Hot summer nights, barbeques, wedding cakes a marquee and a generous helping of sweet soul music; these are the main ingredients for our summer gigging season! We tend to play a lot of weddings and private parties which are usually great fun but marquee’s can be an unbelievably steamy, tropical environment, especially when the band loosens up into overdrive!
There’s an art involved in dealing with a marquee gig which can involve negotiating either a mole-holed, ligament snapping floor or a wobbly, it’ll-be-alright-if-they-all-sqeeze-up stage which requires the band to all move and groove in the same direction or risk seriously damaging our mojos or else suffer serious sea sickness! Normally the weather has been kind to us but we have been known to carry precious equipment from van to marquee faster than Linford Christy on steroids to dodge the summer down pours. As for some power supplies! We’re not talking Live 8 style wall to wall generators, we’re talking one 4 gang power cable draped from a back bedroom window at waist height like a 240 volt limbo pole across a soggy back lawn! But we love them all! Bring on the next marquee gig, it wouldn’t be summer without them!!