Thanks to the bands, punters and venues who were a part of our album launches! It's been a relatively fast process from band inception to album release, which may have made the journey all the more consuming and exhausting! Basically running an independent, original band requires much more than songwriting, rehearsing and performing. There's booking gigs, organising line ups and equipment, (endless) promotion, including coming up with the ideas for promotion, developing a band logo and public image. I learnt to build and maintain a website, how to sell music through digital distributors, how to create Facebook ads, how to create promo videos and I built relationships in order to get reviews and airplay.
I've been lucky enough to have Clever Bobb, Captain Luxurious and Rhino in my band; getting the personnel right is critical to developing the songs and maintaining continuity of the band. On top of that, at the end of the day, you wanna be hangin' with good people!
We'll be signing off with one last gig for 2019, a benefit for Lindsey Kingswood from the Australia Kingswood Factory, who has supported us as an acoustic opener a couple of times. This will be at Bombay Rock, 303 Sydney Rd. Brunswick on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16. Lindsey needs some dental work and a bunch of bands are gonna help him to get the help he needs. Organised by the Bombay, who know how to look after their peeps!
Looking ahead, I've booked two gigs in late February and these will be our official kick starts to 2020. I'll post these in our GIGS section.
However, over the next few months, I'll be busy songwriting and, hopefully, kick starting my solo career! This has been a long held aspiration. I look forward to knocking out a bunch of One Twos tunes, along with some favourite covers, including songs by: Billy Bragg, Rancid, John Lennon, The Ramones, and The Tom Robinson Band. The first gig is booked for 2020 and in the process of being organised. Again, it will appear in the GIGS section, but hopefully I'll book a 2019 date before the year is out.
The webshop will remain open, in fact, I'll be needing to order more t-shirts as they have proven popular!
Yours in all swagger, no frills, protest punk!