So now the dust has settled (a week on basically), I can finally string a decent post together.
Recent happenings in our little band have been a bit stressful, you could say we’re in a bit of a transition period. Mark obviously outgoing as previously mentioned. Well we had another bombshell dropped on us a couple of weeks back.
Nigel decided it was time to leave too.
I’d like to add that there were no arguments or falling outs that lead to either member leaving. Mark - for personal reasons. Nigel decided to go back to college to train to be an electrician. This would tie him up for a few evenings a week, and would be tough to work around with gigs and practices etc.
Then last week there were a series of misunderstandings (click for the story) which lead to Nigel parting ways with us straight away. Some of these misunderstandings were on my part, and I have taken responsibility for them.
So that all happened, and we are now looking for a new bass player. If you are interested in trying out, and own a decent live setup - please email email@example.com and we’ll arrange to jam with you.
No real requirements other than someone we get on with, and can play bass. We currently have 3 people interested, and plan to meet with everyone who gets in touch with us. We want to find the right person. Good banter is ESSENTIAL.
We’ve had a few jams with Scott, and the time we’ve spent playing has been productive. Coming up with a few new ideas at each practice with the aim of writing a whole bunch of songs, and recording the best two or three either later this year, or early next year. We’ve also spent some time planning the next couple of months, so there is definitely more to come from us.
It’s a bit of a departure from our usual way of songwriting. Which has been mainly computer based, then we’ll try it, and change things we don’t like. Now we’re just trying stuff out, and all having our own input and seeing where it goes.
We also have two brand new songs from our time at Lucid Cut in March. One of which will be out soon. We’re definitely taking steps in the right direction, now we just need to complete our lineup again.
Finally - Thank you to Mark and Nigel for their contributions over the years.