After the Demise of my old band Harlem Rain (I didnt name it, and our old singer was a Bon Jovi fan!), I set upon putting a new band together in Feb 2006.
My lead guitarist,Nath, Drummer, Ross, and myself decided to join forces, and find a new bassist and lead singer. We have been given the use of a great little studio in Stoke on Trent owned by our friends Kisa (www.kisa.co.uk).
After auditioning several bassists and singers we found Martin, a great bassist, who surprisingly has only played for 2 years and Joanne, who herself has travelled extensively as a solo singer, in the Uk and abroad.
We have been rehearsing for 16 weeks solid, had a professional photographer in, had posters designed, which are currently in print and are in talks with a Web Designer.
We were asked to play a local rock festival arranged by my friends Dirt (www.dirtrock.net) and we set upon putting a setlist of covers together for the gig, which saw 12 bands performing.
We had chosen:
I Love Rock N Roll, Joan Jett
Cant Get Enough Of Your Love, Bad Company
Gimme Some Lovin, Spencer Davis Group
Zombie, The Cranberries
Walkin By Myself, Gary Moore
Doctor Doctor, UFO
Black Night, Deep Purple
Just Like A Pill, Pink
I Believe In A Thing Called Love, Darkness
Sweet Child O Mine, GnR.
We played an absolute blinder, The venue was packed. We were second to last on and when the headlinders took the stage, thier lead singer commented "How the Fuck do we better that?"!!
It couldnt have gone any better, everyone sang along and danced, I had a pair of Knickers thrown at me! And on the back of that performance we got 10 gigs booked and 2 agents business cards! Its all good.
Look out soon for www.ristaction.co.uk
Chom own mudder fukker.