Off on our holidays

15 September 2016

Next gigs are in the US of A. Mozying around with Lehigh Valley punk band The Clap from 29th Sept to 8th Oct. All the details on the gig page. I’ve tried to find all the links to the events pages so you can click through the ticket sites if need be. Please don’t laugh at me for messing up the addresses, state codes, or zip numbers – I’m from Norf Lundun.

When we get back there is just time to unpack and check the football results before we climb on to the 100 Club stage – October 21st. Support comes from The Straps, 16 Guns and Viva Las Vegas (hah! nepotism) and Comrade X is acting as compere. It’ll be an entertaining do I promise with a few surprises (though the surprise might be that you’re not surprised… whatever). The sooner you buy a ticket the cheaper it will be. Current price is £8, this will go up to £10 on 30 Sept, and then £12 on the door. So why wait!
Event link is here
Though note the WeGotTickets link is for the early early bird tickets which have sold out. I’ll get Noel to fix it, but use this one until the 30th Sept:

Once we’ve celebrated the 100 Club gig, stayed out all night, drunk too much and found an early morning café for breakfast, Noel will be driving as all to Stoke for the Invasion of the Mother Town, because I ain’t driving :-)


Undercover IV

13 September 2016

The Good

Back in Brighton. My first ever public gig was in a skate board park under the sea front road. This time it’s the racecourse at 415ft above sea level. Finally! I’m “upwardly mobile”.

So the set was a bit scrappy, could you tell, and Finn lost the use of his guitar for a while (could yo.. no I didn’t say that). But it was a (ah-hem) unique experience. Hope you all had a good time, because I did. I also managed to not drop any cider on Guy.

Belated Happy Birthday Coppo!

Coppo feels loved
Well technically, you’re not wearing ripped torn or cut denim, you are wearing a shirt, and it’s not a football one, so you can come in.

The Bad

Had to leave around midnight and couldn’t make the Saturday, so I missed lots of good stuff.

The Ugly

I know Mick and some of the security people working at Undercover. Anybody who wants to convince me that they are not decent people is going to have to prove it. The only ‘ism’ I saw was alcoholism.


Because I refuse to end on a sour note just to make a pun:

A very nice man from the AA wanders in: “Is there an Arthur here?” “Err yeah but he’s on stage at the moment” “Can’t get his keys can you?”. So Tom makes a sign “Arthur, where’s your keys”.

Next up is the USA. In the UK, it’s the 100 Club on the 21st Oct. I’ll post the details when I’ve finished my breakfast.


Blackpool Rocks

14 August 2016

Rebellion 2016, well I had a whale of a time: ate loads of chips; drank buckets cider; stayed up late once or twice; saw some bands; discovered some new bands; got my haircut courtesy of Doc Martens; and more. I hope you enjoyed it too.

Special thanks to Bill for letting me carry his guitar; Guy for letting me drop a pint of cider on him; Joe for joining me on stage for GLC (and all the rest of you who did the same); Those Naughty Lumps for helping me stay up late; Mic for pointing out I could get my haircut for free; all those around me in the band passes queue for helping to idle the time away; and especially Marianne for spotting the lipstick smudge on my cheek before Mouse did.

But most of all, thank you to all your Mums and Dads for letting you stay up for our Friday night closer, it would have been pretty pointless otherwise.

Next one up is the Undercover Festival, Brighton Racecourse 9th September.