Bit chilly today. Brrrrrrrrr! Really cold. Think I might have to head to the sauna and strip down, take my seat on the bench and chill out in the steam. The guys will probably be there anyway, talking about new tune ideas, and exploring new possibilities in the changing room. That’s how we roll, Just four men, taking things to the next level.
It’s a dilemma that all bands have. Do you stick to your successful guns that have proven so successful with the sound and feel you have in the band, or do you experiment with cool sounds that you hear elsewhere to make your sound different to what it was before. Well, yes and no. If you alter your sound and become say more of an Enya vibe, you might alienate the hiphop ‘crew’ that like that sound. But if you are already a Clannad type sound, then going ‘gangsta’ styley may b
Been reading a lot of music magazines recently and I have noticed that we are not in any of them. I hear you nodding in agreement. It’s strange but I think it is because of many reasons. ‘I don’t think they want to talk about us’ is one theory, but my other theory is that we don’t want to talk to them either. It’s like a strange stand off between us on the one hand, and them on the other hand. When I read about ‘so and so’ band doing this or doing that, or playing at the Reig
Been chasing up a venue who owe the band £23.50 for a gig we did and didn’t get paid. (They say there is a problem with that due to the attendance again). You might think this kind of cash means nothing to a band like 8rr, who already have an album in the top 50,000 records of all time, and are almost inevitably destined for more of the same in the future, but it’s the principle. Never lose touch with the normal people on the street, and never forget the price of a pint of mi
Someone came up to me recently on the street saying that he had seen me with the guys at a recent gig and said that he felt 'very ambivalent' about us. He said that he 'neither liked us nor disliked us' and he said he 'didn’t clap once' or experience 'any emotion' one way or the other for the band throughout the whole performance. He then went on to say that he 'would never again come to one of our gigs', but if we happened to be at a pub that he himself was at he would stay
Decisions decisions. When you are in a band you have to make a lot of decisions on almost a delay basis. What music do you want to play? What style are you going to go for this week? What gigs are you going to put on this week and next week? What new words are you going to sing and what style of singing are you going to use? Things like that really. What admin do you need to do? What rehearsal rooms are you going to book up? What do you need to do to inspire the creative juic