..Gecko without Hugh. Ah, it’s great when your drummer never visits his own website – even after we drop hints that there may be an entire thread on the forum devoted to this fact. We’ve taken it a step further and have started booking gigs without him, just to see if he spots the posters. Only joking – he’s well aware that he’s missing the 2nd Spectrum event in the Queen’s Hall which (for an amazing Â£5) features a full line up of top bands on the main stage (including our pals Amplifico, DoPE and Found) as well as an “Acoustic Attic” organised by Acoustic Edinburgh featuring many more top acoustic acts including Douglas Kay, Alan & Simon from Underbelly, Andi Neate, The Dead Beat Club and topping the night off, another outing for Marty & Paul as acoustic / beatbox combo Gecko 2.
April’s looking to be a busy month for us with 3 more dates including a return to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Check gigs page for more info.
We had a constructive band meeting recently (despite ending up solving the world’s problems over a glass of whisky at 5am) during which we recorded some chat for the first Gecko 3 Podcast! We listened to all the songs we’d recorded over the last 3 years (most of which is unreleased) and after critical listening decided that a Podcast would be the best medium to distribute some of the tracks that we like a lot but are never going to put on any ‘hard’ media. We’re huge fans of the Amplificast and are inspired to follow suit, not least because it gives us another excuse to sit around talking rubbish with our instruments and a few beers.
Our other plans for the year include releasing a follow up EP to ‘Mentum’ by the summer (most of which is already recorded) and all being well, our first full length album by the end of the year. With that on top of more ambitious gigging plans, we’re going to be busy little lizards.
Thanks for all the emails, forum posts, online EP and MP3 sales and for coming out to our gigs! Hopefully catch you at a gig soon!