Hi folks/scumbags/leprechauns/nymphomaniacs – and Charlie´s customers.
Just to let ye all know that “Skin & Hide” will be playing at Charlie´s 7 nights a week for the summer months. We tried to take saturday nights off, but it didn’t work. That’s because Mick and James, who were filling in are crap!!!!
They are a very hard working talented two-piece with a fantastic reputation, but the truth is that no two-piece could replace our own fantastic 5-piece band. That´s why we have agreed with Mick and James to do the early slot on saturday nights and Skin & Hide will be on at 11.30. So the line up for the summer is that Gally (who will be back this week) will play from 9.30 to 11.30 every night for July and August except Saturday nights (which will be Mick and James) and Skin & Hide will follow on every night. Colin Monday will do the “early” for the first week in September, and Graham Mills will be back doing the early set for the remainder of September and all of October.
I would just like to thank Gally, Graham and Colin who are coming and going off the island and filling in the “earlies” for us. As any of you who have seen them play will know, they are all very talented musicians with years of experience.
As for Skin & Hide, we had to make the decision to play 7 nights as there was no alternative. We are lucky with the way Skin & Hide work for two reasons: the first, and most important, is that we all get on really well and enjoy what we are doing – which makes life very easy – or much easier for us, and second, there are three lead vocalists in the band, which means nobody´s voice gets wrecked. Physically it can get tough for a drummer to play 7 nights a week, especially at the pace we play, so we may need to get a substitute drummer in the odd night over the summer to give Shaky a break now and then. This isn’t a big problem because it’s “only” the drummer and not a musician, and you can find drummers under every cactus plant on the island!!!!
I’m going to work tonight with two bodyguards!!