The Shakey Vick Band

The Oval Tavern, Oval Road, Croydon.

This is an additional March gig and the band line-up is: myself, Al Vincent, guitar, Bernie Pallo, Guitar, Jim Mercer, bass and Vocals and Pete Miles, Drums. The start as usual is 6pm. We’re also back there in June on the 15th.

Change of plan

Having finally decided to go to the Cyril Davies gig after all,  I suddenly got  all the signs that my remaining good retina was about to detach once more.  Having just got over another angioplasty where yet another tube was inserted in a coronary artery, and still suffering from sore throat and a cough to kill for, this was the last thing I needed.

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Old Times

Timo (Yes that is the correct way to spell it, he reminds me) got back to his hotel okay the other night. He is in Spain now but is threatening to come back to London this weekend and is asking if there is anything on blueswise.

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Last Night's Gig

Did a duo gig with Gordon Smith in Fulham last night. Gordon tells me he is  going to do some more recording for Mike Vernon, who is re-releasing Gordon’s Blue Horizon albums. The gig went fine as usual, with both of us sharing the vocals and Gordon managing to include a couple of guitar instrumentals in his classy style. He is so easy to work with, though normally I dislike duo work.

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New Cd

Widespace records have promised the first “Got Blues If You Wannit” cds later this week. Chris sings on four tracks including two different takes of one of Dino Coccia’s songs. The basic line-up is Shakey Vick, Vocal and Harp, Al Vincent, guitar, Jim Mercer Bass and Vocals and Dino Coccia on drums. Other guests include Alan Glen, guitar and harp and Dave Briggs, Guitar.