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six by seven at The Maze

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I have to say that was the best gig I’ve ever done on Saturday at the Maze. In the past six by seven was very strict and everything was worked out, right down to when we put the fuzzboxes on to create the build ups. People said I looked miserable and scary on stage, but this was because I spent most of my time counting numbers in my head and concentrating like a motherfucker.

Saturday was the opposite of all that; freeform guitar solo’s, huge segue’s with improvised drumming, cue’s for chord changes counted out live and beginnings of songs starting when I came in with the first line of the lyrics. Apart from that, everything was structured, we don’t want to be a jazz band after all. It sounded like Spacemen 3, Stooges, Velvets and Crazy Horse.

I also enjoyed doing the ‘acoustic / stand-up / story-telling’ support slot. Again, everything was pretty random but there was such a great atmosphere that it was easy to do!

It was great meeting people from the mailing list and putting faces to names and addresses, especially Shohei Miyauchi who had come all the way from Japan to see the show. I think best of all was that you made it happen by pledging on Kickstarter.

Rehearsals were also a joy, working with Charlie, Chris Moore and Chris Davis, everyone was so professional at getting this together in just 5 rehearsals. It was hard work and we knew we had to time it just right so that we peaked for the gig. Lets hope we can do some more, everyone in the band is up for it.

1. Got To Find A Way Out Of Here
2. Alone (new song)
3. Well (new song)
4. Mother Of Life
5. Fade Away
6. Cafeteria Rats
7. Flypaper For Freaks
8. Mind (Head-Fuck)

(Acoustic set)

  1. Everything Disappears
  2. All My New Best Friends
  3. Pain
  4. July August Winter
  5. Fighting (song from MuZiK KluB)
  6. 100 & Something Foxhall Road

 

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six by seven show announced

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The Maze Nottingham 28th October.

ALL SEATED 100 tickets ONLY includes souvenir programme and exclusive album.
Finally time to announce this show I’ve been working on for a while now!

I wanted to do something different from just the usual gig. This show will be all seated and performed in a unique way.  Everyone who comes in will get a seat and table and a full colour souvenir programme / book (signed by the band) + a full length album which will be exclusive and only available at this show.

The show will be in two parts. Part one: I’ll be performing acoustically on an electric guitar, telling some cool stories and reading out the odd poem!
Part two will be the full band, with Chris Davis. The band will have two drummers including Charlie and guest musicians. Sadly, Sam and Paz declined to do the show but it’s great that Chris is doing it. As it turned out, me and Chris were the only members who carried on releasing music after six by seven and for me Chris was always an integral part of the sound of the band, not just his playing but also his beliefs and attitudes towards music.

It will be new and interesting and extremely loud and melodic, everything you would expect from a classic six by seven gig. It won’t be like the last one, re-hashing the past. Although we will play some oldies. Please come along and make it work. Then we can do another and another and another…
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THROUGH KICKSTARTER NEXT WEEK

(please note: we did advertise tickets through an agent for a few hours and if you bought one you will be refunded straight away. Sorry about this but I don’t see why fans should have to pay a £2 surcharge for simply buying a ticket, we might as well do this ourselves and shoulder any internet charges – which won’t be 10%!)