January Update

January 29, 2013

January is almost at an end and we haven’t updated in a couple of weeks, so…

On the 18th we played at Oakengates’ The Duke. The snow was coming down in a big way, so we didn’t expect much of a turnout, but we were very happy to be proven wrong. We set up just inside the door and had a great gig right in the faces of the audience, rather than being tucked away at the back as we would be normally.

This weekend saw us a bit busier. Our first proper gig at The Malthouse was, again, hit by snow, but a respectable crowd turned up including WeeMann’s neighbour who, rather than gigging in Shrewsbury himself, decided a meal with his lady followed by being hit in the face by Scruffy the Stunt-Dog was a better use of his time.

We agree.

On Saturday we travelled to Coton, just outside Whitchurch, to The Dog & Bull. A pub full of dining customers ensured and audience and the gig was a resounding success. We’re hoping to return later in the year as well as playing at their sister pub, The Albion in Wem.

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Sunday was a return to The Wrekin, scene of our first, unofficial, outing a year ago. We’ve developed a great deal in one short year and the audience is growing with each visit.

On that note, don’t forget our First Birthday Party on Sat 23 February at Newport’s Cosy Hall. We’ve been discussing things to do and you won’t be disappointed with the results. Tickets are available at The Book Nook in Newport, The Smash Room in Ketley, via the band members, or by e-mailing us at info@LostThePlotBand.co.uk

Tickets are £4 each and there will be jelly and cake as well as a fully licenced bar.

PARTY!!!

This week we’re back off to Aberyswyth to Rummers, scene of our meeting with Suggs a few months ago. See you when we get home again.

Last week we embarked on our first international tour, the Welsh Tour Of Wales 2012, taking in such esteemed venues as Rummers Wine Bar and The Scholars in Aberyswyth.

Although the gigs were a success (people clapped and stayed in the bars), injury was the theme of the tour, with Clatter tearing the ligaments in his left knee whilst performing his famed tambourine solo during American Pie.

Here, for your delectation, is a video of our opening number, Road To Nowhere.  As well as being our opening number, this is also our mission statement.

A nice surprise was the visit to our opening gig of Suggs, from Madness.  Sadly, being a singer, he came in late, 5 minutes after we finished playing.  Never mind.

Clatter & Suggs

Clatter & Suggs

We’ll be back in Aber for the 7th and 8th of December as part of our Non-Festive International Xmas Tour 2012.  Please check our gigs page for more details.