Hello again loyal Quadro-fans. It is good to be back and good to be well. Having been away, found myself in Peru (hiding in a mud-hut) and contracted some very sexy (but mostly unsexy) diseases/illnesses, spent the entire Quadro-earnings on what can only be described as “a complete waste of time, effort, and Llamas”, I am now back in the country and ready to perform for the masses. Also, I may play some trumpet for you too (waaaaay).
Firstly I must thank sexy wingman no.2 for his insightful bloggings of the previous gig – though I am ashamed to say that your review gains a rating of only C-. People want to hear about the gig Jim, not your ramblings over whoever and whatever. Anyway, back to THIS gig.
The day started off with me coming from work (yes, I now have a job! BELIEVE IT BABY) and meeting the rest of the Quadrophobes at the Cellar. I had managed to avoid the lovely heavy lifting (my muscles are so toned already I decided to leave it to the rest of them) and so the sound check began. Those who follow us regularly (woop) will know that we have played this venue quite recently before and know how much of a fan I am of this stage and sound – words cannot describe. Actually, they can. It is good. Since we were there first we also had the pleasure of soundchecking first. And what a pleasure it was. Things went fairly seemlessly, no major problems. Unless you count 3 of us being ill as a major problem (unfortunately my acute case of rabies was spreading). But I digress (unlike me really): The stage was perfectly set up for a night of rocking rock and rolling roll. A quick stop off at KFC for some kentucky fried love and then back to sample some of the fun that was in store for all tonight.
For those who were not aware (as I was not – I pay little attention shamefully), this event was a charity gig in aid of NSPCC and we were lined up with some Jack FM finalists from our shenanigans previously – Beck Lanehart and Inlight (if I knew how to hyperlink these two to www.myspace.com/becklanehartmusic and www.myspace.com/inlight then I would right now and look reseanably clued up on the whole tech-thing). Unfortunately Beck had also come down with illness soon before the gig (I don’t think it was as hardcore as the rabies Quadrophobe had contracted but sympathy was there), though still put in an enjoyable performance. Then it was time for the (Quadro)phobe….
Given the 2 of the 3 voclaists (yes, I’m starting to count myself as a vocalist) were ill I thought we put in a reasonable performance. I wouldn’t say that the audience was full to capacity, but those there did seem to have some fun! We even managed to throw in a first live public performance of Edit Me This which went as well as we hoped it would. Given that we have been spending so much of our efforts focusing on new material (yes, there are more in the pipeline!) I think ou regular set went well. I give the overall gig a C- though: the audience reaction was good (from those who were there) but I wasn’t feeling it myself I must say. Nect time though we shall be better!
To conclude I feel I should mention the headliners too – solid performance from them, got the crowd going and showed why they were a finalist for JackFM – was a pleasure sharing the stage with you!