It’s amazing what a few days rest does. To be honest I’ve done almost nothing. Lots of sleep, a nice walk around the countryside with my better half and hours spent playing League Of Legends and watching Netflix. Sometimes nothing is the best thing for you to do and now I’m feeling refreshed and ready to go. We are destined to hit Friday traffic so Paul suggests leaving 2 hours earlier than we would normally need to. It turns out to be a great idea. The M3 roadworks (guess ho
Thank god for a great nights sleep! I meet up with the guys outside last nights venue at 11am. Everyone looks like they are in a good mood and I’m guessing they had a great nights sleep too. I dump my bags in the car as we say our goodbyes to the organisers and off we go again. Devoran in Cornwall is our target today for the last show of this run. By comparison to what we have done recently it's a short drive today, 2.5 hours or so. We hit a major traffic jam because of road
We have a packed day again today, 9:30am for breakfast so that the guys are ready to do a Skype interview at 10am with a German radio station. There is a quick stop in town to get a few essentials sorted for the tour then a trip in the car down to Bristol for another BBC radio interview. It’s going to be a tight one today as it’s Friday traffic and we may get caught up in it. To add to the stress levels I’m starting to feel it today. Eight days on the bounce without a break i
A Travelodge deep in West Wales is where I wake up. It’s the first day on tour I can’t be arsed to get breakfast. I’m pretty sure this place doesn’t have the facilities for it anyway. The snooze button gets hit repeatedly and by 11am I’m starting to feel like moving. Todays trip to Market Drayton is going to take us right through the centre of Wales. It should be a gorgeous journey at the very least.
It starts well. The traffic cones don’t seem to be as nocturnal here. Ther
It’s a long drive day again. Hampshire to Pembrokeshire. Hopefully it will only be 3.5 hours if the traffic is easy. The cones are back in hibernation so far on the drive. Where the hell do they all go? Tiredness is starting to set in properly with everyone. This is the 6th day on the bounce and we have 3 more after this before most of us get a break. Saul is going straight on to other work when this run of dates is over before meeting back up with us for the last few dates o
I woke up with a sore throat this morning. Perhaps the unhealthy amount of food over the last couple of days is starting to take it's toll. The groundhog day feeling hasn’t started to set in yet but I don’t think it's going to be long. What the average audience member doesn’t see is what goes in to a 1.5 hour show on the technical and logistical fronts. Living the dream basically consists of waking up, sitting in a car for hours, walking into another dark venue setting up, ru
Considering the recent bacon debacle, I’m starting to get a little sick of fried breakfasts. I consider going for more fruit and yoghurt based food this morning but the waitress then asks what I would like and I instantly say
“Full English please”
Doh! Oh well it’s done now perhaps some fruit juice will help. Todays 4 hour drive to Sheffield will give me plenty of time to digest the monster plate of food in front of me and hopefully allow me some extra shut eye too……… Th
We have a warning this morning. A friend of the band was at todays venue last night watching another gig and said there were serious problems with the P.A. system. It’s always good to get a heads up like this although I don’t know anything other than that so who knows what we are walking into. Luckily we have loads of gear with us if we need it.
Its only a couple of hours drive to Priddy in Somerset so we set off after lunch. A nice gentle day before the next few long driv
Is nothing sacred any more? I guess thats a silly question really. You only have to look at the gutter politics currently happening on both sides of the Atlantic to see that the world is being completely flushed down the toilet! Right now though I don’t care about any of that. I’m up early……….ish, again and I’ve made it down to breakfast. I’m very happy with myself and all is good in the world. But then things comes crashing down on me. There is no bacon!…………………I’m sorry coul
To check out more about Faustus go to www.faustusband.com 6am………………bloody 6am. This is not my time of day at all. But I’m awake and getting ready to leave for ten days on the road. The last three days have been spent prepping new equipment for this tour. We are doing a few self promoted shows and need to provide some extra P.A. bits for them. I pack my car and away I go to Paul's house, briefly stopping so I don’t run over what I mistake for a pack of baby velociraptors at th