Category Archives: Uncategorized



Top crack from Minnis’ blog over here! Our own perspective coming soon. Looking to record? Come and check out the revamped studio – it’s AWESOME!

Minnis' Blog

Currently tracking tracks for the LIDO EP and everything is cool. We’re in Switzerland. No wait, we’re in Gateshead at the excellent facility that is Ginger Music Company.  It’s going swimmingly well with fully rebuilt and rewired studio and some lovely vintage mics and drum kits in the mix. That kit is Ben’s Hayden, 1967 I think. He drove it up from London with 4 snares. Double hi hats of course. 18″ on the right! This is Ben Handysides and Al Roberts playing the rhythm section parts for a tune called FACES, IN THE CROWD. The only song in a clutch of instrumentals, with lyrics by Al (from the AGITATED MOLECULE SAGA, you know the one). Dee Dowling is at the bridge, making everything go. Great coffee too, like really great. 

Al Roberts, Ben Handysides and Dee Dowling track SAgan Megadrive tapes

This is Fiona Tobin and Hannah Reynolds shortly after tracking 8 layers of vocals, arranged by Hannah. Thanks…

View original post 59 more words


Opportunities for creative businesses in Gateshead


Hey folks. This may interest anyone looking for free space to make and do things in Gateshead!

Buildings in the town centre marked for demolition in a couple of years are being made available, free, to creative enterpreneurs who can fill in the forms and convince the panel that they’re a good bet !

Starter for Ten” is a scheme designed to take advantage of unused space in town and to boost the creative profile of the region!

Look into it, bit be quick. Deadline for applications is 11th June 2009.

Someone open a drop-in centre for troubadours !


Wednesday morning manouevres


What’s up!

Big scale rehearsals are starting for the Music Mania show before long. It’s a nice day and the sun is shining. I’m still buzzing from the last post. Check it out!

NSOS launch went a treat, there was Belgian beer and some of us developed symptoms the next day indicative of dehydration and slight poisoning of some sort. Still unexplained. John Moores’ demo was great. What an accomplished fellow!

Lots to do, blog fans.