I have been with Shave
for oooooh…ages now, and have had more opportunity to sing
and play Carolyn's guitar of late. The feel of the band has altered
over the years, partly due to a change of emphasis in the music,
and partly due to age and gravity.
'99 was a strange year for
gigs, playing at such diverse events as Henley Arts Festival,
The Pagan Federation event at Fairfield Halls Croydon, and The
Followers of Rupert Bear annual bash. Don't laugh, it's true.
2000 promises to be a big
year for us, with plenty of material for a new album, and enough
left over for a quilted tea cosy. The bookings are coming in,
and even a tentative approach from Glastonbury Festival, though
unless we headline on the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday I'm not
so sure we want to do it…
My hopes for the Millennium?…
Apart from the usual peace
on earth etc…how about a folk revival. Albion, Steeleye
and Fairport did it in the sixties and seventies with folk/rock,
so what I would like to see is Technofolk becoming the pop music
of the noughts? O's? 2000's? What the hell are we going to call
the first decade of the new Millennium?
|Music to check out:
||The Man Who An excellent album of melodic pop rock
||A deserved Mercury Music Award winner
||Fun Loving Criminals
||Three of the coolest albums in the world? ever
||The Cuban Boys
||Album not yet released. They are so naff it's brilliant.
The most fun you can have with a CD
||Ska band with a future
||Forthcoming album - "Five grumpy
old men and one woman put the world to rights"
1st December 1999