Ah the legendary load (photo from last time we played there).
Cargo Fleet Club is a place hard emblazoned in the memories of all the bands who have ever played there. The steel fire escape; the rough gravelly ground at the bottom; and in the case of our band the 90 minute commute to get to the place.
Thankfully they wrap up the second set at exactly 11pm which does mean we can get on the way home before midnight.
A 70th Birthday in Bawtry for us here. Outdoors too (always a challenge to perform, but always fun).
Luckily the rain held off and we had a good event.
Google reminded me that I was on tour with Manning doing two gigs over in the Netherlands and Belgium.
So many good memories, although just after this amazing tour was the beginning of the end for me. Manning started to fall apart after this tour. Chris and Kev left; Steve the flute player quit to concentrate on his own band Molly Bloom, and a new old guitarist came in who I didn’t get on with; then my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few months later.
My band was out last weekend playing at a function. The photographer took this. It’s hard to believe I’ve had that bass for 18 years now!
A private booking for us last night. It was great but my old suits are really starting to fit me quite poorly now.
The second time we’ve played this club.
Most notable event though? Definitely Craig wearing a keyboard belt for a joke.
Looking dead cool from last night’s gig.
I do love this suit, even if it is a really nasty shiny one – I’d never dream of wearing it off stage, but onstage it just catches the light so well.