We are pleased to be back in Edinburgh’s famous Jazz Bar on Friday November 17th. This is our first Gecko 3 gig back since the festival so hope to see you there. We haven’t been completely asleep on the job in the meantime: we are hoping to make an announcement in due course about playing again in France next Summer. Nothing finalised yet but it’s looking good so far. Watch this space!
Gecko 3 CDs available online
If you’ve heard our tunes live and would like to buy our CD they are available through the website of one of our side projects – a Scottish folk duo called The Sorries. www.thesorries.co.uk
Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Well, the Fringe is upon us once again and if you want to come and see us… then I’m afraid you’ll need to wait until the Autumn because we have already played our two shows this year! We were joined by the fantastic Jean-Baptiste Richon on keys and had a great time with a couple of great crowds. Thanks to everyone at the Jazz Bar – loving the new desk and bass bins – and thanks to you if you made it to our shows.
Jumping Jazz Bar
Thanks very much to everyone who made it to the Jazz Bar tonight. It was a lot of fun and lovely to have a chat with some of you afterwards. The crazy dancing made me laugh on more than one occasion. Special thanks to Mike Hardy and Jean-Baptist Richon for guesting on trumpet and keys respectively. It’s always a treat to play with such great musicians. If you haven’t made it to our festival shows yet you have one last chance next Friday at midnight. Hope to see you there.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Just in case any of you were wondering where we’ve been, I have been celebrating the birth of my son in January by getting no sleep and trying to remember how to play the guitar with a child in each arm. Paul got married last month to the lovely Sarah (Congratulations again!) and they have been card counting in Las Vegas so we can afford to put the album up online in the Autumn. Hugh, on the other hand, has been swanning around and could have played lots of gigs but he’s bone idle – clearly. Anyway, we’re back,, gigging in the festival and at the end of this month in the Leith Theatre fundraiser and then maybe taking a trip to our favourite French Festival Le Brevedent in mid-September. Hurrah. Now where did I put those rusks…?
Leith Theatre Trust Fundraiser
We are delighted to be playing the Leith Theatre Trust fundraiser on 26th July with a stack of great acts. Tickets are £10 from leiththeatretrust.org or from Tickets Scotland on Rose St. The action starts at 7pm in the Thomas Morton Hall in Leith.
Excited to be playing the Tweedlove festival in Peebles this afternoon. Looks like the weather’s going to be okay and the folk that have been throwing themselves down hills on their bikes must have had a great weekend. 3.45pm at Tweed Green if you are in the area. Excited; our first gig for a while due to a new arrival in January – a baby as opposed to the album, which is here and available and will be released on download later this year too (that’s the album not the baby).
Friday 13th gig
What could possibly go wrong? A Christmas party Jazz Bar gig for Gecko 3 on Friday 13th! I suppose since it will be after midnight (12.30) when we start playing we might escape the hoodoo. Bring your office party and try to tell the difference between the record decks and the photocopier… This is of course your last chance to buy the album this year. We will launching it formally in the New Year so well keep you posted. Current plans are for an ‘album lunch party’.
The albums are here!
Our albums have just arrived. So chuffed with them! We’ll be selling pre-release copies at the gig tonight so hope to see you there.
Album is at the pressing plant…
We hope to have it for the second festival show, but the album – with stunning artwork by Alan R Davison (www.alanrdavison.com) – is in production. We will launch it officially in the Autumn but you have a chance to get you hands on an early copy on the 16th Aug at the Jazz Bar.