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« on: May 01, 2009, 10:45:19 AM »

I'm a little uncertain as to if Leon is a full time member of the band or not. I know that he plays in a lot of bands (My Pet Junkie are very good Leon if you are reading this!) but in some photos it's just the four of you, in others Leon is there too. Similarly, he is included as a member on the Myspace page and on your homepage but not on the albums. Help me, I'm a confused bunny.  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 11:22:25 AM »

Although we keep him in a shed at the bottom of the garden, yes he is a member. *cough*
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 11:24:10 AM »

He wasn't, then he was, then he wasn't again. Now he half is, half isn't but only in a live/studio environment but moves are afoot to make sure that he is, will be and can never be anything but. Does this help?
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 04:35:25 PM »

Its just the equipment insurance premiums are going through the roof
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 04:45:36 PM »

And the ratio of time spent actually playing tracks on stage to time spent in intra-band and audience banter is getting perilously close to everyone having a good time.

Which is not professional at all, oh no  Angry
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 05:55:17 PM »

The chatter does seem to get away from us from time to time, especially when Leon and I are in full flow. Ah well, I think people are kind of aware now that there is a lot of audience/band communication when Tinyfish are on stage. We couldn't even help it in Poland either, the stuff just comes out.  Grin

Oh and just to let you all know. It is our hope that Leon will once again become a full member of the band in the very near future. Maybe that's tempting fate.

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 09:19:44 PM »

Now you've done it!
I only come to watch the comedy act. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 09:36:33 PM »

Leon surely deserve to get a credit for his fantastic work... hope he will join you for good  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 10:47:22 PM »

Only just seen this thread -

- Obviously, it's difficult to insinuate yourself into a band full of people who have known each other for almost as long as I've been alive.  When I first joined, there were loads of in-jokes & references that I didn't understand (observe part 2 of the Tinyfish documentary, when "Leicester Square Heroes" is mentioned, for example).  Of course, I now know that the entire Prog community that Tinyfish is a part of runs in this manner.  It's sort of like The Masons, right down to the middle-aged, bearded weirdos :-)

Having said this, I felt right at home pretty much straight away, both in terms of personalities, & my playing.  It's awesome to be a musical member of the band, as opposed to just the drummer - a lot of the bands I've seen, since joining, have had drummers that are either incapable of musicality, or stifled by the classic Neo-Prog bollocks of "block chords, 4-on-the-floor, leave room for a guitar solo & wanky vocals".  I would like to go on record by saying that Al Melville of Touchstone & Henry Rogers of DeeExpus are notable exceptions to this rule.

I did leave Tinyfish, briefly.  This was purely down to geography, money & time.  I didn't have time or funds to commit to driving to South London/Leatherhead every weekend, which is what I felt was being expected of me.  Fortunately, the guys found a way to circumnavigate these issues, for which I am grateful, & have probably never really told them this.  Tinyfish is unlike any other band I am in; that's not to say that they are musically superior to any other project I'm involved in (& by Christ, there are a few).  But they are at minimum on par with the rest of it, & totally different in sound, texture & fanbase.  Without wanting to sound too big-headed, I consider myself unique among my peers, in the stratosphere Tinyfish dwell in.  There might be better drummers, with bigger kits & more electronics, but there's nobody quite like me, & this is an incentive to stay, as much as any.  The same, however, can be said for all 5 of us.  Find me a frontman with the sound or vision of Godfrey, a bassist as fluid & lyrical as Worwood, a lead guitarist with the unique blend of twiddle power & emotion as Sanders, or ANYONE like Rambo, & I'll show you a Tinyfish tribute act.  I'm very proud to be in this band.

The future, I believe, sees me involved more deeply with Tinyfish.  Now I don't have a "day job", as such, my time restraints are lifted.  & if I get a little more work coming through the door, my money worries will be over, too.  I would like to play on Tinyfish's third album, & it is also my ambition to get at least one song written (or co-written) that makes it onto the album.  Big talk, given the second album doesn't exist yet :-)

Here's to the future.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009, 11:03:42 PM »

Leon, I can't imagine Tinyfish without you. You've been an important component of every Tinyfish gig I've been to and it really wouldn't be the same without you to keep the rest of the nutters in order.

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2009, 11:28:33 PM »

Have you been drinking again Camfield?
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 11:31:30 PM »

Awww. Doncha just love 'im?  Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 11:36:56 PM »

Have you been drinking again Camfield?

Yes.  Yes I have.  Still true, mind.  No spelling mistakes, either!
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 11:52:44 PM »

Drinking? You're fired.  Wink

Seriously though, I haven't been drinking and I think I speak for everyone in the band when I say that we wouldn't have gone half the distance if it hadn't been for our Mr Camfield driving things along. I alos believe that we have one of the few drummers in the business for whom drummer jokes simply do not apply. For all his bluster and Keith Moon-isms *makes rock giraffe sign* Leon is a real musician both behind his drums and indeed almost any other instrument he turns his hand to.

All we have to do to make his life complete is to find him a woman...

...or a man who shave his legs.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 11:57:22 PM »

I found the woman.  She told me to piss off.
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