Wow, what a hectic few weeks!
For those that didn't know, The Beckett performed live
for the first time in 6 years on Feb 24th. What a buzz!
In spite of technical difficulties (yeah, yeah, we know)
the Mezzanine Bar gig was well received, and with well over 100 people
there the fan base is growing. If you were there you heard the following
silence in the rain
on and on
a light that fades
Special thanks to Kieron, Dave and Ben for some great
comedy and making us laugh generally; Chris, Nick and Achilleas for
engineering, playing roadie, recording and general help; Anna, Jo and
Lindsay for being patient and for bringing loads of people; Emma at
ExtraTime and Steve at Graffix for being so accommodating. There are
lots of others who deserve a mention, but this isn't an Oscars speech,
so thanks to all of you! To Beckettes all over the world: Thanks. We're
on our way!!
The next gig is most likely to be in Kings Cross during April - details
tbc. Keep an eye on http://www.thebeckett.co.uk/gigs.
This weekend (16th-18th March) saw us in the studio
for the first time ever. I now understand why it can take bands months
to record an album.
The master for the first CD has been cut and it should
be available within the next few weeks. Its' primary purpose is to tout
around and play for bookers to help us get gigging regularly. Obviously
we'll be making it available to anyone who wants to buy a copy!
We're incredibly pleased with it. Frankly, the amount
we managed to get done in two 12 hour overnight sessions this weekend is
pretty impressive considering we didn't know what we were doing. The
first Beckett recording is called The Velvet Breeze EP and contains
Velvet Breeze, A Light That Fades and Wide Tonight. Design, Artwork and
Graphics courtesy of Anna Goodsell and Clare Watters.
Thanks to BonaFide Studios, and especially to
Jeremiah, Danun, Rob, Brian and of course Jaz the cat for providing a
welcome distraction. Oh and boys; pat yourself on the back - great work.
Anyway, there's lots to be achieved before work
tomorrow (like catching up on 3 days' sleep). Hope life is treating you
as well as it is us at the moment; we're looking forward to the next
The Beckett are David Prestwich, Emlyn Hall, George
Georgiou, Mark Brimson and Mark Wardle. This has been a Sunday Session