Hello Stringband fans!
It’s with heavy heart that I type out his blog post to let you know that the band is no more.
(For a quick reminder of some highlights, feel free to watch the 30 second video below!)
There was no dramatic ending, we all think the world of each other, and the final gig we did was at the wedding of Malc and I which was a very happy event!
Life sometimes just gets in the way, and commitments meant we couldn’t give this band the time it needed to keep gigging.
A Brief History and Highlights
I won’t bore you with all the details, but back in 2009 Malc was looking to form a bluegrass band. He saw my advert on Gumtree as a singer, and along with Vince Purcell, the 3 of us then met Dan Edwards, and then Paul George our bassist.
In 2010 there was a new line up and Dan, Malc, myself and now Tim Slade on Bass were gigging regularly in and around Brighton and at the Bluegrass festivals up and down the country.
It would be remiss to also forget the fantastic line up of deputy bassists we had: Max Crawford who stepped in at the Cornish bluegrass festival, Nik Funke, who joined us in Reading when we supported the Coal Porters and the Dixie Beeliners, and Richard Driscoll who helped us out on plenty of occasions with local gigs.
I have had some of the best nights of my life playing and socialising with this band and there is a real sense of loss as I say goodbye to it (which is why it’s taken about 4 months!)
I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to play with these guys, and even find a husband. Despite living in Brighton since 2006, it wasn’t until I joined the band and met some amazing people, pubs, landlords and music enthusiasts that Brighton really opened up to me.
This band has a lot of people to thank for their support. From friends and family to local music organisers and supporters who have braved wind and rain to come and see us play. It would not have been nearly as much fun had it not been for the fun characters we met along the way.
If you ever came to see us, if you bought a CD, if you put money in the tip jar, if you gave us words of encouragement, if you clapped, if you drank with us and dreamed with us, thank you for being a part of this story.
We did it. We finally got round to making a CD.
If you want to read more about it, please click this link