Welcome to the latest newsletter from ‘About Them Shoes’!
We have been rehearsing hard for the busy November and December that lies ahead for the band, with several new songs. Some of the new material has already been played during our performances at The Greyhound and the Dickleburgh Crown so you may have heard a couple of them already, but there are a few that haven’t been out to a live audience yet! There is one more rehearsal this week before the Bar 33 gig on Friday and with a tear in our eye, but with some excitement, we are looking to have a small tribute to the late, great Lou Reed ready for you all. You’re gonna have to be there to hear it though!
More about Lou Reed later in the newsletter.
Our month starts with our three set stint at Bar 33 in Attleborough this Friday, the 8th November. As before, we start at 8.30 p.m. and will perform three sets with a short break between each. Whilst the final numbers are still to be decided we may focus each set on a different type of music rather than mix all three sets up. That will be something a little different for us, so why not come along and tell us which set you prefer? The following week we are back on the main stage at The Brickmakers with a 9 pm start, and if you’ve been there before you will know how good a venue it is, and how much we enjoy playing there.
As we go into the festive season we currently have four dates booked for December. The first is our maiden voyage at the Mulbarton Social Club on the 6th December and playing a new venue is always exciting for us. With a return to Bar 33 on 13th December we then hit the Banham Barrel the following night, for what promises to be one of our craziest gigs ever. There are some fantastic songs we are planning for this gig that will have you on your festive feet all night long. Just be there, you never know Hugh has been known to dress up as Santa for Christmas encores!
Have you got anything planned for new years eve? No? Well, the best place to be is The Greyhound in Tibenham where you can see the new year in with About Them Shoes, or should that be Auld Lang Shoes?! Remember Brian May on the roof of Buckingham Palace playing God Save the Queen? You’ll have to get to The Greyhound to see what Will is going to do with Auld Lang Syne – surely he’s not going on the roof is he?!
See the Shoes’ stars, coming to a venue near you!
As some of you will know a couple of the Shoes play one or two gigs with other bands and we would like you to support these ventures if you can. Firstly, Hugh is one third of M, L & T (he’s the L (for Lynch) part!) and they are an acoustic trio who are now gigging in the area. Many of you will know Sam and Nick from Undercover, Hugh’s previous band, and so will know what talented musician’s they are. They have two gigs in Attleborough during November and would love to see you at The Cock on the 15th, and Bar 33 on the 22nd.
Matt, our drummer has a busy week ahead of him, as not only is he performing with ATS on Friday, he is standing in on drums for our good friends Outathablues at The Walnut Tree Shades in Norwich NR2 1NG on Thursday, and again on Saturday at The Windmill, Knox Road, Norwich NR1 4LQ. They are a high quality blues band that provide great entertainment, so why not give them a look and a listen?
Most of you will have heard of the sad passing of the great Lou Reed last week. To celebrate his life of music Hugh is putting together a Lou Reed tribute event at the Banham Barrel on 12th January. A host of friends will be taking part, including the members of About Them Shoes. It’s all at a very early stage of planning as you can imagine, but it’s certainly a date for the diary.
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Take care and we hope to see you on the road in November and December!