Gigs

2015 – The Next Big Step for TGB

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  • 03/03/2015

So, 2014 disappeared fairly quietly for Tom Gee Band. After a whirlwind year that included our debut album coming in at No. 4 in the iTunes Blues Chart, a British Blues Awards nomination and touring all over the UK & Ireland, we all had a well-earned rest before getting started on 2015. 2015. I can remember being 11 years old in 2000 and hearing people talk about football World Cups being held in 2010, people preparing bids for the 2012 Olympics and thinking how far away that sounded. A lot has happened since then so I decided to take a little bit of time to think about what we are going...

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U2, Nimmo Brothers and Red Wine.

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  • 14/10/2014

Well, it's been a while. Painswick Arts Festival was the last time I checked in with everybody and things have been so hectic ever since I've let the blog fall by the wayside. It occurs to me that several rather significant things have occurred since July.  Whether it's an independence referendum in Scotland, the startling rise to prominence of IS or the passing of Ian Paisley, it seems to me that the world is ever changing and constantly moving on to something new. It's strange to think that when such huge and significant changes are happening on a global and personal scale - I'm so totally...

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Tom Gee Band Gig Rundown | A C Painswick Festival

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  • 22/07/2014

"I don't think I've ever done a gig in a graveyard before." We were stood waiting to head on to the stage at the A C Painswick Festival surrounded by the many people who had been enjoying the amazing variety of things to see - from fashion exhibits to local culinary stands and craft stores.  Now it was nearly time for the music, the main stage was bang in the middle of the village, a quiet little village that had been transformed into a vibrant hub of colour and creativity. The main stage was also in the middle of a graveyard. I can't honestly say that I was expecting Alec to say those...

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Matthew’s Blog: Better Things to Come

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  • 22/01/2014

As anyone who follows us on Facebook or Twitter will know, last year was a pretty good one for us, but I’d like to think it was just a warm-up for the year to come. A testing of the waters, if you will. Whilst John Mayer didn’t come looking for us to support him on tour on the back of its release, the response we received to our EP ‘Better Things to Do’ was positive to say the least. Within days of the EP coming out, it had climbed to No.2 in the iTunes Blues Chart alongside the likes of Hugh Laurie and Joe Bonamassa. Six months down the line, we were named Jason Elliott’s ‘Young...

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Jamie’s Blog: Better Things to Do

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  • 11/06/2013

For those of you that don’t know, and even for those of you that do, we, being the Tom Gee Band (TGB), are releasing our 5 track EP, Better Things to Do, on 14 June 2013 and to coincide with its release we are having a bit of a shindig at the HiFi Club in Leeds. I thought that I’d take the opportunity to explain a little about the EPs creation, from writing the songs to the recording process, and also to explain to you why we would all really appreciate your support at the HiFi gig. A little over a year ago Tom brought two new songs to the table. In lieu of proper names and various other...

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Tom Gee Band leave an impression on Keighley

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  • 30/05/2012
Tom Gee Band leave an impression on Keighley

The band had quite a week during the lead up to the latest gig. Drummer, David Sudall, flew back from Norway to be there [No Way!] whilst trumpet player Joe Roughton had his final recital for his degree course at Leeds College of Music. So a hectic build up would give way to a fairly trouble-free night, surely? Well no – when the guys arrived in plenty of time to set up and sound-check they found the back door of the band-van refused to open. With all the kit inside and only one door into the cargo section drastic action was needed. It was however nothing that a lump-hammer and power drill couldn’t...

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TG: New Year, New Tracks, New Band!

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  • 11/01/2012

Morning. Well, it's afternoon technically but I don't really care. I'm very pleased to announce that we are Tom Gee Band and we are 8 beautiful people strong; David Sudall, Jim Jamm, Gavin Stevenson, Joe Roughton, Matt Newby, Laura Popperwell and Bridie Burkinshaw. And me, but yeah. Sort of goes without saying doesn't it? We have a gig at the Library with our good friend Richard from the 360 Club. It's 27th January a Friday night in Leeds. Get down for a chance to be on the Suzie's Rendez-Vous video! :) AND our 2 new tracks will be available. AND it's the first full band gig. AND it's going...

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TG: Degrees of EP sales and more

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  • 03/08/2011

Just getting back to reality after a fantastic few weeks. Let's recap... We launched the new EP Roots on 26th June at the 360 Club in Leeds (the EP was mixed by Roni Szpakowski of Peak USA...in Chicago) and then played a load of gigs around the UK over the next two weeks on our “Get Out of Bed” tour.  We then managed to sell over 250 EP’s (which certainly helped the finances...mixed in Chicago) We've since sold over 150 songs on itunes and had a couple of tracks played on a Canadian radio show. (Chicago...huh?) Then, you know, casually, we went to the O2 for the Live & Unsigned Grand...

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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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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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