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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]
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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]
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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!

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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]
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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]
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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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Originally Posted By: Six-string-man
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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#2849074 - 04/13/17 03:31 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: mcgoo]
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Fantastic! Congratulations and well-deserved.

Will look out for Midlands dates...

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#2849075 - 04/13/17 03:32 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Six-string-man
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



Ah. I was using English English, rather than American English! "Chuffed" is extremely pleased. "to bits" is like to pieces. As in "I hate those meeces to pieces" (cartoon circa 1960, possibly Sylvester the cat?). I'm showing my age now.

Anyway, I'm chuffed to bits for Aiden, he is an excellent bloke. When I had to give up playing, he sent me a lovely pm, sympathising, and giving helpful and timely advice, probably because he had empathy due to going through troubles of his own. I was really touched, and his pm really helped me at the time. I have loads of time for him, and wish for as many good things as possible to come his way.

He's a top bloke. (Hope I don't have to translate that!)


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#2849077 - 04/13/17 04:08 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Six-string-man]
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Nice one, congrats!
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#2849084 - 04/13/17 05:43 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: RobP2]
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Rock star! That's awesome! Congrats.

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#2849148 - 04/13/17 08:53 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: mcgoo]
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That's great! She's hot too!
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#2849168 - 04/13/17 10:13 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 my friend, I am still eating cold beans out of a can


Edited by HAM&EGZ (04/13/17 10:13 AM)
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#2849214 - 04/13/17 12:45 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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Congrats Aidan! happy for ya, bro.
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#2849300 - 04/13/17 07:43 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MotiDave]
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Man, love the way you're working up the ladder. I'm not in a position to do what you're doing, but in an alternate universe, I'd be right there with you.

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#2849304 - 04/13/17 08:07 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Six-string-man]
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He's a top bloke. (Hope I don't have to translate that!)
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no sir, I get it. wink
and agree twothumbs
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#2850355 - 04/19/17 01:03 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: davedoerfler]
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Here's a quick clip from my first show with Rebecca...opening for King King at the Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival.

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#2850358 - 04/19/17 02:19 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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That was great! Good levels on the keys!
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#2850360 - 04/19/17 02:59 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Michael Wright]
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That's awesome - congrats Aidan!

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#2850367 - 04/19/17 04:49 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Markyboard]
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Go Aidan! Go Aidan!

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#2850378 - 04/19/17 06:05 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Very nice work. Any recording on the horizon?

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#2850379 - 04/19/17 06:18 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: retrokeys]
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Not on this project as it stands, I'm just depping for her regular keys man.
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#2850385 - 04/19/17 06:52 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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If that changes, please let us know.

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#2850386 - 04/19/17 07:09 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: mcgoo]
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Congratulations Aidan!! My time touring added a lot to my recognition and street cred. Hopefully it will open doors for you as it has for me. Hope it is a great run!!!
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#2850415 - 04/19/17 08:42 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: BluesKeys]
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Congrats Aidan, this is an awesome opportunity. Enjoy the ride mayne. thu

Reminds me of seeing our own B3er with Janiva Magness.

Always a very cool thing to see our fellow forumites moving on up to nicer gigs. smile cool
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#2850422 - 04/19/17 09:06 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: ProfD]
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Great playing Aidan! And what a luxury to hear the band sound so nicely balanced. That's one cool gig you've got going, long may it continue! keys
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#2850514 - 04/19/17 07:27 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: MorayM]
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Congrats Aiden! Could not have happened to someone more deserving! Enjoy!

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#2850600 - 04/20/17 08:16 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: midinut]
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Nice sound. Well done. Congratulations!
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#2850788 - 04/21/17 06:13 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: David Loving]
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