Recollections of a Roadie

With the sad passing of Glyn Williams, I thought it's worth posting his contribution to 'Birth to Reunion'. 

When I first read Glyn’s recollections, a few things struck me. Firstly we seemed to run out of fuel extremely often…

Time Flies

Thursday 15th Aug 2019

Well it's been over a year since I posted here about gigging when you are band whose members live far apart from each other.  Well what has happened since 15th June 2018?

Well we…

Fri, 15th June 2018 - Gigging?

How do you get gigs when you are a band that has some people living far apart from each other? 

Although predominantly from South Wales, three of our seven members live in Southern Spain, Essex and Northants. This makes…

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Mon, 11th June 2018

Just about recovered from a couple of hectic days playing a gig with Rhod Gilbert, at the Globe in Cardiff. 

Playing in part-time bands is always difficult, but when you do it in the twilight of your life, it's…

Fri 9th March 2018

Well it's coming up to 6 months since we last played and there's been a few changes to the band lineup. 

Andy, Bob & Phil have decided to call it a day and retire from gigging with the band…

Sat 28th October 2017

First gig at the Pen and Wig, Newport

Last night's gig was great at a venue new to us.  We hadn't played since the end of August and went straight into things as if we had only played a…

Born at the Bosco Cover

Sat, 1st April 2017

When we recorded our first album in 2014, as well as selecting the songs we had to decide on the artwork. We had already decided to title the album 'Born at the Bosco' in recognition of…
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Rob Evans Memorial

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016 

On Saturday, the 1st Oct, we played a memorial gig at the Ebbw Vale Catholic Hall, for Rob Evans who sadly succumbed to the big 'C' last year. 

Rob played with the Pieces for…

Memories of Days Gone By

Mon, 25th April 2016

It's been a while since I posted something, but this morning I was thinking about the days when there were countless places for bands, or groups as we called them, to play in and around South…

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July 2015 Gigs

Many thanks to all those people, who came to the three gigs, to support a load of people in the twilight of their lives, doing the thing they used to 50 odd years ago.

Needless to say, all our…

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March 2015 Gigs

We had a hectic 3 days at the beginning of the month. 

On Friday 6th March, Adrian, Andy & Ducksy went to Swansea to join Michael Kennedy on his Welsh Connections show on Oystermouth Radio.  We spent a great…

Phil

It's hard to believe it's almost a year since we lost our dear friend and great drummer, Phil Edwards. 

There are pics and memories at Phil Edwards  however my favourite is this one taken in October 1966 at the Westgate…