unclechristo: (tin whistle)

Played a wedding ceilidh tonight with Govannen in tropical Solihull. We had played for their niece's wedding too. About an hour’s drive as the crow flies, but sadly crows don’t drive... Twas a lively crowd in a slightly cramped dance floor - kept having to check they might not fall over our monitors...

 

unclechristo: (gosh)
Today is the first of 9 days with no gigs! Very timely as after a very busy year of 108 gigs and 6 albums I was getting a bit raggedy. I plan to balance proper chilling with just enough tasks to keep my brain ticking over. I plan to lose myself and then find myself again. Or possibly the other way round... It will be a challenge but I’m looking forward to it.
unclechristo: (twin wh)

Gosh that was a very lively set in a very packed pub.

unclechristo: (b&w)

Made a video for Audible Light's Essence album featuring the track A Thousand Seeds, and the liquid light show of Lumiere Ogbanje.



unclechristo: (pno)
Very appreciative audience at the Cactus Cafe jazz gig. Had a time slip moment as 2 waitresses who worked there 20 years ago were there tonight - one working, one as customer.
unclechristo: (tin whistle)

A very cozy wedding ceilidh in the tearooms of the Wymondham Windmill. We played a rock'n'jigs 2nd set, fun was had and it was so nice to play for long time friends of the band.

unclechristo: (theremin - in the zone)
Quadelectronic 112. There were 7 of us. I just took my small theremin, Lexicon effects, ringmodulator, and
field recordings so I was in experimental mode. The vibe was deeeeep space.

unclechristo: (Default)

Mo Coulson & Chris Conway's 3rd album The Enchanted Forest is now on Bandcamp to stream and/or download. Here
https://mocoulsonchrisconway.bandcamp.com/album/the-enchanted-forest

CDs available in 2 weeks or so.
iTunes/Amazon/Spotify etc in a month.
Enjoy the journey.  :-)

unclechristo: (tin whistle)

Mellow little informal wedding ceilidh - nice people - all over at 10pm. Which suited me coz I'm a very tired boy today.

unclechristo: (pno)
Jazz duo gig at Marabel was lively. Oddly during the first song people at 4 tables took photos of us. 2 lasses kept taking photos and videos and requested "Michael Buble's Moondance"...

Funny how people see jazz - new or old. A gent told me of a music venue saying "They put on modern stuff yknow, but jazz as well"
Whereas a lass later told me, "I only love the new stuff - yknow, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr."
unclechristo: (Default)
Ambient Underground 8 provided a great 3rd Anniversary to Audible Light. A great sound and even the recording of the lawnmower worked well. We played a 45minute set and a 1 hour 2nd set. Thanks to all those who came to see us.



unclechristo: (tin whistle)

The wedding ceilidh gig in a tent in a field went fine. There was a brief worry about electricity and our dance caller's poorly voice but all prevailed and jolly folks danced keenly. I was grateful for my Roger Moore poloneck sweater after sundown...

unclechristo: (twin wh)
Quite a 40th wedding anniversary party we played at tonight - highlights were a huge barbershop choir, and the husband's comic song set to Offenbach dressed as a 3 headed Viking.


unclechristo: (tin whistle)
Hasty meal after Melton beer festival year 7!



unclechristo: (pno)
Made it out for some of the Regent Jazz Modern Jazz Jam Session and played a couple of pieces. After the last time where I couldn't follow the chordsheet, I was given a nice slow ballad and even a free improv jam as a trio with double bass & drums :-)



unclechristo: (Default)
Recording finished with Mo Coulson on our 3rd album. It's a wrap! 😀Here is a hasty photo taken to commemorate same.


unclechristo: (tin whistle)

Wedding ceilidh was fine - nice people. A highlight was a young lass dressed as a princess who, whenever we started playing, ran round in circles hi-five-ing her mom on every circuit. She did this all evening

unclechristo: (twin wh)
Cattlemarket ceilidh went well last night. Facebook tells me we were there on this day last year too... My life is increasingly cyclic...



unclechristo: (pno)

Jazz duo gig at King Power Stadium was more low key this year. Made easier by using the house PA saving me lugging mine up 3 floors from the car. Still 2 hours 15 mins of playing... sleepy when I got home...

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