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This is Dan on stage with the Seventh Sons:
Not great sound quality in that link probably a mobile phone, this one is better:
Ignore the joke at the end!
was that you playing at a darvel gig doing rout sixty six Dan?
Aye - the sound quality is a bit poor though, I think whoever recorded it did it on an older photocopier or phone.
Gteat...My type of band,sounded good to me,have to see your other clips.You guys can play.Like to see your band live. Any chance you'll be playing Ayrshire anytime soon? I'm in Hurlford.
A few bands came out of here. Big Speedy Simpson of Company Policy thier drummer and guitarist being two brothers ,Hollywood,punks bass player from The Termites Gerry Doyle.Just some, sure there were more..and its rumoured that a girl from Hurlford wrote lyrics for one of Roger Wittickers hits. Me I'm due an asbo fae the council for the racket I make.A freind got one and he wasnt even playing ..it was his mate making the racket that time. Found Rory Gallagher on you tube doing his live stuff..blew me away.I'd say he's up there with the guitar elite as one of the best.Really shows when he plays that he loved playing his guitar.
Gteat...My type of band,sounded good to me,have to see your other clips.You guys can play.Like to see your band live. Any chance you'll be playing Ayrshire anytime soon? I'm in Hurlford. A few bands came out of here. Big Speedy Simpson of Company Policy thier drummer and guitarist being two brothers ,Hollywood,punks bass player from The Termites Gerry Doyle.Just some, sure there were more..and its rumoured that a girl from Hurlford wrote lyrics for one of Roger Wittickers hits. Me I'm due an asbo fae the council for the racket I make.A freind got one and he wasnt even playing ..it was his mate making the racket that time. Found Rory Gallagher on you tube doing his live stuff..blew me away.I'd say he's up there with the guitar elite as one of the best.Really shows when he plays that he loved playing his guitar.
Should be playing the Eagle in Prestwick in October, just played the Dundee Blues Bonanza, which is a great weekend if you can make it the atmosphere in the city is great and it's full of blues fans. Ayrshire has got a pretty good music scene: The Eagle in Prestwick has bands on every weekend and the jam session on a Thursday evening is great too. Fanny by Gaslight in Kilmarnock has bands on every Friday.
The Scotia Bar in Glasgow has bands on on Saturday and Sunday - years ago I used to watch a resident band there called the blues poets on a Sunday which was always a good day, and the place was full of talented musicians. In fact it was watching a blues band in Paisley years ago (late 1990's) which turned me back on to blues - the guitarist was called Dennis McBride and I believe he has passed away now but he was a real unknown talent.
The blues band that plays in the state bar, Glasgow on a Tuesday evening is also fantastic, this is also a jam night with loads of talented musician.
Rory gallagher is sorely missed and sadly underated in some circles - we quite often play bullfrog blues as an encore as it is a great crowd pleaser, I wish I could play it as well as Rory did
I'll make the Prestwick Eagle gig no problem just 11 miles away.What did you used to play before you fell back on the blues?Good wee music shop in Killie RGM where I got some of my gear and the guys giving the demo play some crackin stuff when you buy a guitar...then the hand it to you..er just wait til I get home.My chords are sounding a bit better now using a frontman fender 15r 15w. Won a wee vintage tiesco audition guitar kay type on ebay single pick-up and trem arm great condition.Have a black ventura full size bass felt like a giants guitar first time I played it, So I turn on rock radio and with the bass and the other I can some times make it to the end of a record.Like to add my own wee single note lead bits.Got some feedback heard some of my neebors think I'm quite good but two weeks ago the guy over fence my brother chapped my door told me to turn it down....still shakin the walls. Saying that, I'm not that good at all its when I hear musicians like yourself jammin away I can see I've got a long way to go.Think I'll buy a battery amp strap it to my bike and practice away from home out in the woods somewhere.I have made a lot of noise and I am lucky so far in not being handed an asnbo.There not playing Rory on the radio enough, only heard him once on rock radio.Listening to him and the band the other night on the utube shut my eyes and some times really sounded like Hendrix and Clapton playing..def doesnt come second to any of them.
Started off playing - wait for it - Iron Maiden, Metalica and a mish mash of other stuff but Hendrix was a big influence was in a band when I was 17 then didn't play for about 5 years until I started getting into blues and realised that a lot of Hendrix influences were from blues (Buddy Guy etc)
I don't consider myself that good a guitarist I am self taught and it's still a hobby - there are loads of great guitarist out there, but to me technical ability should never come before taste (my excuse for not being able to play fast ;-)
check out Stevie Ray Vaughan if you haven't already.
Downloaded Stevie,sure is fast.I notice at times if your set up is right the guitar seems to be on it and does play fast without having to lean heavy on the strings.Like Dave Edmunds twangy giutar, forget what pedal does it.Was on a jobseekers prison sentance for 13 weeks before I retired at sixty(very old rocker) and met a man who plays semi pro as a singer and guitar. He gave me seven pedals a rak supermetal smt-2 included all for free.He first asked to see my finger tips,passed,cant get rid of these two lines across my third finger,all four are now well hardend.Get cramps now and then.Self taught myself(I hear you laughing)Some of the older guitar starter books like Chet Atkins were just above me so this is me trying on my own again and have made more progress without them.Have got chord book,need to read that more often.Its a great hobby for me and I get a high from it even without drink.Like most of the heavy rock myself.But watching any style of guirist I can admire the the skill they have.Who was the guitarist in the wheel chair,was in a few movies. Used to play guitar on lap and play it like a piano,he was good.The memory must be going.Still get those moments playing trying to remember how the wee nifty bit I played ten seconds before goes.TSS sounds great and being a three piece and singer your playing rythm and lead.Somebody must have said to you before now that you do look a bit like the edge on stage.Looking forward to the Prestwick gig.
Guy in the wheelchair was Jeff Healey who was superb- he was in roadhouse with Patrick Swayze.
One of the interesting things about Stevie Ray Vaughan is that he played with heavy gauge strings sometimes up to 13gauge with a high action and yet he could still play fast (and with feeling).
Yes I have heard the Edge comparison before - I even wear a hat sometimes - stops the glare from my head :-)
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