BB Blackdog-He's Such A Scary Psychedelic Dog!
Firstly,apologies to anyone who was expecting BB at The Packhorse in Leeds, last Thursday.
Sadly BB had to cancel late, due to an ailment befalling Dale. It must have been bad, in the two years I have known the band, there has never been a previous cancellation and both Dale and Axel have been pretty rough upon occasions.
Hopefully a date in Leeds, in the not too distant future.
Dale did recover sufficiently to fulfil the rest of the weekend. Not the biggest crowd they have ever had at The Sitwell on Friday, good show though. A nice new Steampunk event in Stamford on Saturday and a pleasant laid back Sunday Dale solo spot at The Barley Mow.
No performances this weekend so a chance for some recovery time, before travelling to Germany for the Lindenhof Reloaded Festival on the 24th https://www.facebook.com/events/435958946501765/, where they will be reunited with Sven on low bass, which should be the cue for airing some of the new material.
Back in England Molly is turning her own attentions to the newer material and hopefully not too long now before the crowds there are treated to some renditions.
With Molly now on full time bass , the dancing duties, when available and appropriate will fall to Rachel and Tasha.
Looking ahead, BB are back in the UK and in festival mode again at a new multistage event set just outside Riddings, close to Alfreton in Derbyshire, http://www.outtheboxmusic.co.uk/ over three days beginning on Friday 30th August, tickets with camping just £36 for the weekend. BB are headlining a stage on the Sunday.
Just announced for the Saturday after BB are putting together a extended programme at The George and Dragon in Belper running from five until eleven see for details, https://www.facebook.com/events/308649999271900/.
The US Steampunk icon that is Montague Jaques Fromage, will be back for that one and will also be with us for the next big Matlock Bath Pavilion on the last weekend of September.
This will be, not only the second edition of "The Steampunk Illuminata", brought forward a little to avoid the masses that converge on Matlock Bath for the firework displays, it will also encompass "The Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference".
May seem a strange combination on face value, one simply must concede however, that a common bond of eccentricity does prevail. It should actually be a fantastic weekend. Even the
"official" business of the conference is somewhere between light hearted and downright hilarious.
With a combined promenade up the village and pub crawl back down on the Saturday, plenty of mingling time will be afforded.
An excellent musical bill already taking shape as well, so have a gander at the event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/455535861192240/.