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  1. Guys, Thanks for replying. Scotland, I'm afraid I deleted your thread by accident whilst getting rid of all the c**p that was sitting there. Just reply here, it'll be easier. I don't envisage this idea taking up too much time - I'm thinking of birthday party bookings, maybe village hall stuff etc. It'll obviously take a few months of rehearsals before anythings ready and we'd all have to agree on the set list - although I'm pretty east going there. Still need a vocalist, I guess we could get by with two guitars, keyboard and drums. Just really looking for something fun to do in my spare time. Still interested, let me know. Steve
  2. I've been here before - but here we go again!! Anyone who wants to play in a country band please get in touch. Mainly retro country like Jim Reeves, Kris Kristofferson, and Glen Campbell. If this band doesn't come off I'm happy to do an 80's band, covering Human League, Heaven 17, ABC, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Yazoo, etc. etc. I'll play guitar. I need a vocalist, lead guitarist, drummer and keyboard player. I don't think gigs will be a problem, but then again!!!! Any comments, good and bad, please let me know. Cheers, Steve
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    Drum Kit

    My son is eight years old and wants to take up the drums. He's been playing a toy drum kit so far but has managed to break it by hitting it too hard!! Can anyone suggest a good junior drum kit and advise me please just how difficult / how long it takes to learn drums - I've no idea! Does he need to learn standard notation? Thanks, Steve
  4. Marie, I'm sure your voice would be just fine. I'll certainly bear you in mind if this thing gains any momentum. Do you know anyone else who might be interested?
  5. Otis Redding, Patsy Cline, Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly also died in plane crashes. Cheery huh!!
  6. Exactly! There you go, he was a Rock God before the term was even invented!! Seriously though, have a quick count of the musicians you know who died in a plane/helicopter crash, John Denver springs to mind from the country genre. Thanks for the input everyone. Nice song selection Alan.....I think! Back to Van Morrison for a second, did anyone see him at Crathes this year. He turns up, goes through the motions, doesn't speak or barely acknowledge his audience. I think it really is all about money for him now, which is a real shame 'cos he's written so many great songs. Apparently every Irish musician has played for him twice - once before he sacked them and again when he's ran out of musicians to hire................. Finally did anyone hear Don McLean on Radio 2 today - what an amazing talent he is and what a song Vincent is.
  7. Okay, okay, so I shouldn't have been so defensive, it's just that country music is an easy target and I've heard it all before........ Now, writing new material based on my influences.....that's a great idea actually Twojoe, I'd better get writing, although I think part of the reason I'm keen to play covers is to introduce this older stuff to a generation who have never heard it but who may like it. Graeme, okay so you were joking (Pheeew!) I appreciate the offer but my singing's pretty limited and I doubt if I have the vocal range for a rock band (do I need a vocal range for a rock band?????). Anyway, like so many other things on here, realistically, this will probably never get off the ground, even though I'd love it to. I'm kinda just testing the water. Do you think there's a market for it? I'd do an Eagles cover band if it hadn't been done to death (new album out any day). What about Van Morrison, anyone covering his songs could put on a better show than him, moody old b*****d!!!!
  8. Obviously not to your liking but he was one of the most successful, biggest selling (outside the US) and most played US country acts ever. Produced by non other than Chet Atkins and a Country Hall of Fame inductee. I could go on however he is only one of my influences, there are many, many others including the Eagles, Alan Jackson, John Denver, Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty etc. Anyway, I'm sure if you listed your influences there'd be plenty I'd disagree with - life would be pretty boring if we all liked the same stuff..............
  9. So much interest, can't make up my mind!!!
  10. I'm interested in putting together an informal band for informal gigs. This is not 'new' country but will cover Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Reeves etc. Not looking for anyone/thing in particular just people who like this music and want to play it. Age not important. Let me know if you're interested.
  11. Saw the three piece Manchester indie band 'Mirror View' at The Tunnels on Tuesday. Not usually into that sort of stuff but not only can these guys play but they know how to write a really good song. Their five track tour EP contains at least three great singles. I predict we'll hear a lot more of them in the next year or two.
  12. Great news and well deserved. Hope it goes well and I look forward to listening. Great gig at The Tunnels by the way. Steve
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    Alt.Country Anyone?

    I've not been playing too long but am well versed in Jimmy Webb material and Glen Campbell as well as Jim Reeves/Cash etc. Can't play lead (yet). Get back to me if you're interested.
  14. My son's got one of these (he's only eight) but I don't use it 'cos I'm left handed. I'm away to check it now. We got it second hand with a Roland mini cube, bag etc for about 170 - so can't complain.
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