After a couple of years of no rehearsals, The Krill are back in the swing of things; the set is appearing and the tunes are sounding good.
That’s it. The jig’s on. We have to get ready for Ginny’s wedding. She needs a surf rock band. We have one. Now we just need a set.
With the sun shining and some Jazz from Esquire Swing, we all met up at Belgique for Fathers Day.
In Matt Farrar’s absence, I stood in on drums for a BJRP Rehearsal. Great fun – ups and downs, light and shade, and some forgetting of the tunes 🙂
Today had been planned for a while – the purpose was to finish off the Bass for all 11 tracks. Dan had done the 6 most familiar ones already.
We are officially part-way into our 11 tracks of a new album for The Dees. So it seemed right to meet up and discuss strategy.
Another cracking drum session at NJA with Niall Acott – great drum sounds immediately, and this time I had the guide stems all ready – so no hanging around!!
Just spent a day laying down the Drums parts with Niall Acott at NJA Audio Productions for the first 6 tunes from The Dees‘ new album.
Today I popped to visit Niall Acott down Maidstone way, and we recorded the drums for one of his tunes – “Faith Forever” – at Ten21 Studios.
Great rehearsal today. Another new tune. Another set of jokes and laughs about our accelerating decrepitude.
We had the second rehearsal for The Krill. Enterprise in Denmark Street is a great rehearsal spot. Plenty of character.
The Dees just spent a great weekend recording at NJA Studios in Kent – Niall Acott’s studio. 4 tracks laid down, including drums, perc, bass, guitar, vocals and plenty of overdubs. Niall Acott masterfully managed the whole thing. Brilliant.
I’ve added The Dees onto Google Plus here – THE DEES. Thinking is that we can sell the upcoming album we just planned via this route…. We’ll see.
I met up with The Dees fellas last night in Borough Market. We’re planning to record a new EP in Feb 2014 with Niall Acott (NJA Audio). Looking forward to it, but wondering what drums I will use.
Had our first rehearsal with THE KRILL (London’s premier Surf Rock Band) at London’s The Joint rehearsal studios. Great stuff. Also see The Krill (Surf Rock Band in London) Twitter Account here for updates.
This was one of The Dees’ last gigs before activities petered-out in 2007 ish.
Retrospective post. The Dees rehearsing in The Premises rehearsal studio, back in 2006.
We’ve just been in Studio with Niall Acott to some tunes for The Dees. This time it’s a 4 track EP, and a little rockier.
The Flyer from The Dees’ gig at The Water Rats Theatre on Friday 24th September 2004. More pics and information to follow when as I discover stuff…
The Showcase for The Dees, The Album, in July 2004 at the Union Chapel in Islington, London. Right near Highbury Corner. Photographs by Conal Jones. Sound by Niall Acott. Lights and drama by Dan’s mates, inclluding Andy Audsley.