The new year is under way, starting with a concert in a barn, Brugger Schachen during a massive storm that blew over a tree next to where we were playing (we didn't notice). Was a great party, thanks Fredy for the food and thanks to the guys from Sliks, really enjoyed your show and it was a pleasure working with you.
Friday 05. February we are back in the Falcone, Zuerich Wiedikon. With a surprise act - two ex members of a very well known Swiss Prog Rock band from the late 70s, accompanied by our very own Matt Graf.
Saturday 05. March we are back in the Dampfschiff, Brugg, supporting Master Pflaster.
We are finally playing some live gigs after a long hiatus.
The first one in the series is at the Classroom Bar in Wetzikon Zurich (Sat. 11 July), followed a month later (Sat. 29 August) by an appearance in "al Seda", Rueti.
On Saturday 19th September we are headlining the legendary "Rock bim Jost" in Brugg - this was one of our favourite gigs last year, great party with 3 bands, food, bar in a factory hall outside town. If you missed it, do yourself a favour and mark the date in your calendar.
For details of all concerts, see the "next concerts" link above.
We are burning to play live again and looking foreward to seeing you at one or all of these gigs.
We are still here.
Trying out new stuff.
Rehashing old stuff.
Patiently waiting for gigs to spring out of nowhere.
Still got the vibe.
Bear with us.
In the meantime, here are some photos of the gig in Falcone, ZH Wiedikon from February 2015. Thank you very much Mano Reichling for the photos and sound, also Ron Mortlake and Moby Arnold for the guest appearances.
Our last concert for this year will be in the newly re-opened Storchen Bar - Nautilus in Schoenenwerd on Saturday, 29. November, starting at around 9 PM. This is a similar venue to the (now sadly closed) Gleis 13 in Lucerne. A PA, drumkit and various bass / guitar amplifiers are installed permanently on the stage. A "plug and play" gig.
This is our last appearance for 10 weeks, we will not be playing anywhere in December or January as Warwick will be overseas.
Saturday 04. October we are playing in the Herzbaracke on Lake Zurich, moored to the pier in Staefa.
Please click on the "read more" link below (or the picture) for the full report.
We have 4 interesting and very different gigs coming up in late August and September.
On Sunday the 31st August we will be playing at the Ford Festival in Dintikon. If it pans out as planned, on the back of a truck.
On Thursday the 4th September in the legendary Albani Club in Winterthur. Here we will be playing a short half hour set to warm up the jam session.
On Saturday the 13th of September we are playing at the Rock im Jost festival in the industrial quarter of Brugg (Wildischachen). We are the "middle" band, playing after Groove Train and before Deep Leak.
We are still here, still rehearsing, still waiting patiently for the skys to open and rain gigs on us.
The vibe is defininately still there, the last few rehearsals have been inspiring, maybe we need to get out and see that we're not as good as we think we are.
We are playing with the Revivals in River's pub, Brugg on Wednesday 02. July. This is the "Zapfenstreich" in Brugg, there's a lot else going on in town on this evening so worth a visit to our humble hamlet. For example, Jaycee will be appearing just up the road from us in the Schuelthess - Allee.
The year is off to a slow start for us, but the two concerts we have played so far, at the Baerenkeller in Aarburg and the Wisa Bar in Lenzburg were great musically and seemed to go down well. The set list is evolving, one new song in Aarburg and three in Lenzburg, we're starting to get a good feel for what works for us and what doesn't.
Later in the year we have a guest appearance for the Blues Session in the legendary Albani Music Club in Winterthur and have been invited back to play in the Herzbaracke when it docks in Staefa in October.
The concert in Langstars Zurich, planned for Thursday 23. January has been cancelled.
After carefully reading the performance conditions and discussions with the venue we have decided that it is not worth the risk.
Langstars have had plenty of trouble with the local police about noise emissions in the past and apparently are on their last warning. Once they made it clear to us that the performing volume is a serious issue for them, we decided not to go through with the concert.
We are playing in the Prima Vista in Baden on Friday, 20. December.
The concert starts early at 20.30 (8.30 P.M.), second set at around 22.00 (10 P.M.), so get there early !
Details here : http://primavista-music.ch/
On another note : we played last Saturday at Peter Flueckiger's (from the Revivals) birthday party - nice gig, and we were very impressed by the Revivals. They've got their sound together, very compact, well worth seeing - and hearing.