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Frost* => Gigs => Topic started by: Nellie on September 27, 2016, 01:47:37 PM

Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on September 27, 2016, 01:47:37 PM
There are lot more Frost*ies than we thought wanting to see the band live sooooooooooo, we've booked 3 more gigs in the UK in April 2017.
Tickets are on sale now at  The Merch Desk  (http://themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=155) and soon from the venues (except Edinburgh).
Don't let me down by not going after making so many complaints  ::)

Dates are
6th April - The Brook, Southampton because there wasn't one down south last time.
8th April - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh because there wasn't enough room last time.
9th April - The CItadel, St Helens because it's in between Manchester and Dublin.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on September 27, 2016, 05:08:49 PM
St Helens! Awesome! Home in half an hour, maybe less
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on September 27, 2016, 05:12:43 PM
9th April - The CItadel, St Helens because it's in between Manchester and Dublin.
That could be too close to Easter for me, any more he says rather hopefully?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on September 27, 2016, 05:17:50 PM
Beware if you go to Sardinia

MV St Helen is a vehicle and passenger ferry previously operated by Wightlink on their route from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight. Due to her age, she has been sold and was removed from service on 26 March 2015. She now operates in Sardinia (Italy) with the name Anna Mur operated by Delcomar, together with her sister ship, the former MV St Catherine.

MV St Helen was built by Robb Caledon Shipbuilders, the last ship to be launched from their Leith Shipyard. She entered service with Sealink on 28 November 1983 shortly after her sister MV St Catherine, She was positioned on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route, the route she has taken through her life and was the largest Isle of Wight ferry until 1990 when MV St Faith was introduced weighing 26 tonnes more. This was a record held until 2001 when MV St Clare entered service.

Deck collapse incident
The St Helen generated unwelcome headlines late on Friday 18 July 2014 at the Fishbourne ferry terminal, when a section of the mezzanine car deck with nine cars on board, dropped about six feet (1.80m) on to the deck below, while being lowered. Three passengers and a crew member were injured and transferred to St Mary's Hospital in Newport. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is carrying out an investigation.

The ship had just arrived on the 21:30 sailing from Portsmouth with 181 passengers and 11 crew on board. The next sailing, operated by MV St Clare, had to wait 90 minutes before being able to dock.

After the incident the St Helen was taken out of service for several weeks whilst Wightlink engineers removed the mezzanine deck leaving her sister ships St Clare, St Cecilia, and St Faith to run the service.

Sale to Delcomar
It was reported in March 2015 that Delcomar, a company based in Sardinia, has purchased St Helen for an undisclosed sum. She will join her sister vessel MV St Catherine (now GB Conte) which was sold to the same company in July 2010. St Helen has been renamed Anna Mur. The ship was moored at Hythe, but has now sailed to Sardinia. A Wight class vessel, MV Wight Sun has been transferred to the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route to replace St Helen.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on September 27, 2016, 10:14:49 PM
Thanks for that Mikey. The St Helen was always the ship I hoped not to get as she was such a dump, and I noticed she was no longer in evidence, although I hadn't realised why. That 'honour' has now passed to St Faith. St Clare is by far the nicest of the ships on that route and it's a shame Wightlink haven't seen fit to buy more the same.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Dr.Ripper on September 27, 2016, 11:40:43 PM
Neat! I'll definitely make the trek across the pond to the Southampton show! And see family in Reading, I guess........
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on September 28, 2016, 01:18:04 PM
9th April - The CItadel, St Helens because it's in between Manchester and Dublin.
That could be too close to Easter for me, any more he says rather hopefully?
These are in addition to the shows this year. There won't be any more in the UK for a while.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on September 28, 2016, 03:54:58 PM
9th April - The CItadel, St Helens because it's in between Manchester and Dublin.
That could be too close to Easter for me, any more he says rather hopefully?
These are in addition to the shows this year. There won't be any more in the UK for a while.
Not sure if I still have a visa to get into/through Lancashire
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: BrendanGee on September 28, 2016, 09:30:33 PM
My ticket arrived in the post today.
Excellent service as always from everyone's favourite Merch Fairy.  :)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on September 29, 2016, 02:31:54 PM
If you are no social media of any kind, please spread the word about the gigs. It would be nice to sell out these shows :-)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on September 29, 2016, 11:28:33 PM
Create some facebook events and I'll get inviting...
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on September 30, 2016, 12:24:11 AM
> There won't be any more in the UK for a while.

Maybe across the pond?

;D
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on September 30, 2016, 06:05:53 AM
>

Maybe across the pond?

;D
ever the optimist 😀😀



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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on September 30, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
heh
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on October 12, 2016, 01:51:15 PM
> There won't be any more in the UK for a while.

Maybe across the pond?

;D
I need to look into this. I have nudged the RosFest and Cruise people but with no luck yet. A proper tour would be a bit of a nightmare with visas and logistics but I know the boys would love to tour the States.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on December 17, 2016, 05:02:38 PM
Good news - one of my best friends announced today that he and his long term partner are finally getting hitched next year and to keep the day free!  :)
Bad news - out of 365 days in 2017, they've chosen Saturday 8 April.  :o :(
(DS wonders if he can sneak out in the evening and belt down the road to Edinburgh without anyone noticing...) ::)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on December 17, 2016, 07:36:17 PM
ow... :(

I guess buying everyone at the wedding a ticket each wouldn't work then?

:D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on December 18, 2016, 12:09:30 AM
Do they need a band to play? Maybe the boys can swap venues?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on January 17, 2017, 03:10:03 PM
Tickets selling very well for these gigs so I don't want a repeat of the moaning that the gigs had sold out. Buy a ticket now!!!!!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on February 16, 2017, 10:51:12 PM
Everyone got their tickets for these gigs?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on February 17, 2017, 07:28:15 AM
Everyone got their tickets for these gigs?

Of course :D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DavSel on February 21, 2017, 09:10:01 PM
Everyone got their tickets for these gigs?

Absolutely :D love The Citadel! Very much looking forward to it again :)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 08, 2017, 10:18:05 PM
8th April - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh because there wasn't enough room last time.
This happens to be my birthday. And it's on a sunday... Very, very, very tempting... :o
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on March 09, 2017, 12:54:43 PM
8th April - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh because there wasn't enough room last time.
This happens to be my birthday. And it's on a sunday... Very, very, very tempting... :o
Well, as I'm sadly not going to be able to make it (see above), you can have my ticket, if that closes the deal!  8)
(8th April is actually a Saturday if that makes a difference...)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on March 16, 2017, 12:11:19 PM
Here is the news....
http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/03/progressive-rock-band-frost-coming-to-the-liquid-rooms-next-month/ (http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/03/progressive-rock-band-frost-coming-to-the-liquid-rooms-next-month/)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on March 16, 2017, 06:40:57 PM
OK, don't rub in! ;)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 16, 2017, 07:04:01 PM
Here is the news....
http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/03/progressive-rock-band-frost-coming-to-the-liquid-rooms-next-month/ (http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/03/progressive-rock-band-frost-coming-to-the-liquid-rooms-next-month/)

Jeez - call that journalism?  ::) Shoddy cut and paste from somewhere. And absolutely no mention of bananas.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on March 18, 2017, 03:18:42 AM
Wiki-leaks.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Pedro on March 19, 2017, 01:01:43 AM
On the subject of shoddy journalism, the Prog review of the re-released TPE is a poor effort; suggesting that, by naming Nick D'Virgilio as "the star of that particular gig", Jem was underselling Craig, Nathan and JM.
Clearly the reviewer didn't bother to check who was actually on stage for the recording of that CD.  >:(
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on March 19, 2017, 07:12:56 AM
Yes, I saw that and had similar thoughts. Interesting prospect of a version of Frost* with both Blunders and NDV on drums though!
On a more positive note, I enjoyed Nellie's review of the CTTE. Hope you've sobered out now Nellie!  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2017, 12:34:48 PM
Selective editing on my CTTE report by Mr Ewing to make me look more alcoholic than him.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on March 28, 2017, 04:50:47 PM
Ah - the old journalistic mantra of 'why let the truth get in the way of a good story'!  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on March 29, 2017, 11:13:38 AM
Just had an email from the Merch Desk

"Last UK gigs for years!"

At least she's honest :D :D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on March 29, 2017, 11:55:06 AM
heh
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on March 29, 2017, 01:31:06 PM
Just had an email from the Merch Desk

"Last UK gigs for years!"

At least she's honest :D :D
"Last UK gigs for years!"- except for the Summer's End gig, which isn't mentioned in the email!  ;)
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on March 30, 2017, 09:09:23 AM

"Last UK gigs for years!"

Is this official? Or just marketing?



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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: JakeWorrell on March 30, 2017, 12:47:14 PM

"Last UK gigs for years!"

Is this official? Or just marketing?

It's official marketing.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on March 30, 2017, 01:23:39 PM
Are you coming to one of them, Mickey?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on March 31, 2017, 12:34:44 PM
Just had an email from the Merch Desk

"Last UK gigs for years!"

At least she's honest :D :D
"Last UK gigs for years!"- except for the Summer's End gig, which isn't mentioned in the email!  ;)
Because it's sold out :-)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on March 31, 2017, 12:35:58 PM

"Last UK gigs for years!"

Is this official? Or just marketing?




The band members are too busy so the next UK gigs will probably follow the next album.....whenever that will be.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on March 31, 2017, 12:40:52 PM
Anyone coming, then?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on March 31, 2017, 01:26:36 PM
Um, ok.
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on March 31, 2017, 03:06:10 PM
Are you coming to one of them, Mickey?
Unfortunately not, unless the planets suddenly align, at which point they'll be sold out


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 02, 2017, 07:35:46 PM
Anyone know if there's a support? T***s in hats perhaps?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on April 02, 2017, 10:43:43 PM
Anyone know if there's a support? T***s in hats perhaps?

That's the support at Southampton, according to Nellie on the book of faces. So presumably they'll be opening at the other gigs too.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: JakeWorrell on April 03, 2017, 12:36:35 PM
My girlfriend and I will be at the Mount St Helens one. Will be the 4th one of the recent bunch that I've managed to so I'm pleased about that :)

Looking forward to it  ;D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 03, 2017, 02:31:20 PM
Me too ;D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: lyn on April 05, 2017, 12:47:25 AM
Heading south for the spring...

Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 05, 2017, 01:49:21 PM
Anyone planning any pre-gig meetups? Was originally travelling with a mate but he's had to pull out as he's saving for a house (surely Frost* comes before having somewhere to live?) so will be on my tod  :)
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 04:39:39 PM
Anyone planning any pre-gig meetups? Was originally travelling with a mate but he's had to pull out as he's saving for a house (surely Frost* comes before having somewhere to live?) so will be on my tod  :)
Which gig?


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 05, 2017, 06:47:13 PM
All three  ;D
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 06:51:08 PM
All three  ;D
Does this mean you have a spare for St Helens?


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 05, 2017, 06:54:32 PM
I'm sorry Mickey but the Trans Penine border patrol will be sending back all Tykes, with extreme prejudice  ;)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 05, 2017, 07:23:03 PM
Does this mean you have a spare for St Helens?

Nah, he was gonna sort his own tickets out. I've just got my own I'm afraid.
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 07:23:20 PM
I'm sorry Mickey but the Trans Penine border patrol will be sending back all Tykes, with extreme prejudice  ;)
Ha, I've just started digging


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Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 07:24:19 PM
Does this mean you have a spare for St Helens?

Nah, he was gonna sort his own tickets out. I've just got my own I'm afraid.
This was one gig I was destined not to get to.


Rapidly starts back filling the hole


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 05, 2017, 07:34:58 PM
Have you tried emailing Nellie at the merch desk? She might have 1 left
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 08:06:26 PM
Have you tried emailing Nellie at the merch desk? She might have 1 left
Only found out tonight that my Father-in-Law is going to the airport just before the rest of the family, so he can take them.
Guess who's working over Easter?


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Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 08:17:45 PM
Right, unbelievably that's me sorted.
Who knows St Helens?
Last time I went they still played at Knowsley Road?


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 05, 2017, 08:29:01 PM
I don't know Mickey. I live in Wigan. That's worse than Yorkshire around there!
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 05, 2017, 08:58:03 PM
I don't know Mickey. I live in Wigan. That's worse than Yorkshire around there!
Where are we meeting, local boy?


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 08, 2017, 03:54:52 PM
I don't know St Helens at all so I had a quick nip there this morning.
There's a big car park outside The Forge (I think) which will hopefully be open otherwise it's tricky to park. Opposite there's a pub called the Nelson. The usual suspects (Macdonald etc) are also there.
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 08, 2017, 04:12:53 PM
I don't know St Helens at all so I had a quick nip there this morning.
There's a big car park outside The Forge (I think) which will hopefully be open otherwise it's tricky to park. Opposite there's a pub called the Nelson. The usual suspects (Macdonald etc) are also there.
& you escaped alive?


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on April 08, 2017, 04:47:39 PM
Hopefully see one or two of you tonight at the Liquid Rooms...

:)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 09, 2017, 12:08:24 AM
The Nelson it is then. Meet at 5pm.  :)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 09, 2017, 11:13:13 AM
 :o I've got no chance for 5! Teach me to live so near! I've got"stuff to do" ??? ??? ???

Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on April 09, 2017, 03:08:21 PM
Twas the usual mix of glorious, bonkers, brilliant, cock-ups, humour and of course, great music.

Enjoy this evening those of you going :)
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 09, 2017, 06:23:54 PM
Mr R Geek. Indentify yourself


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 09, 2017, 06:37:13 PM
You in The Nelson? I'm the chubby hairy guy wearing the Frost* shirt  ;D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on April 10, 2017, 12:27:40 AM
You in The Nelson? I'm the chubby hairy guy wearing the Frost* shirt  ;D

43 guys raise their hands....


;D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: gr8gonzo on April 10, 2017, 01:53:53 AM
You in The Nelson? I'm the chubby hairy guy wearing the Frost* shirt  ;D

43 guys raise their hands....


;D

fnarr fnarr :D
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 10, 2017, 09:45:37 AM
Ignore them boys, they're just jealous.

PS Great to see you both
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: rogerg on April 10, 2017, 11:09:02 AM
no doubt about that!!  ;D
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 10, 2017, 11:51:09 AM
PS Great to see you both
& you
Pity Toms 7 brothers couldn't come


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 10, 2017, 12:44:01 PM
Here you go, sports fans: some clips from the Edinburgh gig on Saturday, including sections of "Hyperventilate" and "The Other Me", as well as the whole of "Heartstrings", "Hypoventilate", and the always very emotional "Last Day":

https://youtu.be/-36pbi662qY (https://youtu.be/-36pbi662qY)

Fantastic stuff, as ever, with every on fine form and having fun with it, and the audience of (I'm guessing) around 150 throughly enjoying it and appreciative. Seems criminal to me that Frost* don't pull in bigger crowds, though I may be a little biased.

They had to clear the venue quickly afterwards as it was due to re-open for an oldies night, with kids listening to music of the 70's and 80's (as opposed to the gig, which was oldsters listening to music of the 21st century), and the band were quickly off down the road towards an overnight stop at Selkirk before heading to St Helens yesterday. So only the chance for a brief chat with them and Nellie, but some of the regular Frost*ie crowd, including VitP on his birthday (as celebrated in the video), retired to a nearby hostelry.

This too shall pass, but until then ...  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 10, 2017, 12:46:07 PM
Anyone tape the Twats? I loved that, especially the Kino stuff
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 10, 2017, 02:41:21 PM
Anyone tape the Twats? I loved that, especially the Kino stuff

Not me, I'm afraid: I only arrived halfway through that set, as I'd been having a lovely dinner with some old friends of mine  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on April 10, 2017, 06:22:57 PM
I did notice you standing next to me recording the last parts of Sunlight... but didn't see you afterwards to say hi...

Anyway, thanks for the video!
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 10, 2017, 07:40:37 PM
I did notice you standing next to me recording the last parts of Sunlight... but didn't see you afterwards to say hi...

Anyway, thanks for the video!

Oops: sorry  :( I didn't spot you: where exactly? In front of me, to the left or right?

I went back upstairs for the finale, where I was for most of the gig, because I wanted a more balanced sound than I had at Prog Dreams in Zoetermeer a few weeks ago, when I was right down the front. I then got talking to a couple of folk after the gig, and only came down briefly to say hello to the band as they were rapidly packing up, before decamping to the bar next door with a few other Frost*ies.

Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on April 11, 2017, 03:28:59 PM
Edinburgh was the worst attended, mainly because the venue didn't advertise it at all. They won't play there again, especially after the way the band and fans were treated.
The tourette was brilliant and thanks to all those who came out to play. I think the boys played the best they've ever done and we all had a proper laugh.

Anyone who missed out on t-shirts will be happy to know that I've just ordered a load more in olive green and dark heather (whatever that is) which will be on sale this week for dispatch whenever they arrive. I'm also going to order some black and white baseball type long sleeve shirts with the Falling Satellites design on the front.
Friend me up on the book of faces or twitter for updates.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on April 11, 2017, 04:41:04 PM
Anyone who missed out on t-shirts will be happy to know that I've just ordered a load more in olive green and dark heather (whatever that is)

I had visions of some kind of muted purple, but no, it seems dark heather is another name for grey  :-\
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on April 11, 2017, 07:09:31 PM
I did notice you standing next to me recording the last parts of Sunlight... but didn't see you afterwards to say hi...

Anyway, thanks for the video!

Oops: sorry  :( I didn't spot you: where exactly? In front of me, to the left or right?

I went back upstairs for the finale, where I was for most of the gig, because I wanted a more balanced sound than I had at Prog Dreams in Zoetermeer a few weeks ago, when I was right down the front. I then got talking to a couple of folk after the gig, and only came down briefly to say hello to the band as they were rapidly packing up, before decamping to the bar next door with a few other Frost*ies.

I was on your left, but didn't want to disturb a man and his camera :) Hope you had a good time!
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 11, 2017, 10:25:51 PM
Citadel- great little venue, great gig & great company, thanks Owen & Tom (the stalker), pity your brothers couldn't come

Must say thanks to TA for working some magic in aligning the stars to enable me to go.


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: BrendanGee on April 11, 2017, 11:47:23 PM
All things considered I enjoyed the Edinburgh gig and thought the lads were on fine form.
Loved hearing some Kino and It Bites tracks in the Twats set.
Sad to hear that the venue didn't pull their weight.
Big thanks to the band for taking the time to come and play, it's always really appreciated.
Shout out to Nellie and the rest of the crew, you guys do a great job!
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: RetroGeet on April 12, 2017, 12:32:54 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the gigs, all were brilliant in their own way.

Thanks to Mikey & Owen for meeting up for some drinks beforehand in St Helens (sorry my 7 brothers couldn't make it) :)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 12, 2017, 07:50:06 AM
Must say thanks to TA for working some magic in aligning the stars to enable me to go.
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I'm an astronomer, not an astrologer, but if it pleases you to think so  :P
Title: 3 more shows
Post by: Mikey on April 12, 2017, 07:51:23 AM
Must say thanks to TA for working some magic in aligning the stars to enable me to go.
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I'm an astronomer, not an astrologer, but if it pleases you to think so  :P
I thought you'd managed to reposition a few for me 😀


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Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 12, 2017, 09:59:57 AM
Must say thanks to TA for working some magic in aligning the stars to enable me to go.
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I'm an astronomer, not an astrologer, but if it pleases you to think so  :P

There's a difference?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 12, 2017, 11:43:43 AM
Edinburgh was the worst attended, mainly because the venue didn't advertise it at all. They won't play there again, especially after the way the band and fans were treated.

Well, I hope you mean they won't be playing The Liquid Room again, rather than Edinburgh more generally: I always enjoy visiting my old city, and if Frost* are there too, all the better.

It did seem pretty sparse: I estimated about 100 or maybe 150 only. Obviously, that's not great from a financial perspective at all, but I did at least think the crowd responded positively and loudly to the excellent performance by the band. So in that sense, it was very good, but of course, not good if not financially viable.

When you say "the way the band and fans were treated", was that just in reference to being kicked out pretty rapidly afterwards, to clear the venue for the subsequent dance night? Or were there other issues?

Anyway, again, you can be sure that everyone in the room enjoyed the gig, and so I'm very grateful for you and the band making the trip.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 12, 2017, 11:49:48 AM
Must say thanks to TA for working some magic in aligning the stars to enable me to go.
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I'm an astronomer, not an astrologer, but if it pleases you to think so  :P

There's a difference?

Such a dilemma. Do I dignify this comment with a response or do I ignore it completely?
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 12, 2017, 12:11:47 PM
Well, Mystic Meg talks gobbledigook and tries to get on TV as much as possible.
And you.....oh, sorry, must be thinking of someone else
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 12, 2017, 12:54:48 PM
Well, Mystic Meg talks gobbledigook and tries to get on TV as much as possible.
And you.....oh, sorry, must be thinking of someone else
:P
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on April 12, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
Edinburgh was the worst attended, mainly because the venue didn't advertise it at all. They won't play there again, especially after the way the band and fans were treated.

Well, I hope you mean they won't be playing The Liquid Room again, rather than Edinburgh more generally: I always enjoy visiting my old city, and if Frost* are there too, all the better.

It did seem pretty sparse: I estimated about 100 or maybe 150 only. Obviously, that's not great from a financial perspective at all, but I did at least think the crowd responded positively and loudly to the excellent performance by the band. So in that sense, it was very good, but of course, not good if not financially viable.

When you say "the way the band and fans were treated", was that just in reference to being kicked out pretty rapidly afterwards, to clear the venue for the subsequent dance night? Or were there other issues?

Anyway, again, you can be sure that everyone in the room enjoyed the gig, and so I'm very grateful for you and the band making the trip.
Well, I would love to have been there to boost the numbers but sadly I couldn't go this time (even although I did buy a ticket).  I'm quite annoyed that this was the 1st ever Frost* Scottish gig I've missed (admittedly this is only their 3rd time north of the border! ;)).  Glad everyone seemed to enjoy it.  Do come back to Scotland at some point please!  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on April 12, 2017, 07:46:42 PM
Edinburgh was the worst attended, mainly because the venue didn't advertise it at all. They won't play there again, especially after the way the band and fans were treated.

Lifesigns played Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh last year and the staff at the venue were great. The only drawback is that it would be a bit small for a normal size Frost* crowd, with an advertised capacity of 175.
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on April 12, 2017, 10:06:55 PM
And similarly, I still think King Tut's would be a great venue if Frost* ever fancy going to Glasgow again. (You'll recall Lifesigns also played a great gig there last year, Julie! 8))
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: DueyC on April 13, 2017, 06:02:28 PM
And similarly, I still think King Tut's would be a great venue if Frost* ever fancy going to Glasgow again. (You'll recall Lifesigns also played a great gig there last year, Julie! 8))

It's a great venue for the audience but they ripped the band off so they won't be playing there again.  >:(
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: D S on April 13, 2017, 11:10:26 PM
Oh. That's really disappointing to hear. It has a good reputation as a venue but there is obviously another side to it.  :-\
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: sawtooth on April 17, 2017, 09:32:22 PM
Managed to get to Edinburgh...shame it was 3 days too late for the gig though. This will be the first tour I've missed and not happy at all  >:(
Pleased everyone had a spiffng time though - a pity about the audience numbers in Edinburgh but I bet you lot made up for it in sheer enthusiasm!
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 18, 2017, 10:01:04 AM
Managed to get to Edinburgh...shame it was 3 days too late for the gig though. This will be the first tour I've missed and not happy at all  >:(
Pleased everyone had a spiffng time though - a pity about the audience numbers in Edinburgh but I bet you lot made up for it in sheer enthusiasm!

I'm sure that if you had listened very carefully, there will have been echoes emanating from Auld Reekie's ancient cobbled streets and wynds, both of the band giving it laldy, and of the small, but perfectly-formed audience's sonorous appreciation  8)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Nellie on April 22, 2017, 03:41:38 PM
Edinburgh was the worst attended, mainly because the venue didn't advertise it at all. They won't play there again, especially after the way the band and fans were treated.

Well, I hope you mean they won't be playing The Liquid Room again, rather than Edinburgh more generally: I always enjoy visiting my old city, and if Frost* are there too, all the better.

It did seem pretty sparse: I estimated about 100 or maybe 150 only. Obviously, that's not great from a financial perspective at all, but I did at least think the crowd responded positively and loudly to the excellent performance by the band. So in that sense, it was very good, but of course, not good if not financially viable.

When you say "the way the band and fans were treated", was that just in reference to being kicked out pretty rapidly afterwards, to clear the venue for the subsequent dance night? Or were there other issues?

Anyway, again, you can be sure that everyone in the room enjoyed the gig, and so I'm very grateful for you and the band making the trip.
It'll be quite some time before they play any gigs but I think it will be Glasgow for the Scotland slot next time. I love Edinburgh but the venue let us down.
The disco load out was hampered by the staff putting equipment in the way of the stage instead of helping the band and crew make a hasty exit. The security staff were very rude and threatened violence to some of my friends who didn't leave quickly enough.
The sound system, however, was amazing and the band and fans were fab!
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Mordwin on April 22, 2017, 07:32:22 PM
A shame the band and fans were treated so shabily... still, plenty of time to think of a suitable venue in Glasgow!
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: Trapezium Artist on April 23, 2017, 01:14:55 PM
It'll be quite some time before they play any gigs but I think it will be Glasgow for the Scotland slot next time. I love Edinburgh but the venue let us down.
The disco load out was hampered by the staff putting equipment in the way of the stage instead of helping the band and crew make a hasty exit. The security staff were very rude and threatened violence to some of my friends who didn't leave quickly enough.
The sound system, however, was amazing and the band and fans were fab!

Hmm, not good at all. Of course, will happily travel to Glasgow as well, although if the band aren't planning gigs in the near future, it could be that I'll need a visa to get into the country at that point  8)

And since I'll likely be going on tour myself to Edinburgh later in the year (nudge nudge wink wink), I'll make sure that The Liquid Room is definitely not the venue  ;)
Title: Re: 3 more shows
Post by: owen on April 23, 2017, 01:49:10 PM
So come Brexit, will they deport you (actually a vaguely serious question)? Or make you work at Jodrell Bank (possibly not so serious)? Or present the Sky at Night and bring it back to BBC1 where it belongs?