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About Buzzy

  • Birthday 16/01/59
  1. Duck Dunn in wrong note shocker?

    It's wrong but it's also right (if that makes sense), anyway, who are we to question the mighty Duck.
  2. tolerable Christmas songs

    Get them singing along to Bob Dylan https://youtu.be/oXiiChEN7TE
  3. Who are you seeing live next?

    The Zombies playing Odessey and Oracle for the last time. London Palladium tomorrow.
  4. I would say its probably time to drop the Confederate flag, times and attitudes change. Back in my punk days 77/78 it was common to see punks wearing the Nazi swastika. People wore it to cause shock and outrage but I doubt any band would wear it today.
  5. How was your gig last night?

    Local beer festival , nice easy 10 minute drive . We were the first band, played to absolutely no punters just a few uninterested staff. Did our agreed 1 hour set and packed the gear away in pouring rain. Got paid, went home, waste of time.
  6. Dep for Stax/Motown band

    [quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1500026002' post='3335179'] More to the point, how do you get your strings to follow the curve in the neck of of your bass? Is this a variant on fanned frets? [/quote] I left it near a radiator and it's never been the same.
  7. Show us your playing videos!

    Here's my attempt at Tommy Cogbill's bass line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1WL_f834DY&feature=youtu.be
  8. Dep for Stax/Motown band

    [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1499773795' post='3333482'] I wouldn`t be able to do it but would be interested in seeing the band, love that stuff, do you do anything Herts/Beds/Bucks/Essex way at all? [/quote] We're mainly in Kent and South East London, but if you know of any venues in your manor let me know. Here's a couple of clips : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1WL_f834DY&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijba_0_muLg&feature=youtu.be
  9. Dep for Stax/Motown band

    The gig has now been cancelled. Thanks for all the offers to dep for me. I've replied to everyone who PM'd me. Mods - Please feel free to delete this post
  10. Dep for Stax/Motown band

    Thanks for the PMs, I'm hoping to have a definite yes or no by Monday. I'll reply as soon as I know.
  11. Just a feeler at the moment but I might need a dep for a gig in Kent on 2nd September. The set is mostly Stax and Motown classics. If anyone is interested pm me and we can have a (bass) chat.
  12. Where do people get these names?

    This guys parents didnt think it through when they chose his name.
  13. Shift work and playing in bands.

    I've worked shifts for almost 20 years and it's been hard juggling shifts to fit in gigs. Only had to get a dep for a few gigs in all that time. Over the years I have used up a lot of my leave allowance to do it but I hate missing a gig. Last year I left the band I had been with for 13 years because the band raised the level of gigs. They were all happy to travel hundreds of miles on a Friday/Saturday night and they are getting more and more gigs in Europe. Only two of us in the band had day jobs and I was the only one working shifts. I got to the stage of taking two days leave to do one gig. The guys were really good about things and said that although they would use deps, I was the bass player so it would always be my call about which gigs I did or didn't play. I decide to leave as I couldn't give it the commitment it needed and I'm now the first call dep if the new guy can't do a gig and I also join them on Sax for the occasional gig. I joined a new band which does not want to be gigging more than a couple of times a month so I no longer have the stress of having to turn gigs down.
  14. Band of Gold

    Thank for the responses everyone. Not a wedding but a charidee fund raiser. It's a request by the person who arranged the gig.
  15. Band of Gold

    Hi Basschatters, has anyone got a transcription of Bob Babbitts bassline for Freda Paynes Band of Gold ? I need to learn it by Saturday for a party. thanks Buzzy