As I Roved Out

Delighted to release our second “proper” video. I’ve loved this song from the first time I heard it, so it was an absolute joy to have the wonderful Caraway Music make a video of us playing in the crypt of St John on the Wall in Bristol. Thanks guys!

Cake. Mmmmm.

27th January 2019 – Today’s concert at Music On The Levels is one I’ve been looking forward to!

Not only does the church have the most stunning acoustics, but they have had the most wonderful cake the last couple of times we played there. What’s not to like.

 Music on the levels  St. Mary’s Church, Westonzoyland 15:30-17:30 Google Maps

TOO LATE, you missed it… What a fun concert, full house, and the cake was great  – So thanks to the organisers and to whosoever made that apple cake and the rather splendid Victoria sponge……

 

Cold, wet & windy!

A fun weekend of gigs at “Dunster by candlelight”.

The weather was a slight issue as t’was very cold, wet & windy! Wisely Mitchell and Vincent had managed to procure some indoor performance space for most of our 30 minute slots, but things took a slightly unexpected turn in the makeshift performance area opposite “The Stag’s Head Inn” in West Street. Despite one of the evening’s torrential downpours being under way, a few brave souls had stopped to listen. Stopping is something we also had to do when I spotted my violin case starting to float along in the newly formed stream passing though the back of the (otherwise weather tight) gazebo.

Still a great couple of evenings and hope to be back next year!

Brighten up your winter – have a party!

We do play at parties, dinners and other private events and if you fancy brightening up one winter’s evening with some friends, we’d love to come and play for you. We bring all our own kit and have performed in some pretty small spaces in the past!

Pricing does vary according to distance, but a simple party without significant travel starts at a surprisingly modest fee.

So, if you fancy giving it a go, please get in touch – mitchellandvincent@gmail.com

Be warned, we do drink a lot of tea.

 

“A stick”

Dave & I were playing at a lovely apple harvesting day in Axmouth, we wandered around the beautiful orchard playing to the groups of apple pickers and the folks helping to process the apples through the various stages needed to make juice.

Standing by a tree, Dave & I were having a quick break between tunes when a young lad walked up to me and looked pointedly at my violin bow. “Have you got a stick I can use to get the apples down?” – I did feel a bit mean, but I had to say no.

 

Defeated by mosquito or elephant.

I was so looking forward to our gig at “The Slaughtered Lamb” in Clerkenwell, but I started to feel really ill a couple of days after getting home from Thailand. This vague feeling then changed into a raging full on infection in my leg and a fever. Finding that I couldn’t stand up, we had to cancel the gig – the first we have since my appendicitis! All back to normal now and we’ll be rescheduling that gig.

Most likely cause seems to have been a mosquito bite or standing waist deep in slightly green water at an elephant sanctuary. My wife says we’re going to Cornwall next year and to be honest I’m more than ok with that……