I HAVE a guitar student coming first thing – once she’s finished I head to the studio and pack the gear. We hope to be on the road soon after midday.
We share the drive to Newcastle. I do the second shift and drive through some really crap weather between Carlisle and Newcastle.
First stop is the Ramada in Gateshead where promoter Julian has booked us in then we make our way tot he venue where Steven and sandman Thomas are waiting for us.
Soundcheck goes great then we head through to the bar to eat while support band Country Irregulars soundcheck. Liking the sound of them already 🙂
Our pals Dave and Julie from The Music Cable Company have come down from Fife for the show and join us for a drink closely followed by Sue and Stevo.
Just before doors open we head back to the venue. We’d been a little concerned about numbers, but turns out to be a great crowd. Openers Country Irregulars play a belter and I have a great time playing then chatting round the merch table.
Openers Country Irregulars play a belter 🙂