From: Bottleneck Blues [john_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]
20 June 2006 12:58
Geoff Achison plus the next gig.
Well after the quickest week I've had in a long
time I'm off in half an hour to drive His Geoffness to Heathrow to catch
his plane home....he has to spend 36 hrs in Singapore before touching down in
Melbourne in a few days time. He sends his heartfelt thanks to all that
have supported this & his many previous tours. Those that were there on
Saturday (& Friday & Sunday at the two London band gigs) know what a
unique experience a Souldiggers gig is....Geoff has developed his
improvisational style to perfection....he gets no pleasure from churning out the
same old arrangements time after time...he likes living on the edge & so do
Sam, Dave & Paul....arguably one of the finest bands you could hope to hear.
I for one find working with them all a privilege &
an inspiration.....which is why I'm having a lot of pressure put on me not
to give the up the tours entirely. I'm thinking about maybe doing a
festival band tour next year for Geoff & The Souldiggers, Geoff wants it to
happen but I need to talk to Toni Weekes the very nice agent who is taking Toby,
Slim & Geoff under her wing....she only wants to do solo tours so my
involvement might work....we'll see. What I can't do is the 5,000 mile
three country marathon tours I used to do. Watch this space!........Oh
& you can help too......please continue to support live music....all the
live arts in fact....Geoff says we are a much more "Telly" addicted nation than
Oz. We just don't get out as much as they do....I have to
Right on to our last gig of this season....a
wonderful mix of Roots, Blues, Folk & World Music
The Martin Harley
The Bottleneck Blues
Tues 27th June
I just love what both these acts do....anybody that can
get such a superb sound from a homemade two string bass with a pick-up screwed
to a piece of 2" X 1" gets my vote! TMHB are excellent (as you would
expect) & Tom Doughty you've also seen before over at Maidstone....he plays
beautiful lap-slide on a variety of guitars including his lovely
Tables still available.
Help make this last gig (before September) a
cracker.....& switch the B!**#y telly off!
PS Tom is also playing Oranges in Ashford
on Monday 26th June & Crawley festival.