Time to stand up and not fight…

Hey people.

I hope everyone is well. Here is a great video I was sent this morning. It shows the staggering amount of people standing up and not fighting.

Violent protests are exactly what they want. Fighting for peace is an oxymoron if ever I heard one.

Just stop complying with a World elite that couldn’t give a shit about any of you. It’s time to say no. We will no longer be your cannon fodder. We will no longer put our lives on the line to fight for the agenda of the global elite.

No violence. Just non-compliance.

x

G and Tippers Theme!

Yo!

This Thursdays show is all about extremes. We want to know the mostly manly and the most girly thing you’ve ever done. That goes for both men and woman.

For instance, I get my Mrs to get rid of spiders and even crane flies as they terrify me. But on the other hand, I can down ten pints, eat a kebab and smash the Granny out of a punching machine. Grrr!

So we want as girly as this…

Or as manly as this…

Also, Tippers and I will attempt another two World Records, plus Pranks, Quiz, Gammon and Mostyn stories of the week, and tonnes more.

Tune in!!! x

 

As yet un-named…

Hello folks.

Am in the studio today. We’re laying down a completely new tune. It hasn’t even got a name yet. Any ideas?

The track is about the nightmare that is long distance relationships and the trauma that loneliness causes for an already tortured mind. Sounds upbeat eh? Truth is it is. It’s a 128 bpm tempo which is apparently the pop song formula. We’ll see!

This will be track number 8 of the album complete. We’re getting there and the record is really taking shape. I sincerely hope you feel as positive when you hear it, as I do now.

I am sorry I’ve been a bit crap with the old posts recently. I’ve been so busy with various things that I literally don’t have time.

But I will make time. Shit loads of news to come soon. TV pitches and book publications to name a couple.

Be safe all! x

Help?!

Hello my lovelies!

This might sound like a bizarre request, but does anyone that doesn’t drink actually enjoy Real Ale Festivals? Because if you do, and you live on the Isle of Wight, you could be the man/woman to save the day!

Me and Tim are playing at Rookley Real Ale Festival on Friday Night. Now there is one problem. As it’s a small event, with a tiny budget, we’re getting paid in beer.

Now in the 1960’s it wouldn’t have been a problem. We just get smashed and then drive home.

But…

Drink driving is for mugs.

If anyone fancies giving me and young Timothy a lift, we’ll forever be in your debt!

We’ll pay petrol, get you free entrance to the Festival and chuck you a couple of copies of the album.

Email me at garethicke@hotmail.com.

xxx

G and Tippers Show.

Hello!

This Thursdays show is jam packed with nonsense.

We have 4 separate themes to get you excited. We want your tweets in discussing Tits, Cocks, Balls & Monet Art. We don’t want to attract to many Jeremy Kyle types so we’ve thrown in Monet Art for you culture vultures.

Tweet us at www.twitter.com/gandtippers if you have any thoughts or opinions of any of those aformentioned subjects.

Also this week, we have Welsh band ‘The Undivided’ on the show. We’ll be chatting to their handsome frontman about their upcoming national tour.

In honour of our new resident Mike Gammon, we are launching a new competition in his name. The ‘Mike Gammon Meat Raffle’ will make one very lucky Island resident a very happy bunny.

Me and Tippers will also have a couple of challenges to undertake. It’s as action packed and unrealistic as a Bruce Willis film.

Tune in this Thursday from 7pm til 10 at www.vectisradio.com.

Word. x

 

 

Six tracks into the album…

Hello people,

I’ve just left the studio having completed track number six of my second album. I am finally starting to get the buzz about you guys all hearing it. It certainly won’t be what you expect. It is very different.

Today I finished a track called ‘Jenny’. That means I’m half way through. It’s all downhill from here…in theory!

You know when you feel that one person is ‘the one’? Like no matter what happens or where you are, there is that one person that will forever be inside you heart and head? Every Forest Gump needs his Jenny. Hence the name.

I have a couple of shows this weekend. Check out the shows page!

x

Back in the studio.

Oi!

I’m back in the studio tomorrow. Can’t wait to get in and start work on track 4 of my album. We’re three tracks down and the sound is already starting to come out. It’s obviously making it easier when we know what direction we’re going in. It’s different, I’ll let on that much.

The lads at Studio 5a have been great. Claydon worked with me on ‘It Gets Worse At Night’ so knows what I’m all about. And Guy has been awesome and brought forward some wicked ideas and a new approach.

There are some parts of this record that will remind you of early 90s grunge, parts that sound very poppy and other bits that resemble the XX. It’s definitely going to be different. I sincerely hope you’ll like it.

As soon as I’m done with the record, I’ll be straight back on the road across the UK and Europe. I’ll keep you up to date on all progress and hopefully get a few rough clips of the tunes on here as we go.

Stay lucky. x

This Weeks G & Tippers Show…

Hello!

This weeks G and Tippers theme is ‘Practical jokes’. We’ve all done one and we’ve all been on the receiving end of them. What we want, is the best of the best.

We’ll have our regular contributions from Mike Gammon (http://twitter.com/mike_gammon) and Mostyn (http://twitter.com/mostyn6) as well as a few of our own. But what we really want, is YOUR stories.

Email us at gandtippers@vectisradio.com or tweet us atwww.twitter.com/gandtippers.

Thursday nights from 7pm on www.vectisradio.com.

Tune in! x

 

Recording starts again…

Hey everyone,

I’m back in the studio again in the morning. I can’t wait to crack on with the recording of my second album. It feels like a billion years since ‘It Gets Worse At Night’ was recorded in London.

This new record is already one track down as me and the lads at Studio 5b laid Adrienne down a few weeks ago. That sounded rude.

I’ll get updates and song clips up as soon as I can.

x

I’ve only gone and done it…

Hello everyone,

This Saturday I swam the Solent from mainland England to the Isle of Wight. I don’t normally blow my own trumpet, due to both my character and my ribs. But I am uber happy with myself for achieving this. I might go so far as to say that I’m even a little smug.

Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty
Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty

The point of the swim was to raise money for a special little boy called Lewis Mighty. Lewis needs treatment for a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. It is a type of cancer that attacks under 5’s mainly. Hopefully the money raised from this swim will go some way to help Lewis get the treatment he so desperately needs.

If you wish to donate, please click here.

Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty
Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty

I left Hurst Castle on the mainland at 9am and landed back on the Island an hour and twenty minutes later. The distance was meant to be a mile and a half, roughly 90 lengths of a regular twenty metre pool. Unfortunately a 4 knot tide had other ideas.

I ended up being dragged further and further from my landing destination and ended up swimming over 5000 metres in that time.

Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty
Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty

I was meant to be landing at Fort Albert, then that was impossible so Fort Victoria was the target. The tide once again had other ideas and I ended up being dragged way past Yarmouth and landed nearer to Shalfleet. 3 miles down the coast. It wasn’t ideal as people were waiting at Fort Victoria and I could have done with the support.

But to be honest, if I’d failed I would have to had walked down my main High Street butt naked that night. That was added incentive to get me across the line and on to Island soil.

Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty
Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty

I owe a massive debt of gratitude to Andy and Mandy Toms who supplied the support boat and made the whole thing possible. Also a big thanks to Tom Fastnedge for letting me use his wetsuit. Without it, I would have frozen to death.

Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty
Swimming the Solent for Lewis Mighty

But most of all, a massive thank you to all those that have donated and continue to donate. We’re looking on course to raise £2000 for Lewis which is a major achievement.

It’s much appreciated.

Lots of love. G x