Well here I am embarking on another step in my musical journey
“What have you been doing up to now and what’s new about this then ? ” I hear you ask – –
Here’s a quick run down of my drumming journey so far – –
- from school age to now a regular gig goer – list of gig’s to follow sometime ?
- August 2004 picked up drumsticks for the first time
- October 2004 played in public at Blues Jam, Half Moon Bishops Stortford first time. One of the most nerve wracking things I’ve ever done !
- created & promoted St Albans Blues club ‘Shades of Blues’ at The Maltings Arts Theatre, March 2006 to April 2009 ( run in from Sept.2005)
- 2007 handful of gigs with ‘Life of Riley’ local covers band
- 2008 formed ‘Dr Shades’ Blues band from audience members to ‘Shades of Blues’
- November 2008 ‘Dr Shades’ debut at The White Lion, St Albans.
- Sept. 2012 to July 2013 ‘Shades of Blues’ series 2 !
- Dec. 2013 Dep. drummer for Roadhouse at the Famous Monday Blues , Oxford xmas party !
- July 2013 ‘Dr Shades’ band re-branded as ‘Chris Lord & her Blues Express’
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October 2014 Decided that the time is now right to leave ‘ Blues express’ to free up time & headspace to pursue other avenues of music & playing experiences to broaden my knowledge & abilities on the kit.
So besides being on the look out for fresh challenges, going to jam nights, folks to play with etc. I reckon that getting to grips with Blogging, Facebook and social networks are all part of ‘getting out there’ – –
So bring on 2015 and let’s see where I get to musically !