Well there it was….October 27th, the October storm to end all storms… we’re not sure if it was quite on a par with the famous Michael Fish storm but when you’re living in Cornwall you get to see what storms can do…..just by standing and looking at the ocean
Amazing, frightening, clearing, damaging, sculpting, out of control, re-shaping, creating…..
Listening to a really good speaker not so long ago, he said metaphorically some people will run from storms and some people will run towards them……another cool thing is that if you head down to our local beach once a storm has passed you’ll find the beach has been re-shaped……what’s even more groovy is that you can never predict how the beach will look until you get there.
Now, we’re not suggesting you all go storm chasing J but this storm picture kind of works for us because as a band we’re seriously ‘bricking it’ most of the time when we say ‘yes’ and head to some of these unpredictable events called gigs or have to go live on the radio or put our ‘art’ out there…it feels so out of control….and yet somehow its re-shaping and life giving….
Yep…just a bunch of mates having a go, getting seriously shaped and hoping / daring that somewhere along the line our music gives a bit of a blessing.
Talking of that….a couple of crazy and cool things and a few thanks…
We’re really looking forward to heading off to play a live set on BBC radio London next month, check out facebook or twitter for more details.
We’re also looking forward to recording a Christmas single for the Phoenix stroke appeal in partnership with BBC Radio Cornwall and working with producer Gareth Young.
We had a good day filming with Toby Lobb the video for our song Penlee and we were completely humbled by the blessing from Neil Brockman whose father (Nigel) died on the Penlee lifeboat, the Solomon Browne, in 1981.
Big thanks to Beth, Paul, Barnaby and Arabella Tripp for allowing us to stay in their lovely home and having us play at the Cherished Forever charity ball in Worcester.
Also thanks to Naomi and family and all at Macmillan for the great journey of tulips and coffee and those really cool memory rings given to us … that story just keeps going…
We’re not quite sure how he’s done it but the small Welshman (aka Gareth, lead singer and chief song blokey) has gone and been offered a Clore Fellowship. We know that sounds a bit like something out of the Hobbit, but actually it’s a big deal – google away peeps – it recognises him, at a national level no less(!!), both for what he’s done professionally and for what he’s capable of as an aspiring leader in the social sector. Should be an interesting journey for him over the next couple of years, but we are very worried about him getting lost on his London trips, so if you see him wandering aimlessly around, please be kind.
Finally, check our gigs page for where we’re at over next few months …from Liskeard to LondonShare