As I sit here writing this we are currently in the tour van leaving the beautiful city of Bristol, heading for the big smoke. Last night was the 8th night of our tour supporting the awe-inspiring vintage trouble and it's been some experience thus far! Each day has been roller coaster of adrenalin and euphoria and it's a feeling that one can easily get addicted to.
Night after night we have been met with packed out venues full of fans ready to welcome us with open arms. This is partly down to Vintage Trouble’s charismatic and cool as fuck front man TY introducing us by casually informing the audience that we're about to tear their faces off. Not many headline acts take the time to do this kind of thing, it's a thoughtful touch which has really made us feel at home with the VT boys and helped their loyal fan base warm to us.
The reaction we have had over the past week or so has been absolutely overwhelming. It feels like people have really embraced the music and took us to their hearts. A lot of the fans we meet after the shows tell us that they have come to check us out for the first time after hearing amazing things about the support act. It's good to know that people are coming away from the gig and spreading the word.
Tonight we play The O2 Forum in London. This feels like an especially big one for us tonight and the anticipation and excitement is already growing. We've got music blasting in the tour van and even the atrocious weather isn't dampening our spirits. We hope to see some old friends and familiar faces at this one.
Get down early and get your dancing shoes on – it’s gonna be a stomper!
See y'all soon.
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There’s a certain irony to my opening gambit this time as I write from what seems to be Captain Ahab’s vessel as it skims the unsympathetic, fucking mountainous waves of the Irish Sea. And may I add, I wasn’t born with the best sea legs so I write in an effort to escape the over whelming urge to ‘donate to the national trust’. We played Glasgow last night, the second gig thus far on what has been a raucous start to any tour support we have ever done. This time we’re in support of a blues, soul group called Vintage Trouble and boy can they play! Moreover, they’re probably the most welcoming band we’ve ever had the pleasure of touring with and I genuinely mean that - which is refreshing these days!
Anyway, I digress…It seems we have got caught up in the whirlwind metaphorically and physically by all accounts, taking into consideration my current 'situation’. “There’s a storm brewing Mr Wayne!” But alas, one shouldn’t grumble considering the show we played last night. What a fucking crowd and what a response! We played The Barrowlands and the place knew how to groove. It’s a 70’s style, roller disco type venue that holds more history than the undeleted web browser of Bill Gates!
We are about to kick off the tour supporting the great Vintage Trouble on all of their UK dates - tickets are still available.
Also stay tuned to see our new video which should be online from 10am on Friday 6th November!