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Sunday 13 July 2014

Full Band Gig!

A gig you say?
A band you say?
What's all this about then?

Yes indeedy the band has its first gig. We'll be supporting The Dan Webster Band and Vesper Walk at The Woolpack on Wednesday 23rd July.

We're working on a couple of approaches for the band; some gigs will be with a full drum kit and electric geetars and amps and all that stuff, some will be stripped back with a cajon and acoustics. York's music scene being what it is* I expect we'll be doing a lot more of the latter.

This gig will be of the stripped back variety and we're currently working on a set list that should give a nice mix of some new songs, some old songs and a couple of re-worked ones.

Finding places to play original music in York is not the easiest thing nowadays, and this will be one of the last gigs that the Woolpack puts on. That's a shame but all the more reason to come down.

So we've got some songs, we've got a gig, but of course we're still working on a band name. Any suggestions? Pop 'em in the comments.
Stay well

* I'm not having a dig at the York scene by the way, we have an excellent crop of acousticky-type musicians in York and a lot of venues and pubs who support them. Trying to get a full band gig of original music means a lot fewer options though.


JohnStevo said...

Tuck-shop Mafia? Too urban-punk I imagine (open thread: WTF is "urban-punk"?)
Something with Monkeys. Or apes. And death.
How many people are in your band?
Four Dead Monkeys? Hmmm, you're not dead though.
The Skinned Apes? Sounds kind of grim.

Drew Stephenson said...

Tuck shop mafia leaves me open to a few too many 'fat boy' comments...
We are looking extensively at monkey and ape options...
There are three of us in the band. Skinned Apes sounds a bit too aggressive for our music.
Hairless Apes sounds too much like a description.

Drew Stephenson said...

A few other options:
We are Kong
The Southern Wild
(The) Slow Drift
Troll Hunter
The Racketeers
Stephenson's Racket
Cave Dreamers
The River Boat Club
October Men

JohnStevo said...

Hmmm, truth be told I don't really like any of those. None of them seem "right".

Drew Stephenson said...

Actually a couple of them have made the short list: The Southern Wild and some variant of Slow Drift.
Still open for any more suggestions though.

JohnStevo said...

One from Cornwall: The Preventative Men
Lazarus Chimps (though on further consideration that should be a name for a blues player along with Soupspoon Wise and Jefferson Rivers).

Drew Stephenson said...

I quite like The Lazarus Chimps actually. We'll add it to the list.
Our bass player is female which does complicate certain options. Also The Preventative Men sounds like a 1940s condom sales team...