BACK ON THE ROAD

Hi Everyone
Well as they say here in the UK . . . . "it's back to the grindstone" . . . . . what a great weekend in Ireland !!

Friday night at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast proved yet again to be a great success with a bumper crowd. The party started the minute we hit the stage, and as usual the people of Belfast showed us how to make a noise.
This was the first gig back after the winter break and yours truly had to keep his thinking cap on. We also had a new monitor engineer on our crew and I have to say; JC did a great job and for the first time in two years I went back to my "in ear monitors" . . . . I thoroughly enjoyed that experience again.
With a sold out gig on Saturday in Letterkenny (The birthplace of my Dad)  and a rammed to the rafters gig in Vicar Street, Dublin on Sunday night ,it was a weekend not just to blow the cob webs off but one to remember and reflect just how loyal the Irish are in supporting the band.

So there you have it, we're back on the road and that's something I am going to have to get used to very quickly . . . . we have a busy schedule ahead . . . roll on next weekend with a couple of shows in the Czech Republic.

4 comments

  • Linzi

    Linzi

    It was great to meet you at the Smokie Gala, and from what I see of your schedule, it sure looks like you guys are going to be super busy for many months to come,. Remember to pause for a while and take in your surroundings. You have a dedicated following all throughout Europe as well as here in the UK, and I'm so glad you started the ball rolling in Ireland. Just wish there could be more gigs here in the UK, but at least we can be thankful that Europe really isn't that far away. :) Take care of yourself, have loads of fun and looking forward to the new album. ;) XX

    It was great to meet you at the Smokie Gala, and from what I see of your schedule, it sure looks like you guys are going to be super busy for many months to come,. Remember to pause for a while and take in your surroundings. You have a dedicated following all throughout Europe as well as here in the UK, and I'm so glad you started the ball rolling in Ireland. Just wish there could be more gigs here in the UK, but at least we can be thankful that Europe really isn't that far away. smile Take care of yourself, have loads of fun and looking forward to the new album. wink XX

  • Sheila Gent (Chevy Sheila)

    Sheila Gent (Chevy Sheila) Leamington Spa

    Dublin on Sunday night was my first time at an Irish gig and, Wow, what a night,. Everyone knew all the words and boogied the night away. As Linzi says, just wish you played in the UK, last time I saw Smokie was at The Robin in Bilston quite a few years ago. Wish you could do some dates over here, maybe with Sweet. Saw Sweet at The Robin in December. Will definitely go to Dublin again next time you are there.

    Dublin on Sunday night was my first time at an Irish gig and, Wow, what a night,. Everyone knew all the words and boogied the night away. As Linzi says, just wish you played in the UK, last time I saw Smokie was at The Robin in Bilston quite a few years ago. Wish you could do some dates over here, maybe with Sweet. Saw Sweet at The Robin in December.
    Will definitely go to Dublin again next time you are there.

  • Martyn Judd

    Martyn Judd Essex

    Hi Mick. I don't know you personally, so apologies for writing directly to you... I'm travelling to Ufa tomorrow and taking my ex-wife to see you guys at Ogni Ufa (the Lights of Ufa), as she is a crazy Russian fan ;) Long story short, we (I) had major problems getting access to see my daughter, but after 506-days and a few high profile Fathers-4-Justice escapades, I got to see her again and things are going ok. I know that, if I could wangle it for my ex-wife to actually be able to meet you guys at the gig, my life would be a great deal easier (some girls are very fickle lol). Is there any way you might be able to swing it?? Martyn Ps. If you need someone to take you out on the lash while in town, easily arranged ;)

    Hi Mick.

    I don't know you personally, so apologies for writing directly to you... I'm travelling to Ufa tomorrow and taking my ex-wife to see you guys at Ogni Ufa (the Lights of Ufa), as she is a crazy Russian fan wink

    Long story short, we (I) had major problems getting access to see my daughter, but after 506-days and a few high profile Fathers-4-Justice escapades, I got to see her again and things are going ok. I know that, if I could wangle it for my ex-wife to actually be able to meet you guys at the gig, my life would be a great deal easier (some girls are very fickle lol).

    Is there any way you might be able to swing it??

    Martyn
    Ps. If you need someone to take you out on the lash while in town, easily arranged wink

  • Martyn Judd

    Martyn Judd Essex

    Doh! Email address is juddmartyn@hotmail.com

    Doh! Email address is juddmartyn@hotmail.com

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