Upper Dash Pt 3 and Yee-Hah Dep

Carrying on from last weekend’s preparation of the upper dash, it was time to overcome the man-flu and get outside in the lovely September sunshine to finish the upper dash panel. I had managed a couple of lunchtimes in the shed during the week to get this far. On the first I squirted some Polycell…

Upper dash, glam, nude dep

I had intended refitting the lower dash before getting to this stage so as to keep the vehicle as usable as possible but as the wiring needs tidying and there’s some surface rust on the bulkhead to treat I changed my mind and removed the upper dash (more on this in a later post). This assembly is…

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…