A Brand New Battle.

OiOi.

Spent the day in the studio and am now 7 tracks into my album. I know it’s an odd day here and an odd day there. But I’m juggling work, radio show and football. And of course, it’s expensive!

We recorded ‘A Brand New Battle’ today. I reckon it’s earmarked as a single so it was nice to get it down and hear it sounding good. There is nothing worse than pinning your hopes on a song and then when you add the other instruments, it dies a slow, painful death.

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

They’re only local but as soon as the album is done, I’m off on the road again. I hope Germany kept my bar stool warm.

xxx

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

Thursdays G & Tippers Show!

Hello everyone!

In honour of this particularly horrible ‘F*ck up’, this weeks show is dedicated to the monster mess up.

Please watch… Torres Miss…

So when have you been faced with a metaphorical open goal, and blazed it in to row Z? It could be a marriage proposal gone wrong, or an office presentation that ended with you clearing your desk.

We want to hear about YOUR cock ups.

Tweet us at www.twitter.com/gandtippers or email gandtippers@vectisradio.com.

Also, we’ll be performing challenges, prank calls and a competition to win two tickets to see the top Jimi hendrix tribute act on the planet.

Don’t forget to tune in to the G & Tippers Show. 7pm. Thursday night. Vectis Radio.

www.vectisradio.com

G

 

Book.

Hey everyone,

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on the book front lately. It is completely written. I just need to sort photos but am having a nightmare.

Most of the pictures are trapped on a corrupted hard drive in Tim’s PC. We’re working on it though!

It will be sorted though I promise!!! xxx

G and Tippers This Week…

YoYo!

The theme for Thursdays show is ‘Celebrities!’

We want to know who you’ve met? What they were like? Lovely and down to Earth, or a complete cock?

We’ll also have another feature where we reveal some of the nonsense that pass through the lips of ‘so called’ A listers.

The challenges are back this week as well phone pranks and the ‘Good Karma Police’.

Tune in this Thursday, 7-10pm on www.vectisradio.com.

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