Decided to bite the bullet and re-vamp our Web-site.!!
Being one of the few English Bands in our area of South West France we have enjoyed many years of non-stop work without much competition but………………………… “the times are a changin’ “
Nowadays the “social media” industry is being exploited by a host of bands who may not be that good “live” but who make themselves look very good “on line” !!
It’s difficult to chose a band when one hasn’t heard them play live and slick, studio recordings and seductive videos always tell a smokey, unreal story about a live performance.
Testimonials and recommendations are the surest way to chose but we’ve decided to give our web-presence a FACE LIFT!
First off we got a very reasonable quote from the best digital workshop and web designers we’ve come
We told them what we want to achieve and within a couple of days they’d sent us brilliant wireframe of how our site could look.
They were very clear, concise and easy to work with and we knew we were in good hands.
We booked two days at a fantastic new concert music venue http://www.espace180.com/ which is not far from where I (George) live and the musicians agreed to donate two days of hard work to the project.
Photoshoot, video-shoot , rehearsal and live recordings ( there’s a very brilliant recording studio at the venue!!)
It was all filmed by Adam Penny and Jeff Ross
……more videos photos ending in a public concert.
All the members of the band have been working as professional musicians here in France for the past 20 years!
George Smith is English and leads the band with rhythm guitar and vocals. He’s been in France for 25 yrs and you’d be hard pushed to meet someone in Aquitaine who hasn’t been to one of his gigs.
Thomas Smith is half French/half English and, needless to say, is George’s son. He’s a wicked rocky lead guitarist and has a brilliant singing voice.
Florent Thiers https://www.facebook.com/FlorentThiersLuthier/
is French, speaks perfect English and is a gypsy/jazz guitarist. He’s also a very skilled luthier and keeps our gear in wonderful nick. He also plays bass in the rock band.
Bimbo Acock is a very well known English multi-instrumentalist who literally plays at least 7/8 instruments, including piano, saxophone soprano/alto etc. flute, clarinette, pennywhistle, guitar, banjo etc.
The band is only as good as their drummer and Leon Schelstraete is brilliant :)))
He also runs a Caron School in Bordeaux
Sebastien Francelin who is also from Bordeaux is a brilliant lead electric guitarist.