Posts Tagged ‘gravesend’


April 18, 2010

Did a solo acoustic show in Gravesend (represent) on Thursday night. Was the first one I’d done in a while, but i’d blistered my fingers practicing so much that my set went without a hitch. Bit scared, but as soon as I started playing, i really enjoyed it. The set was mainly Gaoler’s songs and my own ones that we haven’t had a chance to play as a band yet. Twas good to see a load of old faces and the night was great fun, even though i was designated driver. The lime juice cordial was just divine.

There was a bit of a nightmare with P.A; I took my Dad’s old 80’s P.A which was basically rubbish and kept fuzzing after about 30 seconds. Luckily there was a guy there who managed to patch together some speakers he found, and a D.J amp unit, so the gig could go ahead.

Natalie Evans played first and was really good. Really pretty songs without being ‘twee’. Great guitar playing too. The packed crowd really loved it and she got a big cheer after every song.

Ela Caspian played after me and went down very well. Good melodies and cheekbones.

Not long now before our second E.P comes out on the 6th June! You can pre-order it here and get it a couple of days early…

Gaolers x


The Game

April 11, 2010


it’s Ben here.

So, last night saw us play our much anticipated gig ‘The Game‘ at Scala King’s Cross. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us. Big special thanks to Dan, Katie, Jimmy, Kate, the face painters, technicians, magicians and everyone who worked so hard to make it a special night. We had a great night!

As my hangover slowly recedes I recall several great moments from the evening; Being introduced to the stage with a glowing reference from XFM’s John Kennedy, seeing our good mates Ronnie, Genie, Caffy, Danny and Tom again, hanging out in the VIP bar with Jack Penate and Mystery Jets while James Lavelle rocked the decks and of course all the beautiful (and amiable) burlesque ladies!

Our set itself went down really well. The crowd were really responsive and seemed to know most of the words! Alex’s mandolin made a triumphant return to the band, complete with new strings!

John’s playing his first solo acoustic gig on 15th April at R Bar in Gravesend. He’ll be playing all your favourite Gaoler’s Daughter classics as well as some new ones. Our next full-band gig is at The Gaff on Holloway Road on 20th April for ‘Snuffed It’. We’re on at 10:30pm. prices are £3 students, £4 before 10pm, £5 after. It should be a good gig. The venue is really cool. All our up-coming gigs are listed on our website;

Also, our 2nd EP ‘Alchemy’ is available for pre-order now from our website and on itunes.

Darren from ‘Shit Disco‘ has remixed our song ‘Jumbo Jet’. You can download the song for free from soundcloud. Enjoy!

Now go outside and enjoy the sun!

Gaoler’s Daughter. X


March 26, 2010

Just finished a gig which was being filmed for Taken TV in Strongrooms, Shoreditch. Was a good one, and we got given drinks tokens for that Buffalo trace Bourbon whiskey which happens to be my favourite, so i was happy. The video from the night should be up on youtube soon and i’ll post a link on here when it’s available.

I’ve added a couple of solo acoustic shows, one in Gravesend and one in Brighton, so if you’re around, come and have a watch-the details are on our myspace…

Festival wise we’ve just confirmed with two festivals:

Sellindge Festival

Lounge on the Farm

Both are really great festivals and i hope to see you all there!

Tomorrow Tom Williams (of the Boat) is playing just down the road from me in Brighton, so I’m off there and am looking forward to it. Went into snooper’s paradise in Brighton today. If you’ve never been before, go, because i can’t begin to explain how much i love that place-i could have bought everthing in there, but alas bought nothing as i am poor. Mind you there was a lovely barometer in there for £7 which i might go back for tomorrow if it’s still there. Yes i think i will. I’ll just go hungry for the rest of the week!

Gaoler’s Daughter