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A night of Ska in Hinckley!

Fraser Jarvis

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karnes ted.jpg For any of you wanting to blow out those post Christmas cobwebs come and have a night of drunken frivolity debauchery and dancing at Karnes bar in Hinckley on the 11th January, two great bands The Splitters and Rebelation will be dropping some dynamite Ska scorchers! Don't be shy, come and say hi!
 

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Yep, me and the missus will try and make it. Enjoyed the last one :banana:
 

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Just remember this Fraser, they are good at what they do, but you are good at what you do too! Have a blast mate and enjoy yourself!
 

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I wouldn't worry, they're probably thinking the same thing - 'oh god, how're we going to go on after that lot...?'
I had a listen to that other sax player and his tone's not as nice as yours and he plays too many notes to be an authentic ska musician.
Anyway, it's not a competition, it's about getting the audience to enjoy themselves and I know your band can manage that..:happydance:
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Just remember this Fraser, they are good at what they do, but you are good at what you do too! Have a blast mate and enjoy yourself!
Thanks Pete, we sure will!

I wouldn't worry, they're probably thinking the same thing - 'oh god, how're we going to go on after that lot...?'
After? Gulp! think we're headlining!

I had a listen to that other sax player and his tone's not as nice as yours and he plays too many notes to be an authentic ska musician.
:happydance:
Wow! thanks Dave, that means a lot, seriously it does! he does that really fast roll/wall of notes thing like Pete Thomas does on some of his recordings, don't think i'll ever be able to play like that, on this planet....or the next!
Anyway, it's not a competition, :happydance:
No but it could end up a bit embarrassing with me looking for a loose floorboard to crawl under!
 

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You guys are good enough to headline anywhere. Seriously. I thought that you were the better of the two bands last time, and I'm looking forward to seeing you this time.

As Altissimo said, it's not a competition. (But if it was, you guys would win it :D )

I'm bringing my bass player and his wife as well, so I'll be staring at the sax, Martin will be staring at the bass, and the girls will probably be staring at the blokes in the audience :confused:
 

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I've heard a recording of Lester Young playing a two note solo that was very moving. and isn't there an old dance tune called one note samba? For dance music, less is more. A lot of notes is just a noise to dancers and more suitable for a sit down audience. If your band is headlining, you're playing to a home crowd and they're playing away.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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You guys are good enough to headline anywhere. Seriously. I thought that you were the better of the two bands last time, and I'm looking forward to seeing you this time.

As Altissimo said, it's not a competition. (But if it was, you guys would win it :D )

I'm bringing my bass player and his wife as well, so I'll be staring at the sax, Martin will be staring at the bass, and the girls will probably be staring at the blokes in the audience :confused:
Nice one Tim, tell your Bass player our bassist is a woodwork teacher and that he actually made the bass he will be playing with offcuts, think he used an old fretboard from something else though.....the previous bassist used Adamovic bass's in 4, 5, and 6 string (all seriously expensive!) as well as an electric upright that he only used the once and that was at the London Ska fest last year! If your wife and her friend are going to be looking at blokes tell her to keep her eye open for Rancid Gregory, or Greggi as he's better known!
 

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Thanks Pete, we sure will!

After? Gulp! think we're headlining!

Wow! thanks Dave, that means a lot, seriously it does! he does that really fast roll/wall of notes thing like Pete Thomas does on some of his recordings, don't think i'll ever be able to play like that, on this planet....or the next!
No but it could end up a bit embarrassing with me looking for a loose floorboard to crawl under!

If you're headlining then the gig promoter thinks you're better than the other band, or capable of drawing a bigger crowd..

I've listened to a lot of vintage reggae and ska recordings and it's all about the vibe - most of those records were done in one or two takes and are far from perfect, but they feel so good...
Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook never played fast fancy licks, even though they were jazz fans. A few well placed notes with a big, warm sound is all that's needed - less is indeed more with reggae - relax, lean back on the beat and let your soulful sound ooze across the stage and into the audience's hearts..
If the rhythm section is locked in and the dance floor's heaving, there's not a lot you can do wrong

Pity I can't make it to Hinckley, but if you ever play The Musician, let me know and I'll stand at the front requesting obscure ska number until you throw me out..
:old:
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Cheers Dave, yes played the Muso last summer really good venue, but the staff are pitifully slow at serving the beer! ha ha.. hopefully catch up with you sometime soon, thanks for the advice btw...
 

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Have a great night night!! Unfortunately I have to go to Pompey!! As for headlining.........just go for it and enjoy!
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Have a great night night!! Unfortunately I have to go to Pompey!! As for headlining.........just go for it and enjoy!
Ahh never mind hopefully catch up with you some other time in the near future....without looking on google maps, were on earth is Pompey?
 

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Portsmouth!!!! Sorry, local slang! I was looking forward to a little trip to Hinckley and had sorted out to stay at my mate's place in Bromham. Cheesed off!! Have a great night and enjoy, will catch you guys shortly.
 

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I think you are doing playing good reggae/ska sax in The Splitters. I often hear and see sax playeers, that are into jazz, take gigs in blues, R&B, rock reggae and they consider it "easy"! IMO; jazz is not an entrance to the reggae/ska groove.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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I think you are doing playing good reggae/ska sax in The Splitters. I often hear and see sax playeers, that are into jazz, take gigs in blues, R&B, rock reggae and they consider it "easy"! IMO; jazz is not an entrance to the reggae/ska groove.
Thanks Thomas, never been into Jazz myself, always followed players like Rolland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Val Bennett, Cedric Brooks etc, never really been able to get that magic ingredient into my playing but hopefully getting there and it will soon just click, less is definitely more in many situations.
Portsmouth!!!! Sorry, local slang! I was looking forward to a little trip to Hinckley and had sorted out to stay at my mate's place in Bromham. Cheesed off!! Have a great night and enjoy, will catch you guys shortly.
Next one is at Kidderminster on 1st February if that's a bit closer.
 

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Oh my god how crass! I think he needs to excuse himself and get a cold shower. Fraser, play it how you normally dude, no fuss, no bother, no sh@gging on stage! :banana: (closest smiley to rhythmic pelvic thrusting! :rofl:)
 

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