New tracks mixed and support slot on Saturday…

Halo,

Today the talented fellow that is Guy Page sent me another two mixed tracks from the album.

‘Paint the town red’ and ‘Jenny’ both sound awesome. There has been the odd tweak here and there but they pretty much sounded perfect first time. I really would recommend Guy and Claydon at Studio 5a to anyone. Check out their website at www.isleofwightrecording.co.uk.

So far, Remember who you are (click to buy), A brand new battle, Satellites & wires, Jenny & Paint the town red, have all been sorted. That leaves another 7 to go and the album is done. Yay!

That was camp.

Maybe this guy is right about me? “Is Gareth Icke gay?

If you’d like to witness an apparent homosexual performing live, come down to the Wight Rock Bar, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England about 8:30 on Saturday night. Since I can’t actually do much while I’m laid up like a lame horse, little opening support slots are a great excuse to get out the house.

The leg is mending by the way. Only another NINE weeks of plaster to go. It’s been 6 weeks since that fateful day, when my leg was blowing around like an American flag in a soft breeze. It actually feels like a lifetime ago.

That person that stepped out onto that football pitch at the end of February, was certainly not me. In life, challenges change people. That challenge has certainly altered who I am. Maybe that’s why it happened. To put me on the path I was meant to be on?

Would have been nicer if they’d found a less painful challenge huh?

I should sleep. Night all. x

Video gets 21,000 hits in 3 days & I get a new leg…

Hello,

 

I’m writing from my hospital bed. It’s been a weird couple of days in the life of moi.

First of all, a massive thank you to everyone that has checked out the video for ‘Remember who you are’. The track has now received over 21,000 views in it’s first three days online. That’s not bad going!

If you haven’t already checked out the video…here it is.

The track will be available for download from itunes, amazon, play.com etc in the next few weeks. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s up.

The rest or the album is currently being mixed and mastered and will also be available within the next month or so. The record, ‘A brand new battle’ features ‘Remember who you are’, as well as eleven more brand new tunes.

Again, I’ll keep you up to date with progress.

 

As I said earlier, I am writing from my hospital bed. So if there are any spelling mistakes, blame the copious amounts of morphine I have flowing through my system.

This is why I am here.

I’ve been pieced back together with 7 screws, a plate and a bone graph. That will teach me for playing football won’t it!?

I get out of hospital and it’s a long recovery of 6 weeks in a wheelchair, then 6 weeks using crutches. But what this extra time does mean, is plenty of booking gigs.

I’ll be booking up UK and European tours for July and August.

It’s all about being positive, and that’s not just the medication talking!

 

Peace. x

 

 

Charity Show This Friday & Music Video…

Hey everyone,

Hope you’re all well. This is the 4th day on the trot that I haven’t left the house. The reason for this?

Yep, that’ll keep you off your feet for a while!

I’m spending my days filling out ISRC codes for the new album (very boring) and watching reruns of Only fools and horses.

On Friday morning I go back into hospital where they make the final decision whether or not to operate. I’m hoping not for two reasons.

1. It’ll bloody hurt having my bone marrow drilled out and an titanium rod put down the middle of my Tibia.

2. I have a gig on Friday night.

Now normally I wouldn’t be so eager to be sat playing a guitar in a wheel chair while my heavily plastered leg is elevated, and exposed in a room full of drunk people. But this is for charity.

In May my big sister is climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, for alzheimers charities. I figure, if she can climb the highest mountain in Britain, I can play some songs while off my tits on a cocktail of Tramadol, and German lager.

The show is at The Wight Rock Bar in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Doors open at 8pm and entry is only £2. All the cash goes towards my sisters charity fund. So please be a good sport and come along!

I’ll (touch wood) be playing about 8:30 with Tim Pritchard. Then This Way Up and Bear Attack Club will be finishing off the evening.

3 bands for £2? Fucking bargain!

The music video for ‘Remember Who You Are’ is nearly completed. I have seen a sneak peak and it looks awesome. It should be ready by the end of next week.

I can’t wait to get it out there and let you all have a watch. I hope you’ll enjoy it!!!

Right, I have some whiskey. It’s a treat. xxx

 

 

 

Music Video, Charity Gig & Apparently, I’m Gay…

Hello all!

Hope you’re all good and stuff. It’s Valentines Day so I hope you got some nice gifts. Chocolates, flowers, condoms, whatever floats your boat. I didn’t get a card this year. But then why would I? According to this gentleman, I don’t even know my own sexuality.

Gareth Icke is gay.

This guy has dedicated an entire webpage, and VIDEO to the fact that I am gay. That’s some serious dedication I must admit. His proof is pretty overwhelming. Please check out the video for yourself.

His name is Chris Constantine and according to the BBC, he has ‘serious mental health issues’.

BBC News.

That was an interesting watch for me yesterday I must admit!

Anyway, back down to planet Earth.

I have completed the music video for ‘Remember who you are’. It’s now being put together and special affects added. I can’t wait for you to see it.

I won’t give too much away but in the space of 3 hours I blew out a girlfriend, got hit by a car, ran through a graveyard, and attended my own funeral. Just another normal day in North London.

As soon as it’s completed, the link will be spread far and wide. Much like my legs are as I’m enjoying another mans company.

Do you reckon Mr Constantine has a secret fantasy about me? Maybe.

On March the 9th I’m playing my last show on the Isle of Wight for quite some time. At the end of March I’m moving back up to Derby and won’t be around the South coast any more.

The show on the 9th is at The Wight Rock Bar in Ryde. It’s to raise money for my Sisters charity climb of Ben Nevis.

Bear Attack Club, This Way Up and myself will be performing. All for a mere £2. Doors open at 8pm. Get your arse there! 🙂

I shouldn’t really be talking about arses. I’ll give you all ideas.

xxx

 

Music Video.

Oi!

I am off up to the smokey metropolis we call London on the 9th of Feb, to start work on a music video for ‘Remember Who You Are’, The song was written to go alongside the release of my Dads book, of the same name.

The video will be shown on a massive screen behind me and my band when we play at Wembley Arena in October. Yes, you did read that correctly, Wembley Arena.

The idea for the video is wicked. It’s really thought provoking and interesting. I do hope you’ll like it!

I’ll get it up here as soon as I can. x

The Album Is Done!!!

Oi!

At last my second album is complete. It still needs mastering and mixing but as far as recording, our job is done.

Now I just need to sort out an album title and get it released and out into your eardrums.

The mixing and mastering shouldn’t take long at all so I’m looking for a release around the end of March.

One track off the album, ‘Remember Who You Are’ will be released well before that. I had a meeting in London on Friday to put together ideas for a music video to be released on YouTube by the end of February.

While the record won’t yet be for sale, it’s quite a cool way to advertise it’s release and get some interest around the internet. Well, that’s the plan anyway!

This is a self release and while that’s amazing because I get the record to sound how I want it to, it’s also down to me to sort everything else out.

Once it’s released, I’ll piece together a tour and hopefully come and play somewhere near you.

Until then, stay lucky. x

Album finished tomorrow…

Hey guys and gals,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Mine was blurry, but thems the rules in England.

I’m in the studio tomorrow to finish the album. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I really hope you like it!

Next year will be a good one. I can feel it.

Have a great New Years Eve. Be safe. Make love not war.

x