Saturday, 20 December 2008

Something interesting to say!

Right all, just thinking of something interesting to write. To be honest we are in a kinda limbo period at the moment. We are off to LA in a couple of weeks to meet with AEG management (one of the biggest management companies in the world!!) and another independent manager (represents one of the hottest bands in the world at the moment) to discuss them representing us (and world domination!). Because of this we have put our next years schedule on hold until further notice. We need to offer these companies a clear year so they can schedule us where they want. We are expecting to be spending very little time in this country so we needed to not take many private bookings here in case.
January is looking very pivotal in our musical journey so all fingers crossed.
If things go to plan we will be recreated for 2009. it is going to be very interesting to see the direction they take us.
Well i guess this is it for this Christmas so we wish you all a very merry one and there will be more idle ramblings to come in the new year wherever we are!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Today we did our last day in the studio (hopefully). We also had the first listen to our previous sessions in their entirety. Big sighs of relief all round because they sound great (even if I do say so myself). thanks to Ben and Zach the producers. we were striving to recreate the energy and creativeness that we produce in our live performances (this is where we are most comfortable). its always hard to do this in this environment because there always is a case of watching your P's and Q's musically (hopefully this saying is understood outside our country). Anyways, we have put a few of the pics from the sessions up here so you all can have a vision of us doing the recordings.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Some things we do!

Hey All, Over the last week we have been doing some gigs and generally feeling cold! We are still pining to get back to California (not long to go now). i for one have to say that i am a warm climate person that needs that yellow thing in the sky that is often spotted in this country some days in June. We have so many commitments here with private gigs and obviously our pending CD that we cant just hop back on a plane. We are always reminded of the things that we are missing out on by our close friends in California. Last night our friend/Agent hung out with Oasis and Russel Brand and we were getting constant updates on how much we should of been there. At the time we were performing at a private event in the Cotswold's (which was a really nice gig in fairness pic on the right) so i suppose we didn't really have a chance to be there.
We still haven't had time to get back to the studio but we have scheduled some time on Wednesday so i will let you all know then.
Ben is now into his last 6 months of training so he is living off nuts and berries and has upped the workouts to 4 hours a day!!!! Ive officially gone into hibernation in a large cardboard box filled with newspaper and a small tortoise called Jeffrey.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

2 Days in the studio

We just had two good days in the studio recording our latest Cd. For those who haven't been in a studio before, it really is an intense atmosphere but its most enjoyable. However, because the recordings go straight off to post production this means that you work for 2 days then have a waiting game before you get a chance to hear how things went (kinda like doing an exam and waiting to find out if you passed!).
Everything seemed good on the days but fingers crossed from here.
We are hoping to get some pics up sometime this week so watch this space.
Special thanks to our record label for looking after us so well and thanks to our producer Ben (and assistant Zach) on the day. These guys had to put up with our constant need to put each other off throughout the sessions. I certainly had a nasty fit of corpsing going at one stage which was hilarious for Ben and I but surly quite frustrating for all the team in the control room patiently saying "Yes, Very good....Again". I'm hoping that you can hear our smiles on the recording. :-)

Friday, 28 November 2008

So today we have a bit of a rehearsal planned. its funny because in the 2 years that Ben and I have been playing together we have never had one. we kinda work individually then hum or sing through the arrangement on the way to the gig then dare each other to play it on the night. This does add to the excitement for us and the audience. Anyways, we are performing at the Bell Street Cafe in Shaftesbury this evening then 2 gigs tomorrow then we are in the studio for Sunday and Monday. I guess our rehersal will go something like Latte, Muffin, "tune up", Latte, Muffin, sleep, "tune up" all done! im looking forward to it! Really, we have to just decide on some arrangement issues for the Cd and chat about our use of guests. The record lable have asked us if we would like some guests featured on some of the tracks and we like this idea. Also we are looking at having an orchestra featued on a number or two.
Well thats it for now, laterz.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Right, here goes blog number 2. Our record label (Modern World records) has scheduled a 2 day studio slot for us to record a 4 track demo/press pack to promote the forthcoming Cd. The session will also be recorded by a camera crew so we can have a DVD option on the disc. This will be in the live lounge with a small select audience. All sounds a bit showbiz for us but hey "when in Rome".
We are now confirmed to play at the LA Namm show in January and then on to perform at the House of Blues(Las Vegas) and a few other private gigs in the LA area. We are planning to be back in the UK by the end of January.
Thats the band stuff out of the way. Ben is still training away (you dont want to know his daily routine,its savage!) each day in order to compete in the Lanzerote Iron Man in May 2009. Im (Stuart) still working on the golf swing with a Pro friend of mine from Denmark Gary Hindshaw. Scratch golf is my target for next year (2 at the moment) so i hope we spend a bit more time in the UK to help this.
Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

First Blog

Well, this is our first blog. Over the last couple of years we have been often asked whats new with Gypsyfire. We have lots of exciting developments just around the corner that could leap us to the next level in the music business.