We really enjoyed Pitfest at the weekend. A really fun little festival and even though the weather kept us guessing it turned into a lovely evening.
We opened the day, following a Zumba class. I was tired just watching! Quite a sight to see so many (mostly women) Zumba-ing in wellies, while the blokes stood at the back and drank ale. Quite an act to follow too.
Sadly BenSnake (cello) had to be else where so it was just the two of us (SnakeSnake if you like) and although things were a bit shakey in places (best not to use your new banjo pick up for the very first time out of the box at a gig with no sound check!), we seemed to go down well.
We also had the pleasure of seeing some other great bands. Highlight for me was ‘Ship of Fools‘ (http://www.shipoffoolssomerset.org) who played a fantastic set including The Four Lads’ ‘Istanbul’ (made famous by They Might Be Giants), Gogol Bordello’s ‘Start wearing purple’ and an inspired, sort of ‘gypsy jazz’ version of Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like a Wolf‘. They had the crowd in their hands by the end of it.
Unfortunately, our plans to go busk with tractors and traction engines at the Somerset Steam Spectacular did not work out since it was cancelled on the Saturday. Hopefully we’ll get to do it next year, along with Pitfest.
We’re hoping to wear our busking boots into a few more festivals, fetes and fandangos, so may see you around!
snakeSNAKEsnake have been asked to play at the Fourth Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival. We’ve not been to this before but it looks AMAZING fun.
“The compulsory Chilli Eating Contest is a must-see, as well as chilli tasting and a chilli BBQ. The festival organisers have now also adding a bar, live local bands and a Camp-Over, which will be in the fields above the farm where the most amazing views of Bristol, Bath and the Welsh Mountains can be enjoyed.
With live music, Kangaroo Boxing, Bouncy Castles, Bouncy Slides, traditional English farmyard games, farm tours and pony and trap rides, the event has something for everyone.”
We’ve also heard rumour that there’s going to be some sort of secret special “scotch bonnet cider”…
Come along and bring your asbestos mouthwash!
We are looking forward to playing at a couple of events in Somerset soon.
sSsaturday 14th July we’ll be appearing at Pitfest 2012, a fun little family music festival raising money for Pitney Playing Fields. There’s music all day and extra activities for da kidsSs. We’re on from 2-2.30pm.
We’ll then be making our way up the road to the Somerset Steam Spectacular where we’ll be busking around the arena and indulging in a cider or two.
Unfortunately, we’ll be without Ben our celloist for both of these events. It won’t sSsound quite right without him.
But there will be a lot of tractors and traction engines about. Maybe we can find a temporary solution by nicking an idea off these guys…
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