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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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#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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Sounds good!

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#2852877 - 05/01/17 04:55 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: mcgoo]
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Update: I've also been asked to play a week-long tour of Germany in November. Bloody hell!
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#2852880 - 05/01/17 05:10 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Congratulations man! Sounds really good and man....she's got some PIPES! What a cool gig!

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#2852941 - 05/01/17 11:23 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
Update: I've also been asked to play a week-long tour of Germany in November. Bloody hell!
That's good, right? thu

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#2852969 - 05/01/17 01:39 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
Update: I've also been asked to play a week-long tour of Germany in November. Bloody hell!


That's great! They must really rate your playing.

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#2852970 - 05/01/17 01:41 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
Update: I've also been asked to play a week-long tour of Germany in November. Bloody hell!



Fantastic! Congratulations.

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#2852971 - 05/01/17 01:42 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
Update: I've also been asked to play a week-long tour of Germany in November. Bloody hell!


just watched the video you posted, Aidan. Great sounding, lightweight rig. She seems very comfortable with you on stage, that's a great sign for a dep. twothumbs
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#2853020 - 05/01/17 04:46 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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This response is from the OP w/out reading intervening comments.

GOOD ON YA, LAD !

Never be contrite abt pride or happiness in yer success, no matter how mundane you wonder it might be to others.
EVERYONE STARTS WHERE THEY START !
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#2853024 - 05/01/17 05:17 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Congratulations Aidan,,,, The singer & the band sound great! All the best on your Germany tour!

Cheers
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#2853027 - 05/01/17 05:23 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
This response is from the OP w/out reading intervening comments.


How can a response be from the OP if it's not from the OP? idk
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#2853031 - 05/01/17 05:48 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: davedoerfler]
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OK, TO the OP.

Feel better ?
hitt
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#2853040 - 05/01/17 07:05 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: d]
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um, no. snax
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#2853043 - 05/01/17 07:38 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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I'm confused... again. laugh
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#2853046 - 05/01/17 07:47 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Synthoid]
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we know. smile
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#2853130 - 05/02/17 07:32 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Heavy Sigh.
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#2853133 - 05/02/17 07:43 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Just watched the video.

Nice. thu




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#2853182 - 05/02/17 10:48 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Ah, Tom's here. Time for refreshments.

cheers
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#2853236 - 05/02/17 01:38 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Ah, Tom's here. Time for refreshments.

cheers


smile

True... And we're all very proud of our man Aidan. In fact, if we could, I am certain many of us would like to buy him a brew.

But we need a proper brew to go along with a proper grown-up job.

Is there a (US) domestic beer that would satisfy a proper Englishman such as Aidan?

A little help here, please. I'm guessing PBR isn't going to cut it.

Tom
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#2853254 - 05/02/17 02:31 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: ITGITC?]
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Thank you kindly, Tom. Actually, this Brit boy has a particular weakness for Belgian abbey beers...especially this bad boy ABV 11.3%. Careful with that axe, Eugene...

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#2853257 - 05/02/17 02:38 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
this Brit boy has a particular weakness for Belgian abbey beers.


Oh yes, please. thu
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#2853272 - 05/02/17 03:43 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Synthoid]
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That vid was your first gig with them? I love how much fun you seem to be having. Congrats on the Germany gigs. Hoping to be at the Glasgow gig on the 26th.
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#2853278 - 05/02/17 04:03 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Originally Posted By: Aidan
this Brit boy has a particular weakness for Belgian abbey beers.


Oh yes, please. thu


Excellent, Aidan!

I don't want to derail this thread with talk about beer. (Although, if it was going to be derailed, a discussion about GOOD beer is, I believe, pertinent to us musos.)

You've got a lot of support and love from your friends here, Aidan.

My best to you!

Tom
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#2853796 - 05/05/17 03:03 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: ITGITC?]
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Well, went to see Rebecca Downes tonight, unfortunately with the "other" keyboardist. Aidan, if you're hanging with those guys, you must be a hell of a player!

One of the best gigs I've been to in years. I saw Joanne Shaw Taylor last year, and Ms Downes knocked her into a cocked hat. What a singer!

I even bought a CD, and I NEVER do that, not in forty five years of going to gigs.


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#2853975 - 05/07/17 01:06 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Six-string-man]
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Thanks Frank, Rebecca is a real talent and deservers to arrive. I'm sure Nigel delivered on keys, too he's a great player.

Nadroj, hope to see you in Glasgow!
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#2853990 - 05/07/17 04:39 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Originally Posted By: Aidan
Thanks Frank, Rebecca is a real talent and deservers to arrive. I'm sure Nigel delivered on keys, too he's a great player.




Sorry, I was so taken with the wonderful vocals that I forgot to mention the rest of the band!

The drummer was restrained, he played to what the songs demanded. Along with the bass player, he was very tight and professional, they made for a great backline.

Nigel on keys, nothing flashy, just got on with the job. I thought he was a bit underused, due to the setlist performed, but on the couple of occasions he did cut loose, he was excellent. If I had have been on the desk, I would have had him a touch higher up in the mix.

The lead guitarist was a revelation, I was hugely impressed with his playing, rich and varied. His backing vocals weren't bad either.

I loved the way that the sound levels of the band were loud enough, without being overpowering. Every musician seemed to be playing for each other, no egos on show. The whole experience left me (and my better half) vowing to go and see the band again. Great stuff!

SSM
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#2853992 - 05/07/17 05:30 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Nadroj]
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Originally Posted By: Nadroj
That vid was your first gig with them? I love how much fun you seem to be having. Congrats on the Germany gigs. Hoping to be at the Glasgow gig on the 26th.


Isn't the Glasgow gig on the 18th? Be great if it they are doing a gig on the 26th as that works for me.
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#2854007 - 05/07/17 07:10 AM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Markay]
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Oops. Yes, Nadroj, check your diary Glasgow IS on the 18th smile
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#2854087 - 05/07/17 01:43 PM Re: A proper 'grown-up' job [Re: Aidan]
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Congratulations Aidan

I just watched the video you posted and was very impressed. Continued Success! It is much deserved.

~ Anthony

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