Posts Tagged ‘dartford’

Richard Fondue

January 19, 2010

Bonjour,

Our gig for Stroll On at The Old Queen’s head went well the other day. It’s not my favourite venue to play though; I don’t believe in having chesterfields in a venue, because if people are as lazy as I know I am, they will sit on them. And they did, mainly. But we got a good reception and there was a fair sized crowd in there, so all in all a good night. Thanks to the guys from Dartford and the French girls (Pia, Julie etc..) who came, sorry we couldn’t chat afterwards, as well all had early trains to catch. Sunday service is rubbb… If you read this blog often you’ll know i seem to have rather longwinded journeys home. Luckily this time everything went smoothly, and i met the Tom, the singer in S.C.U.M. on the train, who shared his crisps. A thoroughly nice person indeed.

Well, it was a nice surprise to hear us being played on BBC6 Music the other day. Steve Lamaqc played our song ‘Jumbo Jet’ of our recently released E.P as the last song of his set. It’s great that Lamaqc actually listens and plays demos that get sent to him, as i’m sure he’s one of very few nowadays. Cheers Steve!

You can listen to it here.

It was good to see Alfie’s old bandmate from Larrikin Love, Micko, in NME this week, speaking with Courtney Love about their collaboration over her new album. Micko is currently mixing one of our tracks, ‘Boomerang Boy’, which is set to feature on our next E.P, out in a couple of months. There’s also talk of us going to New York to record with him, although nothing is set in stone. Would be nice to get out of London for a bit though…

If you sign up to our mailing list, you’ll still be able to claim your FREE track, ‘9 Pieces of Silk’, but now if you sign up you’ll get another free track on February 1st. It’s called ‘In a While Crocodile’. Plus you’ll be kept up to date with all our goings on and gigs etc…

There’s a good review of our gig at the Flowerpot here.

And there’s been a couple more gigs added to the myspace which you can see here.

Take care,

Gaoler’s Daughter

Captain Flowerpot

January 9, 2010

Just got back from an excellent gig at the Flowerpot in Kentish Town. It’s always so much fun there and we’ve never had a bad gig. The guys who run it are so friendly making the entire place have a great party atmosphere. Plus the fact that you get pretty much unlimited free drinks helps as well. Thanks to everyone who came down, I know it was ridiculously cold, so major respect for leaving the house. Hope you had as much fun as we all did!

Ended up relenting to the temptation (i can resist everything but…) of fried chicken in the form of Chicken Palace just before we played. 1 piece chicken and chips for £1.50…you can’t go wrong ( I don’t work for them by the way, I just like to spread news of a good bargain) The gig itself was really fun, pretty busy by the time we got on stage and there were a couple of excellent dancers in the crowd. We love a dancer! I ended up using a 10p coin as a plectrum for the last couple of songs, Brian May styleee, and apart from momentary brain freeze on one song, the set went without hitch!

Getting home was E F F O R T however and I ended up in Charing X Mcdonalds, trying to escape from the relentless cold, with Nick Connett and Alex Gettinby (who run a great night in Dartford that we’re playing at soon). I heard that it was colder in England that night than at the South Pole! So technically we were all explorers; pushing the boundaries of human endeavor, battling howling winds, the whipping sheets of snow, trudging over the ice in my Reebok workouts, waiting for the N21 bus.

So, the first gig of the year is done-roll on the next one!

Gaoler’s Daughter x

Carnival in Dartford?

October 18, 2009

Hello there,

Having just played a really enjoyable set in wonderful Dartford town centre (Bar Mondo), I feel an update coming on…

First of all there was some kind of carnival going on in the high street. Just thought i’d mention that.

The gig went really well for our first venture into Kent. A few old faces turned up from my old school (which was but a mile down the road) as well as some of my closest friends, and some new faces. Thanks guys, even the ones who turned up after our set! It was a shame we couldn’t play later (last trains an’ all) as it started to get well sardine after our set- but it was still busy and sweaty when we got to the stage, making for a great gig. Thanks to the guitarist from Standing On Giants for letting me borrow (indefinitely) one of his guitar strings; I owe you one!

I ended up staying until the bitter end and watched a brilliant fight unfold, involving toilet queues and incontinence, and drinking copious amounts of diet coke, as I somehow became the designated driver for all the purple-lipped red wine drinkers.

Just heard that our E.P artwork and limited edition C.Ds are being printed as I type, so I can’t wait to actually hold one in my hand as soon as I can!

That’s about it really-Go and have a butchers at our website too for gig listings, and don’t forget to sign up to the mailing list to recieve your free track

Tonight I had a wonderful Roast and then watched the Grand Prix. Nice one Jenson!

goodbye

Gaolers x