Last autumn I covered a few dates for an upcoming hard rock act from the Black Country called Audio Disease while they got their new drummer settled in – I had a great time working with the guys but completely forgot to blog about it as I had a lot of recording sessions to get through immediately afterwards and totally forgot to post!
At the very start of the New Year, the band’s manager called me with a bit of an emergency on his hands – the band’s replacement drummer who took over after the shows I did had left the group rather suddenly after a lot of bookings had been secured for the Spring. In the space of 2 days I refreshed all the old material and learned 5 new tracks and headed over to rehearsals with the band as the very first gig was less only a week away when I’d been contacted!
So for the last 2 weeks I’ve been rather busy playing with the guys (who’re now performing under the name East of Eden and can be found by searching for “EofE Official” on most social media websites) and I’ve had a great time seeing the fantastic response that the band get from their growing fanbase!
There’s a lot more East of Eden dates in the pipeline and I’m officially booked to handle them as far as April at the moment – that includes a trip to Wales for Hard Rock Hell’s AOR Festival in March so I’ll be sure to get some good photos to post up here and on my website.
In other news, the Christmas charity single I recorded at Shane’s Recording Studio with a group of local musicians from various bands and projects managed to raise almost £300 in the Grantham area for CHICKS.
Also, starting on Monday I’ll be down in London at Orgone Studios to begin drum tracking for the new October File record – the album is slated for release via Candlelight Records at the end of May and more details will be posted on the OF Facebook page as we progress through the recording process.
There’s one other piece of really exciting news that I’m still sitting on but that will have to wait just a little longer before I can make a proper announcement.