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leschirons

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  • Birthday 15/01/1952

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  1. I remember the good old days, these two were the first Brit winners I think. I know he's dead, but I'll try and trace her and see if she's busy next May.
  2. That's one of the most bizarre performances I've ever seen, topped only by the audience's attempt to clap in time😳 Didn't see the show so off to weed out Madge's performance on YouTube. B L O O D Y H E L L just heard it. She needs to lay off the Capstan full strength. Where's Cliff and Lulu when you need them?
  3. When the drummer counts it as one and two and three and etc, like this one did, it would start on 4. His "and" being of a lower volume with sticks. You really don't know what I'm up against here. πŸ˜† I'll try and let it all wash over me. It's good pay, they have loads of work somehow and I'd like to be asked back. It's quite a fun set for me. Just need to ignore their "country ways"
  4. Yup, that's it. I did think of telling him to count in like that to make it easier but the prospect of then explaining to the other two what was happening was not attractive. No-one likes to be pulled up, especially by the hired hand. They're French innit. They can turn funny πŸ˜†
  5. I'm depping with a band soon and got sent the set list. It includes "All my loving" I asked for one short rehearsal as I'd played 80% of the list before. "Okay with All my loving? Yup, away you go then (looking at the drummer) Him 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 (on sticks) So the singer starts on beat 1 of the next bar. Now, maybe it's me being picky but this just feels weird as the vocal should come in on 4 and the band in on the following beat 1 to be in keeping with the feel of the song. I mentioned this and apparently, it's how they've always done it. Ah well, the trials of being someone's bass b i t c h for the night I guess.πŸ˜‚
  6. Considering the guy that presents it, Paul Martin, was a session drummer who'd worked with the Average white band and Dogs D'amour, and still plays apparently , you'd think he'd be a little more savvy on vintage instrument prices. Fair enough, he's a drummer, but you'd imagine he'd at least suggest a valuation from someone in the know so to speak.
  7. Great news Blue. All happening again for you. Nice one. Regarding stage / house levels, yes, our guitarist uses wireless so always sound checks on stage, then front of house and always does another check out front a couple of numbers into the first set when there's a few bodies in the audience. Have a great summer.
  8. David Sanborn at Ronnie's. Just got in from the late show. Killer rhythm section care of Ben William's and Billy Kilson. Sanborn has still got what it takes at 74. Great trombone from Mike Deese. All in all, a fantastic gig.
  9. Still going here. This gig was two weeks ago.
  10. Update. Did our first gig last night with our man just 6 days out of plaster. Have to say, he was a hero. Played really well considering some discomfort, mainly from lack of use. Personally, I was pushing to postpone his first gig but, he wanted to get back into it. Luckily, I had a new Dunlop wrist support in the car which I gave him. Seemed to help a lot and by the end of the gig, he was absolutely fine. Just hoping this won't set him back though. We've another tonight and he's playing with his other band tomorrow. He's certainly no snowflake.πŸ˜‚
  11. Blimey, this all starting to sound quite serious judging by your experiences. Lucky it wasn't me eh?πŸ˜†
  12. Nope, he does own a bass though and is actually quite good😏
  13. Lead solos? Probably only on about 25% of numbers and then nothing long. We're (instrument wise) a 3 piece so he spends most of his time playing chords be they strummed or arpeggio as he's filling our sound out. I'd say his job is more similar to the Edge or Andy Summers rather than a lead guitarist. I'll speak to him tonight and find out how bad the actual injury is.
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