Thursday
Oct312013

A Stormy Night


For a long time we have been talking about doing a house tour but not actually doing anything about it. Finally we have now taken the first steps into this world with our first house show last week.

So how did it go...

Bloody brilliant!! We knew our kind house givers Fiona & Amy would be incredibly welcoming but as we arrived outside their door there was a moment when we looked at each other and wondered can we pull this gig off. But then we entered their house and like Alice entered our own wonderland!

Walking through the house you could feel an atmosphere that made us feel at ease immediately. Walking out the back we met everyone around a BBQ and open fire and big rugs...this was a very cool house. However that was just the beginning...light bulbs lit up the garden from above leading to a marque kitted out with our very own stage and couches for everyone to sit around for the show...I wondered would there be a chance of a residency!!

The gig itself turned in to an open conversation between songs, almost VHI story tellers like and not even a mid-song storm trying its best to blow over the whole marque could dampen the mood! The set up amazing but we still needed a willing crowd to play to and good god did we find one. From people playing out of tune beer bottles to knocking over beer and having a 'Z' in their name it was one crazy gang :)


The night quickly turned from playing to strangers in someone's house to an intimate evening with friends. If this is what house gigs are about then sign us up!!!

So a massive thank you to everyone that was there and I hope we now have new members in our Needables family.

A special thank you to Fiona and Amy who fed and watered us and made us feel so comfortable...and of course to Bam Bam who must have been suffering for days with sugar withdrawals!!!

Beat

Wednesday
Oct092013

New arrivals,busy times,get back on the road etc etc etc

Hi folks

Well Floyd is a proud father once again so that's 5 between is now in The Needables Crèche so could probably start a new band!

We may not of succeeded with our Guinness Project but it did ring out well with you and we are happy to confirm our first house concert for October 19th and thank you to the other folk who have shown an interest!

If the 19 goes well we will look to roll out some more :)

Will update you with other dates soon and official release of 'Bringing it a home' ie radio noise etc!!!!

Speak soon
Beat

Friday
Feb012013

First Headline Gig April 10th Whelans

Its true we are taking the big leap and putting on our first Headline gig this April 10th in Whelans.

After supporting a few acts upstairs in Whelans we knew it was the perfect venue to kick off our first headline gig.

We hope the gig will be timed nicely with the release of our first single form our Debut Album so the night will be a special one for us.

In addition we have the wonderful Laura Elisabeth Hughes as a special guest and if you managed not to hear anything from her yet check out here.

We hope to see you all there

Beat

Monday
Jan142013

The Sunday Roast

Well first gig down and a great time was had. Always loved The Sunday Roast gigs and really like the Mercantile set up. However, still missed out on a garlic and rosemary spuds which is upsetting....formal complaint made to Kieron!

The night was opened by the wonderful Laura Elizabeth Hughes who is creating quite an internet storm with 1 million hits or so on her channel!!! If available she will hopefully make an appearance at our gig in April in Whelans.

We got up and as usual my inability to put capos on the right fret came up again...I call it nu-folk but Floyd was having none of it! We played 8 tunes on the night and here is the list:

Next Year
Baby I'm On My Way
Guess Its Better Late Then Not At All
Beauty From A Kiss
Leave A Little Light
Jesus Don't Climb That Mountain
Bringing It Home
Rainy Day Blues

We really enjoyed Cash is King after us and though we didn't get to stick around for all of Future Phantoms gig it was a rock'n set!

Looking forward to coming back...especially to here Keiron's wonderful introductions to each act, pure poetry!

Cheers to all who made it in and speak soon

Beat

Wednesday
Jan022013

2013 Here we go...

 

Well last year was fun but now we really want to take to the next level this year. Having spent the second half of the year writing and really getting the sound we want we are now ready to kick off with more Gigs/Festivals/Videos/Songs/Food/Drinking you name it we want it!

If you have yet to download our free song Leave a Little Light then do so now god damn it.

We will have more info soon and hopefully a venue decided for this debut album that is busting at the seems to get out!!

Happy New Year

Beat