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…

Hail storm

Thought I’d share this photo, a sudden hail storm in May that shredded the *petunias! *Petunia If you’re English and as old as me, ‘Petunia’ may bring back memories of these Public Information films: