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Operation: Rescue David Wrench

We woke up this morning to a thick blanket of snow on the ground at Bryn Derwen studios. It was a troubling sight. Our engineer (DW) lives a bus ride away and we were pretty sure there was no way a bus could get anywhere in this kind of weather. Our fears were quickly confirmed after speaking to Wrench on the phone…


Snow cannot stop Skinny Lister however, especially when we have a 4×4 Landrover parked outside equipped with monster truck tyres. Mule leapt into the drivers seat and transported a terrified bunch of Skinnies across a winter wonderland of snow blocked roads and stranded motorists all the way to Bangor town centre. There was many an outlandish move and shrieks were heard from the likes of Max and Tash (now renamed Fantastic Mr Fox in his new winter get up).



Mule was unmoved however and quickly navigated all obstacles successfully before arriving at Wrench’s house without breaking a sweat. We picked him up and travelled back through the blizzard. At one point we had to drive up the wrong carriageway to get past a queue of traffic stuck at the bottom of a hill. There were more screams of terror but brave Mule was determined and made it through as he whooped past many a stranded car. Normally we’d have stopped to help of course but we have an album to make and nothing was going to hold us up. After an hour of the most dangerous conditions any of us have ever witnessed on the roads anywhere in the UK, we arrived back at the studio. It hasn’t stopped snowing since but luckily recording has started once again and Dan is currently putting down the acoustic guitar and vocal to Plough & Orion.

Wrench rescued

We hope it melts by the time we need to go home. But it does look amazing out there for now…