Improving the Hofner HCT Club guitar

A good friend of mine owns a couple of vintage Hofner Club guitars from the late fifties and early sixties and from time to time I get to have a go on them. On picking the first one up I instantly fell in love with it. It’s not just the history of them, or the…

No Landy sex this weekend

Sorry, no Land Rover stuff this week, just music, moans and groans and lots of: Ramblings… I have long held the belief that being a musician is a bit like having another ‘sex’. I’m not talking about gender, I mean it’s yet another psychological illness that one unwittingly acquires. Unless regularly fed, it upsets the delicate equilibrium of…

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…