We did it - Eel Pie Island.!

We did it - Eel Pie Island.!

Yep, we’ve all now played Eel Pie Island, the tiny boaty, hippie community on a small crop of land in the middle of a not particularly wide part of the River Thames in Twickenham.

The big difference, apart from the maybe 50-year gap between our gig and the Stones’ last one there is that there’s now a bridge across from the mainland. Keith and co had to push their gear over in a boat. We had to push our drum kit, full PA with giant speakers, amps, guitars, keyboard and a couple of harmonicas over a steep footbridge then along the short winding path to the venue, the Twickenham Rowing Club boathouse. Buy boy it’s worth it; what a fantastic crowd and amazing, historic venue.

Sunshine, daylight, boogie

Sunshine, daylight, boogie

On Bank Holiday Sunday, May 1, if you were thinking about staying in your room with the door shut, light off and not coming anywhere near Epsom - think again.

Realistic Music Academy - We Salute You

Realistic Music Academy - We Salute You

So us folk all met at Realistic Rock – now the Realistic Music Academy - in Epsom. We were strangers and then we joined their Remastered course. The idea is that the older gentleman or lady who maybe tinkered with music in their youth now wants to get together, learn songs as a band and then perform them. Nice idea right?

IT'S NOT BROKEN, BUT IT MAY BE BROKEN UP: BAR XLR IS UP FOR SALE

IT'S NOT BROKEN, BUT IT MAY BE BROKEN UP: BAR XLR IS UP FOR SALE

Epsom’s musical heritage may not be up there with the Liverpools of the world.

But George Harrison, the Beatle, got married in Epsom, Jimmy Page, the rock God, formed his first band here and Petula Clark was born in Downtown... Ewell.  

Epsom? Where's Epsom?

Epsom? Where's Epsom?

Broken Switch were formed in and are based in Epsom, Surrey. Obviously, Epsom is known throughout the world as the Home of Broken Switch.

The site is live people!

The site is live people!

Ramblings on the topic of 'backstage' and the performer / audience paradigm.