Blimey, is it really mid-July already?!
Stanley has been on recess for just over a month or so, albeit having taken part in the immensely enjoyable and successful Pepper Concerts for a week during June. It was fun to play some non-SD tunes as part of the overall ‘revue’ type set-list, but also good to slip in a Dan tune under the radar to try and convert some of the as yet un-enlightened in the audiences!
Talking of revue shows, if you’re not already aware, Donald Fagen has been busy in recent times doing a series of shows (now on CD and DVD also) as part of the ‘Dukes of September’ along with Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, and many members of the SD touring band. It’s a kind of updated version of his New York Rock n Soul Revue shows that he was putting on in the early 90s which is also available on CD. Some very tasty playing all across both of these albums (and plenty of SD tunes are present) so they come highly recommended for any Dan-fans yet to check these out.
We’re raring to get back playing again, and as luck would have it we are at the Farmers Boy St Albans on Saturday afternoon 18July, and then the Half Moon Putney on Sunday evening 26July. We have some new tunes to try out since our last gigs so we’re really looking forward to subjecting you all to them…..sorry, I mean playing them for you!
Keep on popping round to our Facebook page and saying ‘hello’ and hopefully we’ll see you all at some of our forthcoming Summer shows. Too busy?…….only a fool would say that!
Bye for now.