It was only a small pub gig so rather than cancel, I stepped in to sing for one show. I was a bit unsure about it, but I thought fuck it, give it a go. I had been singing at rehearsals while we were looking for a singer, so I knew I could "sing" but doing it live while playing the guitar was another thing!
In the end it was OK I guess, I really had fun doing it and it was in tune, but not a great vocal performance. I guess my rhythm playing suffered quite a bit. I think I rely on seeing the guitar neck a bit too much and looking at the video, I can see that I need to work on making sure that I my mouth is pointing at the mic when I shout in it! An interesting learning experience, but I'll be very glad to have hazel back where she belongs for the next one.
So so vocals aside it was a great night with excellent performances from THE INFAMOUS and FOREVER VENDETTA.
It was also my second gig with my JET CITY AMPLIFICATION JCA20H and I used my LAG ROXANE RF1000 for the first time since I played it at the gig where PISTOL KIXX broke up live on stage!
Here's a quick collection of excerpts from solos so you can here the JCA20H live on a guitar with P-90's
Jet City Amplification, JCA20H. Another live demo
And here are 2 tracks from the gig:
HERE AGAIN By THE SOHO COBRAS (Rob Silver filling in on vocals)
In other news, Dickie got "I *HEART* Colin Vipurs" tattooed on his arse for a bet... well he says it was a bet, but there's no smoke without fire if you ask me...
Who would have thought Dickie had a thing for drummers.
This is a lesson to anyone who get's drunk around tattoo equipment!
DON'T DO IT
See you all at AQUANET on May 8th!