!

What a great gig. 

We played for Vladi’s 40th birthday party at The Garage in Highbury. It’s a great venue - friendly staff (even the guys at the door were lovely!), and a great sound on stage and off. 

We’d had a couple of ‘issues’ in the run up - we were going to have a guest guitarist who had to drop out at the last minute, which rather made a mess of our first set - but we got through it really well in the end.

We had a great time, played well (there’s nothing quite like a bit of practice…) and got the crowd going. Kudos to Vladi and Jon who were particularly on top of their games!

On to the next one now!

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Bedford Park

Well that was fun!

We played Green Days at the Bedford Park Festival on Saturday. As has become traditional, we closed proceedings on Saturday with a great 90 minute set. We were a little concerned during the buildup with one guitarist and our drummer in Europe, a bass player in France and our other guitarist in Cumbria - so rehearsing had been tricky. We all put in some good practice, though, and so managed to step up for the gig.

As ever we had a wonderful sound thanks to the lovely people at Independent Audio - thanks Baz!

Thanks, too, to Jeremy Vine - he tweeted out a lovely message to his 220,000 followers (even if he did spell our name wrong!). Glad that he enjoyed it as much as we did - and as much as the crowd did.

All in all a great gig.


Joining the Rest of the World...

We have finally got our Twitter feed sorted out - as you will cerainly have seen from the bar on the left of the site! About time too. We’ll be making sure that updates are reasonably frequent and include all our news about gigs etc.

You can follow us by clicking the button at the top of our feed.

Watch this space…!

Thinking about our Friends

The news recently from Ukraine has been very worrying. We have played out there twice - both times in the West of that huge country. We were in first discussions about playing there again this year - but it’s unlikely that the festival (a pro-European festival at that) will go ahead now. 

More important than that is our hopes that all our friends out there - in Vinnitsa and in Kiev - are safe and well in these difficult times.

We don’t do politics as a band and so only hope that the people of Ukraine can come to a peaceful resolution very soon.


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