What a summer we have had...2 very lucky guys right here...we have got to tour everywhere from just over 3 hours drive away near Preston to around 6 hours drive to Thurso. We have played some brand new places, sold loads of cd's, made a lot of new friends, and fallen in love with the small festival scene throughout the UK.
Without a doubt Beat-Herder festival (with around 15,000 there) was an amazing experience, but I cannot say enough good things about Jocktoberfest (with only 1000 there). We headlined the second stage on the second night that was the perfect setting to get the place bouncing along to our deep and dirty blues rock. We had a flamingo crowd surfing, people humping the stage with others humping the first and second humpers (yup it was a sort of human caterpillar thing, brilliant image ha ha ha), we had the loudest cheer that forced the stage manager to allow us to do just 'one more extra' tune that was an off the cuff cover we hadn't prepared, 'Have Love Will Travel' (by Richard Berry, The Sonics, The Black keys are only a couple of others who have covered it).
We will defo be on the look out for as many festivals as we can for 2016, and hopefully much more of these will be right up our street.
As we are about to enter in Autumn here in Scotland, we have just three more shows booked for 2015, with the plan to hibernate to our music den to experiment recording differing techniques before hitting a studio early next year for hopefully album number 3. Who knows though we may just pop up here or there with a guerilla gig at short notice, so please keep checking back here (facebook or twitter) for news.
The ROctober gigs are going to be in three of our favourite venues throughout Scotland. 100% pure music venues and the scenes of some amazing Dixie Fried nights before.
Details for each gig is on our events page (click here) but these are going to be crackers for sure.
Bathgate is to support a local charity, with all door money going 100% to charity. Looking like it will be very close to a sell out. Get in touch to secure tickets or take a chance and turn up very early just to get in (around 7pm)
Inverness, what can we say about Inverness. Feels like a second home to us this year and cannot wait to get back up yet again. After Jocktoberfest at the Black Isle Brewery the messages of support and people bringing their friends to this night, yes it is going to be very very busy.
Glasgow, its a Friday night gig at King Tuts...I mean what more do you have to say. I have seen many a band at King Tuts over the years, and Friday nights are always party night. It is going to be a belter as ourselves and The River are supporting My Baby - a Dutch 3 piece whose video's show me we are going to be the perfect match of a night. And you can still get a few VERY cheap tickets on the event page.
Keep it Dixie Fried