A Day In The Life…

June 20, 2013

We documented a recent trip to Shrewsbury. Watch and see what happened. Part II will follow shortly.

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A Roundup.

June 16, 2013

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, so much so that we haven’t had a chance to blog, so here’s a quick catchup on what’s been going on in Plotland.

Lost The Plot with Gav Hedge

Lost The Plot with Gav Hedge

As far as we know, the world record attempt, of which we were one of many acts, was a success, with the all day variety show beating the old record by over an hour.

The following week saw our return to Scotland to take part in the Forfarfest music festival – 3 days of music in pubs all over Forfar. We played two sets at the Chapter & Verse over the weekend, interspersed with gigs in Dundee. It was exhausting but great fun and we’re currently in the midst of editing a video of our trip, watch this space…

We also took the opportunity to buy some new matching shirts:

A Cheery Chappy!

A Cheery Chappy!

Returning home, the next weekend was another busy one with us starting on Friday evening at The Malthouse in Ironbridge to a packed house (our biggest crowd in there so far), followed by a Saturday afternoon gig at the Newport Carnival and Baschurch’s Admiral Duncan in the evening.

Scream For Me Newport!

Scream For Me Newport!

This weekend was a quiet one – one gig on Friday at The Hen & Chickens in Bridgnorth. The crowd was small but enthusiastic and we’ll be back there again in September.

This week we’re off up to Bury again to Molloys. Last time we played there we were sans drummer, so the locals have no idea what we’ll be like at full strength… Then, on Saturday, we’ll be playing for the Adams Grammar School Summer Ball. Next Wednesday (26th) we’ll be back off up to The Swan in Stone.

Keep an eye on our forthcoming gigs at LostThePlotBand.co.uk/gigs and follow us on Facebook & Twitter and don’t forget to spread the word!

Trevor Horn's got nothing on us!

Trevor Horn’s got nothing on us!

Today we’re hitting the road to head north to Dundee for a short tour north of the border.

After an overnight break tonight, we’ll be driving the final few miles to Forfar tomorrow for our first gig at the Chapter & Verse in Castle Street.  This will be followed by our Saturday night appearance at Legends, a bar in Dundee’s Dock Street:

Legends, Dundee

Assuming we’re still fit, on Sunday we’ll be returning to Forfar for our farewell gig at the Vine & Monkey in West High Street.  Fittingly, they server Loons Ale, brewed exclusively for two Forfar pubs.  I think we may have to try a pint or three.

If you can’t make it to Dundee to follow us, firstly, you clearly aren’t devoted enough, but secondly we’ll be back in Shrewsbury next week at the Telegraph Vaults.  Details will follow next week.

Keep your eye on our Twitter page for news as it happens over the weekend.

Assuming we stay sober enough to use it.

Autumn Update

October 18, 2012

So, the autumn is upon us, the clocks will be going back next weekend and the band are having a well deserved weekend off. Clatter is planning to use his time wisely, bringing Moby Dick back to life after she broke down on the way to our recent gig at The Talbot Inn and resting his damaged knee, WeeMann is heading south to become Godfather to his nephew, following an afternoon at a beer festival and Edcase will, doubtless, be figuring out what other songs he can play on Flash, his pet bouzouki.

Clatter & Moby Dick

Clatter & Moby Dick in happier times.

Assuming Clatter gets Dick working again, we’ll be heading north in a week’s time to commence our Scotch North Of The Border Tour 2012, taking in such prestigious venues as Legends in Dundee and the Chapter & Verse and Vine & Monkey in Forfar. Having learnt important lessons during the recent Welsh Tour Of Wales the band should be leaner, slicker and more professional. Time will tell…

Our diary is filling up rapidly for November and December, with the Non-Festive International Xmas Tour 2012 kicking off in style at The Bell & Talbot in Bridgnorth on Saturday 24 November, visiting Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Wellington, Moreton, St. Georges and Oakengates, before climaxing at our first gig in Staffordshire. Please have a look at the Lost The Plot Gig Page for details.

Finally, if you know of a pub, club or party that would benefit from the company of three idiots, please send us the details to edcase@losttheplotband.co.uk and point them in the direction of our website. We’re already working on filling the diary for 2013 and would love to be able to fit in some new venues.

If you can’t make it to Dundee, we’ll see you again at our next local gig on Friday 2 November at Shrewsbury’s Telegraph Vaults.

In November, we’ll be playing as part of an evening of music and curry at Burton Borough School, performing alongside the school’s much praised Big Band.  It’s a ticket only event priced at £10 for the evening.  Please e-mail us on info@losttheplotband.co.uk for details and tickets.

STOP PRESS:

MOBY DICK LIVES!!!  The Dick has been returned to Clatter’s home in a fully functioning state.  Clatter was unavailable for comment as we went to press, but was last seen stroking his beloved van, weeping quietly to himself and mumbling something about never forgetting to oil her again.

Fingers crossed we make it to Dundee and back…

In the last of our series of articles, this week we focus on WeeMann, bass and triangle player for the band. Find out what happened to the multi-million pound inheritance to which he was heir and what happened when he announced his dislike for cider.  All this and more on our Band Pages.

WeeMann

WeeMann

Coming soon we will have articles on our guest musicians. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

A couple of successful gigs this week.  Friday’s first trip to The Old Post Office in Shrewsbury went very well indeed, with the crowd getting into our brand of stupid from the start.  Saturday started a little badly as our van broke down on the way to the gig at The Talbot in St. Georges. Landlord Alan kindly lent us his van to help get the gear to the pub while Clatter waited for the breakdown van, but once we got set up things went well.

These gigs saw the introduction of Edcase’s bouzouki, christened Flash, into the band’s arsenal. A different sound to the guitar, it’s basically a larger, lower tuned mandolin and gives a great new colour to songs like Irish Rover and Saturday’s new addition to the set, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

We leave for our epic Scotch North Of The Border Tour 2012 next week.  If you’re in the Dundee area, check out Gigs Calendar for details of dates and venues.