Well, over halfway through 22 and what's been going on? Back in January, Renaldo decided he didn't want to play live gigs any longer, and as he was alone in this wish, we had to part company. However, we managed to fulfill our gig with Franck Carducci & the Fantastic Squad just a few weeks later, with good friend Alex Fairley standing in at short notice. Interesting to note that less than 3 months later, Franck & his wonderful band supported Sting in France and gave him a serious "follow that" challenge!
So what have we been up to. Well, the hugely talented Mark Spragg has joined us on guitar (see Meet the Band), and writing sessions for the follow up to Once Around the Sun are well under way. So far, we have 8 songs at various stages of development: 6 have already been demo'd (of which 2 have yet to receive lyrics). We have a further 2 or 3 which we will start on after the summer holidays. Then, we can start laying down the rhythm tracks, and build from there. We would hope that, if plans go our way, the album will ready for a Spring release.
We have been asked if there's any way for fans to check on progress and perhaps hear some samples of the songs as they take shape. Rest assured we are working on something along these lines, and all we can say is "watch this space" in the next 5 or 6 weeks for some exciting news.
In the meantime, here's Mark Spragg demonstrating some of his chops;