Friday, 19 December 2008

A picture of Alice and Derek from our recent concert at the end of November.

I'm still trying to find out how this blog thingy works and I notice that you can insert a video as well as pictures so in preparation for when I've completed the video of 'Film Noir' I thought I would try this feature out to see how it works. At the moment we only have one video of a song so it will have to be that - Arabesque - so apologies if you've already watched it having visited the website. Here goes....

Dropping in the video file with the 'Add Video' icon didn't seem to work so I've copied in the HTML code to link to the YouTube site. I'll have to do some more research.....

Taking a rest from trying to write new material I've been looking at some traditional songs for the band to have a go at when we get together again in the New Year. One that I've been working on is 'John Barleycorn' which is a well known song from the tradition. I've got an idea for an arrangement so we'll see how it goes down with the rest of the band at the next rehearsal.

All that's left is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very musical New Year!

Friday, 12 December 2008

A picture of Bruce from the recent concert - because it's his Birthday today! Many Happy Returns!

Thanks to Ed we've now got a PayPal account and thanks to Ed and Bruce we've got the merchandise ordering pages set up on the website. So now it's easy for people to buy CDs and T-shirts from us without having to wait until we do the next concert. We've already had some orders so the system is working OK.

A quiet time for the band at the moment so I've started working on a video of 'Film Noir' for posting up on the website and You Tube - hopefully early next year.


Saturday, 6 December 2008

Two weeks since our gig at St.George's and we got together last night to look at some of the video footage taken on the night and to exchange some of the feedback we have each got from members of the audience and comparing it to the concert at the beginning of November. The presentation was better as we had the benefit of all the lighting which Nick had designed and the overall sound was better thanks to the acoustics of the hall.

Considering it was the first time the audience would have heard the new songs which accounted for about half of the set list everything went very well and was enthusiastically received by those present.