I've been playing keys now in Petrichor (leeds based Doom band) for the best part of a year and things have been fantastic. Joining a band that's been going for in the region of 3 years with plenty of shows under their belt (so right in the deep end).
We started the year playing some shows spread across the country including some pretty big "pre-festival" type slots, charity events and all dayers. Later in the year we're supporting some world touring acts (Christian Death, A Pale Horse Named Death... apparently we do well with bands with death in their name)
However, the BIG win was landing a slot at "Under The Doom" festival in Portugal. My first outing in Europe. Flights out weren't too pricey and accomadation was dirt cheap so it was all very feasible (thanks Air BnB!)
At the festival we were supporting bands I've grown up listening too as well as some more recent additions to the playlist (Alcest Particularly!)
This was the final lineup
Unfortunately I couldn't get my keyboard out there (cost of putting it on the flight was ridiculous due to size and weight). So I hired a keytar (YES a keytar) and learned how to play it the day before the show
Nothing like making things easy for myself!
The show went great though! Lots of great pics out there and some awesome videos which I'll link below
Self indulgent rant over