Well it was surgical. In and out of The Netherlands in 72 hours. In that time we managed 2 sold out gigs and a fun National radio session. It’s great to feel love from peeps when we go abroad, we just can’t wait to make a new record so that we can tour again extensively, hit all the places we’ve been before and MORE! Thanks so much to everyone for lifting us up all along the way thus far, we salute you! More news soon . MG
Saturday night at the ol’ JC….yes Jazz Cafe was sold out for our first gig of the year, everyone packed in like sardines. It was mighty eventful with some ghosts in the machine tech-wise, Spiller’s Ma turning 60 (and the whole venue singing to her), a random drunk woman rushing the stage (which took several people and a man in a hi-vis jacket to escort her to a safe distance away from us), new bass player Cam popping his MG gigging cherry with his new theme tune crowd singalong ‘Neeewww Boooyyy’ and an overall really joyous uplifting vibe in the whole venue. Because of the time lost we had to cut 2 of the encore songs (Get a High & Rolling in the Deep) which was a bit of a shame and I battled with my cold right to the end, cracking here and there – my voice just about held out – but it didn’t matter, the evening was a roaring triumph! MG 2.0 fully rebooted and optimized.
Next up Amsterdam – PARADISO we are coming for you!!!
I’m so sorry that the corners of this ‘ere website have been gathering a few cobwebs of late. We intend to do something about that soon enough…but rest assured, the radio silence has meant the exact opposite behind closed doors. Since before X’mas 2012 we have been meeting on average 3 times a week to collaborate on every member’s song ideas.
Gauging from the amount of material we have to start with, it is sure to be a long and intensive process over the next few months which will see us take all our ideas, ranging from embryonic to fully realised, and make them worthy of consideration in the track-selection-line-up for Mamas Gun album number III.
Seeing as the weeks will be peppered with gigs (London and Europe) we’ve also got to somehow remember to play a lot of our older songs and make Cameron ‘Cambroseph Desdiphinia’ Dawson feel truly inducted into the MG hall of shame.
It’s a time of chrysalis in the MG camp, one which we hope will give flight to another exciting and colourful chapter in the band’s story. The past 6 months ain’t been easy but then again that’s all part of the privilege.
Here’s to a glittering 2013 for the band known as Mamas Gun and for everyone who’s ever been there with us.