Unofficial Dave fifty-50

A personal viewpoint about the goings on in and around the band fifty-50 (oh and anything else)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

live in your front room

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a band play live in your front room? Well one member of the band doesn't have long to wait to find out because, at short notice, we will be playing a gig at The Graziers Inn on Aberford Rd at Stanley,Wakefield this Saturday 29th July. This just happens to be where Mick lives.......not a joke he really lives there. It's quite a small venue..well if anyone fancies being deafened in a atmosphere akin to a Bankok prison cell, get yourselves along to what will probably quite a unique night of live music.
All four tracks from our new 4 track cd entitled "Planned accidents" will feature along with all the other live favourites. Come early 'cos I reckon it will be packed.

Monday, July 24, 2006

eastern trip a success

A peaceful sunny hot day spent in the picturesque East Riding town of Beverley was rudely interrupted by four noisy, badly-shorted visitors on Saturday. Yes Fifty-50 were in town at the Sun Inn.
As seems to be the way these days the audience was worryingly sparse as we started at about 9.30 but by 10.30 the place was rockin'. A very loud and appreciative audience made the trip very enjoyable as did the band's pre-gig curry.
Should make for another good night on our return in September.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

recording stars

Stop press.........Hot on the heels of our starring!! role on the radio Fifty 50 are breaking new ground by undertaking the bands first visit to a recording studio tomorrow.....friday. So hopefully some acceptable quality Fifty 50 material will soon be available.

radio stars

During our gig at Bojangles in Pudsey the other week we were approached to appear on a program about Pudsey bands for West Leeds Community Radio. I regret to announce that the airwaves have been polluted by an interview with our bass player Andy over some live snippets from that gig.
The interview aired over our version of When September Ends preceeded by one of the great rock and roll intros of all time from our frontman Mick who announced "Get thi' leeters art..cum on!!" Then our version of Feeder's Buck Rogers featuring out of breath backing vocals from our overworked drummer Rockin' Rick closed our piece. That's what real music is about!!
Our thanks to Lou and Harry from West Leeds Community Radio.

Monday, July 03, 2006

send for a builder!!

Another superb night at Bojangles in Pudsey last Wednesday night thanks to all the "home" support. Particularly the mothers and teachers from Greenside school who cheered the night away.....just shows what good advertising can do....thanks to the school for that. It seems that the bar ceiling may never be the same again but at least we shook away years of dust.....unfortunately onto the band, the audience, the bar staff and into several drinks. Luckily this did not dampen the enthusiasm which was unrelenting throughout the entire evening. Once again we had to dig deep and play our entire current repetoire to keep the baying crowd happy.
Hopefully, ceiling permitting, we will return later in the year.
Thanks everyone for yet another great night.