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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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TG: Live & Unsigned Grand Final

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  • 18/05/2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011 And the final act…going through…to the Live and Unsigned….Grand Fi – Oh for *%~$’s sake get on with it, Man Utd are playing Chelsea in 20 minutes, just say it! It was us by the way. In case you were wondering. Or you haven’t been on twitter, facebook or generally been in the north of England. Because I don’t know about the other guys in the band but I’ve been telling everyone I see that we’re going to be in the Live & Unsigned Grand Final at the O2 Arena in London on 23rd July! Indeed the excitement was so much for me I managed to tweet out that we’re...

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TG: Giz a gig I know you’ve got one.

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  • 19/03/2011

It's knackering to say the least. I think I'm gonna be ill... I've just done some uni work! That's right folks you heard it here first. Tom Gee did some work. It was fun though, journalism, always fancied myself as a bit of a writer. I'm blogging from my iPhone right now. How effing cool is that? So yeah. We have another gig in Leeds coming up on the 10th of April at Baby Jupiter but before that hopefully we might have a rearranged date for Night'n'Day gig. There's talk of a soul night. It's all very exciting. We can now confirm that our new album will be released on the first night of the tour...

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TG: Stuck in the middle!

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  • 10/03/2011

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...you know the rest. That is an amazing song. It's mad, makes you feel like you don't know what's going on but whatever it is that is going on, get involved. Feeling like that myself right now. Frank James (our wonderful manager/agent) organising gigs left, right and centre. Radio interview with BCB (being broadcast on Saturday 19th March), gig in Coventry at Kasbah, was fantastic. Great night and everyone that came down seemed to enjoy it, can't wait to get back there on the tour. Big gig coming up in Durham at Head of Steam on Saturday, if you're...

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