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  1. I'm posting this on behalf of a friend: Skylark is a 4-piece band : singer, trumpet, keyboard and double bass. Due to illness, our bass is no longer able to play so we would like to find a replacement. The music we play is mainly from 1910 - 1960 : Hoagy Carmichael, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin etc. but also some tango and bossa nova. It is a very low pressure (unpaid) group, performing ~6 times a year in residential homes in the winter and fund raising for country churches in summer. We also occasionally perform at parties, barbecues etc. Let me know if you are interested and I will pass on their details.
  2. I like that each program has a slightly different viewpoint suggesting that the presenter had real input: Stewart Copeland's excitement in playing with other drummers; Tina Weymouth’s bass is a frequency (could have a title for a Talking Heads or Laurie Anderson song); and Lenny Kaye’s quest for new sounds with a poetic loop at the end.
  3. YeastieB

    Geddy Lee pedal

    Ok, so lots of options. Now super-excited.
  4. YeastieB

    Geddy Lee pedal

    Here's a NAMM demo. I'm both excited about it but wondering whether I'd want to be tied to Geddy's EQ settings that are inbuilt?
  5. A bit weird to see Geddy in the Guardian. Like they've finally allowed in from the cold which is a bit ironic given Neil has stopped drumming. What are your favourites ? https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/24/geddy-lee-on-rush-greatest-songs
  6. Goes with their need to always be progressive. Likewise, I tried and tried with the more recent "back on form" albums as I've loved nearly every album with the exception of Presto. I like the fact that they've moved on and not taken me with them rather than have fourteen repeats of earlier re-incarnations.
  7. Tried Bruce Springsteen a few times and while I can admire the songcraft, energy and playing, he just leaves me cold.
  8. Thanks for sharing, wow, she's really inspiring. Agree she should be a household name. Someone should commission a series about her adventures in sound.
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43967923 But looks like it's other parts of the empire that have gone bust as guitar sales are up 10% ! So the demise of guitar-based music is not yet a reality.
  10. Just outside Cambridge, but no cab sorry.
  11. Loving Chic on the BBC's New Year's Eve coverage. Jerry Barnes is amazing. Good to see NIle Rodgers having the time of his life.
  12. The one and only gig of the year for the Yeasties, at our works Christmas do. So a lot riding on it, wanting to give people a good time but not mess up in-front of work colleagues, and play as best as we could. Sound man managed to get a decent sound given in the works canteen is just a glass-box with a roof and wooden floor. We had a good balance on stage just from the backline. A bit nervous to start, some slight fluffs from all of us at various points, two pedal failures (rhythm guitarists and my switch pedal-thankfully in middle of last song). But great night, everyone was jumping and dancing and I just didn't want stop playing.
  13. Definitely Rush. I remember listening to the start of "The Trees" and knowing that I wanted to play bass from then on. They always felt like "my band" in particular because no-one else seemed to like them.
  14. [quote name='la bam' timestamp='1507661500' post='3387102'] I watched a band called 'The Hamsters' years ago in Bolton. During their Hendrix set they played All Along the Watchtower, and to this day i can still remember the power of how they played it. Absolutely awesome - real next level stuff. [/quote] I think I remember seeing them at what was called the Guildford Festival of Folk and Blues in the mid 90s. They were just fantastic, not a tribute band but channeling the Hendrix vibe and adding their own energy.
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