Date: Friday March 6th Venue: O’Neill’s, St Mary’s Street Cardiff Admission: £5.00 (tickets on the door)
This is a very special gig that has been organised by a group of Railway Staff. All the bands playing include members of Railway staff. Our bass player, Andy works for First Great Western in Bristol as a driver trainer.
The proceeds will go to the children’s cancer charity CLIC.
As you can see from the line-up below there are a lot of bands playing and our slot is relatively early. We think this will be a fantastic night with some great music. Hope to see you there.
6.15 to 6.45 Tempest 6.55 to 7.25 Charlie’s Marbles 7.35 to 8.05 Tim Crahart Blues Band 8.15 to 8.45 Bandino’s Charity Slot 8.45 to 9.05 9.05 to 9.35 Taylor Made 9.45 to 10.15 – 102’s 10.25 to 10.55 – Heat Patrol 11.05 to 11.35 – Amicable Insertion
The Tim Crahart Blues Band’s first gigs were back in 2010. We’ve never been the busiest band in the world, but we’ve always loved doing what we do, so here’s the news – we’re going to keep doing it!
In the last five years we’ve released three full-length albums and a free Christmas single (which in true Slade-like style we have re-issued every year since!). All are available through Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and other sites. (If you want to get actual CDs it has to be via andylong.bandcamp.com.
We’ve played lots of gigs in lots of different settings; festival slots at Greenbelt and local festivals, support slots for Larry Miller, regular pub slots at the Boat in Penallt and Fagin’s in Taffs Well, church gigs, charity gigs and even breakfast gigs at a golf club and the occasional wedding.
We’ve built a great set of Tim’s original material, mixed with classic gospel blues revisited in electric blues-explosion style and a smattering of covers (Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Chuck Berry, etc).
2015 sees us already putting together material for a fourth album, we’ve got some great new songs to play for you.
So we’re looking forward to getting out there and meeting some of you guys at any of our gigs coming up this year. As always, if you turn up Andy promises to buy you a pint!
Which is where you come in…
You see, the truth is we’re a bit rubbish at promoting ourselves and finding new gigs. So we’re throwing it open to you chaps. Do you run a potential venue? Do you know of somewhere we could play in your area? Can we play at your church? Can we help you out at your charity event?
We are looking for opportunities that are fairly local to our home town of Newport, we usually don’t travel more than an hour away from home, but for a festival or good support slot we could go further afield.
Fees, by the way, should not be a problem. We take what we are offered, within reason. So get in touch if you can offer us anything or have any ideas for possible venues we could contact. The diary is pretty clear.
At last I’ve managed to set up some sort of mailing list for the band!
Please subscribe so that we can stay in touch. We promise not to spam you ten times a day, but we might drop you a line if we’ve got some gigs coming up, or to tell you about our wonderful new album ‘Blues Like A Prayer’ and other interesting stuff like that.
You can find a link to the mailing list subscription form on the ‘Contacts’ page, here on the band site. Or you can just click this link.