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Rowland Jones Band at Panicale

Another great night! The piazza was full – lots of fun and Gianluca and Guido were brimful of energy!!!rjbpanicale001 rjbpanicale002

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Notte Blu at Chiusi – at Caffe Venezia

Another great evening – a musical first for me – I’ve never had my  drummer arrested by men in Medieval chainmail for apparently maliciously playing South American music! Stefano was on top form – – improvised an obscene blues, and played half of a bass solo—-the right hand!   chionco001 chionco002Notte Blue at Chiusi

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Torrita Blues

A great evening – we played well, I reckon, and the audience liked, too!torrita013


A bit of live music . . .

I though I’d like to post some video this year so here’s the first of a few clips:

my band live at Tymory…. me on guitar, Guido Pietrella on bass and Gianluca Meconcelli on drums. This is called Blues for David – or Tik aah tik bo do bop- Tik aah bo do bo


Sturm, Hendrix, Tango and New Year’s Eve . . .

Having spend the last day or so recovering, I am now in a fit state to catch up with a few posts . . . .

30th Dec I was invited to sit in with a Hendrix Tribute Band– great fun! This was a band that went up to 11! – for those of you don’t get the reference and surely there can only be a handful– then check out ‘This is Spinal Tap’ a wonderful  film.

The following night, New Year’s Eve was wonderful – I was a little concerned since it was minus 2 at the soundcheck and Giacomo- the bass player – observed with some dis-belief that his hands did not appear to be moving . . . .

The tango trio were brilliant – but played quite a short set as I think hypothermia was setting in for the dancers and Mario – the sax player was playing an instrument, that was approaching absolute zero to the touch. However things seemed to warm up– or at least, get less cold. We played until about 2.30 am  – – it’s amazing what a lot of adrenalin and a little alcohol will achieve– or was it the other way round….. anyway a great way to spend the New Year’s Eve- on stage playing my socks off with some great friends who are also great musicians, with a piazza full of people dancing.

you can see a video clip here