No Longer Stuffed!!

It is with a fair degree of sadness that I announce that Stuffed Olive are no more, deceased, no more, a dead parrot band! This happened around a month ago now, so people that are reading this probably know already, but hey, in case there is anyone out there that hangs off my every word – this is for you!! I’m of course asked the question ‘why?’ all the time, but needless to say there was a professional difference of opinion between drummer and lead singer – line drawn under it. All a bit of a shame really, and with a few gigs still to play in 2011 and a couple of private bookings for 2012, rather premature and just as we are starting to get things really going as a unit.

So, what for me now?! I am still very much up for anything that my duo More or Less can get up to, but I have a couple of other very promising irons in the fire. Firstly I am now in a duo with good friend Rachel Willis who has an absolutely fantastic voice and have always wanted to work with her but time and band commitments never really allowed for this to happen. We’re busy putting together a set list now with a view to hopefully get a gig in before Christmas, with such songs as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” and Muse “Time is Running Out” to name but three. Still no name for the duo, but I have a few ideas rolling around my brain cell. Rachel gets married next month so progress will nature slow because of this, but we’re hoping to be playing at a bar near you real soon.

The other project that could well come into fruition is with an old school friend of mine who is looking to start a band up which just coincided nicely with me becoming sans band. We’ll be looking to play bits of Stevie Wonder, Commitments, along with newer stuff like Maroon 5’s very addictive ‘Moves Like Jagger’, all of which suit my thirst to play funky stuff. It’s a bit of a challenge for me though as it looks like I will be the sole guitarist, something I’m not used to, but I guess it’s not a lot different from the acoustic duo stuff, just a little bit more horrendous if I screw things up! 😉

Lastly I am looking to have my mini-studio up and running so that I can start recording music again, part of which will be to produce YouTube videos of me covering stuff along with original songs. It’s high time I used the technology I have at my disposal I figure!!

Okay, that’s it for this update except to recommend a few albums that are perma-playing on my iPhone at present – take care dudes! :O)

Devin Townsend – Ghost : Fave track = Kawaii
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto : Fave track = Us Against the World
Jean Michel Jarre – Teo and Tea : Fave track = Vintage
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Reconfigured : Fave track = The Grid (Crystal Method remix)
Opeth – Heritage : Fave track = Folklore
Vessels – Helioscope : Fave track = All Our Ends

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