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Well what a busy fun-packed week! I had a day off from protecting the planet against evil geniuses on Tuesday which enabled me to spend a couple of hours at The Ariel Studio recording some double bass. Rose was unable to come along so I took my friend, mentor and all round good-egg, Ced with me (shhh… we were using Rohoilo studio time to secretly work on a new duo – The Velcro-Brothers). Thanks again to Leigh for his producing wizardry matched only by his unbounded patience!

Rose had a surprise call asking if we’d be available for two nights to play as support for a touring poet. We were free and agreed. Now I must say that poetry has never been one of my passions in life, but I was absolutely blown away by Murray Lachlan Young, the hilarious poet, writer and broadcaster. 

His poems and songs were funny, intelligent and captivating. If you haven’t read any of his work or seen him perform, I strongly recommend you seek him out, you won’t be disappointed. Thank-you for the book Murray!

We supported him on Thursday evening at Fremington Quay Café and at Hatherleigh Community Centre on Friday evening. Both nights were great fun with fantastic audiences; we met lots of new people and also met up with our agents/friends Ken and Sue.

To top off a damn fine week we had the pleasure of playing at Chubbstock at The Wrey Arms – Barnstaple. Organised by our good friend and radio presenter Roy Grimes, Chubbstock is a festival with local musicians to raise awareness for SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), a charity personal to Roy. He managed to raise over £500 which is fantastic and will go together with his Chubbs Cycle Challenge - Land's End to John O'Groats! http://blog.chubbscyclechallenge.co.uk A wonderful evening for a great cause.

So after a busy spell we now have a couple of weeks gig-free! This will suit us perfectly as we can now put the time into finishing off Geography. It's nearly there and we are looking forward to confirming the album launch. That's about it with the blog for this week, back to slaying dragons tomorrow!

St. Michael