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 . . . → Read More: Jumping Jazz Bar
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 . . . → Read More: Absence makes the heart grow fonder
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.
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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 . . . → Read More: Tweedlove Festival
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 . . . → Read More: Friday 13th gig
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.
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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 . . . → Read More: Album is at the pressing plant…
I thought we’d give you a bit of ‘Sparknotes’ on each of the songs in the album, starting with: Jazz Breakfast.
This song was written by Paul about his pre-Gecko3 days with the mid-90s acid jazz disco funk sensation that was The Ugly Groove Movement. As Captain Funk, Paul was one of the driving . . . → Read More: Jazz Breakfast
Okay, it has taken a while, but the mastering is finished and the artwork is being created as we speak. The intention is to release the album formally in October, but we will have some advance copies available at the Fringe shows. Track listing will be as follows: 1.Jazz Breakfast 2.Get Back in the . . . → Read More: Album WILL be released this year!
We are delighted to return to the Fringe this year. We are playing on two Fridays: 9th and 16th August, 2013 in the multi-award winning Jazz Bar on Chambers’ Street. It’s a slightly earlier start than normal – at 12 midnight (technically we playing in the early hours of Saturday but the ‘Fringe day’ . . . → Read More: Gecko 3 @ Edinburgh Fringe 2013