Tour Diary – The Cellars at Eastney – 7th April 2013

The first night of the Spring Tour 2013.

Black Live Spring Tour 2013 – Eastney from Nero Schwarz on Vimeo.

A trip down to the South Coast to begin the Spring 2013 tour.

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The day started off with a trip to The Music Room in Portsmouth for a quick in-store performance of a couple of tunes. Thanks to David and all of the staff at the Music Room for their hospitality. This was followed by a swift wander around the harbour-side, then off to the venue.

The Cellars in Eastney is a bijou venue, not far from the Water’s Edge – appropriate given the title of the first track on the new EP 2. There was a classic rock band gigging in the afternoon, but our load in followed this.

Dinner was due to the strains of the QPR – Wigan match on the TV in the pub followed by the soundcheck. The first night of the tour meant a slightly longer soundcheck than usual. Calum has some new goodies on his pedal board, and we’re using a new 2 – channel DI for Colin’s guitars.

The support on this tour is once again Liz Lawrence. She has had a bit of a trek to make it to Eastney. Saturday night saw her playing the  Music V Cancer weekender in Hartlepool – curated by our friend Tony Larkin.

Then came the set itself – which I won’t go into detail about, so not as to spoil it for anyone else joining us later on the tour. Here’s a few pictures from the evening:

I was around to record and film a few bits from the gig, and am happy what I came away with. I’ll also be at a few other gigs on the tour – hopefully keeping everyone updated via the new site,

After the show there was a healthy interest in the merch’ table – CV appearing to sign a few CDs, a few LPs and have a chat over a Guinness.

Thanks again to Steve and Ben and the staff at The Cellars. They have at least 5 live music events a week, along with theatre and comedy.

Next – up to Stockton on Friday.


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