Another live vid – from this Tuesday 5th Sept, 17, at Fretmarks music shop in Bedlington. Mark’s got a great set up going there with some dazzling prices – he’ll beat online retailer prices too, but isn’t allowed to advertise as such. A great discovery for me. Get yourselves down – service with a smile.
Bad Bob Bates – The 27
Tine to release three new songs as the “Let It Go” EP.
This 3 track EP was inspired by travelling through California. You get the laid back Americana of “Sausalito”, followed by the California Rock influenced “Let It Go” and then the story focused country melancholia of “Sometimes”. Pretty varied stuff, but just where my head has been lately. I’ll work out a direction one day.
I hope you like it OK.
All songs written and composed by Chris Davison as Bad Bob Bates.
All vocals and stringed instruments – Bad Bob Bates
Keyboards and percussion – Ally Lee
Production and Engineering – Ally Lee
Recorded at Mill Studios, Alnwick, August 2016 and Sept 2017
EP title pic – Janie Davison
Let It Go track pic – Bernie Penman
Sausalito track pic – Chris Davison
Sometimes track pic – Chris Davison
A nice weekend coming up. First time at Libby May’s in Sunderland Friday 1st September – cool new basement bar. I’m plating solo and planning laid back Americana start to full on foot stomping finale. I rarely get to Sunderland so looking forward to this. Gonna try to channel some Buddy Miller and Ryan Adams early on, and maybe a bit of Western Plains Rory Gallagher. Plenty BBB originals too, and there’ll be CDs for sale (just a fiver).
On Saturday I’m back at The Cluny in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley with Oil City Shakers duo, supporting the wonderful blues/rock guitarist Chantelle McGregor. On stage from 8 pm. Great venue, great setting, great beers and wines/spirits and I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic evening. Tickets/door from The Cluny. We’ll have OCS CDs for sale too. Well worth the money!
I nipped in to do a quick session for Blank Slate Acoustic session this weekend. Here’s the first track. Not very acoustic mind
Hope you like it – more to come.
No storming the castle for us this year, so Oil City Connection have agreed to support the wonderful Chantelle McGregor at Cluny 2 on Saturday 2nd September. 8 pm on stage. That’ll be a great night!
Bad Bob Bates CBGs/guitar, foot drums and throat; Ronnie semple on harp. Together we’re Oil City Shakers… All live, one take stuff.
https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/track/bruce-richard-reynolds-2 - Bruce Richard Reynolds
https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/track/delaware-slide - Delaware Slide
It’s been a bit busy lately with some great full on band bookings as well as duo and solo.
Back to solo for a couple of weeks now, first up in Guide Post in Northumberland.
Back with the band stuff soon enough
Celebrating 50 Years of The Velvet Underground catch THE VELVETS on their UK tour performing Velvet Underground classics from ’67-70.
SAT 27TH MAY Arts Club Liverpool bit.ly/VelvetsLpool
SAT 9TH SEP O2 Academy Newcastle bit.ly/VelvetsNewcastle
FRI 15TH SEP O2 Academy Bristol bit.ly/VelvetsBristol
SAT 16TH SEP O2 Academy Birmingham bit.ly/VelvetsBham
FRI 29TH SEP O2 Academy Oxford bit.ly/VelvetsOxford
SAT 30TH SEP O2 Academy Islington bit.ly/VelvetsIslington
SAT 11TH NOV O2 ABC Glasgow bit.ly/VelvetsGlasgow
FRI 17TH NOV O2 Academy Sheffield bit.ly/VelvetsSheffield
Solo double header this weekend. Darlington’ Half Moon and Crafty Pint on Friday (a great little bar with fantastic ales and company) and Hartlepool FC Supporters Club (they know their blues and rock well!). Might see you there.