January 25th, 2003

fishy wishy

whoocha...

I got a christmas present yesturday! Yup.. one whole month late a package arrived from canada.

Canadians - your postal service sucks worse than ours!
However... details of that later

Last night was good fun! Yes I know that sounds pretty amazing, but its true.
White Rain and Return of the Furies were playing.

White rain is dead_battery(Mel)'s band. But more on them later.

After a few issues with sound checking (like our crappy foldback and White Rains Most Complicated Drum Kit award...) the gig was underway. Attendence was worrying me for a bit, but a few more people turned up just as the first band were coming on, and there was a reasonably constant trickle through their set. In the end about 70 people came which, while not packed, is a reasonable attendence.

The first group on was Return of the Furies. Girly boppy fuzzy punk really is the best way to describe them. While I did like them and they performed well (despite foldback problems meaning the singer couldn't hear herself very well) the general comment I heard was - nice, but wasa bit bland.

I can't really disagree with this, but it was good. Trouble was that a lot of the tracks sounded very very similar. They played a great track at the end of their set though, and overall I think they were well worth it. Its always nice to see a girl rock band kicking it out with the lads.

White Rain were up next. They went down a storm.. everyone I spoke to really liked them and thought their set was great. I was a bit worried about the lead vocalists voice at first, but he picked up after a song or two and they really had no problems at all after that.

Mel - you're bass playing was fine I don't want to hear any complaints like you usually have.. so stop it ;)

Definatly going to book them again, perhaps as a support to a more local band.. though maybe as a headline with a local band to help pull people in. I shall think on that monday. I'd like to offer them another headline.. but we'll see. Maybe if Hunger For The Crash are available when I've a date free then that will work.

Overall though everyone of the (very picky) regulars loved it.. and I got to pay them a reasonable ammount too.. I like it when I can do that.

I know they've got another gig tonight at Musictek in Romford, so good luck guys.

*raises a glass* Was fun, here's to another one. :)

edit - MSN is being a bitch and unfortunatly though m'dear Avi was awake at silly am to talk to me it won't let me back on.. hope you get some rest hon..