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Title: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 07, 2010, 11:54:19 PM
As stated in our news items on the Home Page

Riffs Bar, Swindon on Friday 29th April,
Headline set with support from Also Eden

The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Saturday 30th April,
Headline Set with support from Also Eden

The Robin 2, Bilston on Sunday 1 May,
Special Guests of the inimitable Guy Manning.

Then off to:

ROSfest, Gettysburg USA on Friday 20th May,

2nd band on Friday night.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 07, 2010, 11:58:51 PM
A tour!  Like a real band, only smaller  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2010, 12:00:45 AM
Quality not quantity is the order of the day sir.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 12:01:10 AM
I can only make one of these gigs.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 12:02:07 AM
I only have a ticket for one of these gigs (so far).


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2010, 12:03:36 AM
Quality not quantity is the order of the day sir.

That's what she said. Ha ha... ha.  :P

I will definitely try to get to all three UK dates.  :)  If I could, you know I'd try and get to the US, but that looks ever unlikely.  :-\


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 12:05:16 AM
Quality not quantity is the order of the day sir.

Self-deprecation was the order of my day - although on a smiley serious note, we may finally (& hopefully) break the 1:1 ratio of rehearsals to gigs ratio  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 12:07:17 AM
That's what she said. Ha ha... ha.  :P

I will definitely try to get to all three UK dates.  :)  If I could, you know I'd try and get to the US, but that looks ever unlikely.  :-\

Unfortunately I will be in the US for the three UK dates ... and the US date.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2010, 12:10:33 AM
We will welcome all who attend and condemn none who cannot.

Bastards.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 12:13:09 AM
And what will you name those who cannot ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 12:20:07 AM
We will welcome all who attend and condemn none who cannot.

Bastards.

"There is no 'cannot'; only 'do not'
Yoda


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 08, 2010, 12:47:22 AM
Or....

"Do or do not, there is no try"
The Yoda from the films
(Sorry, but when one is a geek AND a pedant, one simply can't let stuff like this go....)  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on November 08, 2010, 07:21:54 AM
I'd better attend the Riffs gig, as it's only about 10 miles from home.

Actually it would take a catastrophe to keep me away (cue earthquake and tropical hurricane in southern Gloucestershire).



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 08:00:46 AM
Or....

"Do or do not, there is no try"
The Yoda from the films
(Sorry, but when one is a geek AND a pedant, one simply can't let stuff like this go....)  ;D

I was paraphrasing; in fact I thought I'd put a smiley on to show this, but clearly I didn't.  Here's one now -  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 08, 2010, 08:04:47 AM
I knew he'd done it on purpose.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on November 08, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
Quality not quantity is the order of the day sir.

Then we'd best get some more gigs in fast so people don't notice!   ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 09:18:24 AM
I shall be at The Peel along with Mme Cholet.

I mentioned Rosfest to Mme Cholet once on Saturday evening and wasn't immediately killed for being stupid, so watch this space. If we could combine it with seeing some other bits of America, then who knows.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 09:19:51 AM
At the very least you can combine it with seeing Baltimore (airport)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2010, 01:03:25 PM
If you look very very carefully back up this thread, you can see Leon veerig off topic like a veteran Fihstank-er.

Mind you, he was egged on by Pedders  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on November 08, 2010, 01:23:02 PM
Or....

"Do or do not, there is no try"
The Yoda from the films
(Sorry, but when one is a geek AND a pedant, one simply can't let stuff like this go....)  ;D

I was paraphrasing; in fact I thought I'd put a smiley on to show this, but clearly I didn't.  Here's one now -  :(

Oi! Stay on-thread Camfield!  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 08, 2010, 01:53:56 PM
At the very least you can combine it with seeing Baltimore (airport)

I've been to Baltimore.  It's like Middlesborough, but not as cultured.

If I went, I'd probably fly into Boston and poke around there for a couple of days before driving down to Pennsylvania.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 08, 2010, 02:02:50 PM
I've been to Baltimore.  It's like Middlesborough, but not as cultured.
Jesus. That's just too horrible to contemplate.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 02:05:12 PM
I have now decided to make all 4 dates of this tour.

BTW I just realised that the support band is Also Eden. Yay Rich!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 02:09:38 PM
I have now decided to make all 4 dates of this tour.
There should be a tshirt for people who do that*  ;D







*buying the ticket counts, right


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Twang on November 08, 2010, 02:31:42 PM
Tickets for The Peel Show will be available from Friday 12th Nov. You can pick them up at the Arena show or, phone 0208 546 3516 for credit card orders. ;D Tickets are £10.00 advance.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Twang on November 08, 2010, 02:44:25 PM
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x48/peel_bucket/TinyfishTHEBIGREDTOUR2011POST.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 08, 2010, 02:45:50 PM
I feel a bit sexy now.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 02:54:39 PM
I'm going to have to take a security guard on Friday with all the tickets I'll be getting, what with DOTR/Pallas and now Tinyfish.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 02:55:10 PM
cool.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 02:56:16 PM
Or....

"Do or do not, there is no try"
The Yoda from the films
(Sorry, but when one is a geek AND a pedant, one simply can't let stuff like this go....)  ;D

I was paraphrasing; in fact I thought I'd put a smiley on to show this, but clearly I didn't.  Here's one now -  :(

Oi! Stay on-thread Camfield!  :D

Guilty as charged, but I am at best Carr to everyone else's Huntley.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 02:58:32 PM
Can I be Palmer to everyone else's Huntley - I prefer biscuits to murder (although it's a closer contest than you might think - for instance I could murder a pint right about now).

Is it irredemably wrong to have found Maxine Carr cute? I have this friend...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 02:59:34 PM
Are you some sort of animal, man?  She's ginger, for fuck's sake!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 03:00:09 PM
I thought you meant Jimmy Carr.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 03:03:04 PM
Are you some sort of animal, man?  She's ginger, for feck's sake!

So is my wife.

Naughty Leon!  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 03:07:58 PM
Oops!  Well, I stand by my slur.  I am willing to admit that I might have been with a ginger or two in my time...  :-[


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2010, 03:10:39 PM
I want to fly into Baltimore as that is the city that gave us The Wire.  8)

Love the poster btw Twang. :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 03:17:23 PM
Are you some sort of animal, man?  She's ginger, for feck's sake!

Oy Camfield, those are fighting words, you lefty tosser.



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 03:18:16 PM
Yes, I did think of you when I wrote that.  To be fair, I don't want to sleep with you.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 08, 2010, 03:20:22 PM
*Relief from all parties concerned*


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on November 08, 2010, 03:33:09 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 03:34:02 PM
heh


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on November 08, 2010, 03:34:22 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?
;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 03:35:05 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?

Ha ha ha!  I picked the wrong tour to land myself a girlfriend  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 08, 2010, 03:45:43 PM
You can get yer own redheads! Keep yer nawty paws off mine!  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on November 08, 2010, 04:08:54 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?

Ha ha ha!  I picked the wrong tour to land myself a girlfriend  :(
Oh dear, wandered off thread again  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 04:12:36 PM
I trust you have booked your band transport
(http://www.thebigredbuscompany.com/images/STATE_OF_PLAY_Filming_1.JPG)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 04:40:15 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?

Ha ha ha!  I picked the wrong tour to land myself a girlfriend  :(
Oh dear, wandered off thread again  :D

That's not wandering off-thread - i have a girlfriend, so I can't fuuck anyone whilst on THE BIG RED TOUR.

I don't like bananas.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 08, 2010, 04:55:36 PM
I thought that was going to be a picture of the Bang Bus.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 08, 2010, 04:56:45 PM
In your dreams  ::)

Erm, I mean...what is the Bang Bus ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 08, 2010, 04:57:22 PM
In your dreams  ::)

Erm, I mean...what is the Bang Bus ?

Ha! Sussed!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 08, 2010, 05:19:50 PM
(http://www.rockinparty.com/logos/attraction%20limo/big%20bang%20bus.jpg)

There were other images, but they were not entirely suitable.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 05:20:27 PM
sadly, all I see is a little blue ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: landslug on November 08, 2010, 06:52:05 PM
In your dreams  ::)

Erm, I mean...what is the Bang Bus ?

Ha! Sussed!

Busted!  hahaa

Oops.. I guess I am now too   :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on November 08, 2010, 08:30:08 PM
Leon, do you think that's The Big Red Tour is? To wander the country shagging redheads?

Ha ha ha!  I picked the wrong tour to land myself a girlfriend  :(
Oh dear, wandered off thread again  :D

That's not wandering off-thread - i have a girlfriend, so I can't fuuck anyone whilst on THE BIG RED TOUR.

I don't like bananas.

Rock 'n' Roll  : ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2010, 09:05:08 PM
Are you some sort of animal, man?  She's ginger, for feck's sake!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs110.snc1/4933_87494369561_502594561_1998403_2533666_n.jpg)

I'll get you for that, Camfield! And your little dog, too!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 09:49:10 PM
Are you some sort of animal, man?  She's ginger, for feck's sake!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs110.snc1/4933_87494369561_502594561_1998403_2533666_n.jpg)

I'll get you for that, Camfield! And your little dog, too!

I think I just found the picture to bring to ROSFest!

:D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2010, 11:02:30 PM
 ::)  I chose a smart one of you. You're in a hat and everything.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 08, 2010, 11:08:15 PM
Yeah, you're really doing everything you can to convince me that gingers are fuuckable.  Well done.  Well done you.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2010, 11:10:59 PM
I may be the only person in the world to be able to naturally repel Leon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 08, 2010, 11:24:12 PM
::)  I chose a smart one of you. You're in a hat and everything.

heh  too true.

maybe I'll use one of you holding one of me, and begin a weird recursive adventure....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 08, 2010, 11:25:01 PM
Your welcome to use mine - high res available....  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 08, 2010, 11:56:23 PM
Yeah, you're really doing everything you can to convince me that gingers are fuuckable.  Well done.  Well done you.

(http://cdn.thegloss.com/files/2010/03/JessicaRabbit.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: The Trooper on November 09, 2010, 01:35:41 AM
Back on thread ...

It's looking good that I may be able to attend one of the four gigs. Now to decide which one!!!! 8)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on November 09, 2010, 08:06:09 AM
Back on thread ...

It's looking good that I may be able to attend one of the four gigs. Now to decide which one!!!! 8)

Woohoo! Bringing the family?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: The Cosmic Lawnmower on November 09, 2010, 12:54:05 PM
We'll definitely try and make one of the English dates... a journey henceforth across the seas to England!!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 02:15:41 PM
Yay!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 09, 2010, 05:26:18 PM
We'll definitely try and make one of the English dates... a journey henceforth across the seas to England!!
Why don't they build a bridge?  I mean there's one that link the Isle of Skye to Scotland.  I can only assume that they built it to make sure that sheep got across more quickly.  Surely people would want to go to the IoW.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2010, 05:53:25 PM
Surely people would want to go to the IoW.
The obvious riposte is just too...well, obvious.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 06:07:30 PM
"Don't go there.  Come to the Isle of Man"
(http://sharetv.org/images/medium/the_fast_show_uk/200633.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 09, 2010, 08:20:17 PM
"Do you like liver? Do you like bacon? Do you like liver and bacon? Then come see my collection on the Isle Of Man."


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 09, 2010, 08:24:31 PM
Oh god, that reminds me - I drove past a lorry the other day that said "Isle Of Man Meat". 

I thought, "Urgh!  I'm not going there".


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 08:32:33 PM
You just took off-topic off-topic  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on November 09, 2010, 08:59:17 PM
I learned from the experts...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 09:02:55 PM
Where can I find them then ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 09, 2010, 09:11:46 PM
Topic shmopic....funny's better. :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on November 09, 2010, 10:52:27 PM
My Missus is from the Isle of Man...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2010, 10:54:29 PM
So's my mum.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 09, 2010, 11:02:35 PM
There has to be some comeback involving the word 'sister' in all that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 10, 2010, 12:05:07 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Twang on November 10, 2010, 01:10:52 PM
I don't have a sister, but if I did she would come from the Isle of Man... There all is now balanced ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 10, 2010, 01:21:57 PM
When I spent a weekend on the Isle of Man I was paid to be there.

Don't think I would go back again even if I was paid.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 10, 2010, 01:34:37 PM
I went on holiday to the Isle of Wight twice with my nanna and grandad when I was a kid. I will always remember feeling sorry for the donkey at Carisbrooke Castle - sitting on the dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine and filling tubes with different coloured sand. That and grandad winning FIVE POUNDS on the fruit machine (which was a fortune to me and a pretty big prize in those days)

I have never been to the Isle of Man

However I also have no tail.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 10, 2010, 01:56:06 PM
I will always remember feeling sorry for the donkey at Carisbrooke Castle - sitting on the dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine and filling tubes with different coloured sand.
I agree that it is cruel and unusual to expect a donkey to be able to do that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on November 10, 2010, 07:16:35 PM
I will always remember feeling sorry for the donkey at Carisbrooke Castle - sitting on the dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine and filling tubes with different coloured sand.
I agree that it is cruel and unusual to expect a donkey to be able to do that.

Hah.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: MikeEvs on November 11, 2010, 09:40:22 AM
I may or may not be in Estoril Portugal the weekend of the UK dates  :-[


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 09:48:26 AM
I agree with Mike - I think all gigs should be switched to venues in Portugal.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 09:56:57 AM
If you will charter a plane to get us all there...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 10:00:09 AM
I think The Enid went to Portugal by bus because of the volcano - so we can use The Big Red Bus  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 10:04:36 AM
(http://www.stannesoperatics.co.uk/PastProductions/summerholiday_files/summerholiday.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Twang on November 11, 2010, 12:35:59 PM
I'm not changing my name to Cliff for anyone. ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2010, 12:39:00 PM
I'm not changing my name to Cliff for anyone. ;D
How about "Twang Marvin"? 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 12:39:28 PM
You can be Una.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 12:40:30 PM
Pedro looks nothing like this

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_04/OonaKingMOS_468x539.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 12:45:59 PM
You mean he's not as angry ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2010, 01:08:26 PM
Our front door is darker


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 01:10:16 PM
Not really


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2010, 01:11:45 PM
Seriously? That's funny how exactly?
That's better  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 01:12:08 PM
Pedro or his front door? I've not heard of a racist door before.

This one perhaps?

(http://europeforvisitors.com/london/galleries/uk_photos/london_10_downing_street_625056.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 01:16:22 PM
Seriously? That's funny how exactly?
It's 'funny' because it's not true.  Seemed like a fair play on the word 'darker'.  Utterly withdrawn - sorry.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 11, 2010, 01:16:50 PM
Are you accusing Guy of being racist? ;D

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/229/cover_6154912009.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
I'm eating this can of worms right now.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2010, 01:19:26 PM
I'll have you know that several of my firends have front doors.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 01:21:40 PM
Currently regurgitating the worms so I can eat them again  :-[


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on November 11, 2010, 01:24:28 PM
Ok, get rid of it or I will. Yellow card to Allen!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 11, 2010, 02:30:50 PM
you all should know that this all went right over my head, so I wasn't offended.  should I have been?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 11, 2010, 02:31:30 PM
you all should know that this all went right over my head, so I wasn't offended.  should I have been?
Mortally, Rog. But it's all right now :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 11, 2010, 02:36:11 PM
whew.  I'll go catch some z's...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 02:38:41 PM
Stop it with the Syzzzzygy already!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 02:42:51 PM
R...eally  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 11, 2010, 02:51:03 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on November 11, 2010, 03:02:58 PM
Stop it with the Syzzzzygy already!  ;D ;D

Oi this is a no Szygzzyyzzy baiting zone  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 03:11:18 PM
Syzzzygy - playing prog to wasps since 2003


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 11, 2010, 03:15:22 PM
What you got against the beezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 11, 2010, 03:19:32 PM
They have their own band

http://wearethebees.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2010, 07:13:47 PM
Are people being racist towards bees now?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 12, 2010, 07:24:23 PM
I specifically did not say that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 13, 2010, 12:45:02 AM
Hornet muthas!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 14, 2010, 07:56:50 AM
Riffs Bar, Swindon on Friday 29th April,
Headline set with support from Also Eden

The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Saturday 30th April,
Headline Set with support from Also Eden

The Robin 2, Bilston on Sunday 1 May,
Special Guests of the inimitable Guy Manning.

ROSfest, Gettysburg USA on Friday 20th May,
2nd band on Friday night.

Loreley? 8th - 10th July?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 14, 2010, 08:01:40 AM
Loreley? 8th - 10th July?

Won't that depend on whether it clashes with High Voltage...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 14, 2010, 08:28:57 AM
Quote
27.10.2010 - The 6th Edition of the NOTP Festival is scheduled for the weekend 8th - 10th of July 2011. Wether (sic) it will be the friday and saturday or saturday and sunday, depends on availability of a "real" headliner. We are in the process of finding a Headliner. News will hopefully follow soon.

Out of interest, how to people get there?  I went to Koblenz (which is not so far away) last August - I flew to Frankfurt and caught the train.    It took ages.  I'd be very tempted to drive if I went again.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 14, 2010, 08:39:13 AM
The time I went I fly to Frankfurt and then drove - it was not a bad journey at all.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 14, 2010, 08:40:07 AM
If my daughter still does ballet it will clash with her performance so I wouldn't be going anyway.

However, if I was going to go, I would get a plane and a train.  I have got cabs from the airport previously but that is quite pricey.  It isn't a bad journey.  Just make sure your hotel is on the right side of the Rhine.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 14, 2010, 08:41:32 AM
I have been to both Frankfurt airports and the Easyjet out of the way one is actually better to travel from then the main Frankfurt airport.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on November 14, 2010, 11:01:56 AM
Riffs Bar, Swindon on Friday 29th April,
Headline set with support from Also Eden

The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Saturday 30th April,
Headline Set with support from Also Eden

The Robin 2, Bilston on Sunday 1 May,
Special Guests of the inimitable Guy Manning.

ROSfest, Gettysburg USA on Friday 20th May,
2nd band on Friday night.

Loreley? 8th - 10th July?

Would be nice.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 14, 2010, 01:06:38 PM
Hotel ?  Camping, surely.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 14, 2010, 03:33:56 PM
Hotel for me - there are plenty around.  When I was there last year - a week before the festival - it raised all weekend.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 14, 2010, 06:20:03 PM
raised...or rained?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 15, 2010, 06:30:31 PM
The location actually got higher over the time Rob was there.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 15, 2010, 08:34:52 PM
Jeez - and that mountain was hard enough to climb down in the dark before...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 15, 2010, 09:41:03 PM
The location actually got higher over the time Rob was there.

and so did the bands!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Twang on November 17, 2010, 05:06:25 PM
Sat 30th April is George on the Doors Birthday! ;D He's very excited Tinyfish are playing. He thinks we planned it. Shhhh everyone. We did yep. (clear throat)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2010, 06:25:36 PM
Ooh, can I have a Tinyfish gig for my birthday next year, too?  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 17, 2010, 11:05:21 PM
I want aTinyfish gig for my birthday!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2010, 11:17:58 PM
We both have sort-of key birthdays next year too, so it's a golden opportunity.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 17, 2010, 11:24:00 PM
21 is a much better celebration than 40  :'(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 17, 2010, 11:25:02 PM
Nothing wrong with 40  >:(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on November 17, 2010, 11:56:15 PM
Nothing wrong with 40  >:(

agreed!  40 is the new 40!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 17, 2010, 11:56:52 PM
Amen to that, brother !


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 18, 2010, 10:27:51 AM
Forty-Two - I am the answer to life, the universe and everything.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 18, 2010, 11:46:44 AM
Hey, the fact that something goes without saying has never stopped me before...

That must be a very silly question  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 18, 2010, 11:50:30 AM
My favourite of those is "I see what you're saying"


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 18, 2010, 01:01:36 PM
That's distinctly possible with winter coming on.

In other news I have finally booked tickets for The Peel in 2011


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on November 18, 2010, 01:13:17 PM
ohh - that has reminded me that I promised Miles I would renew my subscription to the CRS today - hurray I have something to do that isn't work related  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 18, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
I'll probably wait until I'm next at The Peel to buy my ticket. Actually, I don't think I even have a ticket for the December gig yet...  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2010, 12:03:26 PM
Riffs Bar gig is the same day as the Royal Wedding.

Does that mean thre will be leftover cake at The Peel (paging Nellie  ;D )


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on November 23, 2010, 12:49:45 PM
Well, that's done it.  I definitely won't be going to the wedding then.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2010, 12:51:19 PM
Glad it's not the day of the gig at The Peel. We will actually be able to cross London the day after.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2010, 12:57:17 PM
I sense a cover of Anarchy In The UK being played on the day of that gig.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2010, 01:06:11 PM
I'll bring my field recorder.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2010, 01:07:06 PM
(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/531916/531916,1272328687,1/stock-photo-pretty-young-girl-playing-the-recorder-next-to-a-poppy-field-51854149.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 23, 2010, 01:08:41 PM
Might do.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 23, 2010, 01:39:20 PM
Why would you want to record a field, Mouse?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2010, 01:40:12 PM
There's not much room for recording in a field mouse.

(http://peppysdevelopments.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/field-mouse.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on November 23, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
It's very convenient that William and Kate have given us another bank holiday on the 29th April.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2010, 10:20:07 PM
I thought that was nice of them too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 23, 2010, 10:21:43 PM
I think I am working that day so I will miss it.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 23, 2010, 10:26:10 PM
But it's a wedding James. Everyone likes a wedding.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 23, 2010, 10:46:00 PM
I'm really not bitter, but I can take or leave them.

Are the bridesmaids hot ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 23, 2010, 11:22:47 PM
They'll probably be quite chilly, if it's in April.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 23, 2010, 11:27:52 PM
Yeah, I'll not bother going then
(http://www.pluslicens.se/images/P1ChillyWilly.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on November 24, 2010, 07:55:16 AM
Not looking forward to the over-blown TV coverage that will no doubt be served up.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 24, 2010, 09:33:28 AM
Would it be churlish to suggest that you simply don't watch it then?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 24, 2010, 09:50:37 AM
So that's 239 channels I am not allowed to watch over a period of 76 days...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 24, 2010, 10:16:07 AM
Why don't you just switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 24, 2010, 10:26:16 AM
Sounds like a great idea for a tv programme...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 24, 2010, 10:59:59 AM
Yeah, I'll not bother going then
(http://www.pluslicens.se/images/P1ChillyWilly.jpg)

I hear there's a cure for that, James:

(http://www.jonlauren.com/img/PHOTO-5202.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2010, 11:12:03 AM
Thermal underwear is a good friend to me during these winter months on the bike.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on November 24, 2010, 11:15:07 AM

I hear there's a cure for that, James:

(http://www.jonlauren.com/img/PHOTO-5202.jpg)

Just as well it's full cut. Wouldn't want to go off in the winter weather half cut.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 24, 2010, 01:36:59 PM
Thermal underwear is a good friend to me during these winter months on the bike.  :)

That's not a very rock'n'roll thing to say, Simon! 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2010, 01:49:36 PM
I am WAY past the point when I give a damn how rock and roll something is.  ;)

To quote Mugger, Black Flag's stalwart roadie; 'This 'ain't Van Halen, man!'


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 24, 2010, 03:01:24 PM
Oh.

I thought it was.

Bye, then.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on November 25, 2010, 11:54:05 AM
Question. How many Big Red Tour gigs do we have to attend to be eligible for a BIG RED sTOURker T-shirt?

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2010, 12:05:21 PM
That's being looked into sir.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 25, 2010, 04:46:15 PM
Since I've attended every Tinyfish gig since September last year, I reckon I should get one.  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: chopper on November 26, 2010, 12:31:29 PM
I am WAY past the point when I give a damn how rock and roll something is.  ;)

My band wear slippers (well some of us do) so as not to spoil the carpet and drink tea at rehearsal (sometimes with biccies as well). How rock'n'roll is that?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2010, 12:35:05 PM
Hey if Depeche Mode could walk onstage in dressing gowns and smoking jackets back in the day, I'm sure carpet slippers are no worse sir.

Is the name of your band the Carpet Crawlers by any chance?  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: chopper on November 26, 2010, 01:19:32 PM
No but that's a great suggestion Mr Godfrey.

Hang on though, people would think we're a Genesis tribute band and shout "Suppers Ready" in between each song.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on November 26, 2010, 01:29:49 PM
Grendel !


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2010, 02:54:39 PM
Probably that too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on November 26, 2010, 06:54:44 PM
They get shouted out, anyway. And Freebird.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 26, 2011, 10:13:37 AM
I was speaking to the manager of Riffs last night.  I think he's worried that no one will turn up for the show.  I put his mind to rest by saying that David and I would be there.  And I told that that I'd heard rumours that there might be more attendees still.   ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on March 26, 2011, 01:09:48 PM
I'm not missing the start of a mad weekend. It's close to home, so I'll be there.
The only reason I haven't bought an advance ticket is because he hasn't done them.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 26, 2011, 10:07:03 PM
I'm not missing the start of a mad weekend. It's close to home, so I'll be there.
The only reason I haven't bought an advance ticket is because he hasn't done them.

..Or advertised the gig or even listed it!! ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on March 26, 2011, 10:19:51 PM
I could have sold 2 in advance earlier today if only they'd been available..... anyone able to give him a nudge?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 26, 2011, 10:41:40 PM
Someone set David Robinson onto him to show him how to promote something.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 27, 2011, 01:08:04 AM
One reason why tickets aren't available is that he doesn't know how much to charge. I sent Simon a PM last night.  I'm going to take a chance that it won't be sold out and I can buy a ticket on the door.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on March 27, 2011, 08:09:34 AM
unbelievable - if Riffs is that crap at promoting there really is only one prog promoter


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 27, 2011, 09:14:21 AM
Perhaps I'm oversensative or getting the wrong end of the stick here.

Thinking back to the 18 hours I spent at Riffs over the last two days, I can't recall seeing a single poster for upcoming events.  This isn't necessarily a good thing.  There was a poster for a SexPistols tribute last weekend.  It is entirely possible that the deal with Pendragon was that the place was clean of all such posters.

Having a pub in a hamlet about 10 miles outside Swindon, putting on live music and expecting a local crowd to make a living would be touchingly naive.  So, they have to get people in - I have no idea if they have a mailing list.  If so, I'm not on it, and I didn't recall seeing anywhere to sign up to go on one.

I spoke to Twang about promotion recently and he was explaining how it worked.  Sometimes he promotes by putting in adverts and sometimes the band promotes by putting in tour adverts.    So, I have no idea who should be doing what here, and I'm not going to criticize anyone.  One thing is for sure, Riffs could make more money putting on an AD/DC or Take That tribute band than Tinyfish.  So, good on Riffs for giving Tinyfish the chance to play.

There is one place where Riffs is vastly better than The Peel - the bar staff.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on March 27, 2011, 10:26:40 AM
I get at least one message from Riffs on FB telling me what is going on each week. Their FB group has over a thousand members so the message should get out their, but if the tickets are not available that is not good.

I am not sure how far in advance people start buying tickets but it is still a month to go before the actual gig.

Also Riffs seems to be quite reasonable when it comes to ticket prices.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 27, 2011, 01:28:36 PM
There is a poster for Riff's as some of us may know...

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg616/scaled.php?tn=0&server=616&filename=028k.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

Is there a way for people to get a hold of the original full resolution image so they might be able to print it out and do some guerilla promotion, or something? With full consent of the band, natch.

Also, are there any other designs for the other gigs? I know Jim's in Holland at the mo and will be rushed off his feet when he gets back, but are there other designs already in circulation?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on March 27, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
I used this on the LastFM event on errrr, LastFM

I also set up one for The Peel. Happy to set one up for Biston too.

Could do with more peeps on LastFM actually. Just sayin'


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on March 27, 2011, 01:53:33 PM
Could do with more peeps on LastFM actually. Just sayin'

I am on LastFM.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on March 27, 2011, 03:10:30 PM
back to the promotion (or lack of it)...

a band that was recently on tour was telling Twang n I about the promotion at various venues they had played in on this tour

one did not even know they were coming and therefore had done none!

one was aware that they were coming but had not done anything,

one had actually got posters etc up and unsurprisingly that one did actually have some punters in

the London based gig was ok, but probably cos the bands fans were local to London

this band do promote their gigs, but they also need the venues and the company arranging the tour to do something too - the promotion has to be from all angles otherwise it will only reach the already converted


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mattstevens on March 27, 2011, 05:50:09 PM
back to the promotion (or lack of it)...

a band that was recently on tour was telling Twang n I about the promotion at various venues they had played in on this tour

one did not even know they were coming and therefore had done none!

one was aware that they were coming but had not done anything,

one had actually got posters etc up and unsurprisingly that one did actually have some punters in

the London based gig was ok, but probably cos the bands fans were local to London

this band do promote their gigs, but they also need the venues and the company arranging the tour to do something too - the promotion has to be from all angles otherwise it will only reach the already converted

The best way is when the bands promotes it and the the band does as as well - a lot of bands don't bother either to be honest!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 27, 2011, 08:25:24 PM
Andy at Riffs does have the poster as Jim emailed it to him. Perhaps now that Megadaze is over, posters will start appearing. Seems bizarre that they probably won't get more prog fans than this weekend to promote other gigs to.
Now, if I ruled the world..........


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on March 27, 2011, 08:30:11 PM
Now, if I ruled the world..........

... there would be cake?!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 27, 2011, 08:31:42 PM
Now, if I ruled the world..........

... there would be cake?!
Oh yes!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 27, 2011, 09:05:39 PM
in that case...

HAIL NELLIE, EMPRESS OF THE UNIVERSE!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 27, 2011, 09:29:50 PM
You know it!  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on March 27, 2011, 09:51:05 PM
Now, if I ruled the world..........

 :o wimper...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 27, 2011, 09:54:46 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/So-kBVis8UI/AAAAAAAAGwE/xWLo_sA2tEw/s1600/Game+of+Round+the+World+with+Nellie+Bly.gif)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 27, 2011, 10:11:12 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/So-kBVis8UI/AAAAAAAAGwE/xWLo_sA2tEw/s1600/Game+of+Round+the+World+with+Nellie+Bly.gif)
Now that's more like it! :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 27, 2011, 10:14:49 PM
Looks like Miss Marple discovering America...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 27, 2011, 10:16:53 PM
Nice handbag!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 27, 2011, 10:18:09 PM
Judging by the list of place names she spread chaos like confetti  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 27, 2011, 10:24:40 PM
Sounds like a lyric, that...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on March 27, 2011, 10:54:36 PM
Just booked a trusty Travelodge for the The Peel gig.
Bit pricey...anything else on in the London area around that time?? ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on March 28, 2011, 04:05:22 PM
Now, if I ruled the world..........

... there would be cake?!

And wine!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2011, 05:41:20 PM
Of course.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Brom on March 28, 2011, 07:10:35 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/So-kBVis8UI/AAAAAAAAGwE/xWLo_sA2tEw/s1600/Game+of+Round+the+World+with+Nellie+Bly.gif)
Now that's more like it! :D
Those telegraph poles are really bothering me...  :-\
But wait a min.. with a waist like that Nelly must be wearing a corset... Nells???  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 28, 2011, 07:32:29 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/So-kBVis8UI/AAAAAAAAGwE/xWLo_sA2tEw/s1600/Game+of+Round+the+World+with+Nellie+Bly.gif)
Now that's more like it! :D
Those telegraph poles are really bothering me...  :-\
But wait a min.. with a waist like that Nelly must be wearing a corset... Nells???  ;)

*listens intently for Nellie's answer*


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on March 28, 2011, 07:55:25 PM
must have a word with her about borrowing the boys scout caps....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 28, 2011, 09:36:51 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/So-kBVis8UI/AAAAAAAAGwE/xWLo_sA2tEw/s1600/Game+of+Round+the+World+with+Nellie+Bly.gif)
Now that's more like it! :D
Those telegraph poles are really bothering me...  :-\
But wait a min.. with a waist like that Nelly must be wearing a corset... Nells???  ;)
*listens intently for Nellie's answer*
.......can't ...speak......"gasp"...can't.......breathe....



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 28, 2011, 09:38:00 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 28, 2011, 10:52:18 PM
Looking ahead...

"If you've appropriately adjusted your expectations for what a "Tinyfish performance" looks like in 2011, the prog stars' first duo of "performances" since their massive Red Herring tour wrapped in 2009 won't leave you baffled.

There's no question Tinyfish hasn't been literally In the Zone since the album of the different name came out in 2003. The last time anyone saw Simon dance with any conviction was 2004 (his "All Hands Lost" video, which was shot after the knee injury that's often blamed for his later lackluster moves). The last time he turned his mic on at a live performance was probably the great wardrobe malfunction of March 2009. But everyone really, really wants to believe Tinyfish can still turn it out. Why? Because at the top of their game, Tinyfish really was a triple threat -- a game-changer, a superstar, a slave for U.

Unfortunately, the collective positive thoughts of Tinyfish Nation aren't going to be enough to return the fire to Simon's eyes. Pour out a little strawberry Frappuccino, everyone: Simon Godfrey's career as a live performer has a tombstone that reads 1999-2004.*

As we pointed out when Tinyfish' video for "Bad Weather Road" arrived, their dancing has become lifeless and stiff, and they no longer glare into the camera with what was once a ferociously determined gaze. It's like they're not there at all. What's to blame? Nobody but Tinyfish knows the answer, but something certainly changed for Tinyfish following their very public meltdown, which spanned nearly three years, from 2005 to 2008.

Tinyfish' two gigs this weekend weren't nightmares, but they require a lot of scare quotes: "live" "performances." Friday night behind the Las Vegas' Rain nightclub in the Palms resort, Tinyfish did three tracks from Curious Things: first two singles "The Ginger Jar" and "Why VHF?" and "Ack Ack" an oddball Jem Godfrey-produced concoction that's the most different-sounding track on the disc. The set was recorded by MTV for a special that will be broadcast this week to help promote the album -- which, as The Amp was hoping, is spectacular.

Sunday afternoon they performed the exact same trio of songs for Good Morning America (the segment will air tomorrow morning to coincide with their release day). Both events were heavy on hair tossing, walking, and half-hearted lip-synching. They were light on live singing, dancing, eye contact, and other traditional elements of live performances. Especially Tinyfish's prime live performances."


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 29, 2011, 08:14:34 AM
But will they be wearing the diamante body-stockings on this tour?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 29, 2011, 08:27:05 AM
I refuse to answer on the basis of previous photos posted on here by you.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on March 29, 2011, 09:18:27 AM
I'm hoping that the guys will have perfected at least one dance routine for the tour. Where's that "elf yourself" video that JBG did?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 29, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
The Busby Berkeley rendition of Refugee we think will go down a storm at RoSFest.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on March 29, 2011, 09:29:47 AM
I'm hoping that the guys will have perfected at least one dance routine for the tour. Where's that "elf yourself" video that JBG did?

I refuse to answer on the grounds that my answer may contain profanity and impossible physical requests.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 29, 2011, 09:30:38 AM
I refuse to answer on the grounds that my answer may contain profanity and impossible physical requests.

Are you Leon in disguise?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on March 29, 2011, 09:38:21 AM
No :D Leon would have gone right ahead :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 29, 2011, 09:16:54 PM
When I went to Riffs a couple of years ago, it had a great little menu.  Last weekend, the menu was much limited and there is nowhere within 5 miles to eat as far as I can tell.  The menue is here -> http://www.riffsbar.com/menu/ (http://www.riffsbar.com/menu/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 29, 2011, 09:25:23 PM
I hope they have a big stock of cheese.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 29, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
There are cows in the field opposite.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on March 30, 2011, 02:07:03 AM
you need a Big Red Spork.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 30, 2011, 04:42:56 AM
Just to be on the safe side, I think I would like mine better cooked than that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on March 30, 2011, 08:29:11 AM
I have only been to Riffs once and they had a dodgy burger van in the car park, didn't know they did food.  We drove around and the local restaurants were a bit snobby and you had to make reservations in advance.  We ended up in the local village having a chinese.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 30, 2011, 08:41:43 AM
I got rather tipsy at a Steve Hogarth solo gig there once and sang along too loud.

I blame there being nothing else to do and the sh*te support act.

Sadly I won't be at Riffs for the Tinyfish gig, but I shan't be getting too tipsy and singing too loud at The Peel.

Well maybe slightly tipsy and singing along in the loud bits.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2011, 12:17:19 AM
you need a Big Red Spork.

Ask Fogeyspasm.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 31, 2011, 02:40:11 PM
I may be at the Riffs gig - deffo at The Peel, and also at Bilston with Manning (Huw and I will both be there for that, we're staying overnight afterwards).


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 31, 2011, 02:41:10 PM
Manning becoming a 10-piece for the night ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 31, 2011, 02:44:02 PM
Oh, in that case I'll make sure Huw brings his bass, and I bring some spoons...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on March 31, 2011, 02:44:51 PM
Finally they can play the 76-minute blow out version of that big song off their cd.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on March 31, 2011, 02:53:44 PM
I really must organise myself for this.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 31, 2011, 02:55:41 PM
That's what I keep saying to myself.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 31, 2011, 02:57:42 PM
That's just what Jesus said, Sir!

(http://www.hwdyk.com/q/images/lifeofbrian_08.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on March 31, 2011, 04:23:15 PM
If anyone is interested, I'd be quite happy to put on some food for anyone coming down to Riffs if you want to drop into Reading on the way.  Cooking would beat anything that is likely to be on the tele that day.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on March 31, 2011, 11:15:39 PM
That's really kind Rob. I think the band are being catered for on the way up but it's an excellent offer.  8)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: queens park pete on April 01, 2011, 08:44:42 PM
When I went to Riffs a couple of years ago, it had a great little menu.  Last weekend, the menu was much limited and there is nowhere within 5 miles to eat as far as I can tell.  The menue is here -> http://www.riffsbar.com/menu/ (http://www.riffsbar.com/menu/)

Rob,  there were 2 decent Indian restaurants plus a kebab and pizza joint in Wootton Bassett- if you had wheels.
 Pub 2 mins walk down the road was a £15 a plate gastro w*nkfest, and I won't even comment on the b+b Mick, Dave and I stayed at.£12.50 for a veggie fry up! The Grand Hotel charges less than that to eat in 5* luxury.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 01, 2011, 08:49:28 PM
What's the point of a veggie fry up ?  ???


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on April 01, 2011, 09:28:44 PM
As it's in the middle of nowhere, you're not going to get a plethora of food establishments but Bassett is down the road as is SWINDON.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 01, 2011, 09:29:32 PM
Ray Mears would know what to do.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 01, 2011, 09:30:26 PM
Bring forth the squrrels!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 01, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
Bring forth the squrrels!

They're a bit like squirrels, but they haven't got any "i"s.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 01, 2011, 10:11:29 PM
Are they sleping ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 01, 2011, 10:22:13 PM
Blind drunk, I should think.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 01, 2011, 11:16:43 PM

 Pub 2 mins walk down the road was a £15 a plate gastro w*nkfest,

That would be the one that refused us entry  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 01, 2011, 11:21:52 PM
Ooh, are they after a discerning clientele ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 01, 2011, 11:23:57 PM
I don't think they would like the big red shorts


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 01, 2011, 11:24:56 PM
Too highbrow for them...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 05, 2011, 10:22:53 AM
You wear them that high??  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 05, 2011, 10:45:43 AM
It is the fashion these days.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 05, 2011, 12:20:27 PM
*tries to expunge the disturbing mental picture of SpamBot with The Big Red Shorts pulled right up to his highbrows*


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 05, 2011, 01:08:12 PM
A rare shot of JamesA returning from a Tinyfish gig in the new Big Red Shorts.

(http://www.style.com/slideshows/mens/fashionshows/S2008MEN/DSQUAREMEN/RUNWAY/00330m.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 05, 2011, 01:55:01 PM
This is a pair of "high waisted corset shorts" - just the ticket, I would say, for SpamBot, if only they were red.

(http://resources.shopstyle.com/sim/fb/5f/fb5f54e151a5553254a9cd45fc65f5d3/new-look-shorts-high-waisted-corset-shorts.jpg)

Or perhaps these ones:

(http://img.alibaba.com/wsphoto/v1/302064267/High-Waist-Shorts-Cycling-Tight-Meta-Muscle-Waist-Spats-High-Waist-Briefs.jpg)



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 05, 2011, 02:02:56 PM
This conversation is taking a turn that many are probably not comfortable with ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 05, 2011, 02:14:01 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 05, 2011, 02:14:47 PM
It's certainly close on giving me one of my turns.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 05, 2011, 02:58:55 PM
"Day after day,
Love turns grey
Like the skin of a dying man"


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 05, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
Are all these your guitars?

What guitars?  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 05, 2011, 06:18:40 PM
See, that's why all the best music is guitar-based. That whole thing wouldn't work if the line was "are all these your keyboards?"


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 05, 2011, 08:46:45 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 05, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
"I say, where can I get a pair of those JamesA Big Red Shorts ?"
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/26/article-1231082-075C9D83000005DC-409_634x608.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 05, 2011, 10:33:05 PM
Looks like the poor dude just forgot to put his trousers on.  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 09, 2011, 12:43:09 PM
Unfortunately moving away from the trouser-less dialogue, I'm trying to plan for the tour. I intend to be at all three dates and I was wondering if anyone could help with planning this thing. I certainly don't mind bunking in hotels, especially if it means I get to participate in a post gig curry/booze-a-thon.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 09, 2011, 10:08:57 PM
I know that we are staying over at Nells in the first date, Not sure what the story is for The Robin 2 but yet again, you'd be more than welcome to kip at mine for The Peel show mate if all else fails.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 09, 2011, 10:16:44 PM
Aw, fanks Simon.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 09, 2011, 10:19:13 PM
Happy to help if I can sir. You know that.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 09, 2011, 10:20:56 PM
Mouse, let me actually take a think in advance on this one - might be possible to arrange my itinerary so that all your bases are covered.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 10, 2011, 10:01:48 AM
I'll be at the Peel for sure, and you can always have our sofa-bed that night, Mouse, as well as a lift up to Bilston, which Huw and I will both be at (we're staying over afterwards).


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 10, 2011, 10:35:26 AM
Thank you very, very much for the thoughts, guys. However it plans out, let me know if I can contribute to fuel, stress costs, psychiatrist bills etc. Again, thank you so very much.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 10, 2011, 10:40:35 AM
You are always welcome to stay here, Mouse.  I have no reason to head off particularly early, although there is bugger all near Riffs.  I am doing the rounds - Swindon and Kingston are the same distance for me.  I want to go to Bilston to see Guy & his band. 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 10, 2011, 11:39:13 AM
Thanks so much, Rob.  :)  I shall orchestrate my devious plan and send you a message.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 10, 2011, 02:04:49 PM
I'll be touring in the Prog-SL if that appeals  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 10, 2011, 05:22:18 PM
Mouse - I can most likely go to Swindon via wherever you are, and then things can follow on from there...until after Bilston, when I can most likely get you back to your starting point.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 11, 2011, 07:20:46 AM
I can lend only moral support, as I'm only going to Kingston.

My guess is that you're probably a bit young to be needing surgical support.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 11, 2011, 12:11:01 PM
So what is the favoured palace de residence in Wolverhampton then, Rodders ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on April 11, 2011, 01:02:17 PM
Simon and myself stayed in the Wolverhampton Novotel in 2006. It is right next to the tram station which leads you to a ten minute tram ride to Bilston. Trams run late enough to see the whole gig, or at least they did in 2006.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 11, 2011, 01:18:03 PM
The Spoff and I are booked into the hotel adjacent to the venue, which is pretty reasonably priced.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 11, 2011, 03:13:52 PM
There's a big car park out the back and I have a tent  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 01:27:28 PM
Just over two weeks until the tour. Just over two weeks before I need to have my dissertation finished so I can have it ready to hand in immediately after the tour.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on April 14, 2011, 02:24:44 PM
Just over two weeks to rehearse the stuff we know how to play, learn the stuff we don't know how to play, rehearse and discard the new stuff we've learned how to play but can't, panic that the remaining stuff we do know how to play is not good enough, go out onstage and tell a series of knob gags to fill in the 20 minute gaps between the songs we do know how to play and can play well enough without getting bottled off stage. Two weeks. EEEK!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 14, 2011, 02:30:29 PM
You'll be fine, Jim - between the five of you there's a whole host of knob gags.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2011, 02:45:56 PM
So just nine days til Credo and then the madness begins. From then until the end of June I have Credo/Matt Stevens, Tinyfish, Sufjan Stevens, Roger Waters, Rush, Arthur Brown (Crazy World of...) Amplifier and John Young/Jadis, as well as lots of Stewart Lee and Richard Herring (although not together), two theatre shows, an opera, a live discussion between A C Grayling and Rowan Williams, a week in Norfolk and a weekend split between Windsor Castle and Legoland. Oh, and a Harrison Birtwhistle concert. Not sure what genre that counts as.

For someone trying to leave London I'm certainly sucking it dry of culture this year...AGAIN.



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 14, 2011, 02:49:02 PM
I have very little idea what I am actually doing between now and the end of June - I really need to sit down with my diary and my tickets and pull it all together.

Still, nice to hear that Tinyfish have no intention of changing the way they do their gigs  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 14, 2011, 02:52:32 PM
a live discussion between A C Grayling and Rowan Williams
Is that going to turn into a competition about which of them has the grooviest hairstyle?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_t2Ry7I5DNuQ/SU4Wxdl7sOI/AAAAAAAADO4/kVxmY4jnqpY/s320/ac+grayling.jpg)(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8Vni4tegE7Y/Sw7lZELdl2I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/pj4I7O1VKE8/s400/Rowan+Williams.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 14, 2011, 02:56:26 PM
Tonight, instead of discussing the existence or non-existence of God, they have decided to fight for it. The existence, or non-existence, to be determined by two falls, two submissions, or a knockout.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on April 14, 2011, 03:12:44 PM
My money's on the bull-buggering, baby-eating, ex-Bishop of Bath and Wells.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 06:31:21 PM
As I've learned from our own Roger Grow, beards will always win. Fear the beard.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 06:38:30 PM
heh

and besides, Wells backwards is slew...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 06:40:25 PM
Boob backwards is boob.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 14, 2011, 07:32:12 PM
You'll be fine, Jim - between the five of you there's a whole host of knob gags.


You've been sneaking into rehearsals again haven't you?
 :D :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 14, 2011, 07:55:05 PM
You've been sneaking into rehearsals again haven't you?
 :D :D
I've eaten enough curries with Robert and Simon to have developed the understanding that these men adhere very much to the mid-eighties school of 'being in a band' to which I was exposed as a sound man and general bugger-about :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 09:11:32 PM
You'll be fine, Jim - between the five of you there's a whole host of knob gags.

They should add that to the tour poster. "Tinyfish - Nothing you hate about Prog and a whole host of knob gags."


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 14, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
Tinyfish rehearsals are always the same; we flail about madly for 90 minutes sounding like a hyena with a soldering iron up it's arse, then something clicks and everything starts to sound really good.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 14, 2011, 09:41:59 PM
...then something clicks and everything starts to sound really good.

Is that when someone presses the 'on' switch?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 14, 2011, 09:58:13 PM
...then something clicks and everything starts to sound really good.

Is that when someone presses the 'on' switch?

no, when they're done taking turns as the hyena.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 15, 2011, 12:01:19 AM
You'll be fine, Jim - between the five of you there's a whole host of knob gags.

They should add that to the tour poster. "Tinyfish - Nothing you hate about Prog and a whole host of knob gags."

Or just abbreviate 'knob gags' to 'knobs'


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 11:17:25 AM
Is anyone who is thinking of going to Bilston still looking at overnight accomodation there? I'm looking at the Robin 2's hotel bookings online and wouldn't mind sharing a twin room if someone's on the lookout for something cheap. I'll probably be booking that room anyway...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 11:23:56 AM
Mouse - I will take a twin room with you.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 12:11:29 PM
Excellent. I will get that booked now, then.

...Hang about, a twin room is with two beds, isn't it? I once got it mixed  up with a double room and oh how we laughed.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 12:13:20 PM
Yeah, I'll pack my tent in the car, just in case  ::)

Yes, a twin room is 2 beds.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 16, 2011, 12:24:16 PM
Should we start a vicious rumour, just in case?  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 12:27:57 PM
I absolutely thought that was an SOP round these parts.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 12:32:34 PM
Oh... OK. I filled in all the forms, my credit card information and pressed Proceed... And all I got was a white page with "Invalid query" written on it.  :-\  ...Did that not work, then? Arse. I haven't recieved a booking confirmation Email. Looks like I'll have to Email them...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 12:36:20 PM
Let me know if it does not work - we can always find the next nearest hotel.  It will be no bother to drive over to somewhere else after all the post-gig shenanigans.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 12:48:56 PM
Righto. I've just sent them a message asking if they got any details through. Best to check that before having another go at booking. Bloody technology.  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 01:12:54 PM
Sorted.  :)  A very nice woman (from the hotel) rung me up and sorted it out.

(http://www.cio.com/images/content/articles/body/2008/10/Mr_Burns_150x176.jpg)

"Excellent!"


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mayo on April 16, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 05:49:31 PM
Welcome to the Fishtank, mayo!  :)  I've just had a look on the Riffs website, and couldn't see anything about age restrictions. Maybe someone from the band or someone who's been there before will know if there is one. Here's hoping you can all make it! Although you might want to plug your son's ears whenever Leon starts talking...  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 16, 2011, 05:50:33 PM
And we'll have to ask Simon not to wear his rude t-shirt as well.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 05:51:09 PM
Or drop his trousers...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 16, 2011, 06:46:59 PM
I can't recall seeing any signs about age restrictions, but I wasn't looking for such a sign.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 06:56:09 PM
I would be surprised if there were no restrictions - doesn't it sell alcohol ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Fogeyspasm on April 16, 2011, 10:32:24 PM
I reckon there will be age restrictions there. I've had the same problrm taking Cameron to gigs. Hes twelve and loves Frost*, It Bites, Tinyfish, Rush, Paramore (Think its the singer!) and a band called Versaemerge. The problem is most of the venues the smaller groups play tend to be bars/clubs.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 16, 2011, 10:36:25 PM
What we need is a matinee Tinyfish show for the children  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 16, 2011, 11:21:14 PM
Last time Leon did his puppet show for the children, bad things happened...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 17, 2011, 06:56:19 AM
What we need is a matinee Tinyfish show for the children  ;D


I've been wishing for this for YEARS!!
Trouble is those pesky alcohol licences making venues into over 18s only ( or at least looks over 18)
What we need is a daytime festival, in a field, on a sunny day, bar-b-q, and an icecream van.....



.... no time in the UK soon then  :-[


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 17, 2011, 04:48:22 PM
What we need is a matinee Tinyfish show for the children  ;D

That is a fantastic idea. My son loves Tinyfish, is 7 soon, and would absolutely love something like that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 17, 2011, 05:29:37 PM
My two would like it too


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 17, 2011, 05:55:02 PM
There's a standing offer to do something here.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 17, 2011, 06:42:41 PM
We seem to have 7 under 18s lined up to worship Tinyfish (I'm including the nephews here)

Is this enough to kick off some headlines about the resurgent youth appeal of prog?



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 17, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
I might be able to bribe my 16-y-o and 14-y-o to come as well...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 17, 2011, 07:02:24 PM
I'd be able to bring my 15 year old cousin, too. It's about time I started taking him to proper gigs.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 17, 2011, 09:32:28 PM
I could bring my teddy

(http://www.oxfam.org.uk/ProductImages/HighStDonated/6_2010/495297/large_85612db0ca3e4f2ba79229ab6e2eec6f.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 17, 2011, 10:13:50 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all
Hi Mayo and welcome to the Fishtank. We'll look into this matter and see what we can turn up as an answer for you then post it here. Failing that, you can PM me. ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on April 18, 2011, 06:23:17 AM
Hey Tinyfolks
Could do with a bit of help promoting the forthcoming MANNING/TINYFISH Bilston date...on Facebook etc
Need to make it as big a crowd as we can get!
Ta (in anticipation)
Guy


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on April 18, 2011, 06:25:19 AM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all
Hi Mayo and welcome to the Fishtank. We'll look into this matter and see what we can turn up as an answer for you then post it here. Failing that, you can PM me. ;D

Ditto and yes, we will. And Mayo... do I know you from somewhere?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 18, 2011, 07:03:52 AM
I used to love his Radio 1 Breakfast show back in the early 90s...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 08:21:52 AM
Didn't he used to hang out with these guys in Belgium...
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Wb7gmBhM3z4/TK7o-sn7YvI/AAAAAAAADWc/blmi0YMT6zw/s1600/chips.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 18, 2011, 08:49:56 AM
Hey Tinyfolks
Could do with a bit of help promoting the forthcoming MANNING/TINYFISH Bilston date...on Facebook etc
Need to make it as big a crowd as we can get!
Ta (in anticipation)
Guy

I set this up on Last FM a while back http://www.last.fm/event/1889614+Manning+-+V+Special+Guests+Tinyfish (http://www.last.fm/event/1889614+Manning+-+V+Special+Guests+Tinyfish)

There is a Facebook event too http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169501633077788 (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169501633077788)

Will get onto Twitter imminetly


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on April 18, 2011, 09:02:11 AM
Hey Tinyfolks
Could do with a bit of help promoting the forthcoming MANNING/TINYFISH Bilston date...on Facebook etc
Need to make it as big a crowd as we can get!
Ta (in anticipation)
Guy

I have punted it round my little pond of social media, and some much more popular friends of mine have retweeted it. I shall be punting again before the week is out. I'm hoping that some of my Warcraft guild will be able to make it as a few of them live in range of Bilston :-)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 09:05:51 AM
But is this the right season to be launching an assault ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on April 18, 2011, 09:53:50 AM
I doubt any of them are in condition for violence.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 18, 2011, 10:29:36 AM
I'll repost the gig dates on my facebook page too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on April 18, 2011, 10:45:00 AM
I've jsut punted out a facebook invite to about a spajillion people too!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 10:46:03 AM
I'm glad I miss all this spam  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on April 18, 2011, 11:01:02 AM
Did you miss out the comma James?
"I'm glad, I miss all this spam" ...can arrange to have lots more sent over if you are pining... ;)

G


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2011, 11:04:19 AM
I'll be mentioning and plugging on the next TEP - who knows, the listener may turn up!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 11:04:33 AM
Catherine does the pining as a result of spam round here.

(carefully avoids 'round these parts'  :o )


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2011, 11:05:05 AM
Catherine does the pining as a result of spam round here.

(carefully avoids 'round these parts'  :o )
Youre making Catherine out to be some sort of odd person, James. That's not very nice...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 11:05:18 AM
I'll be mentioning and plugging on the next TEP - who knows, the listener may turn up!

I won't hear it because of my boycott.  But it was a nice try.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 18, 2011, 11:08:13 AM
I've got another listener now, James.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 11:12:03 AM
Catherine does the pining as a result of spam round here.

(carefully avoids 'round these parts'  :o )
Youre making Catherine out to be some sort of odd person, James. That's not very nice...
When I was nice to her I became the subject of ridicule at the hands of Ashleaze, and ridicule is something to be scared of.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 11:14:06 AM
I've got another listener now, James.
It's a new Dawn for you then.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 18, 2011, 11:58:00 AM
I will start throwing details around Twitter and Facebook. The thing about my friends is half of them, the in my generation, are skint and/or don't like my sort of music, and the other half are you lot who are going to be there anyway. Still, I'll try.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on April 18, 2011, 12:06:29 PM
Catherine does the pining as a result of spam round here.

(carefully avoids 'round these parts'  :o )
Youre making Catherine out to be some sort of odd person, James. That's not very nice...
When I was nice to her I became the subject of ridicule at the hands of Ashleaze, and ridicule is something to be scared of.

I heard quite the opposite opinion a few years ago...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 18, 2011, 12:07:14 PM
Yes - most of the people I posted to will be coming along or not remotely interested.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 12:07:41 PM
I am adamant it is something to be scared of.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 18, 2011, 03:24:37 PM
Catherine does the pining as a result of spam round here.

(carefully avoids 'round these parts'  :o )
Youre making Catherine out to be some sort of odd person, James. That's not very nice...
When I was nice to her I became the subject of ridicule at the hands of Ashleaze, and ridicule is something to be scared of.

When were you nice to me, SpamBot?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 03:44:32 PM
It was that 1 post...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 18, 2011, 03:47:34 PM
I must have missed that one.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 03:51:04 PM
How could you have ?  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 18, 2011, 04:14:57 PM
Well, I have no recollection of it.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 18, 2011, 04:17:34 PM
I have no recollection of most of James's posts.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 04:20:00 PM
Me too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 04:20:15 PM
And three.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 18, 2011, 04:24:20 PM
Who are you? Are you new? Welcome to the Fishtank.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
Aw, that's really kind of you - thank you.

I'm not sure I know anyone here, but I am really looking forward to getting to know you all.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 18, 2011, 04:30:31 PM
I am currently in the process of trying to bribe one of my friends into coming to The Peel gig. I really am. I've offered to chip in for his travel and/or accommodation.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 04:33:28 PM
Do you not want him as a friend any more then ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mayo on April 18, 2011, 09:35:38 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all
Hi Mayo and welcome to the Fishtank. We'll look into this matter and see what we can turn up as an answer for you then post it here. Failing that, you can PM me. ;D

Ditto and yes, we will. And Mayo... do I know you from somewhere?

Hi Jimbo

You definately do know me, and the missus from Somewhere Else. A small clue there buddy  ;).
hope to see you on 29th, fingers crossed.

 :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on April 18, 2011, 09:36:32 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all

Who is this person mocking my manly stature?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 18, 2011, 09:38:35 PM
He's got contacts, Leon, so I'd let it lie...
(http://www.shanemacgowan.com/pics/radio1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 19, 2011, 09:00:46 PM
More technical Hoing here at The Crow's Nest involving some new equipment purchased for the tour. I have to ask how certain manufacturers come up with the logic that they build into some of their devices. I spent a good 40 minutes pressing buttons in what appeared to be a random manner but (according to the manual) was precisely the sequence that was required to achieve the result I was after.

I was half expecting an instruction like:

Press the Top Tempo button twice, now moo like a cow. Are you mooing? The device can't hear you! Continue to moo, stamp your feet as you revolve the Badger Mode button to the setting marked Bishop. The device will now release a pleasant lavender smell to confirm that your settings have been saved to the Temporary Thighs Area (TTA). To move the settings from the TTA to a desired permanent Thigh location, rub your hind quarters together like a cricket in time with the soft bell like tone that the machine will now be emitting. Choose your desired 'Stable', wake the Mistress and press the Divorce button down firmly until the ping pong ball is ejected.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 19, 2011, 09:03:13 PM
I don't recall any songs with mooing  ???


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 19, 2011, 09:05:26 PM
I'm Not Mooing. Nine Moos On Fire. Mooing All Night.

There you go, one per album. Simples!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 19, 2011, 09:08:07 PM
I thought those were the Mooning Triplets.

(no, I'm not going to find a picture for that)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 19, 2011, 10:29:44 PM
(http://www.mystorklady.com/Triplets.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 19, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
 ;D @ Catherine.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 20, 2011, 12:01:32 AM
More technical Hoing here at The Crow's Nest involving some new equipment purchased for the tour. I have to ask how certain manufacturers come up with the logic that they build into some of their devices. I spent a good 40 minutes pressing buttons in what appeared to be a random manner but (according to the manual) was precisely the sequence that was required to achieve the result I was after.

I was half expecting an instruction like:

Press the Top Tempo button twice, now moo like a cow. Are you mooing? The device can't hear you! Continue to moo, stamp your feet as you revolve the Badger Mode button to the setting marked Bishop. The device will now release a pleasant lavender smell to confirm that your settings have been saved to the Temporary Thighs Area (TTA). To move the settings from the TTA to a desired permanent Thigh location, rub your hind quarters together like a cricket in time with the soft bell like tone that the machine will now be emitting. Choose your desired 'Stable', wake the Mistress and press the Divorce button down firmly until the ping pong ball is ejected.

fucking heh


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 20, 2011, 12:05:33 AM
I don't recall any songs with mooing  ???

You want Touchstone for that.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 20, 2011, 05:41:22 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 21, 2011, 10:56:58 AM
Actually you want Julian Cope

Quote
People I see
Just remind me of mooing
Like a cow on the grass
And that’s not to say
That there’s anything wrong
With being a cow anyway
But people are people
With the added advantage
Of the spoken word
We’re getting on fine
But I feel more of a man
When I get with the herd.

from Elegant Chaos


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 10:59:33 AM
People are strange.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 21, 2011, 12:13:59 PM
Look who's talking!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:16:15 PM
So I go with a classic from The Doors and you come up with
(http://www.waltvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Look-Whos-Talking.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 21, 2011, 12:21:05 PM
Well, if I'd put "Light My Fire" it would doubtless have been misinterpreted.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:23:41 PM
Depends what you would have meant by it  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 21, 2011, 12:25:55 PM
See what I mean?  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:27:57 PM
No.

Precisely.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 21, 2011, 12:28:51 PM
Pah.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
Meh.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:29:53 PM
(when do the credits roll ?)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 21, 2011, 12:43:38 PM
the eyes already have.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 12:54:54 PM
Cut ting


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 21, 2011, 01:07:14 PM
Rogs wins the best imaginary facial expression for April.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 01:10:00 PM
Damn that rog to heck and back (and then back again, but not back after that)  >:(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 21, 2011, 01:12:30 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 21, 2011, 02:23:56 PM
Damn that rog to heck and back (and then back again, but not back after that)  >:(

so I'm still in heck?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 02:25:16 PM
Yes.

Unless I messed up and it was a return ticket.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 21, 2011, 02:27:04 PM
can I get to RoSFest from heck? and is heck warmer than it is here?  it's fricking snowing!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 21, 2011, 02:29:23 PM
Sounds like your own personal heck would have snow showers inbetween the constant snow.

I suspect RoSfest entirely exists within heck.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 21, 2011, 02:31:37 PM
Sounds like your own personal heck would have snow showers inbetween the constant snow.

I suspect RoSfest entirely exists within heck.

good deal.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 21, 2011, 08:35:18 PM
You should come over here, Rog. It's all warm and sunshine here recently (except at night).


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 21, 2011, 08:42:56 PM
You should come over here, Rog. It's all warm and sunshine here recently (except at night).

no sunshine at night?  what a deal!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 21, 2011, 09:11:02 PM
We can't afford it. There's a recession on, you know.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 22, 2011, 08:41:13 AM
Somewhere on the back pages of this thread (something teen) is a query as to where to meet up &/ eat near Riffs, I sought some local advice.....

Presuming you have wheels to go about 2 miles from Riffs to Purton:

When you get into the village, you come to the mini roundabout outside the One Stop shop.
The take away is to your left in the little arcade of shops
(Sammy's which faces the main road, is very good for kebabs & pizza. 4, The Parade Purton SN5 4BX  (v clean, good fresh salads & plenty of it.)
I'd avoid the Chinese/chip shop in the same block- it's not great.
Spice Express 5* Indian takeaway SN5 4BX  own website (well recommended)

Or try a bit further on ....turn right at the mini roundabout, & continue down the main road.  You'll go past the war memorial on your left & then will see the Angel pub on your right ahead of you.  It has it's own car park.  The grub on offer is the usual pub sort but is quite decent.
The Angel pub High Street SN5 4A (havent eaten there for nearly a yr, but fine then)

opposite is
Maharajah  5* tandoori & Balti restaurant 6, High St Purton SN5 4AA  (well recommended.)

Over to you lot now.... :)




Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 08:43:52 AM
What time are people planning on getting there ?

Mouse and I can time our leaving of Hull accordingly.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2011, 09:31:59 AM
Apparently it takes a couple of hours to get from Dorset to Swindon but I am not convinced that I would want to drive from London to Dorset to Swindon to Dorset in one day/night.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 10:36:03 AM
What would it take to convince you ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2011, 12:23:09 PM
probably a load of red bull


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 12:27:28 PM
See, now that's far too easy to arrange.

You can have red bull on tap if you come along.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2011, 01:15:00 PM
I am considering it.  It would be wrong for me not to turn up to any of the Big Red Tour 2011.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 22, 2011, 02:06:49 PM
Yet more bloody talk of food...  ::)

probably a load of red bull

Just don't have Red Bull Cola. It's vile.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2011, 03:29:19 PM
I know - eugh


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 22, 2011, 09:08:03 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all
A quick reply to Mayo. In answer to your question above, sadly I don't thinks there is anything we can do to get your little 'un in at Riff (communication with the staff there is proving er..problematic for us as well).

All is not lost however. We might be able to arrange some kind of matinee date at an alternate venue some time in the near future to allow younger fans the chance to see Tinyfish play. More news on that front as soon as we can arrange it.

If you have kids who might like to see the band play live, by all means let us know here so we can gauge how much interest there is.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 09:17:45 PM
I would definitely bring Stephen and Caitlin along for that, and would ask Stephen if any of his friends would be interested depending on the location


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 22, 2011, 09:24:04 PM
This will be a challenge.  Especially for Leon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2011, 09:26:29 PM
best thing would be a house gig like Magenta did at RobHs house (that is not me inviting all of us and our kids round to your house - but if you don't mind...  ;D)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on April 22, 2011, 10:35:41 PM
You could all come to a marquee in my garden.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 10:36:17 PM
You nicked The Marquee ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 22, 2011, 10:38:24 PM
Hey, I've got The Luminaire in mine.

One week to go, folks.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 10:39:39 PM
Blimey 'eck.  I want a venue in my back garden.  Not Wembley Arena, though.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 22, 2011, 10:44:08 PM
Our back garden would make a nice gig location, I think. A nice wide open area and some apple trees to one side. Shame there's a main road nearby, but if the music was loud enough, no-one would notice.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 10:48:36 PM
My mate's band played their first ever 'gig' in my back garden back when we were in our teens.  Our next door neighbours had family over from Norway so it became known as the Euro Gig.  Despite that, Rupert The Fridge never made it big.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on April 22, 2011, 11:28:50 PM
Hello All

I have a 9 year old (He's big for 9...well as big as Leon anyway LOL) who loves Big Red Spark and would like to see the boys 'Live'. Does anyone know if there is an age restricton for the gig at Riffs Bar in Swindon ? I have tried contacting them but have not recieved a reply as of yet. Obviously, myself and the better half would be accompanying him to the gig (As if we would send him on his own  ::)).

Any info would be welcomed.

cheers all
A quick reply to Mayo. In answer to your question above, sadly I don't thinks there is anything we can do to get your little 'un in at Riff (communication with the staff there is proving er..problematic for us as well).

When I saw Credo at Riffs, there were a couple of kids there, 5-6 year old, I think. They might have belonged to someone in Credo though.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 22, 2011, 11:30:21 PM
Are Unicef aware that Credo use child labour ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 23, 2011, 06:33:43 AM
Thinking back to the stuff in the garden, Riffs must have its own resident child.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 24, 2011, 04:05:10 PM
I shall be attending Riffs.  My family will be taking the kids down to Dorset and I will join them the next day  ;D 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 24, 2011, 04:24:57 PM
Back of the red bull net !


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 24, 2011, 04:50:24 PM
Hooray!  :)  I've forgotten which one of us will be getting the beers in.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 24, 2011, 05:55:40 PM
well you keep saying you have a load of student loan/grant....



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2011, 11:11:10 PM
Well that settles it then. If you guys are going, I want to be there too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 24, 2011, 11:18:58 PM
Are you sure ?  I think we're over-hyping it.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2011, 11:22:24 PM
I posted the Tour dates on Melo's Prog Bazaar today (the forum we used before we had the resources to set up our own). Strange reading all the older posts there. The 'Tinyfish hit 1000 friends on Myspace' post really made me giggle.

http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?board=503.0 (http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?board=503.0)



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 24, 2011, 11:22:56 PM
Actually, I think I'm washing my hair on all three nights...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 24, 2011, 11:25:16 PM
http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?board=503.0 (http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?board=503.0)

Aww... So many "0 replies". My, how things have changed.  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2011, 11:28:01 PM
It just reminds me that all the hard work (and a bit of luck) by the band and the Fishes came good in the end.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 24, 2011, 11:29:31 PM
"0 replies"

Does not compute...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2011, 11:31:05 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 24, 2011, 11:32:01 PM

wrong thread, obviously.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 24, 2011, 11:33:41 PM
No such thing as a wrong thread...just one which is waiting to be shifted to another topic.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2011, 11:35:56 PM
You've got to love an optimist..er, I mean an anarchist...oh whatever.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 25, 2011, 05:55:42 AM
Melos is a good place - many bands have a forum there - Credo for example.  I get so little time so I haven't paid a visit for ages. 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 25, 2011, 08:15:49 AM
There are other places  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
Where/when are we having curries over next weekend ?

Swindon ?
The Peel ?
Bilston ?

God forbid that I should suggest we plan ahead  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 26, 2011, 09:21:27 AM
I'm up for Bliston. Probably not going to Swindon, and it takes an age to get back from the Peel, so unless we do something pre-gig rather than post...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 26, 2011, 11:06:59 AM
I'm planning on going to all gigs but skipping any curry.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Brom on April 26, 2011, 11:32:55 AM
Hoping to get to Bilston myself, depends on what the family is doing, going to have to aquire a few brownie points before then methinks  ;) Sharing part of the journey with Catherine is a possibility. If anyone else is coming up from the Milton Keynes area, get in touch.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 26, 2011, 11:42:18 AM
These arrived today.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/Pick.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 11:55:45 AM
If you throw them at us, then we'll throw these at you...
(http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/images/large_MaltesersBucket.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 26, 2011, 12:09:25 PM
Fair exchange is no robbery.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 12:14:03 PM
Yes, as I was posting that I was thinking this sounds more like an offer than a threat  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on April 26, 2011, 12:16:07 PM
the bottom one is a bit blurry and I read it as The Big Red Skank.


yeah, one of those days...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 12:17:47 PM
That's the rare one everyone will want now...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on April 26, 2011, 12:58:27 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/Pick.jpg)
You're such a fanboy.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on April 26, 2011, 01:02:10 PM
Where/when are we having curries over next weekend ?

I'd definitely be up for one at Bilston, but will be somewhat limited to a) when we're soundchecking pre-gig and b) being at the mercy of the Manningmobile's movements post-gig.

I know. Why don't we grab one while the first band are on?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 01:06:47 PM
My only concern with that is if someone does a 'Summer's End' and switches the running order, and you might find yourself in the middle of your starter instead of being in the middle of the intro...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 26, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
Your pic isn't working, Simon, so I can't see what arrived today.  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 04:31:02 PM
It was a bulk delivery of Big Red Tomatoes.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 26, 2011, 04:32:32 PM
 :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 26, 2011, 04:39:04 PM
It's a pic of some Tinyfish guitar picks that Jim ordered for the band. I think they look rather splendid,

I tried them today and they work very well.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 26, 2011, 04:52:54 PM
Glad to hear it.

I'd be up for a curry at Bilston - pre-gig would suit me better than post-gig as I'm driving back afterwards. Has SpamBot found anywhere that'll do me a cheese Naan?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 05:01:42 PM
Are you at The Peel ?

I think there is a curry place on the corner in Bilston...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 26, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
Probably not at The Peel, no. Will think about it further, but am not sure I can do the long drive on 2 nights, at my advanced age.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 06:05:40 PM
I agree.

I am driving to all 3


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 26, 2011, 06:10:42 PM
I'm luck in that Swindon & Kingston are only an hour away.  I'm going to take Sara up to Birmingham on the Sunday and stay over for the Bilston bash.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 26, 2011, 08:31:04 PM
I would like curry at Swindon


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 26, 2011, 09:04:08 PM
Actually, curry pre-gig at Bilston would work for me, too...don't want The Spoff falling asleep into his chicken tikka.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 26, 2011, 09:07:04 PM
So what time is 'pre-gig' ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 26, 2011, 11:47:19 PM
Curry. Yes. Curry...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 26, 2011, 11:47:45 PM
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/Pick.jpg)

Now those are pretty smart!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 27, 2011, 08:04:30 AM
So what time is 'pre-gig' ?
Whatever :)

The general plan at the moment is to leave London at around lunchtime, which should get us up to Bilston at around 4.00 pm, I'm guessing. But we can be flexible.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 08:23:00 AM
I should be able to get there by whatever.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mayo on April 27, 2011, 08:45:13 AM
Hi Guys

Just for your info, I finally got in touch with Riffs Bar last night and there is no age limit imposed at the venue. This is good news for my 9 year old and my 15 year old (Goth/Emo  ::)) has decided to come along too just to broaden her horizons a bit. So the band get to sell four more tickets which is good for them too.

So my question is this.....will I be able to get in by paying at the door or has everyone in Swindon become a Tinyfish fan ???

Thanks to all that tried to help with my problem, especially Jim who put his gene pool on the line by offering to adopt my boy for the evening. I am sure he's going to love it. Not too sure about his sister, but I guess the conversion process is never an easy one. LOL  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 08:47:20 AM
Paying at the door had better be an option or myself and Mouse will be stood outside wondering why we bothered  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 27, 2011, 08:57:45 AM
I'll be paying at the door too. Unless the chap in the box office decides to call me "sir" again, in which case I will be sorely tempted to turn violent.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 08:58:47 AM
Memo to self : arrive before Catherine and have a word with the chap in the box office  8)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 27, 2011, 09:00:34 AM
Memo to self: bring baseball bat and pat SpamBot around the head with it a few times, just in case.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 09:19:10 AM
Does anyone know if Riffs allow baseball bats to be brought in ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on April 27, 2011, 10:08:20 AM
VERY EXCITED NOW!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 27, 2011, 10:17:38 AM
Does anyone know if Riffs allow baseball bats to be brought in ?

Oh, if it's Riffs then you're safe from baseball bats, SpamBot.
I'll be taking it along to Bilston though, as that was where the chap in the box office mortally offended me.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 10:22:25 AM
VERY EXCITED NOW!!!!! ;D

You're excited at the prospect of Catherine patting me with a baseball bat ?

 :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 10:23:09 AM
the chap in the box office mortally offended me.

...but you got better  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 27, 2011, 10:39:57 AM
Hi Guys

Just for your info, I finally got in touch with Riffs Bar last night and there is no age limit imposed at the venue. This is good news for my 9 year old and my 15 year old (Goth/Emo  ::)) has decided to come along too just to broaden her horizons a bit. So the band get to sell four more tickets which is good for them too.

So my question is this.....will I be able to get in by paying at the door or has everyone in Swindon become a Tinyfish fan ???

Thanks to all that tried to help with my problem, especially Jim who put his gene pool on the line by offering to adopt my boy for the evening. I am sure he's going to love it. Not too sure about his sister, but I guess the conversion process is never an easy one. LOL  ;D
Were glad you were finally able to get in touch with the venue concerning this Mayo. Not sure if Jim adopting your child is a good thing. The last time he did that, he had the poor tike cleaning chimney's. Using children like this is a despicable act and as soon as the kid in question has finished my chimney, I'm going to report Jim to the Police!



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 27, 2011, 12:44:39 PM
I'll be done with it by teatime, sir, honest...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 27, 2011, 12:46:01 PM
Stop posting and get back up there you ruffian!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 27, 2011, 06:12:08 PM
I don't have a ticket for Riffs either.  I am sure it will be fine.  Is there anybody doing curry pre Riffs?  Need to sort out what time I am leaving and would prefer to get there early and go for some food.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on April 27, 2011, 06:40:48 PM
I don't have a ticket for Riffs either.  I am sure it will be fine.  Is there anybody doing curry pre Riffs?  Need to sort out what time I am leaving and would prefer to get there early and go for some food.

Riff's is in the middle of nowhere, but they do have curry.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 27, 2011, 07:52:28 PM
When Time has ravaged the Earth beyond all recognition and the human race has fled to the stars, there will be three survivors - insects, Keith Richards and curry.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 07:55:23 PM
All in Swindon ?

That's crappy luck.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on April 27, 2011, 09:18:22 PM
Slight change of plan...we were going to be at The Peel on Saturday but now we won't.
However, we WILL now be at Bilston...which will have the added benefit of allowing us to witness DrummingHippo...which is long overdue.
Looking forward to it.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 09:47:56 PM
Boo and yay !!!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on April 27, 2011, 10:45:51 PM
However, we WILL now be at Bilston...which will have the added benefit of allowing us to witness DrummingHippo...which is long overdue.
Looking forward to it.
Yay!

Bugger. I'd better do some practice tomorrow then.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 27, 2011, 10:47:08 PM
You better had, Humpo. Or we'll be throwing tomatoes (in a supportive sort of way, naturally.)  :-*


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 27, 2011, 10:48:46 PM
Don't try and throw the ones in James's pockets.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 27, 2011, 10:56:13 PM
Oh, don't you encourage her  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2011, 12:07:46 AM
First evening of rehearsals and after a room switch then a long wait to get the PA working, we finally got down to work. The new material is sounding pretty good already it has to be said but this evening was just a ironing out the technical stuff session.

Tomorrow, the real work begins. We have an 11.00am-11.00pm day which means I'd better get to bed now.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 04:31:54 AM
So now it's time...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on April 28, 2011, 05:17:34 AM
...to be the first band to release a flies-to-the-wall gig-length rehearsal DVD?
...to start taking bets on how soon after 2pm rehearsal will actually start?
 :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 28, 2011, 08:47:58 AM
... ironing out the technical stuff...

Extreme ironing?
(http://demotivationalblog.com/demotivational/2008/08/extremeironingallthethrillsofascendingthesummit.thumbnail.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 08:56:39 AM
Sport for all (girls)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 28, 2011, 09:37:46 AM
Don't try and throw the ones in James's pockets.

No, I'll just give those to the cat to play with.

(http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/396830-balancing_small_tomatoes_cat_asleep.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 09:43:01 AM
That cat is pure evil  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Brom on April 28, 2011, 12:29:27 PM
Portnoy travel agents have just confirmed my schedule for May. Good and bad news.

I shall be in the old USofA the week before and the week of Rosfest!!

The bad news is that I have to fly home on THE Friday. There would have been an outside chance of me getting to Gettysburg on my return trip, and ironically I'm staying just down the road in Baltimore at the start of the trip.   :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 12:55:08 PM
Wonder if there might be an unscheduled 'gig' in the Gettysburg area before the Friday...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 28, 2011, 09:18:55 PM
Is there any kind of pre-Peel meetup planned?

Am borrowing a Swedish computer just to come and ask this question...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 09:54:04 PM
There is...if you know of a good Indian we can go to  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 28, 2011, 10:01:03 PM
One that does cheese naans?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:01:31 PM
That is merely a bonus, not a requirement  :P


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:06:07 PM
I'm not even fussy about whether it's 'good' at this point - as long as we survive the experience and don't have to keep running off during the gig!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 28, 2011, 10:08:45 PM
There's one just down the road and round the corner I think, not that I can remember what it's called. I know how to stagger to it from The Peel though, if it helps...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:10:57 PM
Let's meet at the place within staggering distance then.

What time ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:16:40 PM
We should meet at The Peel, probably, then stagger on...I'm good to get there any time, really.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 28, 2011, 10:17:38 PM
I think this is the nearest place:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=134+LONDON+Road+Kingston+upon+Thames+Surrey+KT2+6QJ&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.356879,39.155273&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=134+London+Rd,+Kingston+Upon+Thames,+Surrey+KT2+6QJ,+United+Kingdom&z=16 (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=134+LONDON+Road+Kingston+upon+Thames+Surrey+KT2+6QJ&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.356879,39.155273&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=134+London+Rd,+Kingston+Upon+Thames,+Surrey+KT2+6QJ,+United+Kingdom&z=16)

http://www.mehrish.co.uk/ (http://www.mehrish.co.uk/)

Disclaimer - I have never eaten here...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 28, 2011, 10:19:56 PM
Is 6ish early enough to get a decent curry in and then head up in time to not miss any music? (10 mins walk to the Peel)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:20:38 PM
They're open from 5.30 - perhaps we should to aim to be there when they open, allow plenty of time before the gig?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 28, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
Perfect...

Let's meet at the untested Curry House at 5.30.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 28, 2011, 10:22:58 PM
I'm glad you managed to sort it out here rather than on my Facebook page.  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 28, 2011, 10:23:19 PM
It's a date :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:23:35 PM
Sounds worryingly liike a plan...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:24:09 PM
I'm glad you managed to sort it out here rather than on my Facebook page.  ::)

Like anyone would have seen that  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 28, 2011, 10:28:54 PM
When my phone couldn't connect to the Internet, the Facebook updater thing it has just showed a white screen and the message "You don't have any friends."  :(

 :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 28, 2011, 10:29:51 PM
I see the website is exhorting us to "book your xmas masty at Mehrish".

What is an "xmas masty"? Can we have one in April?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 28, 2011, 10:34:16 PM
mmm balti pasty


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on April 28, 2011, 11:13:49 PM
As long as I have a beer this weekend, all will be well in Mouse World.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 07:33:28 AM
Is anyone getting excited yet ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 29, 2011, 07:34:52 AM
Excited?  About what?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 07:35:46 AM
The Royal Wedding - it happens today  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Neil Palfreyman on April 29, 2011, 08:10:45 AM
Very pissed off that due to an incident with my car (yes, I crashed it) we won't be able to make The Peel tomorrow :(  However we will still be at Riffs as planned so see many of you there, I hope.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 08:15:44 AM
See you at Riffs in a few hours, Neil, but sorry to hear about the car  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on April 29, 2011, 10:30:32 AM
I'm still a bit knackered from the excellent Kamelot / Evergrey show last night but I'll be heading over Swindon way soon. There is a chance that Tracy and I will turn up tomorrow in time for the curry but don't wait for us.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 29, 2011, 10:41:27 AM
Yesterday's rehearsal went well although both Leon and I were knackered afterwards. Unlike previous rehearsals, this one was complicated by a lot of technical issues and learning significant amounts of new material to the current set.

We tried our hand at Bad Weather Road and while it sounded competently played, something was missing i.e. it didn't excite any of us. We all agreed that we'd keep working at it and maybe somewhere down the line, we'll find the spark that makes it worth including.

Leon and I staggered home, bought a Chinese takeaway and watched the Classic Albums DVd of Steeley Dan's Aja album. Leon's choice of an extra hot crispy chilli beef left him gasping for breath which was a chuckle. After a while however, I was getting a bit concerned for him but within a few minutes of him eating the rest of the spare ribs, he'd fallen fast asleep. Oo-kay then.

This morning, Leon and I have undertaking our ablutions and are just about to set off for Paul's place so that we can head on out to Riffs.

See you all down there boys and girls.  ;D



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on April 29, 2011, 12:49:04 PM
leaving soon  ;D  Bit early but don't know what else to do now the wedding has finished

Loved it, brought out the Pendie in me  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on April 29, 2011, 01:00:45 PM
Have a blast tonight, chaps!
(But don't wear yourselves out before Sunday, 'kay?)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on April 29, 2011, 01:11:01 PM
I hope to be at The Peel tomorrow (and available for a pre-gig curry before hand  ;D) and at Bilston on Sunday (and available for a pre-gig curry before that as well  ;D).
Looking forward to it! SpamBot, ready the cheese naans!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 29, 2011, 01:23:07 PM
Very pissed off that due to an incident with my car (yes, I crashed it) we won't be able to make The Peel tomorrow :(  However we will still be at Riffs as planned so see many of you there, I hope.


Hopefully you'll be pleased to run into an old friend in a new setting later ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 29, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
I can confirm 4/5ths of Tinyfish are on the road....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on April 29, 2011, 01:33:37 PM
The 5th is due to be picked up soon as well.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 01:34:12 PM
What on earth is in Wokingham ?!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 03:02:12 PM
If people didn't keep taking these threads off topic it would be far easier to find the useful information about where to eat

Tossers.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 29, 2011, 03:03:57 PM
I think we should eat at Fanny's Diner then?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: MikeEvs on April 29, 2011, 03:16:11 PM
Sorry I can't make it to any of the gigs guys hope all goes well for you.



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 29, 2011, 04:41:12 PM
No Fanny for RobH because Sally Pussey's Inn


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 29, 2011, 10:04:15 PM
Right, no more internets for me so I will hope to see some of you at the pre-arranged curry house tomorrow at 5.30!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on April 29, 2011, 10:56:43 PM
1 down - onwards to the Peel.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 12:56:08 AM
To The Peel !  Huzzah !


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 30, 2011, 06:40:13 AM
How far backwards do I need to read to find the "pre Peel curry venue"?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 30, 2011, 07:07:10 AM
A very very long way.  We think that there is a curry place just before the turning into Cambridge Road as you approach the Peel from Kingston.  I shall be in the wonderful little Italian restaurant right on the corner from around 5:30.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 07:11:10 AM
From distant memory of when this thread was allowed to stay on topic...there is a curry place within staggering distance of The Peel and it opens at 5.30pm, so we shall all meet at The Peel in good time before that and stagger down.

Unless we are distracted by squirrels.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 30, 2011, 07:17:37 AM
That was my understanding :) I shall aim to be at The Peel by 5:15.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 07:25:32 AM
Today ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 30, 2011, 07:35:37 AM
I had a great time last night.  James and Mouse droped by in the afternoon, we sat around for about an hour and then headed down to Riffs where we met up with Ashleaze & decided to eat out at Sally Pussey's.  Sally Pussey was very nice.  Then back to Riffs where a sizable crowd had arrived.  Not all of these were passers-by lured in by a cheap performance because many were wearing t-shirts supporting names of prog bands.  Some for Tinyfish.

Also Eden put on a good set with material from the EP CD and also a couple of songs from the upcoming full length CD.  The new stuff is much better suited to Rich's voice.  Writing of Rich, it was good to see that he's recovering from his accident.

Then a gap, and Tinyfish.  I managed to get onto stage which is the first for me.  OK, so it was helping to shift Leon's drums through the crowd.  They played a really good set - I'm not saying what because I don't want to ruin the surprise for everyone else.  But it was all there - the on/ off stage banter; the pounding of the drums; Paul's bubbling bass; Jim's clean guitar soaring over the top; Rob delivering the spoken word parts with menace; and Simon's vocals over the top of everything.

It was great to see Mark Colton of Credo fame there - and flyering anyone that moved.  Plus Rachel Wilce and Clive Nolan's wife/partner.  Indeed there were quite a few people who were at the Pendie lauch gig who made their way along.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 30, 2011, 07:36:26 AM
In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I think I'd like to do the whole thing again.  How about tonight?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 30, 2011, 07:37:19 AM
That last post was a blantant attempt to get another posting for the Mission.  I could have easily edited the previous one.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 07:53:16 AM
Where could we possibly do the same thing tonight ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on April 30, 2011, 08:53:09 AM
Does Sally Pussey have a place in Kingston?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 30, 2011, 09:15:36 AM
Today ?
Yes. And tomorrow. Probably

;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 30, 2011, 09:36:33 AM
So what time will everyone be getting to The Peel. I think we're aiming for about 7, but if there were moves afoot for an earlier mark we're doing very little today.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 10:02:44 AM
5.15pm to stagger to a curry.

Back after the curry has been eaten.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on April 30, 2011, 10:04:23 AM
I'm aiming at a 7:00pm arrival - traffic permitting.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on April 30, 2011, 10:05:10 AM
And yes - last night was excellent.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 10:06:34 AM
Where were you last night then ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on April 30, 2011, 10:07:53 AM
I'm aiming to be @ the peel for 5 ish

would be great to stagger in the general direction of food - italian/ indian both perfect in their own way

I am under strict instructions to stagger back to the Peel before doors opening - so need to be there 7:15 ish

Can shortest staggering distance & speed of service feature i the decision process please?



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 10:09:55 AM
Which door are they opening at 7.15 ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on April 30, 2011, 10:44:29 AM
It was an odd place - pub in the middle of nowhere, some folk making a noise at the other end of the main bar, quite disturbing (I think that was the bloke hitting things).


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 11:49:26 AM
Brought his own manky carpet


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on April 30, 2011, 11:56:33 AM
Right. Peel car park, 5:15, then a short walk (looks like about half a mile) to the Mehrish. They open at 5.30, so it shouldn't be a problem getting back by 7.15, thus avoiding Ursula  being disembowelled for lateness.

Done, dusted, sorted.

;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 11:58:24 AM
Right. Peel car park, 5:15, then a short walk

I hope no-one is bringing a dog.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2011, 01:14:32 PM
It was a fab, fab gig last night. Thanks to everyone who came down because you made it really special indeed. For those wandering along tonight, we look forward to having a natter with you all and hope you like the new(ish) show.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 30, 2011, 01:42:12 PM
I hope no-one is bringing a dog.

(http://cdn1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/169/210/346/5TYT.jpg)

What dog?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 01:59:34 PM
The one chasing that squirrel


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on April 30, 2011, 02:32:40 PM
Right. Peel car park, 5:15, then a short walk (looks like about half a mile) to the Mehrish. They open at 5.30, so it shouldn't be a problem getting back by 7.15, thus avoiding Ursula  being disembowelled for lateness.

Done, dusted, sorted.

;D

Good. See you there at 5.30 then...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on April 30, 2011, 02:56:09 PM
A quick warning for people who have not been to the Peel before. There are a lot of chavs hanging around in Kingston. Be aware of your surroundings and if you spot people like this ... run.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5672140625_5065dfdf19.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5672140625/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 04:11:04 PM
Have we hit an AFC Wimbledon late kick off ? Parking is almost impossible


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 10:15:51 PM
Last night was excellent...tonight was...even better !

Roll on Bilston !


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on April 30, 2011, 11:18:23 PM
Roll on Bilston !
We'll be rolling IN to Bilston at about 4pm.
I'm reeeeaaally looking forward to it! Shame I have to play myself afterwards...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on April 30, 2011, 11:31:11 PM
Thank Prog there was no 'with'.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 01, 2011, 12:22:22 AM
What time will "doors" be at Bilston?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2011, 12:25:38 AM
We don't know yet but I suspect it'll be around 7-30pm sir.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mattstevens on May 01, 2011, 05:59:35 AM
Bloody annoyed i missed the gig - didn't finish in the studio til ten on a mastering job that should have finished at 4.....

Absolutely gutted. The gig i was most looking forward to this year.



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on May 01, 2011, 07:19:33 AM
Drag yourself up to Bilston to make up for it, Matt :)
You'll get the bonus of seeing that Manning mob as well.....

Pedro, The info I have is:
Soundcheck: 5:00
Doors: 7:00
Tinyfish: 8:00
That other lot: 9:45 - 23:15

I'm hoping it'll be the Fastest Soundcheck In History so's I can sneak out for a Ruby Murray with you lot ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 01, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
Thanks chaps. Doesn't the Robin have an 11pm curfew on a Sunday? Maybe I'm making that up, M
my memory fails me sometimes, but I thought the whole "Threshold vs the 3-year-rule" thing was caused by a determined drummer and an immovable curfew...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on May 01, 2011, 08:56:45 AM
Really looking forward to tonight. I hope lots of people will be there.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 08:59:05 AM
I hope that new merchandise lady is there tonight - she seems much nicer than the other one.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 01, 2011, 09:39:46 AM
Right - pick up Sara and then I'm off to Birmingham.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2011, 10:20:51 AM
Bloody annoyed i missed the gig - didn't finish in the studio til ten on a mastering job that should have finished at 4.....

Absolutely gutted. The gig i was most looking forward to this year.
Don't fret none matey. You'll always be able to catch us later in the year if all goes well.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on May 01, 2011, 10:41:57 AM
3/5ths of Tinyfish on the road again.....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 10:43:31 AM
You'd have thought by now they would have mastered getting into the van.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 01, 2011, 11:13:33 AM
Glad my question about the curfew didn't go completely un-noticed then! :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 01, 2011, 11:30:41 AM
Well, the Tangent/Credo gig on the 15th May ends at 11pm...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 01, 2011, 01:12:56 PM
Yay! Timings changed on Facebook!
7pm start. Curry-guzzlers take note!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 01, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
T'riffic evening last night, great to see everyone who was there, sorry not to see those only going to the other gigs, Nellie, Sarah and Pedro etc. and Tinyfish were fantastic.

Took lots of video with my new toy and at sometime in the next few weeks I might try putting it together (although I've still got to do the video from Matt's gig the week before :-[ )

Good luck for tonight's gig - I really wish I were going, just DIY, chores and the snooker final here  :'(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 01:22:57 PM
Nuts.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 01, 2011, 01:26:02 PM
Nuts.
Whole hazel nuts. Ooh!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 01:27:22 PM
I was thinking more loopy


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 01, 2011, 01:43:51 PM
Leaving soon. Tonight should be excellent.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 01, 2011, 03:06:32 PM
I have a quest for one of the Peel regulars.

I'm a silly billy and am always too embarrassed to ask friends to sign stuff. Consequently I have no signed Tinyfish stuff.

Could someone get me a set of the Tinyfish postcards, and get them signed by the five Tinies.

That would be fab.

Thanks awf'ly


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 04:09:38 PM
I am sure that can be arranged UB


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 04:11:23 PM
Where's Wilf ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ursula on May 01, 2011, 05:57:55 PM
I hope that new merchandise lady is there tonight - she seems much nicer than the other one.


I was apprenticed to the best


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 06:03:14 PM
Which band was that with then ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 08:04:39 PM
Best sound of the three nights - shortened second part of the set. Sounded tight throughout.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 01, 2011, 10:41:09 PM
Best sound and, I thought, best performance (of the two gigs I saw, anyway). The BRS material is sounding bloody awesome...Weak Machine is really, really something played like that.

Guy & band were excellent too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 10:57:43 PM
Tremendous performance from Manning...if they had only kept Charlieville going for another 10 seconds it would have been 21:12


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on May 01, 2011, 11:38:09 PM
Half-past midnight-ish.
Just back after the 85 mile drive back from Bilston.
To the band (and fellow Fishtankers) - thank you for a thoroughly pleasant weekend.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 01, 2011, 11:48:04 PM
We should definitely do it again some time because that was a thoroughly enjoyable tour - it was great to meet so many people from off here :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 02, 2011, 01:36:19 AM
M6 and A14 nice and empty on my way home. I'm not sure I could handle a longer tour unless I start staying in hotels to cut down on the driving.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 02, 2011, 09:01:30 AM
It was a good weekend.

Yesterday's gig was greatly enhanced (for me, anyway) by not having had a "cheese naan" just before it. Bit of a short Tinyfish set though. Shame there weren't more there - I reckon Fishtankers made up a good proportion of the audience.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Capt. Pugwash on May 02, 2011, 09:25:58 AM
We too had a good time last night!

Would have been nice to see a few more there and thanks indeed goes to the solid support of the Fishtankers!

Not sure how we could have actively promoted it more than we did really, but hey-ho, live gig attendance is seriously declining (in general) and so we must sadly get used to it I suppose...

Just want to assure you that TINYFISH were alloted as much time to play as they wished, so any foreshortening of performance time was self imposed.

Good luck to the TINYFISH mob on their US jaunt...as I said...they will LOVE it and the crowd will LOVE them!

The band goes offline for a bit now so I can record the new album, we'll be back in the Autumn again!

See you soon
Guy


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on May 02, 2011, 09:38:46 AM
Last night was the first time I'd seen Manning the band and was impressed.
After talking to Guy at last year's Summer's End curry evening, I was interested to see how the large band worked, and was glad to see another well-rehearsed seamless operation under way. Very enjoyable.
Another band to put on the 'must-see-again' list.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hen on May 02, 2011, 11:08:20 AM
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k125/hen69/Mouse.jpg)

Mouse had a good time, stealing my glasses :-)

Hen x


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 02, 2011, 11:33:22 AM
Well, that's the end of the mini-tour for me as well.  It had been a fun, if tiring, 4 days.  It was a great show by both bands last night and it was great to chat to Lambsie & Hen, as well as various members of both Manning & Tinyfish.

That new song in Manning's set is brilliant.  And Rob told me that there are two better that he's heard for the new album.  So, the new album is going to be a stonker.  Indeed, the whole set was wonderful.  I'll look forward to seeing Manning again in August at the CRF.

Tinyfish were a notch up again on Kingston, which was a several notches up on Swindon.  They're going to take Gettysburg by storm.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 02, 2011, 12:26:41 PM
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k125/hen69/Mouse.jpg)

Mouse had a good time, stealing my glasses :-)

Hen x

needs must find a color printer, for I believe I have found the ROSFest picture!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 02, 2011, 12:36:19 PM
*wonders if her pic can go to ROSFest as well*


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 02, 2011, 12:48:57 PM
*wonders if her pic can go to ROSFest as well*

hmm, we shall see....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
*wonders if her pic can go to ROSFest as well*

hmm, we shall see....

I'm working on it...  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2011, 01:47:41 PM
Awesome, awesome, lemon awesome! That was a bloody good weekend. I had so much fun hanging around with everyone, bopping around to some seriously stonking performances, and trying to buy as many people as possible drinks.

Thank you so much to the band for making it one hell of a good time and to all you lot in the Fishtank for helping me out in so many ways, whether it was dragging my arse all around the country, providing somewhere to kip for a night, hugs, smiles, laughs, curry, beer and a very much needed state of relief and relaxation from the seemingly-unending pressure of college work. I can't thank you enough.
Extra thanks to Manning for putting on a fab show and for the refuel afterwards. Hope to see you again sooner rather than later.  :)

So, yeah. Cheers, everyone! Thank you so much. Those of you who are heading on to Gettysburg, expect something very, very special indeed.

Photos may go up soon, but for now, it's back to work for me...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2011, 04:20:26 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5680580402_0af616a4bc_b.jpg)

A quick montage of the Riffs gig.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 02, 2011, 05:06:35 PM
3 down 1 to go. Excellent stuff.

3 different gigs.

Riff's was very intimate and apologies if I blocked anybody while taking photos. Will learn to crouch.

Peel. New guy on the sound desk and the sound could have been better. Banter was very good and we enjoyed it very much. Lighting was awful and I am afraid most of my photos are very red. Will review and post.

Robin 2. A big stage and it is raised up high enough for me not to be too much in the way. Good sound and great atmosphere even though it was not full.

Can't wait until RosFest now as the sets kept getting better and better.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2011, 05:38:50 PM
HUGE Thanks to everybody who attended the shows (and extra special thanks to those that managed to make all three dates). To quote Dec Burke; You rock!  ;D

I'm still trying to process all that we've experienced over the past week or so (rehearsals and gigs). So many details will get lost in the mix but I have to say that above all else, all of us have been knocked sideways by the level of support and love for the band. It's quite a humbling experience if truth be told because no matter where we went, there were always smiling faces to be seen and fantastic conversations to be had. I can only apologise for having to cut so many good natters short due to shifting boxes, soundchecks, etc but to each of those I had the pleasure to hang out with, cheers.  :)

As I'm handing out the thank yous, I'd like to give a big wave to Also Eden and Manning for sharing a stage with us over the three dates. We really couldn't have asked for better company over the mini tour. Both bands were great to watch, professional and enormous fun to hang out with. More power to you boys and girls!

I WILL be sticking out a Tinyverse very soon, documenting all that went on over the three dates but my rough thought about the shows can be boiled down thus:

Riffs
Bloody loud gig but we played pretty well. I was very nervous because this was the first time we had perfromed a proper 'Big Red Spark Show'. Happily, there was little in the way of technical problems except the restrictions imposed by the size of the stage. Great to see Rich Harding return to the stage with Also Eden.

Favourite moment of the show; seeing Rob walk onstage for the first time as The Uber Chav for Refugee and him pointing his mobile phone at the audience as if it were a gun. I laughed my socks off

The Peel
Suffered a little bit from sound problems during this show but that didn't detract from the fact that the crowd cheered madly after every track which made everybody in the band feel like all the worked we had done on adding the new songs had been worth it. Seeing Iain Houston perform Refugee in person was a big thrill for me.

Favourite moment: witnessing the Peel's doorman and all 'round cool dude Gerorge headbanging at the front of the crowd to The June Jar which he had asked us to play because it was his birthday.

The Robin 2
An absolutely monster sound on stage and easily the best we played of all the three nights. Our dedicated crew for the tour was Andy Rotherham and throughout the gigs, he worked tirelessly to keep the equipment and the set running as smoothly as possible. We wouldn't have done any near as well without him. Cheers mate.

Guy and his band were in brilliant form (as ever). It never ceases to amaze me how they are able to co-ordinate such a focused sound with 8 people playing. Genius stuff!

Favourite moment: Weak Machine. It just rocked like a bastard.

We'll get some more live shots up onto the homepage in the next week or so and as I said before, be prepared (and afraid) for The Tinyverse 11.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 02, 2011, 06:03:57 PM
Working my way through loads of photos.

Riffs

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5680339829_6c3fb3f52b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5680339829/)

Peel

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5680315763_d59808b0ff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5680315763/)

Robin 2

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5680326639_3410abb6f4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5680326639/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2011, 06:09:21 PM
Brilliant Bo. I love Rob's new outfit.  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Amelia on May 02, 2011, 06:13:40 PM
Hmmm tried to make my first post ever earlier and it didnt work......

Just wanted to say thanks so much for letting me tag along, I had a great time!
I thought I was going to enjoy what you do but really was taken back by just how good you are, you guys are awsome! Such good musicians and a lovely group of guys!
It was really nice to put faces to names Leon had mentioned (band and fans) Everyone was so friendly, what a great gig atmosphere, fantasitc weekend :D

oooo and a special thanks to Rob for rescuing me on Saturday, had you not I fear I'd still be wandering Norbiton now!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 02, 2011, 06:43:54 PM
I am glad the rest of the mini tour went as well as/better than Riffs.  It did make a nice change to see Tinyfish somewhere other than The Peel though!  My favourite song was weak machine which sounded brilliant, absolutely loved it.  Standing by the entrance, I was weirded out somewhat when some bloke in a hoody went past me.  I then got confused when said bloke proceeded to get on the stage.  Then I realised  ;D

Loved eating at Sallys Pussey with David, Mouse, RobH and Spambot.  Lovely food with lovely company.  Thank you for not eating in Reading (which my satnav pronouces reeding) and meeting me.   ;D




Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 02, 2011, 06:47:31 PM
"Idiotic place doesnt open til 6"

 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 02, 2011, 07:05:56 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5030/5681112004_b7a242ff8c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5681112004/)

Some pictures from the soundcheck at Riffs. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/sets/72157626507610531/detail/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 02, 2011, 07:09:17 PM
I am glad the rest of the mini tour went as well as/better than Riffs.  It did make a nice change to see Tinyfish somewhere other than The Peel though!  My favourite song was weak machine which sounded brilliant, absolutely loved it.  Standing by the entrance, I was weirded out somewhat when some bloke in a hoody went past me.  I then got confused when said bloke proceeded to get on the stage.  Then I realised  ;D

Loved eating at Sallys Pussey with David, Mouse, RobH and Spambot.  Lovely food with lovely company.  Thank you for not eating in Reading (which my satnav pronouces reeding) and meeting me.   ;D
I also recommend Sally Pussey - I will definitely eat there again if I go to Riffs.

Perhaps we should come up with possible venues for the band.  They really do need to get out and about more.  If I could recommend CRF 2012?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
Those soundcheck photos are excellent, Bo. I found Riffs to be quite an easy going place and comfortable, ideal really for a band trying out some new live material at the start of a tour. Although their choice of music as the bands switched places was the exact thing I wanted to escape from at the weekend, grrrr...  :D

It was lovely to meet you, Amelia. I hope we see you at many Tinyfish gigs yet to come.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 02, 2011, 07:57:20 PM
ooh, I hope that JUne Jar is on the ROSFest setlist...

please?

:D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 02, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
I'd hoped it was on the Robin setlist. ;o)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2011, 08:30:43 PM
Hmmm tried to make my first post ever earlier and it didnt work......

Just wanted to say thanks so much for letting me tag along, I had a great time!
I thought I was going to enjoy what you do but really was taken back by just how good you are, you guys are awsome! Such good musicians and a lovely group of guys!
It was really nice to put faces to names Leon had mentioned (band and fans) Everyone was so friendly, what a great gig atmosphere, fantasitc weekend :D

oooo and a special thanks to Rob for rescuing me on Saturday, had you not I fear I'd still be wandering Norbiton now!
It was great to meet you at last Amelia. Leon has told us all lots about you (all good by the way  ;D) and I'm really glad you enjoyed yourself.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on May 02, 2011, 09:20:51 PM
I had a fab time at the 2 gigs I went to. I'm completely pooped now but that's largely due to laughing so much last night until the wee small hours with those crazy boys.
Thanks for the memories (that's mEmories Simon) and I'm sure RoSFEST is going to be awesome.
Great to see so many Tankers and lots of people who had never seen Tinyfish before. Sorry to have missed Fishy friends at the Peel.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 02, 2011, 10:18:01 PM
The Riffs photos are now on flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/sets/72157626633572286/detail/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5681187451_8283a8d4dd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5681187451/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2011, 10:26:01 PM
Bo, you are a master of your craft, sir.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2011, 10:37:10 PM
Seconded.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 02, 2011, 10:37:32 PM
Amen to that, Mouse


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 02, 2011, 10:44:45 PM
your pics always astound me - I don't think we go to the same gigs, the Tinyfish gigs I go to don't look so amazing when I am there


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 02, 2011, 10:55:47 PM
That's because you only see downstairs.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 03, 2011, 01:31:09 AM
The Riffs photos are now on flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/sets/72157626633572286/detail/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5681187451_8283a8d4dd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5681187451/)


This is clearly from an episode of Doctor Who. Awesome.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: MikeEvs on May 03, 2011, 08:14:00 AM
Great work as always Bo :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 03, 2011, 08:52:17 AM


Favourite moment: Weak Machine. It just rocked like a bastard.


Of course  ;) ;D I've been saying it for months  ;D

Wish I'd have gone to Bilston now, but I'm not the man I was  :(  I thought The Peel was excellent, despite the sound being a bit off, but the set is a blinder.

Good luck for RosFest you Tinyfeesh. You'll knock 'em dead.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 03, 2011, 09:10:54 AM
Someone said Bert was a tosser.  Two nights in a row  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 03, 2011, 09:25:15 AM
Leaving aside the music for one moment, my overriding memory of this tour will be how wonderful it was to meet and talk with so many different Fishtankers at each of the gigs.  This place is not just active online, but it does very much transfer to real life.

The music just got better each night, both in terms of the performance and the sound.  It was good to hear the narrative pieces so clearly at Bilston, and I think that aspect will be very important at RoSfest where many of the audience may not have the first clue what is going on.  If possible, I also think the The Big Red Spark section would benefit from being able to run into Weak Machine, rather than there being the break we had at these gigs.  Hit them with the whole thing from beginning to end and they will be dying to jump to their feet and erupt into applause at the end.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 03, 2011, 09:38:57 AM
Really glad you enjoyed it James and I agree completely about the sense of family that is the Fishtank in real life.

As for the set pacing, we've spoken about this as a band and we are working upon trying to get the whole BRS suite flowing together as a single piece for RoSFest. If all goes well, we might even be able to add another track too.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 03, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
If you guys pull of a performance anything like the ones over the last three days, you'll take ROSfest by storm. I would love the thing to be recorded, but don't let anything like that distract you from giving them a show they won't forget in a hurry.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 03, 2011, 10:57:00 AM
If you guys pull of a performance anything like the ones over the last three days, you'll take ROSfest by storm. I would love the thing to be recorded, but don't let anything like that distract you from giving them a show they won't forget in a hurry.

Mouse, that's just asking for Simon to drop his trousers mid-show...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 03, 2011, 10:58:35 AM
Like he needs to be asked  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 03, 2011, 11:02:04 AM
I was just suggesting plugging a laptop in the back of the soundboard, nothing fancy.

Indeed a lot of better soundboards come with some hard drive facility.

I would never suggest any performance were compromised for the sake of its recording, A flawed recording of a great performance will always beat a perfect recording of a lacklustre one.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 03, 2011, 11:12:01 AM
Should we pin our expectations on a flawed recording of a lacklustre performance so that the reality astounds us ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 03, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5683816372_2209840ce1.jpg)

Guy votes for a new live album.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Brom on May 04, 2011, 08:37:02 AM
Just got away from Mike P for a few minutes to let you know that....It was with deep regret that I didn't get to Bilston on Sunday, I was and still am, sorry and peed off to have missed you all and the obviously excellent music! Big thanks to everyone for posting pics and stuff.

My reasons for not being able to make it came down to two things. The first has resulted in a lesson learned, and that is, once a gig is announced, mark it in bold letters on the calendar to avoid any ensuing "discussions" near to the time.

The second and probably main reason for me not being there involves a temporary medical inconvenience which makes standing for extended periods slightly uncomfortable, but when also subjected to the full "Mighty chickens of prog"*, can become distractingly painful, as discovered at a recent local pub gig.

I hope to be soon fully restored to "normal" working condition, and as so will be looking forward to the next gig with repairs in place and an indelible marker firmly in hand.

*Standing with arms folded, tapping one foot and nodding the head in time with the music.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 04, 2011, 08:46:30 AM
Sorry you couldn't make it, Brom.

I look forward to seeing you at a gig once you have had your wooden leg repaired and are able to stand again in comfort and do your chicken impressions again.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 04, 2011, 08:48:24 AM
Thank goodness Portnoy had his own transport !

Sorry you were not there, Brom  :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 04, 2011, 10:05:11 AM
No problems Brom old chap. There will be other gigs.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2011, 11:28:12 AM
Brom - is your other leg made of eeeevillll?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 04, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
Some shots from the Peel. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/sets/72157626522562665/detail/)

I struggled with the light, but I might have some more once I have fixed my laptop hard drive etc.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5687843940_6125f9e0d3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5687843940/)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 04, 2011, 06:40:46 PM
So - how did you get this shot of Leon with the drumsticks so clear?  When I was watching (and not taking photos), all I could see was blurs as the speed of the sticks was faster than the eye.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 04, 2011, 06:54:17 PM
The speed of Leon's drumming is amazing. I have shots where the shutter speed is set to 1/200 of a second and the sticks are still blurry, how the feck is that possible!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: James_H on May 04, 2011, 06:59:15 PM
So - how did you get this shot of Leon with the drumsticks so clear?  When I was watching (and not taking photos), all I could see was blurs as the speed of the sticks was faster than the eye.

Yup, I was astounded, I don't think I've ever seen that before (except for perhaps Blunders at the Frost* DVD Shoot...)



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2011, 07:57:56 PM
I was more interested in seeing Jims arms.  Don't think I have ever seen them before.  Like the tats.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 04, 2011, 08:01:15 PM
Don't think I have ever seen them before.

So all you have seen before have been floating hands...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 04, 2011, 08:03:10 PM
very amazing floating hands


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on May 04, 2011, 08:48:48 PM
I was more interested in seeing Jims arms.  Don't think I have ever seen them before.  Like the tats.
He's covered in them!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 04, 2011, 08:59:09 PM
Soon everyone will want to be covered in them
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2827199082_0153afa360.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 04, 2011, 10:36:13 PM
I bet that's cumbersome on the toilet.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 04, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
I don't know how, but he probably doesn't need a toilet.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 04, 2011, 10:51:33 PM
Not right now he doesn't. One one curry later....


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Andy R on May 05, 2011, 09:24:15 AM
Just popped in to say how much I enjoyed working for Tinyfish on this short tour. Great bunch of guys with some lovely people around them too.

Hoping to work with them again  8)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 05, 2011, 09:33:22 AM
We sincerely hope you will be sorting them out again too  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on May 05, 2011, 09:38:02 AM
Finally home & rested!

What a week it's been; even if you ignore the Buddy/Spandex Ballet gigs (both sold out, & massive thanks to the 'Tankers who came to SB's gig), it's been a gruelling but awesome week.

Each of the three Tinyfish gigs had elements which made them special; Riffs' was a great "rough pub gig"; the sort I'm used to playing with my other outfits.  The Peel had its usual great vibe, but I think we played best at The Robin.

Thanks are in order to everyone who came out to see us, especially those of you who came to all three gigs - you are the lifeblood of this band.  Extra big thanks to Nellie, Ursula & Andy R - I doubt I'd have made it to my other gigs in one piece without them.

I found my ManBag, by the way - it was at The Peel all along!  I then left my travel case at Paul's house.  Twat.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 05, 2011, 10:25:47 AM
Glad you survived, Leon. Just don't get shot when you go to America, for the love of God.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 05, 2011, 11:29:21 AM
I then left my travel case at Paul's house.  Twat.
It's hardly Paul's fault...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 05, 2011, 11:31:32 AM
Oh, thank goodness - I thought that was his pet name for his travel bag.  I was expecting (more) trouble at the airport...

"Do you have any hand luggage ?"

"Just one bag - twat"

"Step away from the desk, sir"


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 05, 2011, 11:40:36 AM
 :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 05, 2011, 11:56:06 AM
We sincerely hope you will be sorting them out again too  ;D

I endorse that  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 05, 2011, 12:35:04 PM
If anyone's going to handle Leon's manbag suspiciously, it'll be at the airport.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on May 05, 2011, 12:47:53 PM
Just popped in to say how much I enjoyed working for Tinyfish on this short tour. Great bunch of guys with some lovely people around them too.

Hoping to work with them again  8)

You may live to regret this request!  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 05, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
Nah - it's a vaguely expressed admiration - I reckon there's room for plausible deniability in there  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 05, 2011, 03:37:54 PM
Some shots of the Robin 2 gig, courtesy of Tim Ellis.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/5677667641/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_ellis/5677667641/in/photostream/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5677650227_29d3a68597_z.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 05, 2011, 06:53:05 PM
Yo

I'm still sorting through my photos from the 4 nights[1] but there are certainly a good few shots. I'll post again when they make it to flickr.

Are you going to keep the same setlist at Rosfest? I think that the "Hacked into pieces, packed into boxes" spoken word from Motorville is still the best opener (especially with chilling echoes).  If you start with that then Simon can witter on about a second album and give lots of excuses about why it took so long etc etc before introducing the main part of the set, ie the BRS Suite and Rob can come on with the intriguing opening of "Three Fishes?"[2]. The rest of the set can continue as before.

Am I alone in my belief? I won't be upset if I am.

Cheers

Rick

[1] Kamelot on the Thursday, but the sorting for them was quick because I only took a small camera and only got about 4 reasonable shots.
[2] Guy Manning is a star. Pwnd!!!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: MikeEvs on May 05, 2011, 08:32:28 PM
Rick were the 4 reasonable ones of Elize and Simone  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 05, 2011, 08:40:14 PM
Mr. Ellis has taken some fab photos indeed.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 05, 2011, 08:41:59 PM
When's he bringing them back ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 05, 2011, 09:23:17 PM
Rick were the 4 reasonable ones of Elize and Simone  ;)
Elize, yes.  :) Simone, no.  :( (I think, can't check right now) One or two could be used as evidence that Tom had, indeed, been down the "paj butik" (Use google translate if you don't speak Swedish).
Purely as an aside, console yourself with this completely unrelated shot. I shall.  :P
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5524134308/in/set-72157626341787895

Cheers

Rick



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 05, 2011, 09:25:54 PM
Does she want to join Mostly Autumn ?

How about if we beg ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: MikeEvs on May 05, 2011, 09:28:05 PM
Rick were the 4 reasonable ones of Elize and Simone  ;)
Elize, yes.  :) Simone, no.  :( (I think, can't check right now) One or two could be used as evidence that Tom had, indeed, been down the "paj butik" (Use google translate if you don't speak Swedish).
Purely as an aside, console yourself with this completely unrelated shot. I shall.  :P
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5524134308/in/set-72157626341787895

Cheers

Rick



I don't speak Swedish but I don't need google translate  :D and I do love that shot of Simone from the Epica gig now hurry up and get at least one of Elize online ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 05, 2011, 10:17:44 PM
hello!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 05, 2011, 11:53:52 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5691916158_8b544821df.jpg)

Robert accompanied by the Spirit of Brian May.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 06, 2011, 12:50:06 AM
both scientists.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 06, 2011, 08:52:17 AM
Strangley enough Rick, I made that exact same suggestion to the guys in the Oxford services on the way up to the Robin 2 gig but none of them were keen on the idea. At least I know now that it wasn't just me.  ;D

Are you going to keep the same setlist at Rosfest? I think that the "Hacked into pieces, packed into boxes" spoken word from Motorville is still the best opener (especially with chilling echoes).  If you start with that then Simon can witter on about a second album and give lots of excuses about why it took so long etc etc before introducing the main part of the set, ie the BRS Suite and Rob can come on with the intriguing opening of "Three Fishes?"[2]. The rest of the set can continue as before.

Am I alone in my belief? I won't be upset if I am.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 06, 2011, 08:57:09 AM
My personal feeling on that is that certainly in this case you should play to your audience - and if this audience is waiting for anything it is The Big Red Spark...so hit them with it.

Motorville will make an excellent third encore.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 06, 2011, 08:58:07 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5691916158_8b544821df.jpg)

Robert accompanied by the Spirit of Brian May.

That's awesome.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 06, 2011, 12:27:13 PM
Ta, Robert.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Tim Ellis on May 07, 2011, 10:22:25 AM
Mr. Ellis has taken some fab photos indeed.
Thank you!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 07, 2011, 11:51:34 AM
Mr. Ellis has taken some fab photos indeed.
Thank you!
No, no. Thank YOU Tim. There are some brilliant shots in there sir.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 07, 2011, 06:11:42 PM
And if you don't mind, I'd like to borrow a few of them...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 07, 2011, 09:01:22 PM
Yo

My pictures from Riff's Bar are now up on Flickr. Others to follow when my upload speed climbs back to something manageable.

I think that by far the best from that night were the troubled, pensive looking shots of Rich.

Just a few examples are below, there are more on Flickr.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/5695973675_8751203f58.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695973675/)
Tinyfish IMG_0608.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695973675/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/5696041877_3c88c900e2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696041877/)
Tinyfish IMG_0732.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696041877/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5696606562_7b22a8983b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696606562/)
Tinyfish IMG_0721.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696606562/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/5696543988_c248ca2273.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696543988/)
Tinyfish IMG_0599.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696543988/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2071/5696473058_c2c456767b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696473058/)
Also Eden IMG_0477.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696473058/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5695885799_70aefabd4b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695885799/)
Also Eden IMG_0462.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695885799/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5695873137_b10ebea29f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695873137/)
Also Eden IMG_0459.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5695873137/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

None of Paul from that night because I was the other side of the speaker stack. Trust me though, I made up for it at The Peel.

Cheers for now

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 07, 2011, 09:04:34 PM
Who's Paul ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 07, 2011, 09:11:05 PM
Paul is a very lovely bloke who let me handle his bass. *cough*

Awesome shots as ever, Rick! I have one photo of Paul from the Riffs gig and it's by far one of my top favourites from the whole tour.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 07, 2011, 09:24:41 PM
love the leon pics Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 07, 2011, 09:24:56 PM
Me too!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 07, 2011, 09:45:05 PM
Paul is a very lovely bloke who let me handle his bass. *cough*

Awesome shots as ever, Rick! I have one photo of Paul from the Riffs gig and it's by far one of my top favourites from the whole tour.
Is it on your flickr page? I don't see one of Paul.

And yes, I'm experimenting with animated gifs for my avatar. Tee Hee.  ;D

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 07, 2011, 09:53:06 PM
Ha ha! Excellent!  :D :D  Have you got the other one of Simon 'dancing'?  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 07, 2011, 10:00:27 PM
Ha ha! Excellent!  :D :D  Have you got the other one of Simon 'dancing'?  ;)

Working on it. Pondering a combination of the two sets, maybe 20 reps of the hands on knees move then a couple of hip thrusts for surprise. Ooops. Given it away.  ;)

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 07, 2011, 10:03:14 PM
Ha ha! Excellent!  :D :D  Have you got the other one of Simon 'dancing'?  ;)

You'll only annoy Ashleaze...

Yeah, have you got it ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 07, 2011, 11:08:01 PM
Is it on your flickr page? I don't see one of Paul.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/5697128189_3d8c6639a7.jpg)

Peek-a-boo Paul. A little grainy, mind.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2011, 10:24:42 AM
As promised/threatened here he is, he sings, he dances, he waves his arms about...the brilliant TinyBez :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJfNf5UzWY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJfNf5UzWY)

NB: Posted with a ton of love, NOT taking the haddock! :)

...and Simon...clean that guitar! ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2011, 10:27:29 AM
Dance Robert, dance.... :D :D :D

As for the guitar, it's only the stubborn under stains that are holding it together.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 08, 2011, 10:39:52 AM
Aha! I have some TinyBez footage shot at The Peel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB7n1nzST44), which I've just put up.
It's particularly notable for the skew-wiff bow tie and also that it's mostly head-and-shoulders (which does make you wonder what on earth the rest of his body is doing that results in those facial contortions - best not to ask, really).

I think we should have a whip-round for a pair of maraccas for him for the next UK gig.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 08, 2011, 11:20:52 AM
As promised/threatened here he is, he sings, he dances, he waves his arms about...the brilliant TinyBez
RoSfest will love this band...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 08, 2011, 11:48:35 AM
heh

can't wait!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 08, 2011, 11:53:14 AM
Others to follow when my upload speed climbs back to something manageable.

Others from The Peel have followed.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/5699161952_540f1ce761.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699161952/)
Tinyfish IMG_1128.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699161952/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5698578577_3cf4c68670.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698578577/)
Tinyfish IMG_1109.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698578577/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5697189259_928821dc98.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697189259/)
Tinyfish IMG_1094.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697189259/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3600/5697710348_a65ea1ebcd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697710348/)
Tinyfish IMG_1068.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697710348/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2454/5697690800_bdcda856a3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697690800/)
Tinyfish IMG_1039.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697690800/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2425/5697584934_b55e225f69.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697584934/)
Also Eden IMG_0941.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697584934/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/5697570270_0acf7ea8b2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697570270/)
Also Eden IMG_0912.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5697570270/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/5696071347_4329089ea3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696071347/)
Also Eden IMG_0806.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696071347/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

But I see from my flickr pages that some of you have already found these in the few minutes since I made them publicly visible.

Enjoy

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2011, 12:31:36 PM
Awesome pics again sir! :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Hippeau de la Course on May 08, 2011, 01:34:54 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5104/5696606562_7b22a8983b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5696606562/)
No, Leon - you're supposed to speak/sing into those, not listen attentively to them.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 08, 2011, 01:40:35 PM
No, Leon - you're supposed to speak/sing into those, not listen attentively to them.
But that is how he receives his secret messages from the aliens.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 08, 2011, 03:38:54 PM
Any finally.

The Sunday night photos are now on flickr.

A selection includes the following:

One Racing Hippo.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5150/5698878717_0ea3e60d1c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698878717/)
Manning IMG_1814.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698878717/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5698836487_afa643b2c1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698836487/)
Manning IMG_1692.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698836487/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/5699396830_a48860cae2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699396830/)
Manning IMG_1672.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699396830/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/5699365208_a46e929b74.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699365208/)
Manning IMG_1616.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699365208/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/5698779555_6f02faa40a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698779555/)
Manning IMG_1594.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698779555/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Jim posing for Mouse.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5698760323_28277f6a5d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698760323/)
Tinyfish IMG_1542.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698760323/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5698736707_9810e1f31c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698736707/)
Tinyfish IMG_1478.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698736707/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

TinyBez
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/5698710765_92e852d480.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698710765/)
Tinyfish IMG_1388.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698710765/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2510/5699273390_11ce281dda.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699273390/)
Tinyfish IMG_1382.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699273390/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Not my bit yet, so I'm just going to sit here. Not that it's any of your frickin' business.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/5698692553_9dee9cc4e2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698692553/)
Tinyfish IMG_1355.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5698692553/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Jim for President
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/5699260066_04d861dcf1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699260066/)
Tinyfish IMG_1352.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699260066/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Photofit to follow on Crimewatch
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5699228320_a9e7deda75.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699228320/)
Tinyfish IMG_1300.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699228320/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/5699243542_12c96f3f5f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699243542/)
Tinyfish IMG_1314.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699243542/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

It's my book and you can't have it.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/5699209288_b5a5fdb656.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699209288/)
Tinyfish IMG_1251.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699209288/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Deeply worrying. In the way only a greased pineapple can be.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2160/5699216224_8d38e715cb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699216224/)
Tinyfish IMG_1276.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699216224/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

If you like them, please comment on the flickr pages.

Cheer

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 03:48:18 PM
Rick, those are stunning. Truly excellent.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/5699161952_540f1ce761.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699161952/)

DRUM SLAYER RETURNS!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 08, 2011, 04:00:00 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/5699243542_12c96f3f5f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699243542/)
Tinyfish IMG_1314.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5699243542/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Is that his arm or just a curious emu?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 04:04:17 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/5699443017_fdf7944cb5.jpg)

The Uberchav tries to end Simon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 08, 2011, 04:09:11 PM
Rick, those are stunning. Truly excellent.
Why tharyouverrmush

I had been 'playing' with settings on the Sunday night and the shots on the camera screen were still good so I didn't think to change back. Then I looked on the PC and realised they were really under exposed and so needed quite a bit of fiddling before they looked good. Note to self: Don't feck with the settings that gave good results last time you eejit.

I was certainly very happy with the results in the end though. It was much easier with the lighting on the Sunday than either of the two previous days.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2011, 05:21:38 PM
It was much easier with the lighting on the Sunday than either of the two previous days.
That's because the Robin use bulbs in their lights...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 08, 2011, 06:58:04 PM
Curious watch strap  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 08, 2011, 07:02:22 PM
Brilliant pics, by the way.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 08, 2011, 07:52:09 PM
brilliant Rick, I hope you don't mind but shared with Steve Dunn on facebook


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 08, 2011, 07:56:04 PM
brilliant Rick, I hope you don't mind but shared with Steve Dunn on facebook
He's way ahead of you.  :)

Glad you like them.

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 08, 2011, 08:07:37 PM
i noticed his post after I shared  ::)

these two are my favs

"It's my book and you can't have it."


"Deeply worrying. In the way only a greased pineapple can be."







Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 08, 2011, 09:22:10 PM
(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6405.jpg)
Scary dude.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6377.jpg)
Is this headbanging?

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6376.jpg)
Look, it's all cotton wool in here, I tell you.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6373.jpg)
And up here as well.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6340.jpg)
Rob's hat in danger of flying off.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6334.jpg)
Proof that Simon is a member of the Borg collective.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6328.jpg)
Unlike Jim, who just has bits of yellow string...

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6311.jpg)
Bassmeister Paul

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6296.jpg)
Paul realises that Simon has just farted.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6289.jpg)
Mr Chav

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6197.jpg)
It was THAT big, I tell you!

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6214.jpg)
Leon catching flies again.

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6267.jpg)
Crouching Mouse, standing SpamBot (and Pedders)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 08, 2011, 09:25:47 PM
If he's got a plate in there it's bangin' metal.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 09:38:39 PM
Great photos, Catherine.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 08, 2011, 10:33:33 PM
I could have sworn there was more than seven of us there.  :-\


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 08, 2011, 10:35:39 PM
Maybe the shorts scared everyone away from the front row  ::)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 08, 2011, 10:45:23 PM
I didn't realise my hair was that long...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: hoboslobo on May 08, 2011, 10:50:46 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/5700840201_68cc77c438.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhtagn/5700840201/)

I shall kill you all with my book.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Dawn on May 09, 2011, 12:51:18 AM
I really love the pictures...but the captions are priceless :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2011, 06:05:40 AM
especially the fart one  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 09, 2011, 08:59:29 AM
Farts are always funny.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 09:14:43 AM
Huge thanks to Rick, Catherine, Mouse, Bo, Tim, Andy, Sarah and indeed all those who have taken fantastic shots of the band over the tour (I apologise deeply if I've left your name out of the list above). They bring back a lot of excellent memories of the gigs and every one of us in the band (and crew now) had an absolutely fantastic time putting these shows on for you all. It really was the most fun we've ever had gigging and I think the shots that have been posted here bear that out.

All of us can't get over how positive the response has been by those that attended and even those that couldn't. It really means a lot to us to know that people out there like what we do.

Cheers boys and girls.  ;D




Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on May 09, 2011, 09:59:17 AM
I'd better not put the pictures I touch after the gig on Sunday  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 10:06:19 AM
Best not I think.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 09, 2011, 10:26:46 AM
I shall start work on immortalising the gig photos tonight.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 11:07:51 AM
They've already been shot in their prime.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 09, 2011, 11:20:10 AM
To taste my bitter triumph as a mad immortal man.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 09, 2011, 11:21:39 AM
Farts are always funny.
I did capture one at The Robin where Paul had just caught that first whiff. I'll see about posting it later.

In the mean time, nobody outdoes Steve Anderson, I don't know who dealt it but he smelt it.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/5603686568_7c6d84be1b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5603686568/)
Threshold IMG_8918 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5603686568/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Which was something Damian and Pete found hilarious.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5603034513_99c7507a4c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5603034513/)
Threshold IMG_8828 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjforster/5603034513/) by rjforster (http://www.flickr.com/people/rjforster/), on Flickr

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 12:00:21 PM
Very much like this shot of Rob as the Uber Chav taken by Rick at The Robin 2.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5698665791_5103dfd49b_z.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 09, 2011, 12:20:26 PM
You can see right up his nose!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 09, 2011, 12:22:44 PM
They bring back a lot of excellent memories of the gigs and every one of us in the band (and crew now)


oooh get you lot with a crew


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 09, 2011, 12:28:19 PM
It was a typo...they're actually under attack  :o

(http://projectumbrella.net/files/imagecache/preview/images/CrowUC.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 09, 2011, 12:29:30 PM
Very much like this shot of Rob as the Uber Chav taken by Rick at The Robin 2.
Ta.

I don't know what Uberchav was doing to get into that pose. Maybe his favourite footballtiers had lost. Maybe his bird had drunk too much cider and chucked over his new trainers. Maybe another chav had 'next'ed him. (See my comment on Mouse's Flickr page if you don't understand the last one).

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 01:25:18 PM
They bring back a lot of excellent memories of the gigs and every one of us in the band (and crew now)


oooh get you lot with a crew
I know. No-one is more suprised (and delighted) than us.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Tim Ellis on May 09, 2011, 03:04:50 PM
And if you don't mind, I'd like to borrow a few of them...

My photos are all Creative Commons - attribution - non-commercial, which generally means providing you credit me as the photographer I'm happy for you to borrow them.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Tim Ellis on May 09, 2011, 03:07:59 PM

(http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/technobotts/Tinyfish%20Robin%202%20Bilston%201%20May%202011/IMG_6267.jpg)
Crouching Mouse, standing SpamBot (and Pedders)

and me!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 03:42:45 PM
Oh yes!  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 09, 2011, 03:45:10 PM
And if you don't mind, I'd like to borrow a few of them...

My photos are all Creative Commons - attribution - non-commercial, which generally means providing you credit me as the photographer I'm happy for you to borrow them.
We have a credit box to the right hand side of our live shots on the gallery page where we usually credit the photographers Tim but if you'd prefer your photos to be individually credited, let us know sir.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 09, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
I'd better not put the pictures I touch after the gig on Sunday  :D

that must be some picture if you touch it on Sunday.

;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Nellie on May 10, 2011, 12:43:20 PM
I'd better not put the pictures I touch after the gig on Sunday  :D

that must be some picture if you touch it on Sunday.

;)
Yes, what a typo! I don't know what I was thinking  :-\


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 10, 2011, 01:14:18 PM
Go on, show us the pics!  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 10, 2011, 01:29:35 PM
 ::)

But, yes, do.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2011, 02:16:57 PM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52640000/jpg/_52640566_011939397-1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 10, 2011, 02:27:05 PM
(T)hat's just bananas


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 10, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
(T)hat's just bananas

no it's not.  there's a guy and a wall, too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Andy R on May 10, 2011, 04:25:17 PM
They bring back a lot of excellent memories of the gigs and every one of us in the band (and crew now)


oooh get you lot with a crew
I know. No-one is more suprised (and delighted) than us.

LOL


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 10, 2011, 11:24:46 PM
(T)hat's just bananas
I do have this mental[1] image of all the regulars at the next Tinyfish show at The Peel wearing their own home made banana hats. Norwegian Viking Ninja fans would have stereotypical Viking helmets with horns replaced with bananas. Any Australian fans would have little bananas replacing corks on their hats.

And. So. On.

Maybe I need to sleep.

Cheers

Rick

[1] Yep. Sure is.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 10, 2011, 11:59:56 PM
I do have this mental image of all the regulars at the next Tinyfish show at The Peel wearing their own home made banana hats.

Don't tempt us.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 11, 2011, 12:40:37 AM
Yes, because we have often shown ourselves to be the sort of people who need to be tempted to do something mental


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 11, 2011, 01:02:04 AM
Wearing a silly hat is not that mental.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on May 11, 2011, 05:58:00 AM
Have the Frost* "big bananas" (all except the one that is currently on a world tour) just found somewhere to go during their hibernation?
Just need Simon and the guys to add a Bailey-style "...'Ave a banana" cockney chant into one of the songs... ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 11, 2011, 08:22:56 AM
One of the big bananas is sitting proudly atop my wardrobe, next to your Frost* flags from the last Defence gig, Pedders. All just waiting until the time is right to be taken outside again...  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 11, 2011, 08:51:13 AM
Why stop at bananas? Why not go the whole Carmen Miranda?

(http://pw2.fiimg.co.uk/img/w215-ori/3/8/4/8/3848.jpg)

These fine titfers are a mere £8.95 from Party Warehouse, and they also have these fine banana belts available for just £3.95:

(http://pw2.fiimg.co.uk/img/w215-ori/2/7/3/6/2736.jpg)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 11, 2011, 08:52:23 AM
Looking forward to seeing you at a gig sometime soon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 11, 2011, 08:54:43 AM
But how will you recognise me?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 11, 2011, 09:15:13 AM
You'll be the one with a moustache, I'll be the one wearing all the bananas.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 11, 2011, 09:18:51 AM
You can even get a banana notebook to match.

(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/b6/e/AAAADLZBGgwAAAAAALbsjw.jpg?v=1268159516000)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 11, 2011, 09:45:23 AM
Can I eat it ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 11, 2011, 10:08:11 AM
Technically, yes.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 11, 2011, 11:24:55 AM
Nothing wrong with a high fibre diet.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 13, 2011, 07:35:20 PM
The photos from all three gigs are up in the gallery now.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 13, 2011, 07:40:39 PM
Yay! Thank you Rob.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 13, 2011, 08:53:14 PM
Yay! Thank you Rob.

I thought at first the links were not there and so I guessed the URLs and typed them in directly[1]. I now know that there is a minimum size browser window needed and my teeny-tiny netbook just can't manage. Ah well. I'm now using my proper computer with a big monitor which means I can also see all of the picture taglines when they take up more than one line.

Anyhoos. A good choice of pictures but you have used the one of Jim practising his Vulcan eyebrow trick in both the Peel and Robin galleries. Hey, I don't mind that you want to use my pictures a lot but this is taking things a bit far eh?

Cheers

Rick

[1] Geek alert! Yeah, I get that a lot.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 13, 2011, 09:13:04 PM
Should be sorted now. Spurious photo removed from Peel set.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2011, 11:12:57 AM
Once I finally get all this college business out of the way, I'll have a crack at getting my photos polished up and uploaded.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 14, 2011, 12:51:01 PM
Looking forward to seeing them mate.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 10:49:01 AM
Just got my new CRPP today.

It has a review of the gig at The Peel in  8)



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 10:59:43 AM
ooh. Did they humorously rename any more songs?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 11:29:18 AM
ooh. Did they humorously rename any more songs?

Nope. There is a reference to "dad-dancing" though.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 12:14:31 PM
oh bollocks to them. I don't care.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 31, 2011, 12:20:10 PM
ooh. Did they humorously rename any more songs?

Nope. There is a reference to "dad-dancing" though.  ;)

heh


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 01:16:02 PM
Would that be the 'dancing' captured in Rick's avatar?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 01:17:02 PM
Actually, if my Dad had ever danced like that, I think I'd be in care and seeing a therapist every other day...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on May 31, 2011, 01:41:20 PM
I like to dad dance.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 02:07:56 PM
As long as it's safe. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7movKfyTBII)

"You know, that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was."  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 31, 2011, 03:37:01 PM
Would that be the 'dancing' captured in Rick's avatar?
Glad to be of service.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 31, 2011, 04:31:51 PM
I just read the CRPP review and I find it pretty disgusting in parts.  So much so that I'm not going to continue my patronage of their backward looking magazine.  I have better things to do with my money, and although it isn't much, I'd rather spend it where it will help.

"More focus is also given to their performance and they steer away from the pretend and predictable stage-managed cock-ups"

"Even Leon Camfield is not as annoying as he used to be in terms of his over-enthusiasm akin to a child overdosing on e-numbers and butting in every two minutes with something to say during the song breaks."

"And 'the big hairy ginger' that is George who works at the venue gets The June Jar dedicated to him as it sounds remarkably like ginger"

I guess the general tone is OK but this guy goes out of his way to deliver cheap shots.  Well, Mr Richard Thompson - here's to an early transmission failure for you on the M1.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on May 31, 2011, 04:34:31 PM
I just read the CRPP review and I find it pretty disgusting in parts.  So much so that I'm not going to continue my patronage of their backward looking magazine.  I have better things to do with my money, and although it isn't much, I'd rather spend it where it will help.

"More focus is also given to their performance and they steer away from the pretend and predictable stage-managed cock-ups"

"Even Leon Camfield is not as annoying as he used to be in terms of his over-enthusiasm akin to a child overdosing on e-numbers and butting in every two minutes with something to say during the song breaks."

"And 'the big hairy ginger' that is George who works at the venue gets The June Jar dedicated to him as it sounds remarkably like ginger"

I guess the general tone is OK but this guy goes out of his way to deliver cheap shots.  Well, Mr Richard Thompson - here's to an early transmission failure for you on the M1.

A full transcript would be interesting, if that's not too much of a pain in the hole?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 31, 2011, 04:43:14 PM
I'll see if I can scan it in.  Then you can read the Marillion review on the same page.

By the way, Rob gets a mention in the Credo review.  And there's a nice part about Matt because he was the support act.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 31, 2011, 04:46:16 PM
So CRPR are ignoring the facts that the 'ginger' reference comes from their initial mistake and that the dedication was because it was George's birthday.

Sounds like a snide review.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 04:58:45 PM
By the way, Rob gets a mention in the Credo review.

Oh god.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 31, 2011, 04:59:21 PM
My CRPP's not here yet :(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 05:01:01 PM
"More focus is also given to their performance and they steer away from the pretend and predictable stage-managed cock-ups"

At least we fooled them into thinking our previous cock-ups were on purpose...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 31, 2011, 05:01:31 PM
By the way, Rob gets a mention in the Credo review.

Oh god.

We all know that night you were acting like a child overdosing on etc ad nauseum  ::)

Or maybe, God forbid, you were having fun.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 31, 2011, 05:21:44 PM
The picture of Simon is uninspiring.  The one of Leon is OK but the caption is naff.  Anyway, I've sent a jpeg to Jim - at least I think I've sent the right jpeg to Jum - I hope it's not the scan I did from Spanking Weekly.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on May 31, 2011, 05:27:28 PM
"Even Leon Camfield is not as annoying as he used to be in terms of his over-enthusiasm akin to a child overdosing on e-numbers and butting in every two minutes with something to say during the song breaks."
All e numbers or just the really bad ones like E300, E941 and E948?

(Ducks and runs before anyone gets to the relevant wikipedia page)

Cheers

Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on May 31, 2011, 05:36:41 PM
To be honest I don't think Richard Thompson's comments are off the mark at all. I think it's a very honest review of a gig and it highlights many more positives than negatives. And even those negatives are actually rather positive in the context of the review as a whole. He doesn't like Leon's comments between songs? Fair enough, he's entitled to his opinion and for what it's worth, he implies that things work better since it's been toned down. He finds Rob's Dad-dancing creepy? So do I! So does Paul. I think Leon and Simon a a little uneasy about it too. But he seemed to suggest that even that has it's place.

The only thing I take slight issue with (apart from them missing the point about Classic Rock being responsible for the renaming of The June Jar) is his suggestion that cock-ups were stage managed (and he even slips a small caveat into that suggestion too). We have never and will never stage-manage or inject faux-balls-ups into our set. We may be a bunch of twits who don't take themselves very seriously but we would never disrespect an audience like that.

The thing that impressed me most about this review was that it was Richard Thompson who disliked Curious Things so much when he reviewed it and his view that we were like a comfy pair of slippers is entirely his own. But it seems that The Big Red Spark and this gig have changed his mind about us and he's not worried about changing his mind and letting people know that he done so.

All in all I think it's a very good review that paints the whole band in a very good light.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on May 31, 2011, 05:50:10 PM
I hope it's not the scan I did from Spanking Weekly.

we hope it is!  :D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on May 31, 2011, 06:13:55 PM
Well, Jim, I'm glad that you feel that way.  I find that you see the good in most things, and have a very balanced outlook on these things.

I must admit that the inference that you stage managed problems is what pushed me over the edge - it is a shameful thing to say - and it should never have been published. 

My take on the magazine as a whole is that it is looking into the past.  I will discontinue my subscription because it does not represent value for money for me.  I accept that others may view things differently, and I wish the magazine all the best.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on May 31, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
All in all I think it's a very good review that paints the whole band in a very good light.
I've read it now, and I agree - it's a very positive review. Yes, there's that slightly patronizing tone that you get in many reviews, but that's all part of the style, and you sort of expect it. The general tenor of it, to me, is "Tinyfish have taken a step up, both in terms of releasing a top class album with the Big Red Spark, and in terms of their live show".


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 06:57:10 PM
I guess if I've creeped out the reviewer *and* the band, my work is done here...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 31, 2011, 07:11:46 PM
Well done Robert, what an achievement!  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on May 31, 2011, 07:19:05 PM
I didn't even have to mention the puppies in the back of my van.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 07:29:29 PM
I'll wait 'til I have the magazine and read the whole review as it is before passing comment, but already I'm finding plenty of ammo about staging on-stage balls ups. What a load of sh*t to say.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 07:31:06 PM
I thought it was an excellent review, and very positive.

Well done chaps  ;D

I think people should perhaps calm down a little. It is a very positive review, emphatically so, in a national magazine. The reviewer is entitled to his opinion. I'm sure Leon won't get bent out of shape about it.

It is particularly effusive about Jim;s playing and the BRS songs. Some quotes:-

"They're (Tinyfish) beginning to warrant some serious investigation"
"The opening 25 minutes are... as good as you'll hear all year"
"Guitarist Jim Sanders is cosmic"
in ref to Leon "tonight he plays a blinder"
in ref to Rob "creepy and disturbing"

I think it's a also a little unfair to flame the reviewer for not picking up the Ginger/June Jar reference - who else would know about it ? I didn't.  :P

I agree with Wilf's assessment.

This is a continuation of a great year for Tinyfish. I think it should be a cause for celebration, not indignation.

IMHO of course (sorry Jim,). Actually, no... take it or leave it...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on May 31, 2011, 07:47:40 PM
"They're (Tinyfish) beginning to warrant some serious investigation"
"The opening 25 minutes are... as good as you'll hear all year"
"Guitarist Jim Sanders is cosmic"
in ref to Leon "tonight he plays a blinder"
in ref to Rob "creepy and disturbing"

Ah, that's better. Now we have a much more even view of the text.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on May 31, 2011, 07:55:11 PM
I think it's a also a little unfair to flame the reviewer for not picking up the Ginger/June Jar reference - who else would know about it ? I didn't.  :P

I will check my notes to see if Simon mentioned it on the night...he did at Swindon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 31, 2011, 07:57:53 PM

I think it's a also a little unfair to flame the reviewer for not picking up the Ginger/June Jar reference - who else would know about it ? I didn't.  :P



Didn't Simon explain the Ginger/June Jar reference before dedicating to George?  If he did then the reviewer would have known.  I wasn't at that gig but Simon did say the story beforehand at Riffs.



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Ash on May 31, 2011, 07:58:29 PM
oh - I would say great minds think alike but...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on May 31, 2011, 08:02:02 PM
I think it's a also a little unfair to flame the reviewer for not picking up the Ginger/June Jar reference - who else would know about it ? I didn't.  :P

I will check my notes to see if Simon mentioned it on the night...he did at Swindon.

In that case I missed it, and so presumably did the reviewer. It hardly seems a big deal.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 01, 2011, 07:48:28 AM
I've now read the piece and I agree with Jim. Basically reads: "I didn't used to care much about this band but now they seem much more interesting to me after producing this stonking album."


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 10:00:30 AM
I've now read the piece and I agree with Jim. Basically reads: "I didn't used to care much about this band but now they seem much more interesting to me after producing this stonking album."

Seconded.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 01, 2011, 10:02:20 AM
I haven't read it (I totally forgot they were at the gig, actually), but my general consensus is that if there's more about how good my drumming is than how annoying I can be on the mic (which he's said I wasn't that night, yet felt the need to mention I have been previously) then I'm fine with that.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 10:09:26 AM
A lot of reviewers don't understand humour - or at least, they don't when it's associated with progressive rock. Which I find highly funny, as the genre is and always has been faintly ridiculous anyway.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 01, 2011, 10:12:14 AM
Exactly!  For the next gig, I'm going to walk onstage with a cape & a straight face.  They'll probably declare me the new messiah.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 01, 2011, 10:55:38 AM
We'll hook you up to a flying harness and you can whip your glasses off and zoom up into the rafters :-)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 01, 2011, 10:56:20 AM
That sounds far too professional.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 01, 2011, 10:56:32 AM
...with the drum kit!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Andy R on June 01, 2011, 11:04:14 AM
Exactly!  For the next gig, I'm going to walk onstage with a cape & a straight face.  They'll probably declare me the new messiah.

We could always wheel you on stage still on the toilet  ;) ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 01, 2011, 12:01:49 PM
The Ginger thing was a puzzle to me because the video on YouTube was the first time I saw it.
Obviously as an amateur pun-smith I "got" instantly the "June Jar"/"Ginger" connection but saw nothing in the video from RoSFest to support it - I thought Simon might perhaps sing "ginger" in the video but I didn't detect it.
It seems that this discussion about a review I haven't read is the way to find out about it! :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 01, 2011, 12:47:31 PM
Basically, the last review (of the Peel Christmas gig) said that Andy Ditchfield guested on the song "Ginger".


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 01, 2011, 05:47:18 PM
And lo, a legend was born.  :)

I've now read the whole review and yes, it is a very positive one. Apart from the quick dig at Leon for being himself on stage, which is a bit unfair to reference previous gigs. Maybe Mr. Thompson is one of those people who like to stand completely still at a gig, stare at the floor and merely acknowledge that things were played well. (Sorry, I know that's not a fair thing to say on my part, it's more of a reference to that unanimated statue who nicked my place at the front. Grrrr.) And I stand by my previous notion that the "pretend and predictable stage-managed cock ups" is still a load of sh*t to say. Total rubbish. Roger Waters and Rush don't have simple problems threatening to throw off their gigs. I wonder why? Tinyfish usually play small, independently run and financed venues and have many a cock up, but make the best of the situation and often rip the piss out of it to keep things positive. If you don't mind me saying that, guys. Maybe next time, you should all throw hissy fits and act like Ritchie Blackmore next time something goes awry.

Still, they are the only two negative points I can see in there. The whole Ginger thing is more like a straight forward account of there being humour in the gig. Thompson says nothing that implies this is a bad thing. Everything else reads that a man who didn't take much interest in Tinyfish has been won over by a very strong performance and an even stronger album. And that is fab.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on June 01, 2011, 05:53:32 PM
*THE FISHTANK*

The only band forum in the world where reviews are reviewed!  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 01, 2011, 06:04:18 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 01, 2011, 06:24:00 PM
It's my relentless need to analyse every detail hidden away within a - oh look, a squirrel!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: mattstevens on June 01, 2011, 06:25:24 PM
I've now read the piece and I agree with Jim. Basically reads: "I didn't used to care much about this band but now they seem much more interesting to me after producing this stonking album."

I thought it was really positive TBH and well deserved :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 01, 2011, 07:01:04 PM
We only review the reviews until we have worked out if someone should die or not.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on June 01, 2011, 07:21:13 PM
*THE FISHTANK*

The only band forum in the world where reviews are reviewed!  ;)

The only band forum in the world where brilliant reviews are picked apart to find the single most "controversial" point and then  beaten to death because of it.

It's beginning to sound like a bunch of (insert name of band here) fans

I don't understand. Do we want Tinyfish to get crap, but minutely accurate and purely objective, reviews ?

 >:(


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on June 01, 2011, 07:28:40 PM
Ever visited progressiveears Bert?

Seriously, I'm butting out of this conversation now.  I've made my point and I stick with my opinion.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2011, 08:01:48 PM
I don't really care what reviewers say about Tinyfish.

I'm sure a good review can help the band, and I'm all for anyhting that helps the band, but if someone wants to spout off, grind their axe or plain doesn't like a gig, then I'm not going to worry, so long as I still like the gigs. (I do)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Trace on June 01, 2011, 09:28:12 PM
I'll read the review when my copy of CRPP eventually arrives - renewed my subs then there seemed to be a delay in actually making subs effective. Hopefully it won't be too many days.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 01, 2011, 10:21:06 PM
I don't really care what reviewers say about Tinyfish.

I'm sure a good review can help the band, and I'm all for anyhting that helps the band, but if someone wants to spout off, grind their axe or plain doesn't like a gig, then I'm not going to worry, so long as I still like the gigs. (I do)

Well said, sir. To expect nothing but positive reviews and comments from any media source is unreasonable and pointless, I'd say (though it would be a very nice, if eventually suspicious, thing). I'm not for one moment suggesting this relates to you, Rob, oh no! Sometimes, the means and the direction of the criticism is what's questionable and debatable, and I think that's what could be the case here.

Of course, a bad review could influence other people's view of the band, but the fact is that some people are just not going to ever like Tinyfish music, which I find sad, but it's inevitable and unavoidable. I think in these cases, the best we can do as friends and fans of the band is to carry on and continue to support them with positive attitudes and intentions.

 :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 01, 2011, 10:39:42 PM
Well I went and got it tonight and to be honest it's just badly written. The guy seems to want to make this good review 'work with' the old review by somehow justifying what he said before. It is positive but not well constructed.
I'm getting a little tired of the mag in general, because I don't find much of interest in it these days and the cover disc just seems to be two or three good tracks and the rest is overflow from Classic Rock or somewhere.
I know the whole what is Prog debate is very old and irrelevant (Classic Rock Presents Good would be better) but there must be more suitable/interesting stuff out there(?). I guess it comes down to who is prepared to pay to get on it, Prog-like or not.
Anyway, well done Tinyfish. :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 02, 2011, 12:32:49 AM
...and then I spotted the pointless dig at Rob in the Credo gig review and I'm back thinking Thompson is in fact an arse after all.
Shame.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 02, 2011, 01:14:34 AM
I'd overlooked that. Now I've read that review, and seen the unfair jab at Rob, yeah, he's a bit of a dick.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 02, 2011, 09:08:02 AM
Rob has always been the Marmite factor in this band and I don't have any issues with that. Without Rob's lyrics and his live performance, we would be on the wrong side of uninteresting for me personally. His work on TBRS meant that he would feature a lot more live on this record than on previous material and that was entirely intentional. I don't think the review paints Rob in a bad light but it's easy to see why his presence give things an uncomfortable edge. They said very similar things about Gabriel back in the day when he first started to use costumes.

If things follow that course, Rob will be selling out arenas when the rest of us have retired.  ;D



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 02, 2011, 09:34:54 AM
I'd overlooked that. Now I've read that review, and seen the unfair jab at Rob, yeah, he's a bit of a dick.

I wouldn't mind, but all I said was that Mark had a nice shirt. Wasn't expecting his reaction. More expected was CRPP interpreting this as a "wisecrack".


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 02, 2011, 09:53:52 AM
I'd overlooked that. Now I've read that review, and seen the unfair jab at Rob, yeah, he's a bit of a dick.
No! Rob's a lovely chap!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Bert on June 02, 2011, 09:54:52 AM
The point is... oh I can't be bothered anymore.  :(




Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 02, 2011, 09:57:11 AM
I got retweeted by strangers after tweeting:

"according to @ClassicRockProg I am 'creepy and disturbing'. My work is done here."


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 10:00:03 AM
I have not read the review of the Credo gig, but I do know that one of the comments that Mark responded to did not come from the mouth of Rob, but from some (other) tosser...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 02, 2011, 11:35:03 AM
The point is... oh I can't be bothered anymore.  :(
Good point, well made.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 02, 2011, 06:13:51 PM
I've seen it now - I'm a very good drummer, & I'm annoying.  Pfft - I could've saved anyone £7 and told them that myself. 


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 02, 2011, 06:54:38 PM
 :D :D :D :D

I am SO proud to have Leon in the band.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 02, 2011, 07:22:13 PM
Honestly, it beggars belief!  Fishtankers - I'll do you a deal.  Buy me a pint (generally £4 cheaper than a copy of CRPP) & I will tell you two facts about me.  I'll even let you decide whether I tell you real facts or made-up ones.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 07:27:57 PM
Will you tell us them in a snide manner ?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 02, 2011, 07:31:05 PM
For a pint & a shot, yes.  I'll also refer back to naughty stuff I used to do.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 07:32:10 PM
Sounds like a bargain - and a lot more relevant to today's Prog scene than CRPR  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 02, 2011, 07:41:18 PM
I'll make sure I'm wearing a Rush T-shirt, don't worry.  Or Pink Floyd - they're always on the cover :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 02, 2011, 08:34:05 PM
Could you also play a stream of metal tunes on you iPod at the same time, preferrably with growly vox, and call anyone who suggests that this is not an ideal selection a "blinkered dinosaur"?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on June 02, 2011, 08:49:58 PM
And you should never ever speak of anything less than 35 years old...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 02, 2011, 08:55:35 PM
Unless it's Haken


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 09:15:53 PM
Haken.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 09:16:15 PM
Can never say Haken enough.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 09:16:35 PM
(I do still like them)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Pedro on June 02, 2011, 09:26:45 PM
As do I, but they didn't win anything at my own awards night except the award for dodgiest reflection on an album cover.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 02, 2011, 10:34:38 PM
Don't forget anything on Kscope. You're allowed to talk about them, too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 02, 2011, 10:35:49 PM
Honestly, it beggars belief!  Fishtankers - I'll do you a deal.  Buy me a pint (generally £4 cheaper than a copy of CRPP) & I will tell you two facts about me.  I'll even let you decide whether I tell you real facts or made-up ones.

I bought you at least two pints on the last tour. Can I have some facts for those?  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 02, 2011, 10:39:53 PM
The facts of liff.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 03, 2011, 07:42:15 AM
Yes you did Mouse - so that's four facts.  Would you like real facts, or made-up ones?


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 07:59:32 AM
He wants some scientific facts for which there is no real evidence.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Jim on June 03, 2011, 08:16:32 AM
He wants some scientific facts for which there is no real evidence.

When you say "for which there is no real evidence" can we take that to mean "for which there is made up evidence"? Cos if that's the case I'll kick off with:

Homeopathy - research proves it works


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 08:22:56 AM
I was more paraphrasing Dr Fox from Brass Eye.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 03, 2011, 08:33:59 AM
Homeopathy - research proves it works

Fat bloke from down the pub told me.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Robert on June 03, 2011, 08:48:18 AM
Homeopathy - research proves that the placebo effect can get *really* expensive.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on June 03, 2011, 10:04:22 AM
At this point, I would like to point out that the person was was responsible for the latest diversion from the suubject matter was Leon.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 03, 2011, 10:05:20 AM
He had to join the crowd sooner or later.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 03, 2011, 10:27:22 AM
- & for once, I spotted James A's quote!  Shit, I've become his apprentice.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 10:38:24 AM
Oh, my work here is only just beginning then  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on June 03, 2011, 12:19:07 PM
Homeopathy - research proves that the placebo effect can get *really* expensive.
Homeopathy - if only I could dream up a scam that good!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 03, 2011, 12:27:43 PM
Homeopathy - it's still frowned upon by the Church.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 12:53:08 PM
Because it involves the pill.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 03, 2011, 03:15:13 PM
Yes you did Mouse - so that's four facts.  Would you like real facts, or made-up ones?

Let's have the pick n' mix option - a bit of everything.  8)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on June 03, 2011, 05:39:24 PM
On PE tyhey've started ranking bands, which I don't like.  The latest person (gryphs_also) ranked like this, which I fell is really positive:

Quote
After letting things settle, I still really can't rank them in a linear way, so I'd group them as:


Hoped The Show Never Ended:

D97
Phideaux
Quidam
Tinyfish
Going For The One

Were Expecting Good Things, But They Went Beyond It:

Moon Safari
Mars Hollow

Were Just What I Expected and I Enjoyed It:

Osada Vida
Daemonia

Were Good At What They Did But Not My Cuppa:

Gallactic Collective


Missed Because I Was Exausted and Not Impressed With Their CD:

The Reasonsing



Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 03, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
On PE tyhey've started ranking bands, which I don't like.  The latest person (gryphs_also) ranked like this, which I fell is really positive...

What a bunch of rankers.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: roger on June 03, 2011, 06:50:36 PM
kick 'em in the rankers!


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 07:03:03 PM
On PE tyhey've started ranking bands, which I don't like.  The latest person (gryphs_also) ranked like this, which I fell is really positive:

Quote
After letting things settle, I still really can't rank them in a linear way, so I'd group them as:

Missed Because I Was Exausted and Not Impressed With Their CD:

The Reasonsing


RobH auditions for the vacant CRPR reviewers position again  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: RobH on June 03, 2011, 07:21:05 PM
The Reasoning is a strange band to me - they've got great songs - just listen to the accoustic album which is brilliant - but they seem to smoother them with noise.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Leon on June 03, 2011, 09:53:35 PM
Right in the rankers!

OK Mouse -

TRUE -

I'm an Aquarian
I'm terrified on water (despite rumours to the contrary)

FALSE -

I'm a quarter Chinese
I love bananas


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 03, 2011, 10:09:14 PM
I'm terrified on water (despite rumours to the contrary)

You're Jesus  :o


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2011, 06:57:06 PM
Someone bring a loaf of bread to the next gig, and we won't have to worry about what to have for dinner.  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: AmazingWilf on June 06, 2011, 07:24:13 PM
Someone bring a loaf of bread to the next gig, and we won't have to worry about what to have for dinner.  ;D
...and a tin of tuna...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2011, 10:05:17 PM
I'm know unsure of my Biblical knowledge and our resident rev has gone to bed. Erm...

I had a very nice pot of cereal, yoghurt and fruit in King's Cross station today.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 06, 2011, 10:06:12 PM
I'm a quarter Chinese

Are you talking about height?  ;D


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on June 10, 2011, 10:18:30 PM
I'm know unsure of my Biblical knowledge and our resident rev has gone to bed. Erm...
No I haven't. And yes I am. Many years ago I signed up to a church which ordains people online. Yes, it's American. There were other titles to choose from but you had to pay money for those so Reverend it is. Luckily there were no signing clauses actually requiring me to be religious or anything like that.

Cheers

Reverend Dr Rick


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 12:30:20 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2658/5845180096_30c38e0971.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/5844622541_f449973518.jpg)

There are a few more photos from me of the Swindon gig here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/timlawrie/sets/72157626531865151/). More to follow soon...


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Dawn on June 18, 2011, 01:32:36 PM
O.O  Thank you for sharing.

       Ya'll share so nicely.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: A James on June 18, 2011, 01:38:15 PM
Only once he has got them all out there can he find real closure.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 02:02:58 PM
Oh, I'm nowhere near finished with The Big Red Spark yet.  ;)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 02:16:53 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/5844875343_ae09744642.jpg)

There we go, the final few are up on Flickr. Lesser quality, more sociable versions are also now up on Facebook, too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 18, 2011, 10:52:01 PM
Brilliant stuff Mouse (especially the shot of Jim). One of my enduring memories of that gig was you grinning back at me from a few feet away as we launched into the BRS suite. It was a fun (if very loud) evening and we were amazed at the fact that we filled the place too.


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Mouse on June 18, 2011, 11:17:53 PM
Those three gigs (and the bits of day that surrounded them) are still my favourite moments of the year so far. I doubt they will be topped.  :)


Title: Re: The Big Red Tour 2011
Post by: Simon on June 18, 2011, 11:46:04 PM
It was a lot of fun having you along for the ride Mouse. A real pleasure.