I had a great time performing last Saturday at the Leicester o2 Academy. It's been a while since we performed supporting Electric Six, and this time the pressure was off as local band TRAPs took the headline slot for this, and did a very good job too. Delighted for my buddy Chris Bramley and his band too, for their first gig together, and on a stage like this, I was very impressed indeed. Lovely lads and it was a pleasure to get to know them on the run up to the gig. Guitarist Cassius is a ball of energy and stood out! It's not hard to get up for a show with people like that on stage... But beer and Jack Daniel's helped too. It was a nice audience too and they can carry on stroking my ego as much as they want! (Leicester always is, nice people, they tend to be far more approachable than Notts audiences). I also enjoyed chatting to Derbyshire/Notts band the Lapels, and I shall go and hang out with them at their show at Alberts on 21st March for a beer or two. They had a very slick, professional edge, and a 60s mod sound and style to boot, for once I felt underdressed, rocking the latest Prime UK Band t shirt in mercurial black and white (available from prime4.bandcamp.com).... I've also had a f***ing shave since, and it was about time.
As I write this I'm getting ready for our show tomorrow night at the o2 Academy in Leicester. My last time there was Prime supporting Electric Six, which was great fun (there's pictures online of me sporting my fabulous metallic gold sports jacket ... I bought it from a sports store in the Canary Isles with my buddy #HeelJon. I remember at the time him scouting a delightful shiny light purple adidas tracksuit. Anyone would think we were American Wrestling fans or something ...)
Anyway, this time I'll probably be looking a little bit more subtle, playing alongside Chris Bramley and his band of merry men (all of whom are lovely lads). TRAPS, the Leicester dance/indie band are responsible for the booking. Having enjoyed blasting out their music on the way back from Cardiff with Chris last month, they clearly deserve this showcase, and the production on their recordings is excellent.
I am really very pleased to give you the first of the blogs on this page, along with the primeband.co.uk site itself.
It's been a long time coming but I feel that now, with our music collected on Spotify, apple music, googleplay and more, and an incoming CD and online collection which includes our first three singles, it was about time, if not long overdue. (Against any rational thinking person's advice, we actually recorded and released a mini-album about a year before we released a single. Lol. We like to do things a little differently this end... still, it's another achievement that I'm proud of, warts n' all.)
This site will, over time, as we continue to build it's content, hopefully give you an insight into a fair few years of us playing live, recording, working with different musicians, and, the nice thing for me, highlight some of the very f**king cool people we have met in the first 4 years of me and the Prime lads being in this music game.
Have fun, and feel free to leave your comments and feedback. We always appreciate it.
Yours, Lee. (Notts, February 2019)