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video tour diary – day 15 – 14th, 15th may 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

15th May 2012 – Lloyd Williams European Tour

sooo, it’s been a few days since the last post. Sorry about that, but we’ve just had such amazing gigs that i’ve simply not had time to post, and/or I haven’t had access to the Internet.

Since last time we’ve been to Scruffy’s in Karlsruhe, awesome little Irish place where we’ve been on a previous tour. A little bit annoying gig as the place was full of students who were simply not able to listen to the gig and had to talk all the way though, but hey, these things happen hey?

After that we headed down to Munich for three days and two gigs. First one at the lovely little place called Rennsalon. Really cool little bar and very cool people.
The day after we were at the awesome Trachtenvogl, also in Munich, were Lloyd and Mikey had to play completely unplugged because of annoying neighbours, but it went down a storm! Just check the two videos here to hear what people thought about the gig!

The next part of our journey was amazing, we headed down to Switzerland, which for me as a tour manager, was a first, dealing with Taxes on the border and Carnet ATA’s etc. But once we were there we were absolutely stunned, it is such an amazingly beautiful country,  it is hard to describe how gorgeous it is, you’ll have to go and see for yourselves, but trust me, it is worth it!

Today we’re in Nürnberg and went to the Zeppelin Field where the nazi’s had their rallies in the build up to the second world war and I stood on the exact spot where Hitler once stood and held his speeches. It was very sobering and I walked away a quiet man after that.

Tonight’s gig in Nürnberg should be fun, it is almost sold out and I am looking forward to seeing what reactions we get from the crowd this time around!

Until next time peeps!


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p.s. if anyone knows how to make the youtube videos appear next to each other rather than below, please put me out of my misery and tell me, it’s driving me insane!

Video Tour Diary – Day 4&5 – 4th, 5th May 2012

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

4th & 5th May 2012 – Lloyd Williams European Tour

Haven’t had any wi-fi over the last couple of days, so here’s the next two video diaries in one sitting. Not gonna talk too much about it, just watch!

There’s an amazing goofy interview as well to come, including an impromptu rap session with Mikey Foulerton, maybe i’ll have the edit done by tomorrow.
The Tour Diary from Cologne was also made by Mikey.

Last night we played in Mannheim and the day before that in Köln, today we’re in Offenbach-am-Main and we’re at the lovely Hafen 2.

See you again tomorrow for some more updates!

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Video Tour Diary – Day 3 – 3rd May 2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

3rd May 2012 – Lloyd Williams European Tour

Day Three of the tour. So now we have the first gig under our belt on this monster tour of ours. Steinbruch was a lovely venue although the crowd was a bit weird, average age must have been about 55, but like the guys said it is an old people’s town.

I managed to capture part of Lloyd’s after gig interview on my video camera, which is one of the two videos above here. Little bit of crappy quality, but still very watchable.

Tonight we’re playing at The Wild Rover in Aachen which I have been looking forward to for quite a while, it looks set to be an amazing one. We’ve just come back to the flat where we’re staying after doing the soundcheck and the room sounds pretty amazing…even through the Behringer desk they have there ;-)

Everyone here are amazing and very welcoming and we’re looking forward to returning the favour by playing an awesome gig tonight.

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Video Tour Diary – Day 1 – 1st May 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

1st May 2012 – Lloyd Williams European Tour

The second day on my journey on this tour is the first with the band. After spending 5 days in Brighton catching up with friends I jumped in the van with Lloyd Williams and his partner in crime Mikey D to head off to our first destination “Duisburg”. We set off at 9am from Brighton, almost made it out of town before Mikey remembered that he forgot his drugs in the fridge…Now this sounds very rock ‘n’ roll, but in fact Mikey has these drugs to keep him alive, rather than slowly kill him.

We arrived in Duisburg a day too early, as planned, but what I hadn’t thought off was that it was 1st May, a German bank holiday, so we were stuck without a place to sleep as the only place with rooms left were waaaay out of our budget, but luckily the promoter of the gig pulled out a few favours out of his bag of tricks and sorted us out with a place to staty. Really cool house with some really nice people.

Right, now it’s time for soundcheck. Catch you all with a new post tomorrow.



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Video Tour Diary – Day 0 – 25th April 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

24th April 2012 – Lloyd Williams European Tour

Today is the last day in my flat before embarking on a monstrous 7 weeks on the road. I am flying to Gatwick tonight and then onwards to Brighton where I will be staying for a few days visiting dear old friends. Even though I have loved every minute since I moved to Germany I have missed my friends, so it’s going to be nice to catch up with them again.

Having worked with the super nice Lisa Hannigan and her equally awesome band last night, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start my own touring experience, everyone in that touring party were among the nicest people I have ever met and it is hugely inspiring to now go out on the road myself.

The next update will probably not happen until Tuesday/Wednesday next week when we have hit the road, when i’ve shot some video and when i’ve found a place with wifi to upload it…

Until Then!


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