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A time before COVID 19

14th of March 2020, in a basement in Glasgow, Scotland. We waited for our representative from PM Music. The venue, Avant Garde, a well established music venue near an area called the Trongate. Finally Jim arrived to give us the rundown on the gig. We would be supporting the acclaimed 9 piece band "Lights Out by Nine". I think I can speak for all of us when I say we were excited about the prospect. But there was a challenge, the equipment that was available at the venue didn't suit a nine piece band and Lights Out by Nine made a decision not to perform that night. So Jim suggested to me that the event be cancelled. I said no, people are coming to watch us play. So, we got to work, Jean worked with Darren, from the venue, to establish a vocal PA. Paul, Stuart and myself set up a back line. We sound checked and were ready to go. What a gig, the crowd were awesome and we responded by playing way past our scheduled time. Thank you everyone for making our last gig before a UK Covid 19 virus lock down so memorable.

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23 de dez. de 2020

Hi Jim, thank you so much for your kind words, didn't run quite as planned but everyone had a fantastic time and The ShireTones are definitely looking forward to working with you and Paul again in the future, it can't come quick enough, got some new music in the pipeline to try out :-) take care.


16 de dez. de 2020

Hi Bazz, I was just thinking about this gig the other day, although I was working it was officially the last gig I was at, and what a great evening it turned out to be, excellent music, lovely folk to work with and a hugely appreciative audience. I hope to see y'all perform once we're back to some sort of normality, wishing you all the very best, Jim (PM rep for the evening)

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