Archive: July 2011 - Tom Gee Band

TG: The Road To The O2

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  • 20/07/2011

"It'll be a laugh." I said. I'd just told the band about the Live & Unsigned competition. Audition was mid January in Dewsbury at the Town Hall. "If you get through all the rounds you get to play at the O2 Arena...in London." They were sceptical, I was sceptical but at that point it didn't matter. Nothing ventured nothing gained. So we rocked up on the day of the audition, cranked out What's She Gonna Say and got told to stop playing half way through. Not the best of starts. We went to wait outside and watched the organisers come out one by one to explain that various bands hadn't got through...

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Tom Gee needs your votes for Live and Unsigned 2011

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  • 12/07/2011

Live and Unsigned Votes Needed Can you believe it’s just over a week to the Live and Unsigned Grand Final. Obviously the performance on the day is paramount but there are other factors taken into consideration; there are also competitions within the competition. There are two ‘Video Views’ competitions (MUZU.tv and Youtube) and a text vote competition. Text Voting is now live for the National Grand Final of Live and Unsigned 2011. As well as performing for the judges on the day, the public have the opportunity to vote for the act who they believe should win Live and Unsigned 2011. Each...

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At the Double in Dublin

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  • 07/07/2011

What a hectic and fantastic start to our Irish leg of the ‘Get Out of Bed’ tour. Best laid plans and all that… We got off the Ferry about 4:30pm and the plan was to go set up camp (literally) at a campsite in Naas, equi-distant between Dublin and Portlaoise (the location of the next gig). We hadn’t figured on the Dublin vs Kilkenny hurling final. Naas is south of Dublin, Kilkenny is south of Dublin…aarggh! After 1hour and 1 mile travelled we turned back and headed for the first of our two gigs of the evening - Saucy Sundays at The Grand Social. For some of the guys this was the first...

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