With almost blizzard conditions sweeping over Central Derbyshire on Saturday evening, it was a huge testimony to both the band and a very descent sized crowd,that they made it to The George and Dragon in Belper.

   Unfortunately the conditions did leave BB Blackdog feeling a little frustrated at being under sound checked. The crowd, appeared not to share the concern and soon the coldness outside was forgotten.

   Most of the BB Blackdog classics were aired, including Gimp with it's now almost legendary, member of the audience participation, in a two part set. Both band and accompanying dancer Demolitia Tribal, really delivering the goods in the second half.

   So the first gig of the year under their belts, some old friends reacquainted and some new ones made. So what next?

   Well, two outings in the coming week.

   Firstly as part of Sound Hubs, selection of a band to  play a festival eliminator, with fellow contestants, The Wax Dramatic, Educatables and A Traditional Goodbye.This at The Victoria in Derby, directly opposite the railway station entrance, on Thursday. Whilst being unsure that live music has a competitive nature, part of the scoring is crowd response, so let's get there and get behind them.

   Friday night see's the band in Leicester at The Shed on Yeoman Street.

   Surprisingly, considering BB Blackdog have played from Central Europe to the West Coast of America, this is their first appearance in the city. In fact for trivia's sake i trawled the gig archives to discover only two visits to the county both in 08, at The Vic Bikers Pub, Coalville and The Railway in Ashby de la Zouch. So, good people of Leicester and it's fair shire, here is your opportunity.

   With one eye on next week. A shout out to  the steampunks, to gather at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield Friday next, the 17th. The show is being streamed live and BB Blackdog are looking to make a new video, so the more steampunkery on display the merrier.






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