DID IT OTTWAY
made it back to base, more or less in tact after entertaining
the troops at Tinwood Arena, which I guess
is more than poor old Glen Miller managed.
Just goes to show, you'd have to back an old converted Leyland
post office van against an RAF Norseman any day, mind we nearly
caught a packet from a hostile Merc 109 when approaching the
coast of Luton.
I feel a big thanks is due to The Rhythm Festival
promoter, Jim Driver, for staging such a
fantastic event. You only have to glance at the notice board
on the Festival web site to see what a huge success it proved
for all who attended. In fact so much so that next years event
is already in the planning and even tickets sold.
(the web-link is Rhythm
only frustrating aspect from the band's point of view was
having so many great acts
tap and not being able to catch them on account of having
a show to do. Of course we had ringside seats to see the one
and only John - doing it Ottway
- one guitar (more or less), two necks and one crazy guy,
he is a not an easy act to follow.
be down the 100 Club this Friday,
Aug 18th, the Stones will be in
town of course (so lock up your Palm Trees) Earlier in the
day we'll be doing a spot on one of the digital radio channels.
We'll let you know if we get any more details before transmission.
week after, we Return to good old Kyps in
Poole for the band's customary mid-summer visit - terrific
crowd, great venue. The following day, Saturday Aug
26th we hop along the coast to Deal in Kent to try
our luck at The Astor Theatre, a venue described
by Carl Palmer as "fantastic"
and "having a great sound". The theatre's
patron is Sir Norman Wisdom, famous for his
portrayal of ridiculous looking pratts falling about......
can't think why they chose to book us.
1st sees us at the Talk of The Town,
Milton Keynes (glad to see we're getting the classier venues
- pretentious Moi). The 8th has now finally
been settled on for our second trip of the year to Bottley
Hill Farm, sorry if any confusion has arisen as a
result of our prevarication in deciding which of the alternative
dates to go for. We really enjoyed the January show and I
know there were a few late bookers who were unable to get
tickets, it sold out quite early, I hope you have better luck
I better sign off now or I'll miss the e-postman, I can hear
him at the gate and our pet Komodo, Gigabyte is off the leash.
an IT joke, how ironically Geeky. ED)