Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Well it's been a long time.

So much has been going on and most of the time when I've been sitting in front of the computer I've been concentrating on Grumpy Man related stuff, booking holidays or working out all the possible permutations as Bristol City attempt to gain promotion to the championship.

Grumpy Man has been amazing over the last couple of months, I'm sure that everyone who reads this knows that I DJ with a few friends under the Grumpy Man name. I've been doing for about 18 months now and it's been a fun time. In February, we arranged a special guest DJ spot for my friend Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame. Now that was exciting enough as suddenly we started to receive interest from the local media, then on the Tuesday before Sunday night gig, geoff call asking if the band could actually play a couple of songs live? The answer was obviously YES!! The only problem over the next few days was trying not to let the news slip out, Geoff asked that we keep it quiet and somehow we managed to do this. Come the evening people turned up expecting to hear Geoff DJ'ing and were amazed when suddenly Geoff, Ade and Beth launched into a wonderfully atmospheric version of Wandering Star from the first album. Don't take my word for how good it was take at look at the performance here. They then played an equally spellbinding as yet untitled song from the forthcoming album, the crowd went wild. The fun continued until 2 in the morning as the crowd (including Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins fame) hung around for what was an amazing evening.

Since then we had a couple of other really nice "Grumpy" evenings with lot's of interest from local bands and even more amazingly it looks like we are going to be involved in a couple of ATP events this year. Where next for Grumpy Man?


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