Looks like a gig, sounds like a gig – it IS a gig. Playing with the estimable Fakes at one of our favourite venues – the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh Art College on November 3 – more details as we get them. We’ll introduce a couple of new songs and possibly some old ones too if we have the time
We’re also progressing with work on the release of a vinyl album of demos and studio recordings from the original Valves along with some live tracks from the reunion gig in 2013. Don’t hold your breath but should be out around the end of the year.
Working title is ‘Better Late’ and we’re going to release it as the first offering from our own Portobello Record Company label.
Not the full Valves experience (as Dave is sitting this one out) but Gordon, Ronnie and Pada are looking for guest singers to contribute to a ‘Valves All-Star’ set (bit of a cheeky use of the word “All-Start” there) so post contact here or our FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/302163629941273/ if you fancy contributing to a bit of Edinburgh history – and in the time-honoured phrase “No time wasters please”.
Thanks to everyone who came to the gig on Saturday. We had a great time and hope you did too. Thanks to everyone who helped, from those at Regular and the Liquid Room to William Douglas and the Wheel for a great set (enjoy the Hogmanay gig, guys) and especially to Martin, Rab, Scott and Gordons Munro and Harper, Jo, Kevin and Colin the DJ.
We’re going to do one more print run of the t-shirts. £15 each (incl P&P) but order soon. This is what you need to do –
Go to PayPal. Click ‘Send Money’ Enter To = firstname.lastname@example.org Amount = either £15 (UK delivered) or £16.50 (Overseas Delivered) Click ‘paying for goods or services’ In Subject enter ‘Valves T-shirt’ in Message – • The size that you want • Your Full name • The address for delivery
There’s vids on YouTube now (thanks to everyone who’s posting). Start with Ronnie McGuigans vid of ‘Santa’s Back in Town’ and ‘Ain’t No Surf’ and there are related vids of some other songs. With a bit of luck we can get all songs performed on the night uploaded to YouTube.
After a bit of trouble with passports etc. (thank you, Al-Quieda, for making it so tough – especially from outside the UK), Dave landed in Edinburgh today – Friday 13th. Full band rehearsals start tonight and looking forward to the whole crew being together again. Band photos to follow but here are some to show that Dave is in fine fettle and ready to rock.
August 2018 update – These T-shirts all sold out but we will be making more available when the proposed album comes oot.
As modelled by Gordon and daughter JoJo. Cost is £12 at the gig on Saturday 21st at Liquid Rooms or £15 (incl. P&P) once we figure out a post-gig sales route probably via this blog or email. We ain’t going to print hundreds but will print some before Saturday and then more afterwards depending on interest.
Go to PayPal.
Click ‘Send Money’
Enter To = email@example.com
Amount = either £12 (to collect) or £15 (delivered)
Click ‘paying for goods or services’
In Subject enter ‘Valves T-shirt’
in Message –
The size that you want
Your Full name
The address for delivery
‘I will collect at the gig’ and click ‘no physical delivery required’
Sorted (we hope). Apologies, but at the minute there is no alternative to PayPal