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a band (definite)… some gigs (rumoured)

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by Pete Wiseman

Not been idle, as the ultra-swift sketch above shows – that’s me playing guitar at an open mic, you can tell by the eyebrows…  Or is it the eyes?

Been testing out a lot of new songs lately, getting a heavy slab of stage-time over the last few months – some of it transcendent, some of it so-so, a little of it pure fucking grim.  But even the misfires excite me – the thrill of re-dedication, of focus regained (my stamina and powers of concentration have amped up alarmingly since I quit alcohol and drugs about a year ago, and are still growing).

Okay, enough brand-management.  What news?  Put together an electric band end of last year, just a three-piece but very powerful and much more simpatico – in both senses – than my previous attempt, which was fine but hardly built to last.  Our first gig will be here in Brighton sometime around 30th March, details still tbc.  Before then I’ll be back at the Coach House with Sam Cutting on Thur 16th Feb – more info soon.

May this glorious new year bring you a few moments’ respite from the crushing fear and horror

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18th Dec gig photos

Some photos by Heather Johnson of last night’s Green Door Store gig (except no. 4, by Phil of Spinning Chilli).

Went very well, especially for a first gig as a duo – that’s Mik Hanscomb of Junkboy on 12-string guitar – and there’s more to come next year.  But for now, a high note to finish 2016 on.

Agony Magazine – live performance video

Here’s a live performance of an unreleased song for Agony Magazine – there were 3 tracks recorded that day, so maybe more to follow at some point.  It was super-efficient and lots of fun, which hopefully comes across on video.

I’ll probably be playing this number at my late-December gig, as mentioned in the previous entry

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gig, Dec 18th, Green Door Store: supporting I, Ludicrous

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Facebook event here

My last gig of 2016 will be here in Brighton at the Green Door Store, supporting I, Ludicrous and Helen McCookerybook – thanks to promoters Spinning Chilli.

I’m on first at 8 sharp…  Doors 7.30pm, adv tickets £6 from Resident Records &  wegottickets.com here, or £8 on the night.

And when I hit the stage, it won’t be alone – Mik Hanscomb 0f Junkboy is joining me on guitar…

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next gig // New X pix

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event link here

More daylight!  How will I cope?!  …Next gig’s an afternooner in London, onstage 3pm on Sun 4 Dec, playing a 45min set.  EDIT: gig time’s been shifted to evening, now onstage 7pm

The New Cross Inn gig went well – I’m all in favour of bare-bones, no-frills gigs in the corner of a pub (although I fit very oddly with that kind of thing)… but give me a stage, proper lights, monitors and real volume any day.  Distance, artificiality, drama.  That’s the way.  See: