Well, with the unprecedented arrival of the Covid Pandemic, all live music! ceased to exist!
You can imagine what this has done to live music now that we have been allowed to return.
Promotors, venues, and punters alike are dipping their toes into the water before committing themselves to either staging or visiting live gigs!
With the mainstream media continuing with their onslaught of fearmongering and negativity, it will take some time to build up confidence within the music business, which along with the hospitality trade, has suffered greatly after being largely ignored by the government!
But musicians are a hardy breed, we will continue the fight to get people out to the venues to enjoy live music.
It has been especially difficult after welcoming our new drummer Phil Carter who had only played a handful of dates when the lockdown hit us.
After eighteen months with only a live stream and one gig under our belts, we were back to square one.
A huge shot in the arm for us was opening The Isle of Wight Festival on September 16th 2021
We were proud to have opened it in 2010 to commemorate it being the 40 year anniversary that Jimi Hendrix played the festival and were pleased, to say the least when we were once again invited to open the festival in 2020 to mark the 50 year anniversary of Jimi playing it.
Well as we all know live music was shut down in 2020 so we assumed we had missed the boat.
However, John Giddings, and his wife Caroline fought tooth and nail to make the festival happen against all the odds.
We opened the festival in the Big Top and it was amazing after so long away to see thousands of eager music lovers swarm in.
A mention must also go to Laura, and Treacle from The Meyer Dancers who brought an authentic 60’s dance routine to Foxy Lady.
Gigs are slowly coming in now, and we hope to put a good run together with Phil, who is an amazing drummer and a great addition to the band.
Please, please support your local venues when they have live music.
Whilst a lot of bands play for sheer enjoyment, there are also bands like ourselves whose livelihood depends on you coming out to support and enjoy a great night out.
Remember as Flu season is upon us to take care of yourselves and help those who need a helping hand.
We’re living in strange times, but that doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself away!
Life is for living, let’s get on with it the best we can.
We hope to see you at a gig soon.