Monday, February 28, 2011

Badges and Plectrums and stuff...

In anticipation of THE SOHO COBRAS getting out and playing live again soon, I finally ordered some more ROB SILVER plectrums.

They turned up this morning and I've been smiling all day.

Clearly personalised pieces of plastic really shouldn't make me this happy, but they do. I just can't wait to get some gigs booked and start throwing them at people.

I also got a huge bag of THE SOHO COBRAS badges, which we will be giving away at our shows over the next few months.

The plectrums came in four colours, so  have quite a bit of variety now!

There were only two badge designs, but more will follow I'm sure.

In other news...

Rehearsals with Charlie are going really well, we're starting to book some gigs now, so live dates will follow shortly. We've also started recording vocals for some new demos that should all be sorted shortly thanks to the production skills of Mr Sober Dave.

Here's a very hungover Charlie recoding vocals last Sunday in her finest Dennis the Menace jumper.

I also got around to watching my 20th aniversary DVD re-release of SHOCK EM DEAD now available to buy at SHOCKEMDEADMOVIE.COM.

This is probably my second favourite 80's metal horror movie after TRICK OR TREAT. It's awful, but get's a lot of bonus points for excessive breast shots and Michael Angelo Batio playing one of those guitars, that's like a double guitar with plastic horns stuck on his head.

Good times.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Toys...

I've invested in a few new toys over the last couple of weeks.

My tired old pedal board will have a few new additions once I have a few hours to play with them all! :-)

A couple of my new acquisitions will be for home use only I think, but my new Digitech Whammy Pedal will find a new home with me live. I'm looking forward to doing hands free dive bombs live.

I'm holding off on changing anything else though because of the imminent arrival of the JET CITY AMPLIFICATION JCA22H, the new 2 channel version of my glorious JCA20H valve head.

So in no particular order, I'm very happy to be goofing around with:


and I have finally bought my own cab. I got the JCA12S to match my head.

THE SOHO COBRAS... Rehearsal with the new line-up going really well

Rehearsals with Charlie, the new singer are going really well.

We've only rehearsed three times and I think I would happily gig tomorrow if one was offered.

I think we're probably going to wait a few more weeks before booking some shows though. We've already got a new song sorted. I'm especially happy that the new tune is using some of Charlie's lyrics. Writing seems to be going really with Charlie as a wing-man. We have another few songs that we're playing around with, so I think we'll give it another few weeks to get those sorted, since it would be cool to relaunch the live band with a few new tunes under our belts.

All is very good...

Gigs coming soon :-)