Keynestock 2006 Rocked!!!

Well Keynestock was awesome, it was a great atmosphere despite the bitter build up that had resulted from a few “unnamed” people on thestudentbar and lots of alcohol was consumed by all!

I stupidly went to the Venue the night before with the rare aim of staying relatively sober but did that happen? Hell no… I think what ruined me was the fact that I had a couple of slices of pizza and then crashed out – the pizza remained in my stomach until the morning. I felt so sick and rubbish that I wanted to be sick just to get rid of that feeling, it was made worse because I was nervous that I was going to feel sick on stage!

Despite that, as soon as we got on stage all of the nerves went and my stomach stopped punishing me – that might have had something to do with taking the hair of the dog but who knows!

Our set went pretty darn well aside from the odd mistake that (mostly) only ourselves noticed and the croud seemed to enjoy our set especially Mr Brightside that we ended on (see video below). Going on what people had come up to me and told me, their favorite track was our cover of Jimmy Eat World’s “Hear You Me”, which made me feel especially proud as that was the song I was singing the main part for so thanks you guys!

Unfortunately the band that were judging, The Gourami, were cut off half way through their set due to a fire alarm. I was really enjoying their set and by that point I had managed to get pretty drunk so was bouncing around like a twat, so much so that I clashed head with nose with poor Sam (sorry!!!). While everyone was outside for the fire alarm the results were announced as follows:

  1. Makeshift Minstrels
  2. Lucy Kitt
  3. (Joint) Gabi and the Whoremoans, Dr Dark

Once that was announced I went to the venue and got even more drunk with what was left of my band (don’t think Rich made it lol)

Here’s a mugshot of a moody band pose from before our set:

Any Other Day

There are lots more photos from the day in my gallery here thanks to John using my camera while we were on stage and also James May who was one of the photographers for the day.

Thanks to all that made the day happen at the JCC and everyone else that was involved, also thanks to everyone that turned up to make it a great event both for us and the rest of the bands! Its always an awesome event each year!

Keynestock 2006!

Its official, Any Other Day (my band) are in the lineup this year at 1.30pm! (20th May)
I really can’t wait to play and we have recently almost perfected a new track too! It’s gonna be a great start to my freedom after exams and an awesome way to end my degree, only problem is that my exams finish on the day before so I will just have to hope my voice doesn’t get screwed too much for the one song I sing!!

Look out for the other awesome acts and it should be a great fun packed, drunken day! Lets hope for the Sunshine 😀

Well done to the JCC and all involved in making it happen this year including all of the bands that auditioned.

Rock on!

The count-down

I am now 4/6ths through my exams meaning that there are just 4 hours between me and the end of my degree!!! It feels so good to be able to say that but I can only imagine what I will feel like at the end on May the 19th! At that point all but a viva will be over and done with!

It’s going to be so weird to be finished but so ecstatic too! Hopefully my band has got into the uni festival keynestock on the following day so it should be an awesome end to an awesome 4 years!

Don’t expect any updates here on that day unless I am reeeeeeallly pissed haha. Good luck to all 😀

Another funky guitar vid

Some people on thestudentbar think that this is easier than it looks but I still think its cool – who said guitar has to be hard to be cool anyway… personally I wish I could do some of the things this guy does on the video!

Up close and personal…

Photographing my guitars is so much fun and I get to play with my camera too! This one is now my desktop!

I was pretty surprised at the quality of shot I could get out of my compact (Nikon S3) camera for this, it’d be quality to play with a digital SLR one day I reckon!


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