Hello Blog Readers,
Yet again I have let well over a month slip by without updating you on my recent musical activity. The blog is entitled 'The Bonfire Radicals' as the band have been my main musical occupation and obsession of late. First we had the photos with Colin Whitehouse back in March which I believe I mentioned in my last post. They were a great success and you can view them on our Facebook page.
On the 11th and 12th of April we recorded 4 tracks for our new Ep which is due to be realeased in the late summer/early autumn. We recorded percussion, guitars and a live take of 'I Wish' on the first day and added the strings, woodwind and stomping on the second day. It was all a great success and I was impressed with the standard of musicianship from the band and the quality of sound that the technicians recorded. Initially I thought that we weren't going to get everything recorded as it took a while to get all the percussion mics set up but luckily we all sailed through our parts in only one or two takes. We were fortunate to have our photographer Colin Whitehouse at hand on the first day, he got some great photos from the shoot which can be viewed on our Facebook page but I will post a taster below of some of the Radicals on a quick tea break.
As well as recording we had a couple of successful gigs over the bank holiday weekend with dates at the Midland Arts Centre and the Urban Fox Folk Club. As always it was so much fun to play with everyone on stage and the performances were well received by the audience. We got a live recording from the night which will be uploaded onto Soundcloud soon so watch this space. If you can't wait til then we found this video of us playing at the MAC to keep you busy.
At the moment we are gearing up for upcoming dates at a Gypsy festival near Henley-in-Arden on the 19th of June and Moseley and Edale Folk Festivals in September. More details about dates for the Bonfire Radicals can be found on our band Facebook page or on the gigs section of this site.
Even more excitingly we are all set to embark on a video project with Director and Producer Desmond Crowe. Desmond is better known for his work as an Art Director on productions such as Spielberg's 'Band of Brothers' and Branagh's 'Frankenstein' so we are delighted that he has taken on the task of making us a music video. The aim is to shoot the video in early December and try to get three tracks recorded. He has some very exciting ideas for the film but they shall remain top secret for the moment! As always the results will be posted on here when it is finished.
Now then, I think it is high time I stopped writing and got myself ready for my gig tonight in South Wales. The gigs section of the site has been updated again so have a look and hopefully see you somewhere soon.