Archive: June 2011 - Tom Gee Band

When you’re on tour, you’re on tour night and day

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  • 28/06/2011

So fresh from the EP Launch we ventured over the border, well Manchester. The Night & Day to be exact, a cracking music venue. This was one date Dan couldn’t make so after bumping into Mr Dawkins at the 360 gig we asked him to step in – “Yeah man, I’ll vibe it,” he said – so that was a yes then! It was good crowd, happy to make plenty of noise which is always good. It’s nice to know your audience is actually listening. We must mention Jonny on the door (top man) and a particular thanks to Joe for working wonders on the sound desk – cheers guys. I really like the feel...

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TG: 360 TG EP CDs BBC and RPG

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  • 25/06/2011

Okay there were no rocket-propelled grenades but we did launch the EP, sell CD’s and get recorded by the BBC! Yeah really - the performance was recorded for BBC Introducing and will feature on Alan Raw's show, which goes out on BBC Radio Leeds. Alan is a well known supporter of new music. He had us on the show previously for the launch of the ‘Speak Easy’  E.P. and we’ll be back for an interview next Thursday – don’t miss it! It was a top night with three other great acts: Neve, Nigel Passey and Love of the Brave [There was something familiar about the guy on the semi-acoustic but I can’t...

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TG: Rehearsing, Printing and Copying. Cant be a REAL MAN!

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  • 22/06/2011

My wonderful girlfriend keeps telling me – “Men can’t multitask” (apparently reading on the loo doesn’t count!) However – On Sunday we shot and edited a promotional video for our E.P. Launch. On Monday after getting the EP mixes back from Roni I took them down to Warwick Pilmer & Tony Bonner at Clipstore in Kirkstall to do the mastering. Took all afternoon but really pleased with the finished product.  Left the boys at Clipstore to do the copying and printing of the CD and went home to upload the tracks to iTunes ahead of the launch on Friday.  Finalised the design for the inlay...

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TG: All the worlds a stage

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  • 19/06/2011

When the bard penned the immortal words ‘All the world’s a stage’ I wonder if he had the White Horse in mind. You see there isn’t one! But that’s fine – we like it like that. One week on a pitch in front of 14,000 people the next at the end of a room with 100 or so in your face. It was a great atmosphere you really know whether your audience likes you or not when they’re so close you can tell what aftershave they're wearing. Feedback is fairly instantaneous when people are two feet away. So it’s somehow all the better when an intimate crowd like you, especially when they’re...

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TG: Back to our Roots in Chicago.

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  • 18/06/2011

It’s 1:30 am and my phone vibrates. 1 message received from Roni Szpakoswki, it reads; mixes nearly finished just emailed you some rough mp3s let me know ASAP what you think. I’m excited. Roni runs Peak Studios in Bradford as well as his own studio, Peak USA, in Chicago. Yeah, you heard. Chicago. And he’s there mixing the EP. In Chicago. Did I mention it’s being mixed in Chicago? I check out the mixes, couple of things to change, check the time again, it’s almost 2:00 am. Resigned to wait until tomorrow for the final results I email the rough demos to Dave, Dave and Jamie. They’ll get back...

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TG: A website befitting a Live and Unsigned Grand Finalist!

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  • 13/06/2011

It’s been a busy year – Going live on iTunes, a new E.P. Launch imminent, a summer tour of U.K. and Ireland all topped off with winning through to – ‘Live and Unsigned Grand Final at the O2 arena on July 23rd’. With so much happening we thought it was time to completely renew the website. Time to introduce a new, clear, crisp, fan-friendly website. When considering the new site we had a wish list: A good blogging platform making easy to keep fans up-to-date A good music player Fully integrated social media Youtube integration A Gallery  A method of featuring the very latest breaking...

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TG: From Blues to Bulls!

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  • 11/06/2011

As the ‘The Get out of Bed’ tour begins and we build towards The Live and Unsigned Final at the O2 in July then last nights gig was satisfying, different and a little bit scary! But that’s okay because William Christopher Handy said, “The blues is the sound of a sinner on revival day.” So being a bit apprehensive was fair enough. The Keighley blues club is an intimate venue with the 100 plus crowd up close and personal. On the same bill was award-winning blues artist Cherry Lee Mewis – so no pressure there then! The Keighley crowd are appreciative and know their blues no wonder we were...

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TG: The End of Life as a Student and Jamaican Speedboats!

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  • 02/06/2011

We're in June, we're on tour this month and that is a great feeling. Everything's hectic at the moment, been some fantastic performances by LCM students as part of the ensemble unit down at the Wardrobe all week, great to see the talent I've had the priveledge of performing and learning with for the last 3 years. Can't believe it's over to be honest. I'll be doing my solo performance, joined by my 3 best friends (Dave, Dave and Jim), on 10th June playing a bluesy Clapton-Mayer-Me set, should be a good laugh. I've been fortunate enough to be involved in Bridie Burkinshaw's performance and David...

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