The last month has been hectic to say the least. But in a very good way.
It all started with an acoustic set with Knifeworld at Celebr8 festival in Kingston. We borrowed the Larcombe's beautiful harmonium and re-arranged the set and actually played sitting down. Despite a serious alck of desk channels, it worked out pretty well and we look forward to bringing out the acoustic action in the future.
Shortly after that, Chrome Hoof got a last minute booking to play a party at Strelka in Moscow. Terribly exciting stuff. The venue was actually bang smack in the centre and we were just a stone's throw from the Kremlin. I managed to be in Moscow for less than 24 hours but it was totally worth it.
During a 2 week period of putting on shows and playing them, I did a mad dash to Luxe in Spitalfields to guest with the spectacular A Sweet Niche. Always a pleasure. And a massive burst of sax squarking was just what I needed.
This Friday sees Knifeworld back in Brighton for our re-scheduled 'Roast On The Coast' gig following the snowed in action in January. We are greatly looking forward to playing with Thumpermonkey and Ham Legion.
The month is rounded off with a return trip to Russia with Chrome Hoof, this time playing White Nights Festival in Perm. I hear that it doesn't get dark and is right by the Ural mountains.
That will be just about it for the summer gig-wise as Chrome Hoof are due to release in the autumn, Knifeworld are more than halfway through finishing the album and I can concentreate on finishing V A L V E at last.