This gig looked like it was going to be pretty quiet but as we went on stage i was pleased with the amount of folk that started coming in. The support bands were two acoustic acts and they brought some of their friends to watch them. I thought they were good and it was a great way to start the night before the thunder considering the amount of bodies that were in the place.
I like Behind the Wall in Falkirk. I have played there many times before but never with any original bands. There is a little stage and like many venues out there they have a fixed PA system, Bose to be exactt and sound craft desk ohhh and no Monitors. I love venues that do their home work and don't forget about the singers!
we had Ben doing the sound for us tonight and he did a great job with the tools he had and continually checked the levels and on stage sound as he went along. Ben is a young guy with a real bright future. He knows lots about drums and lots about sifter, logic etc, he knows his stuff.
I wasn't feeling the best tonight but we started strong, and then i thought its about time to make some mistake here! and so i did. The great thing about Rock and Roll music is that i believe you get an artistic licence do change stuff as you go, especially when you have written the songs, thats my excuse anyway.
It was great to see TC electronics retweeting on of my tweets about the gear i was using. To be honest there is something missing, I haven't found that comfortable sound just yet, I'm getting that wooden sound i have always searched for but another Bass player in the audience said to me " is that a Music man your using? it pretty top isn't it" back yo the drawing board.
Overall i felt really comfortable with tonights gig, lots of mistakes but i was really relaxed with this show and was pleased to be part of the King Lots relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to the rest of the tour.
Ps. there is still something bothering me about the sound of the running wit me and mike, he says its in my head but I'm sure I'm going to find something.