This week has been gathering momentum like that juggernaut man in xmen four so much so I was going to update you yesterday but there was even more news to come today! So where to start, how about band practise shenanigans which I've been dying to share with you guys since Monday. For anyone who ever wondered what an acoustic duo get up to whilst rehearsing for a gig....
This is what we get up to. In our defence though Dory had been a little under the weather after running full speed into a prickly bush and requiring stitches...
Anyway once rehearsal actually began we were half way through 'The Line' when we got a surprise phone call from The White Lion in Braunton asking us to play! If that wasn't enough we were then asked to play in Appledore so as I always say, keep checking the upcoming dates page because the gigs really are coming in at an alarmingly short notice-y rate! Oh we've also established two Soundcloud accounts, one with purely album tracks on it and one with some drafts, demos and live tracks giving you more options to get your kicks! So that was Monday's very effective band practise ;)
Another busy week in the holio-verse (like the universe only a bit weirder)... We revealed a fresh new set at The Volunteer Tavern, Bristol Thursday night to a very welcoming crowd and had a great time tasting their unique Loki Ale and gazing upon, possibly, the world's biggest potato! Lovely quirky pub but seemingly in the middle of no where? We got lost several times upon leaving, even managing to get ourselves stopped by the cops:
"Mike try and drive a bit slower so I can read the signs otherwise..."
[blue lights flash from behind]
"Like I was saying you'll get pulled"
[Policeman approaches, I wind down the window, he abruptly opens the door]
"Oh sorry I didn't see you wind down the window... are you lost?"
He then went on to give us detailed instructions on how to get back on the M4.... which we didn't follow one bit and ended up even more lost driving in circles round Cabot Circus. Nevermind no fines and we got home safe and sound so in our minds it was a good night.
Apologies for the lapse in blogging, as you can see Roholio.co.uk has now merged with Roholio.com and we have a new look website which hopefully makes finding things a little bit easier for you guys. Lots of things have happened since Halloween so I'll try and paraphrase...
Tour. We have been wanting to tour for a long time and it looks like we are finally able to and so this Summer we will be taking to the motorways and B roads of this land and playing a south west tour hopefully with the support of some equally quirky musicians.
Geography. We have begun to put together a track listing for Geography and have been rehearsing somewhat non-stop. Recording dates booked for February and we are hoping to share some of the magic with you in April. We are being very organised with this record to the point where we already have the album launch booked and ready to go so here's a date for your diary! June 20th! But I feel a need to keep the venue a secret til the last minute in order to entice more of you to come along.