Today is the BIG day, by big I mean the biggest misnomer in music. To coin a phrase/joke from an excellent sound engineer friend Mike Osman, “EVERYBODY PANIC IT’S THE LONDON SHOW” Traditionally the “industry” and upcoming bands think this is what it’s all about. Nothing matters more than having a great London gig. After all it’s where all the record company big wigs, press, friends, family and hordes of paying customers will all see you perform your masterpiece. It will unite
Today is going to be a good day. It is every time we come to Ripon. Our hosts as well as the promotion team for the evening are Nick and Jen Thompson. The Kirkpatrick and Thompson clans have been firm friends forever and I have also got to know them very well over the years of working with Benji on the Faustus and Bendrix shows. It’s pretty much like catching up with family and there just happens to be a gig at the same time. Nick has a talent for promoting too. He understand
The Newcastle and Gateshead area is a place I get to like more and more. Thats partly due to the fact that it’s home to one of the best venues in the country to my mind, The Sage. To top it off there is an energy and atmosphere about the place that I quite like and the pace of life feels significantly more relaxed than it does in my home area of the south east. As we drive past The Sage Benji and I are instantly reminded of the times we worked in there on Bellowhead tours bac
It’s finally here, The Beni Kirkpatrick And The Excess tour starts today. We are out and about promoting the album Gold Has Worn Away which incase you don’t know by now I co-produced earlier this year. I’m excited to get back out on the road for the first time in ages and the added bonus is that we have prerelease copies of the album for sale now. It’s not officially released until November so if you want a copy a.s.a.p you are going to have to come along to one of the gigs.