Wednesday, October 26, 2005

In pyjamas

Just arrived home from yet another episode of In The Attic. Such an innovative way to use WhoTV and this was the wierdest one yet. Broadcast at midnight for the folks across the pond we all wore pyjamas, except Pete dressed to kill all in black and Rachel who looked wonderful in her nightie. I should have printed a target on mine to personalise them but I must say thanks to Rachel for supplying what was requested.... purple jim-jams! Had a good time though I was a bit sleepy, sang a couple of songs of my own and listened to other cool music by Sam and Giles, Mikey and ofcourse Rachel. Also my nephew Joseph played guitar which really knocked me out - would have loved to hear him sing though (maybe next time).

Monday, October 24, 2005

Casbah support Quo!


Casbah Club have confirmed the support slot on the December leg of the Status Quo UK tour. If you would like to take a look at the gig list, here is a link: http://www.statusquo.co.uk/uktour05.htm

Rocktastic mate! AND... there are even bigger and better things on the horizon for next year - no disrespect to Quo, they are fantastic but my all time dream may be coming true... Watch this space!!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Art For Art's Sake


I love this Adobe art program! Already spending far too long messing around with ideas. This one was knocked up by a good friend of mine who has nothing better to do with his time either - actually he probably has but I just continually hassle him until he delivers. As usual he has done the business. I think this is right on target!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Casbah Clubbin'



Here is a cool shot of yours truly 'Casbah Clubbin' at the Bulldog Bash, Aug 2005.

photo by Kirsty Grant

Thursday, October 20, 2005

CASBAH CLUB - LIVE

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tonight's In The Attic

A slightly different vibe tonight on WhoTV with Rachel and Mikey. I played a gentle ballad about a girl I fell in love with in London while I was living in New York, called 'Girl in New York'. I think it's one of my best songs. I played 'Ecstasy Heaven' too which is about partying with friends, written around the time Zak Starkey and I spent days and nights and more days and nights at The Blues Tavern in Farnham, England. Good but hazy memories, probably best forgotton. I'm proud of the song though, again a slowish ballad. I hope people enjoyed my performance as much as when I play more upbeat stuff. It was great to hear Pete play tonight though when I watched the replay back I thought I looked a bit wierd clapping along in the background to 'I'm One' - felt very cool at the time. Perhaps I'm being paranoid?? Naked in the attic with no guitar! Rachel and Mikey both did a great job as usual. Loadsafun!

Bedford Gig

Just got back home after a wonderful night out playing music - live, rock n' roll music! I so enjoyed myself, lost a shoe it was that much fun. Have to say a big thanks to Rachel Fuller and Mikey for asking me to play a few songs - the audience were incredible. Feel like I reached out and touched a few tonight - gives me a warm feeling thinking about it. Also have to say what an honour it was to share the stage at the end with Pete, my wonderfully talented older brother and the amazing Foy Vance.... If you haven't heard this guy I would go 1000 miles out of your way to see him. So great to be involved in the show.

Anyone else make it along?

On the Music Front

I will be playing a few songs at The Bedford in Balham tomorrow with Rachel Fuller and her band, Mikey and Foy Vance. Big bruv is playing too but only one song - that's a clue. We had a rehearsal today and everything worked. Good vibe!

This picture of Casbah Club was taken by Kirsty Grant.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Status Quo UK Tour support

My band, The Casbah Club have been offered the support slot on the Status Quo, December UK tour. There are some really good shows; Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena size venues. The money isn't great and it would mean spending 16 nights on a tour bus but I really want to do the work.... Just wish everyone in the band felt the same way.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

In The Attic with Rachel, Mikey and Pete

Had a great time in the attic today with Rachel Fuller, Mikey and Pete Townshend! Was a lot of fun chatting and so amazing to play songs and see instant feedback online. The interaction is awesome! What an incredible platform for lesser known artists and with Pete overseeing it all. This is a wonderful opportunity we are being gifted.

Rachel and Mikey are not only very talented singer / songwriters they are totally natural presenters too - this really impressed me about them both. I do hope I am asked back again soon, I'm sure life will seem rather dull otherwise.