So. The White Horse has been booked for Saturday, 1st October, the set list has been chosen, and rehearsals have begun. Here’s the thing though – between the gig on 1st October, and the recording sessions for our album at the end of that month, we need to narrow down our own favourite 16 songs to 10 – and that’s where you come in!
See what I did there, linking the ones we’ve recorded into what’s on Soundcloud, so you can have a listen to some of them? Mind you, there will be inbuilt weighting against ‘Old School,’ ‘In the Canyon,’ and ‘Highway Tonight,’ because they’re on the EP. Thing is, they’re still amongst our all time favourites!
Some of the tracks, of course, won’t mean much to you – ‘Coming Around Again’ is a new one, and while you might have heard Isaac Brutal do ‘Rose Tattoo,’ you’ve yet to hear the Tribute to Venus version, which was one of those magic moments that happen in the rehearsal room when you try something out for the first time.
So, vote now, or better still, come to our gig at the White Horse, Canongate, at 8 o’clock on Saturday 1st October, and tell us what you think then. IT’S FREE! There’ll be links to the online poll, paper and pens for you old school types, and a prize draw for everyone who’s voted!
So. There I was, looking at the cover of Venus’s own first album, Voyage to Venus, and thinking, why haven’t her tribute band done an album of her material, especially when all that new material keeps appearing mysteriously on cassettes at Kelly’s house, when an email dropped in my inbox from Kelly saying exactly the same thing!
And since neither of us could think of a good reason not to, that’s exactly what we plan to do. But we need your help: thing is, there’s so much material we’ve whittled it down to sixteen, but we probably need it down to ten-ish. We’re planning a gig in a few weeks’ time, probably at the White Horse on 1st October, and we’d like you to help us out with your suggestions for your favourite songs at it. We’ll play all sixteen, you tell us your top ten: we’ll probably have some hi-tech way of doing it by online poll, but we’ll bring pen and paper for you old school types too.
Then, later on in October, we’re booked in to record at Rosyth’s Sub Station. We might even have the album ready in time for Christmas pressies … quite exciting!