WAYWARD SONS INTERVIEW
LOVE ZOMBIES INTERVIEW
We seeem to have been up and down to Scotland a few times too in the short time we've been gigging together, playing clubs and festivals gaining new friends along the way.
We started at Bannermans in Edinburgh, a favourite venue of ours to play. it's the 2nd time we've played there in a year now and we are going back there again in November. It's run by the lovely Cristian Kimmet who also plays in Warrior Soul so understands bands needs on the road, regardless of that he still put us up in the haunted flat above the club...or so they say...
We had a great gig and caught up with a few friends afterwards. I decided seeing as though there was a gig the next day I'd get some sleep and there's only so much lime and soda you can drink anyway, boring zzz. The other band were staying in one of the other rooms and along with Robbie the sound engineer and also member of the Exploited had decided to have a party in the main room which was all very well but there was no door, so I may as well have been in there trying to sleep on the sofa next to them. Julia, Keira and Pablo had hit a club nearby and about 4am I heard them coming in, the next thing I saw was Julia hovering over Keira holding her hair back whilst Keira was very ahem gracefully puking into a bucket...good to see things haven't changed that much in rock 'n' roll..ah the good old days eh? not!
Grabbed about 4 hours sleep then up and off for the short drive to the next gig.
Wildfire is a relatively new up and coming festival in Biggar, Scotland run by Dave Ritchie. There was a great atmosphere as soon as we arrived and a little sunshine too, which is always good at a festival. We were on the main stage in the afternoon ready to warm up the crowds for Toseland and O/D Saxon later that night.
Dutch Michaels our friend and now manager met us there and he'd already sorted out the accomodation and food situation for us. All the bands were sat together to eat in Wiston Lodge, which was a beatiful and a great place for bands to crash out and party with several rooms comprising of 3 or 4 bunk beds in each...not that anyone slept much, as someone had taken the opportunity to crank up the karaoke machine and we're singing along badly to a Saxon song...or so Brian from O/D Saxon informed us later that night on stage...the poor things in that band were in the room next door at the time trying to get some rest.
It seem as though they had more perfomances than any other band that weekend as they joined several bands on stage. They should join the PRS they'd be loaded...lol
Next day we headed back to the lodge, grabbed Breakfast with the bands for a catch up then off to Manchester's Star and Garter, a pub I'd never played before but would definitely go back to. The steps weren't so appealing though. After a lovely gluten free pizza thanks to Stu Taylor who runs the gigs there once a month, he keeps the prices low and ends the gigs early enough so people can get the last train home and being opposite the station that's always good and it ensures a decent turn out each time. A quick catch up with friends and a drive back to Sheffield and then finally home to Leeds for some sleep.
Almost over for June and with 1 gig left in June and 1 the first day of July, we'll leave that until the next time... to be continued.