First Gig

Singer/Songwriter Gareth 'Gaz' Hill, circa 1981 at one of our after-school rehearsals at 3 Devonshire Road, West Kirby. Barely visible in the background, my first drum kit, a Maxwin 'Funky' outfit! Gaz's guitar is a quite tasty Eko acoustic with a pickup attached to the sound-hole, possibly the best quality instrument in the room!

How it all began… Thursday 29th October 1981, it is early evening and I stand huddled in a small attic bathroom, together with six of my mid-teenage compadres. We are jocularly nervous as we prepare ourselves for the next 70 minutes in front of an already jeering, but friendly, invited audience. There is a drum… Continue reading First Gig