Soundcloud.

Oi.

I have taken control of my soundcloud page, and will be posting a lot more material there in the future.

I will post the odd album track from ‘It Gets Worse At Night’ and ‘A Brand New Battle’, but mainly I’ll be posting acoustic demos and live recordings.

To add me on Soundcloud click onto soundcloud.com/garethickemusic

Today I posted a live demo recorded, lovingly, in my toilet.

Here it is…

Hope you like.

x

Confirmed for DE1 Festival…

Hello all,

We have been announced as part of the DE1 Festival in Derby.  The festival takes over five music venues in the city centre, and we have been named on the bill at The Victoria.

Really excited to be part of the festival.

x

Isle of Wight Festival Shows…

Hello!

I have three shows at this years Isle of Wight Festival. I’ll be playing Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Here, they are…

Thursday (8pm) @The  Zebra Lounge.

Saturday (6:50pm) @ Zebra Lounge.

Sunday (1:45pm) @ Life’s A Beach Stage.

If you are free, and there is no one else on that you love, come have a beer/cocktail/plastic glass of champagne.

x

Vale Fest Tomorrow!

Oi!

I am playing a set at ValeFest in Birmingham Tomorrow. I’m on stage around 4pm.

Come say hello, if you are in the area.

Vale Fest

Much Love. x

Scottish Island Tour…

Oi!

Here are the finalised dates for my Scottish Island tour, with my good pal Jono.

Friday 18th July @ Galley Vest, Galley of Lorne, Ardfern.

Saturday 19th July (Afternoon) @ Raasay House, Isle of Raasay.

Saturday 19th July (Evening) @ Portree Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye.

Sunday 20th July @ Tiree Music Festival, Isle of Tiree. 

Monday 21st July @ Tiree Music Festival, Isle of Tiree.

Tuesday 22nd July @ The Drift Inn, Lamlash, Isle of Arran.

Wednesday 23rd July @ Port Charlotte Hotel, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay.

Thursday 24th July @ Jura Hotel, Craighouse, Isle of Jura.

Friday 25th July @ Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway.

If you are in the areas, come have a wee dram with us.

x

Free Festival Slot With Aziz Abrahim…

Oi.

I am playing a free show with Aziz Ibrahim and others, this Sunday.

The show is at the Miners Community Arts & Music Centre, in Manchester.

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If you are about, come on down. Playing a wee acoustic set at 6:30pm.

x

Full Band Rehearsals.

Alright folks,

Full band rehearsals start on Tuesday. I swear we have had more line ups than Scotland Yard, but hopefully this one will stick.

Our main problems have been travel, with musicians dotted across the Country. This 4 piece is all based in my home town of Derby, so makes far more sense.

Most of my shows this summer are acoustic slots at festivals across England and Scotland, but there is the odd full band show thrown in there.

Our first one is on Saturday 21st June at The Church Inn, in Bury, Lancashire. It’s only a month from now, so we best get a wriggle on!

It’s only a small venue, so will be perfect for a first show. Entry is free so if you are in the area, pop along for a beer and a pack of peanuts.

After the Summer, we’ll be out gigging full band most of the time. I am already talking to friends around Europe, so we should be able to put something together easily enough.

Until then, take it easy.

x

Festival Season!

OiOi!

Festival season is upon us! I can’t wait.

I am playing a fair few festivals across the UK this year, which is great opportunity to broaden my music audience. I am obviously a small act so the chance to play to several new people, is great.

This summer I am at The Ashbourne Beer Festival, Handmade Festival, Vale Fest, Isle of Wight Festival, Pedstock, Tiree Music Festival, Wickerman Festival, & V Dub Fest.

I am hoping to add more as soon as I can. To see the dates and times, click here.

See you on the road! x

Splitting from Eromeda Entertainment.

Hello all,

My contract with Eromeda Entertainment has expired and I have chosen not to renew it, for future releases. There are no hard feelings and the decision to split was not based on arguments or in fighting. It was simply a venture that, after two years, had run its course.

I wish Eromeda and their great stable of current artists nothing but success, and look forward to hearing their future releases.

In the last year or so I have been increasingly frustrated and deflated with the way things were going, and in my mind, without enjoyment, there is no reason to be a musician any longer.

There is a saying in life, that if you keep trying to go through a door, over and over, and it is continuously being slammed in your face, you are probably better off trying another door. That is exactly what I am doing from now on.

The first port of call, is to start enjoying music again. Getting out on the road and playing is something I have missed massively over the last year.

I have put together a band here in Derby and we start rehearsals next week. They are a great bunch of lads and like myself, just want to play live. None of us picked up an instrument to ‘be famous’ or ‘make millions’, in fact, I couldn’t think of anything I would enjoy less.

Just give me a guitar, a microphone, and an audience, and I am as happy as a pig in shit.

So that is the immediate plan.

I have a single being mixed, and as soon as that is mastered, I will be putting a music video together, and will be releasing the single myself.

This summer I have plenty of solo shows including the Isle of Wight Festival, and a tour of Scotland.

I can’t wait to get back out on the road, and get my smile back, before these frown lines become permanent!

Hope to see you on the road soon.

x