Thanks Pete, we sure will!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!
After? Gulp! think we're headlining!I wouldn't worry, they're probably thinking the same thing - 'oh god, how're we going to go on after that lot...?'
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!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.
No but it could end up a bit embarrassing with me looking for a loose floorboard to crawl under!Anyway, it's not a competition,
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!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 )
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
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!
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.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.
Next one is at Kidderminster on 1st February if that's a bit closer.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.