Another busy week in the holio-verse (like the universe only a bit weirder)... We revealed a fresh new set at The Volunteer Tavern, Bristol Thursday night to a very welcoming crowd and had a great time tasting their unique Loki Ale and gazing upon, possibly, the world's biggest potato! Lovely quirky pub but seemingly in the middle of no where? We got lost several times upon leaving, even managing to get ourselves stopped by the cops:
"Mike try and drive a bit slower so I can read the signs otherwise..."
[blue lights flash from behind]
"Like I was saying you'll get pulled"
[Policeman approaches, I wind down the window, he abruptly opens the door]
"Oh sorry I didn't see you wind down the window... are you lost?"
He then went on to give us detailed instructions on how to get back on the M4.... which we didn't follow one bit and ended up even more lost driving in circles round Cabot Circus. Nevermind no fines and we got home safe and sound so in our minds it was a good night.
Apologies for the lapse in blogging, as you can see Roholio.co.uk has now merged with Roholio.com and we have a new look website which hopefully makes finding things a little bit easier for you guys. Lots of things have happened since Halloween so I'll try and paraphrase...
Tour. We have been wanting to tour for a long time and it looks like we are finally able to and so this Summer we will be taking to the motorways and B roads of this land and playing a south west tour hopefully with the support of some equally quirky musicians.
Geography. We have begun to put together a track listing for Geography and have been rehearsing somewhat non-stop. Recording dates booked for February and we are hoping to share some of the magic with you in April. We are being very organised with this record to the point where we already have the album launch booked and ready to go so here's a date for your diary! June 20th! But I feel a need to keep the venue a secret til the last minute in order to entice more of you to come along.
What a busy time it has been! Allow me to fill you in on what's been happening....
Firstly Mike decided we should have a little road trip to Brooks Guitars and let me tell you, I am smitten. This was by far the most beautiful guitar I have ever played and probably the most expensive! I will be saving all future pennies for one of these and some sort of fancy inlay. Honestly cannot praise Brooks enough on their craftsmanship -- they make their own machines for crying out loud! Lovely people, lovely instruments :-)
So epic road trips aside what else have we been up to? Well rehearsing with the soulful likes of Kiera Osment for our gig at the Plough of course! We've also played at Barnstaple Foodfest, been in the North Devon Journal this week, twice, and on local radio show, The Voice who will soon be moving to FM and have invited us to come on the first breakfast show. Details to be confirmed so watch this space!
So aside from all the promoting and pushing for the plough what else have we been up to? Oh you know, just drafting the song lists for the next three albums.... You heard me ;) We are planning on becoming something of recluses this winter in an attempt to hopefully bring you two of these albums next year. So naturally this means a lot of new material, more instruments, more Mike and a bit more of a range musically so I am hoping you will like where we're going and follow us there :)
So keep watching this space 'cause there's lots more news to come and we hope to see you all on Thursday at The Plough Arts Centre. :)