I’m currently listening to Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin preparing for a beautiful holiday of writing, sun and adventures in Barcelona. But let me tell you about Kendal Calling before we go.
We set off in 3 different groups to the festival. My journey had its ups and downs, because the directions we found ended up leading us to a housing estate. After a few heated arguments and phone calls, we soon learnt that Kendal Calling isn’t actually in Kendal. We’ve played their twice already, you’d think we’d know where it is by now haha. Anyway we got there, did it in a twisted style, and met many different interesting people throughout the night.
Saturday night was early-ish, as one should be in a fit state to play the music of the wheel.
Anyway, Sunday was here, and we were actually nervous for some reason. We’d spent the last 2 weeks rehearsing like dogs for a 45 minute set, but on the day of the gig, we realized we actually had an hour to fill. It wasn’t really a problem, but we had to throw in some songs we hadn’t played for a while. Either way it was a blast, we had a superb turnout (thank you people), and the new songs seemed to go down really well. Eoghan was so well behaved he got 3 gold stars and a new pair of sticks. Something is changing for the better. Ste and his nephew spent Sunday night shivering in a tiny wet tent with no sleeping bags because their lift home was in no fit state to drive… or walk…. or even stand up. But no doubt we had it, and all came home in good spirits.
Right, I’m on a time limit for the airport. Ullaaa Barcelona. See you next week. Wheel loves you, and will take you where you wanna go.
p.s. Thank you for all the positive comments left after the gig, they out numbered the tiny amount of snobby comments left by, and yes, we checked em out, proper twats.
Well, it’s been a crazy time. To cut a long story short, and miss loads out from the past three years, I’ve………
HANG ON, IM TRYING TO WIRTE A BLOG BUT SOME TWAT KEEPS MESSAGEING ME
Continued…… now fully recovered and pulled my act together.
2 Years ago, original band members Rick Lees and Adam Clarke couldn’t carry on touring and being members of Twisted Wheel. So at one point in the bands history, I was left with no drummer and no bass player (gutted). Teaching the new boys the old songs took some time as we were gigging 3 or 4 times a week, and so progression was slow for a while. A lot has happened in-between, some good and some bad, but I know it all counts towards creating potentially the best rock n roll album of this decade.
On the 5th March, we spent one week at Chapel Studios in Lincoln with producer Tim Hampton , to record our 2nd album. We finished the album a month later at Crystal Ships studios in Sheffield to record some vocals and three other tunes.
We are now in early July, it’s pissing it down, and today our album has become available for pre order. ‘Ride’ has gone out as a free download, and a single with b-sides will follow before the release of the album.
I am writing this blog from now on, so we will be filling you in with our daily activity on a regular basis. Sorry for missing out so many exciting stories from the past but you will be able to read about them in the book sometime haha. Anyway, it’s still pissing it down and I’ve been watching Fred Dibnah’s traction engines all day.
Tonight, Wheel will practice the set for Kendal Calling; we have three different ones to choose from so we surely can’t go wrong. It’s sounding good people, very promising, and we are coming back with a vengeance. Pre order that album, you will not regret it, and I’m sure we will see you at a gig in a city near you.
Jonny / Ste
|We are incredibly pleased to announce that the preorder for the new Twisted Wheel album is now on!
The Album is called ‘Do It Again’, and is available directly from our website as a digital download, a SIGNED CD Digipack with 8 page lyric and art booklet, and an EXCLUSIVE, SIGNED AND NUMBERED Vinyl LP.
Plus, get your hands on our exclusive Limited Edition ‘Do It Again’ Pre-Order Shirt (Sizes S, M, L, XL), not available anywhere else.
You can also download the first track released from the album, Ride, for free, and buy tickets for the upcoming UK tour, all directly from the site.