“Come Along & Join Us…”…again!
Our first gigs following the release of #TheBreedingGroundOfVile are next weekend at #LongtonLive next weekend, where me and The Folded Arms play four gigs in two nights, 13thand 14thJuly. So we will be playing some new live songs. Getting people together for summer gigs can be tough due to holidays, school holidays, and all kinds of other commitments, but the core of the band are all set and ready to go.
Emma & Kate are doing an additional four gigs over those same two nights, so we arranged that the venues were right next to each other and for them to play the hour before the band plays. Those two probably sing in their sleep anyway, but I’m hoping they will get through without (too much) insanity setting in!
We are joined on percussion for the Friday gigs by Kev Plows, drummer in The Cracked and Contraband and countless others over the years. So we have gone for a lively set so that he won’t need to stand around twiddling his thumbs. Kev added a new dimension to our sound in the rehearsal so we are all looking forward to a vibrant couple of nights.
Duncan is doing solo gigs while Emma and Kate are doing their acoustic sets, so I will actually get to see him play in at least one of the venues this time around, and the only World Cup football will be the third place play-off on the afternoon of 14th, so unless England are involved in that we should have a sober audience to start!
So if you like village festivals, Longton Live costs £5 for a wristband for the whole weekend, and you will see multiple talents both in and out doors, in pubs, bars, shops, community halls, libraries, supermarkets, and more. Here is where you can find us:
Friday 13th (it’s okay, that gag has already been made)
7pm Secret Bar – Chique Acoustic (Emma Perry & Kate Ferris)
8pm Blundells Hardware – John Reed & the Folded Arms
9pm Ram’s Head – Chique Acoustic
10pm St Andrews Church Hall – John Reed & the Folded Arms
7pm Black Bull – Chique Acoustic
7pm Orchid – Duncan Reed
8pm Orchid – John Reed & the Folded Arms
9pm Golden Ball – Chique Acoustic
9pm Secret Bar – Duncan Reed
10pm Rams Head – John Reed & the Folded Arms
CDs for sale in each venue, so please support independent musicians and buy one if you like what you hear!