Britpart lights and Soul Traders dep

This week I had a dep on bass at Toftwood Social Club with Soul Traders a local soul, ska, disco band. I was a member of this band nearly 20 years ago and the people in it make it an absolute joy to be with on the few occasions their super-talented regular bass player Paul takes a holiday. They…

Open air gig

Loads of gigs, depping with various bands of late, but as I needed a bigger bass rig for this open-air charity gig I thought I’d take the Land Rover. I taped up any hanging wires where the lower dash is missing, fitted the seats and off I went. The gig was in the middle of…

Depping on Bass with Kenny Lee and Hustler

I know the guitarist (Mick) in this band quite well, we sometimes chat on the phone about the state of the local music scene. As I am now ‘redundant’ and not in a full-time band I was asked to stand-in for their regular bass player Laurie who was taking a well-earned holiday somewhere hot and…

Guesting with ReTrio at Searles, Hunstanton

Bonus gig and Tech 21 Trademark 60

My very good friend Mog had gone down with the lurgy during the week. His band ReTrio had a gig arranged for Saturday at Searles holiday park in Hunstanton. As the gig approached his voice gave up and he accepted my offer to help out with the vocals. As I had a busy day I…

Imposters at Coltishall Kings Head

First Journey

My first journey was not planned this way. I am a part time musician, and today I had a very busy day, having to be in many places all over Norfolk, then to travel to my gig playing bass at the fantastic pub The Kings Head in Coltishall. I had told my band colleagues that…