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#2848825 - 04/12/17 07:14 AM A proper 'grown-up' job
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I'm temporarily filling the keys bench for singer Rebecca Downes. She's something of a rising star of the British blues scene, with lots of plays already on national radio here in the UK.

We're doing a couple of festival headliners, then it's on to a UK support tour with Snakecharmer (Adam Wakeman on keys, Laurie Wisefield of Wishbone Ash, Neil Murray from Whitesnake).

I realise that this is meat and drink to a lot of you on here but for someone only now doing the sort of stuff, musically speaking, that he should have done decades ago, it's exciting beyond words.

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#2848840 - 04/12/17 07:52 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Aidan this is a big deal. Very nice! What a tribute to your skills that you've been chosen to fill in. Only good things can come of this. We've all had to 'temporarily' fill in on keys before and seen it turn into 'permanently'. If not that at the very least you'll be meeting tons of folks and opening up tons more opportunities. This is how you 'level up'.

Best of luck with it, can't wait to hear more.
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#2848841 - 04/12/17 07:52 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
I realise that this is meat and drink to a lot of you on here but for someone only now doing the sort of stuff, musically speaking, that he should have done decades ago, it's exciting beyond words.


Way to go man!

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#2848844 - 04/12/17 07:55 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Bobadohshe]
drawback Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobadohshe
Aidan this is a big deal. Very nice! What a tribute to your skills that you've been chosen to fill in. Only good things can come of this. We've all had to 'temporarily' fill in on keys before and seen it turn into 'permanently'. If not that at the very least you'll be meeting tons of folks and opening up tons more opportunities. This is how you 'level up'.

Best of luck with it, can't wait to hear more.


Exactly this, Aidan! Congratulations twothumbs
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#2848845 - 04/12/17 07:57 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Warmest congratulations! It does sound exciting.

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#2848847 - 04/12/17 08:01 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Nice one Aidan, sounds like a cool gig! It might be a bit far away but I'll see if I can make one of the shows.
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#2848856 - 04/12/17 08:26 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MorayM]
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I thought this was going to be about Aidan throwing in the towel - putting on the shirt and tie to sell paperclips and file TS reports. So glad it is not!
Enjoy!
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#2848858 - 04/12/17 08:28 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Congrats Aidan! Seems like a lot of fun. I bet you Will naill this one.
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#2848866 - 04/12/17 08:44 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: RudyS]
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Good going Aidan ...


Edited by Legatoboy (04/12/17 08:45 AM)
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#2848869 - 04/12/17 08:58 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Legatoboy]
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Nice!
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#2848873 - 04/12/17 09:11 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Karl Sutton]
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Brilliant! Have fun!

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#2848874 - 04/12/17 09:20 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
Six-string-man Offline
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
I'm temporarily filling the keys bench for singer Rebecca Downes. She's something of a rising star of the British blues scene, with lots of plays already on national radio here in the UK.

We're doing a couple of festival headliners, then it's on to a UK support tour with Snakecharmer (Adam Wakeman on keys, Laurie Wisefield of Wishbone Ash, Neil Murray from Whitesnake).

I realise that this is meat and drink to a lot of you on here but for someone only now doing the sort of stuff, musically speaking, that he should have done decades ago, it's exciting beyond words.

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Aidan, I'm chuffed to bits for you. Fantastic news after everything you've been through. I'm sure that you'll knock it out of the park!

SSM
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#2848875 - 04/12/17 09:22 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: johnchop]
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#2848877 - 04/12/17 09:25 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: lightbg]
Nadroj Offline
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Fantastic Aiden, congrats. Let me know if you ever venture up north!
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#2848878 - 04/12/17 09:33 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Nadroj]
Aidan Offline
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Thanks guys smile

Nadroj, Glasgow O2 ABC2 on May 18.
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#2848879 - 04/12/17 09:37 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Here's a toast to a fellow traveler!


Edited by PianoMan51 (04/12/17 09:39 AM)

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#2848883 - 04/12/17 09:55 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: PianoMan51]
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Aidan you are a star now congrads! PianoBanana
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#2848886 - 04/12/17 10:00 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: bennyray]
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That's great news, Aidan. Congratulations !
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#2848892 - 04/12/17 10:25 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: allan_evett]
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Outstanding news. Very cool, brother!

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#2848897 - 04/12/17 10:35 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Dave Bryce]
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#2848936 - 04/12/17 01:05 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: mate stubb]
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Good for you, Aidan!
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#2848982 - 04/12/17 04:21 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MoodyBluesKeys]
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What a step up! Talk about taking "road warrior" seriously... Its an outstanding accolade. Make sure you take along double spares for everything!
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#2848983 - 04/12/17 04:22 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MoodyBluesKeys]
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Congrats, Aidan!

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#2848987 - 04/12/17 04:54 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Way to go Aidan! Looking forward to your dispatches from the road.

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#2848989 - 04/12/17 04:54 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Six-string-man]
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Aidan, I'm chuffed to bits for you.


me too, whatever that means. laugh
coming from SSM I'm sure it must be good. twothumbs
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#2848993 - 04/12/17 05:14 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: davedoerfler]
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Congratulations Aidan. Awesome news. Enjoy smile

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#2848996 - 04/12/17 05:30 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
I thought this was going to be about Aidan throwing in the towel - putting on the shirt and tie to sell paperclips and file TS reports. So glad it is not!
Enjoy!


My thoughts exactly. Congrats Aidan! It's never too late! You'll kill it!
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#2848998 - 04/12/17 06:00 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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cheers
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#2849047 - 04/12/17 10:29 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Michael Wright]
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Congratulations Aidan!

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#2849071 - 04/13/17 03:13 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: CowboyNQ]
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Congrats Aidan! 'Looking forward to lots of cool pics and gig reports!
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