Weird Decibels dig out the covers and old tunes for a party night.
Many of the lads and lassies from Falkirk Rugby club have been our greatest support, Going to our gigs since we were about to enter our twenties in a drunken stupor. So it was a pleasure to be asked to play at their Ale Fest. We dug out some covers, some of our old tunes and some tracks of Decibels 1.
Setting up for these type of gigs is fairly straight forward. Just dust of the PA plug in sound check and off we go. That was until an almighty buzz raged through the speakers sounding like a stunned wasp looking for its newspaper armed assailant. It was one of two things, the desk or the electrics of the club (every hob, hotplate and oven had been switched on to feed the hungry players). To be safe I asked Greg to get a backup PA, while he was halfway to picking it up I switched of the FX, hey presto no buzzing. One to check next rehearsal. (much as we love our practice room it has more dust than the Sahara Desert).
Anyway time to rock.
So I’m ready to sing Teenage Kicks only to hear Stu play the opening chords to ‘Waiting On the Sound Of Your High Heels Baby’. An old song of ours, a few glaikit looks from the rest of us as he tares into the intro, We wing it, it goes down well. A wee hint the next time dude!!
The rest of the night was great if a little surreal with people drifting in and out to the Ale Fest tent which was pitched outside. Kevin Byrne stepped in to play ‘Cold Calling’ a song we wrote whilst in the 17th but adopted by Weird. It was a great throwback.
We got a few requests for some of the stuff off Weird Decibels which was fantastic. These gigs are great but its time for us to knuckle down, promote Weird Decibels 1 and write its follow up.
Thanks to Falkirk Rugby Club for having us. It was great to have all our friends in the same place for a change and it was a fine night, we’ll be back!
Thanks to Juls for taking the pictures!