|29th Aug 2006||Good news/Bad news|
That's right: we've some good news and also some
(very) bad news for you. To begin with, the good news is that we've finally
gotten some of our recent recordings up to scratch, so four new songs
are now ready for download, via the links below (and on the music
The bad news - although this isn't strictly 'news' to most people who read this site - is that Chris will be moving to Amsterdam in October, leaving us without a drummer and signalling the end of an era for the band. We're not sure whether we'll carry on without him, since he's pretty much irreplacable and all that, but what is for sure is that our last gig for the forseeable future will be this Saturday at the Man On The Moon, with Rosalita and The Stray Embers:
This is a plea to everyone who's free
that night to come on down and give him the best Bastard send-off we possibly
|7th Aug 2006||Lots of photos uploaded, new recordings on the way|
Just uploaded a whole bunch of photos from the
last three gigs we played - check 'em out on the gigs
page. We also had a fun weekend recording bits of Phone Box,
the song that people always want to hear recorded, but we always have
to say "we've not done it yet". Hopefully you'll be able to
hear that very soon......
|26th July 2006||Lots of gigs coming up|
We've got a whole raft of gigs on the way, including
two sets at the Loft all-dayer next weekend, and a slot at the Pink Picnic
festival on 19th August. To see full details, as well as photos from CB2
last weekend, check out the gigs page.
|18th July 2006||Gig this Saturday, photos and reviews|
We'll be doing an acoustic set at CB2 Cafe this
Saturday, with Daniel Flay and John Pearce. Please try and make it!
|6th July 2006||Colonel Bastard on the radio|
Last Sunday, we appeared on local Cambridge radio station 209radio, on their Sunday Roasting show, hosted by Nik Shelton. We had a great time, as it was a nice opportunity to talk a load of old bollocks for an hour. Thanks to Nik and everyone else at 209.
|3rd July 2006||Photos from the last gig, plus a small reminder :-)|
Uploaded the shots from the gig at
the Man On The Moon from a couple of weeks back. See them on the gigs
That's right, this Saturday kids!!!
See you there.....
|14th June 2006||More gigs, photos and reviews|
Two more gigs confirmed, both of them at the Man
On The Moon: one isn't until waaaayyy off in September (that'll be on
the 2nd, supported by Rosalita), and the other is a bit closer - it's
this Saturday, so make sure you get on down to the Moon!!
|24th April 2006||Two more gigs confirmed|
Just booked ourselves two more gigs: the first
is an acoustic set at the Xoo Bar in Peterborough on 10th May, and the
other is supporting Fell
City Girl on 27th July back at our favourite local venue, the Loft.
See the gigs page for full details, and
also some photos from the Strawberry
Fair benefit gig at the Man On The Moon on Good Friday
|12th April 2006||No Strawberry Fair after all :-(|
Oops! Looks like we jumped the gun a bit with that
Fair news in the last update, as we've just received an e-mail informing
us that we're only on the reserve list to play the East Stage at
this year's festival (this means that we'll only get to play it if another
band should happen to drop out). D'oh! Nevermind - we'll still be playing
the benefit gig this Friday at The Man On The Moon, so make sure you pop
along to that, as it's a great lineup, and all proceeds go towards ensuring
the future of the festival.
|30th March 2006||Strawberry Fair!|
Well, we didn't win our heat at the Red
Stripe Band Competition, but we did have a bloody good time, and we
also made a lot of new friends. Huge thanks must go to James from Karmadillo
for stepping in on bass at the 11th hour and managing to learn our whole
set in just 3 rehearsals. Well done also to the Alex Harris band, who
last night won the final of the whole competition. Photos from our set
can now be seen on the gigs page, along
with a few shots from last Saturday's acoustic gig at the Lisboa Bar in
|7th Feb 2006||Bad news!|
The bad news we've received recently is that Martin
will be away on work duties for a week in the middle of March. What this
means is that we've had to postpone the Portland gig on the 11th to a
later date, and also that we'll be taking part in the Red
Stripe Band Competition without him. We'll be bringing in a replacement
bass player and Ben will be taking on all the lead vocals, which should
be interesting to say the least. Please do still come along and support
us. We'll probably need it!
And finally, a last minute gig update: this Thursday
(9th) at The Loft we'll be performing another acoutic set, with Badwell
Ash and Jaime Randall.
|13th Jan 2006||Red Stripe Band Competition!|
Wahay! It's just been confirmed that we have been
entered into Heat 3 of the Red
Stripe Band Competition, to be held at The Junction on Wednesday 15th
March. Full details are, as ever, to be found on the gigs
|10th Jan 2006||Happy New Year! We've booked some gigs!!|
Check out the gigs page
to find out where we'll be playing this year. More to come soon (hopefully).....