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Monday, 21 May 2012

A change is as good...


I'm off with m'lady to all day/night Midsummer Party on an island outside Gothenburg soon to celebrate the longest day with them. I've been co-opted into a scratch band to do a one-off covers gig for the occasion.

Having been immersed in planning for the two tours in Germany and Scotland and the north (and getting close to having had enough of it) this has proved to be a fun, refreshing change. Here's a list I've sent to the guys with suggestions for the set.

What great songs; what great memories.

I think it's Mavis Staples who takes the second verse in The Weight - whoever it is, she's stunning. Fantastic harmonies in the chorus of The Band's rendition of Forever Young.

There's early solo McCartney, The Kinks, CCR, The Beatles (of course), some fave pop songs... well, you can see below.

Paul McCartney: Every Night

Beach Boys: And Then I Kissed Her

Manfred Mann: Pretty Flamingo

The Beatles: If I Needed Someone
The Beatles: Norwegian Wood
The Beatles: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

Crowded House: Private Universe
Crowded House: Four Seasons in One Day

The Kinks: Days

Unit 4+2: Concrete and Clay

The Band (Dylan): Forever Young
The Band: The Weight
The Band: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Friday, 4 May 2012



It's been a while since I've had time to tend to the blog. Part of the reason is that I've been working on the two tours that are coming up either side of the summer: Germany in July and Scotland and the north of England in September. I'll post details of these at the head of the blog page soon (actually on right; see -> ).

Come back and have a look - see if you can join us for a gig or two - we'd like if you could!

S. x