Thursday, 28 October 2010

Hootananny BOSH...

Hootananny, hootananny golly what a day...or night, even. Ladies and gentlemenses, for those of you that didn't come to the Hoots gig - For Shame! (/points finger). We'd all been pretty damn excited about the gig for bloody ages - I mean, it's the Hootananny! The best live music venue in the UK, as voted for by people! And they have the most beautiful barmaids in the entire world - and a pretty fine promoter as well. So yeah, we were fairly pumped up for the gig. But we've been disappointed before - we've built ourselves up and been knocked down like cheap scaffolding.

But Hoots, you didn't disappoint us.

From Pikey's intro, to the last song, the crowd was swaying like Cliff Richard's pants drying in the air of windy Wimbledon final; they were sweating like a trapped badger with a cough; they were bouncing like [insert mildly offensive simile here]. Yes, it was an awesome gig.

We were joined by the big drink of chocolate milk that is Aga, the maestro on the Saxamaphone, and on ethnic drums, the very non-ethnic Will - the very nucleus of the Queens English Live Band Experience (trademark trademark registered blah)!! Most of our japes were caught by the jaunty angled camera of Keane Eye Photography. The rest were caught by me and my unsteady camera hand - and have thus formed the basis of our new, official, Queens English Youtube Channel.

I apologise now, but as a short (yet sexy) man, my arm gets a little tired having to hold the camera above the heads of thronging crowds. And boy, did they throng - all over my chest and in my hair...

Now you're making your own jokes. Here's the start of the show! Click the channel for more jazz!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

New Launch Date!!!

Let's be honest - we all knew it was bound to happen. We've pushed the launch back, due to the inordinate amount of time is taking to cut this video down and get the track rerecorded, as well as getting the new website up. Yes, there's a new website abound.

Anyhow, we've now confirmed that the launch date for New Balance is going to be Tuesday 7 December and the fabulous Favela Chic. Check out the venue's website - it's pretty sick. We're well excited, if a little tired from the copious running about we've all been doing. By the way, check out our new Youtube Channel. 'Tis well exciting.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Friends & Family - Part 2 - Purple Turtle Beads

Easy up - a slightly impromptu blog entry, considering I haven't uploaded the Behind-the-Scenes stuff yet, but we couldn't really pass this one up! We went up to Leicester last week for the mighty Jamfest 2010 underground music festival. While we were there, we found a proper top-shelf material stand selling these wicked hama-bead neck-pieces and jewellery - Purple Turtle Beads be its name!. 

Friday, 8 October 2010

QE:ES - Sun, Sand, Sea, such a pain in the arse - PART 1 - The intro

I should have been writing this blog entry last Wednesday - Friday at the latest. Given that it is now the preceeding Friday, over a week and a half after the Queens English crew was supposed to be back from Spain, might give a hint to the mindnumbing terror that we have experienced at the hands of the British institution that is Easy Jet, the Spainish Social Workers Party, a forgetful blonde, a dumbass turk and a small brown man with an ass that just won't stop (me).