The UK Tour we’ve all been waiting for! Celebrating the release of ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ at some of our favourite towns on this planet. With a couple of great reviews under our belt we’re excited to hit the road. First stop the West Midlands for a kick-off. Dinner in one of the oldest buildings in Brum sets us up for the activities and antics that lie ahead.
We’re lucky enough to have the beautifully happy Hannah Dunne helping us out with the Skinny Shop for the first leg. We set up our new merch stand mad by me mam. It looks great donning new Skinny Tour T-shirts and a lovely ladies soft light red crest T-shirt. And of course – our new shiny Horse Brass.
No local band opening tonight so it’s the great fun talented Mr Sean McGowan who takes the stage first – dishing out his life history in poetry and charming the crowd immediately. Everyone’s in a great mood and we can’t wait to hit the stage.
Next stop – Glasgow – our first ever headline show up there and we’re a little nervous but no need to be. The evening sails by amazingly well with a great local opener Sunshine Social putting out beautiful sounds, followed by Sean and then us – followed by some disco dancing and too many white Russians. Michael captures a domestic violence case being put to an end by the police and we escape the bar before we find ourselves in a scrape with a local drunkard. Nice to see new friend Paul Melville there too!
Feeling slightly worse for wear we move onto Edinburgh – arriving early me and Hannah go look around the beautiful city. I have an ice-cream, Hannah gets to hold an owl!
We get to the amazing Voodoo Rooms in time for wine and olives before the lads need us to help load in. It’s party night in Edinbugh!
Everyone is drunk and we are raring for a party afterwards…we pick up a cat, drink copious amounts of cocktails and then end up swimming through caramel jazz down the road…YAHTZEEE!!
Bleary eyes follow the next day – we were lucky not to get kicked out of the T-lodge when I proudly say the gang behind no. 329 were my mottly crew – whoops! I think the guy was slightly disappointed to find out I was the Tour Manager when he asked!
Last night of the first leg in Newcastle and a sold out packed house! Fun fun Fun! Thanks to Candi’s Dogs for warming up the stage. Sean came off buzzing and we went on well, danced, drank, sang and climbed.
Check out John Kanaka clip captured by Sean below:
Then we hit the Toon for more drinks with cousin Ben Church (wicked guitarist and singer) and Ruth and Conrad from Holy Moly and the Crackers (we celebrated Conrads birthday seriously – ending the night in Greggs at 3:30am before making it back to our very noisy hostel…
Roll on next leg!
Still to come:
April 29th – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club –http://goo.gl/GE7Gfl
April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill –http://goo.gl/8oZqLr
May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega –http://goo.gl/ODPclJ
May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 –http://goo.gl/T0ILuC
May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange – http://goo.gl/FdhNlU
May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach –http://goo.gl/hjDwFS
May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington –http://goo.gl/TP5XH7
May 8th – NORWICH – The Waterfront Norwich –http://goo.gl/oj7vpc
May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy Leicester–http://goo.gl/AGj3lx