Just back from a fantastic weekend… The Bandits played a great last minute booking at The Black Bull In Blaydon on Friday as a warm out for the North East Motorcycle Action Group Stormin’ the Castle Custom Bike Show. The following morning I was off to Stormin’ to do a set with Ronnie Semple (on harp) as the duo Oil City Shakers in the Hobgoblin tent in the afternoon. The reception from a packed tent was fantastic, and the first copies of the “trigger Finger” CD sold well! Then a quick pack up and over to the main stage for the soundcheck, a few beers and a bite and checked out Bessie and The ZInc Buckets and the wonderful Blue Diamiond before watching the Kill on the mainstage. Then it was Bandits time again and we got our usual great Stormin’ welcome – cheers! – before the headliners, From The Jam took the stage.
Caught up with loads of old friends – especially the Stormin’ crew and marshalls. Thanks again.
This weekend coming I’m out playing solo at Saltburn Blues Club supporting MORELAND AND ARBUCKLE on Friday 6th September (Saltburn Community Theatre, Albion Terrace, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12 1JW) – should be a cracker. Then out with Oil City Connection on Saturday night of the 7th at The Schooner Inn in Gateshead, and then solo again on Sunday the 8th at The Wheatsheaf, Roker Ave, Sunderland, SR6 0BN from 4.30 pm