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Postby MickB » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:56 pm

I found this site today so thought I would have a look.Good site,so here I am.
I have been playing more or less non stop since the late 50's,professionally for many years.I am still playing with a local rock n roll band,mainly early r'n'roll plus we usually manage
to fit in a 30 min Shads spot and why not.We are fortunate to have as our bass player the one and only Alan Jones of Shadows fame.He lives near me on the outskirts of Rotherham
and he is playing as well as ever.I know Dave Robbo knows Alan as he was playing with Daves band "Past Masters"earlier this year.

Gear wise I use a Peavey Rockingham semi aka Gretch 6120 but in my opinion a better instrument.This I use for the really early stuff( Scotty Moore,Carl Perkins,Eddie Cochran et al
Fender Am standard strat and my personal favourite Fender Mexican 50's Fiesta red strat.This is a wonderful guitar.
Amplifiers 2x Laney VC 30's.Again excellent valve amplifiers which personally I prefer to my old AC30.
For echo I use the Zoom G2.1u with Charlie Halls EFTP and for the money I dont think this can be beaten.I may try and find a Magic Stomp or push the boat out for a Q20
Anyway thats all from me for now,I look forward to hearing your comments on the different forums on this site.You never stop learning.
All the best Mick.
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Re: Hello All

Postby Bojan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:11 pm

Welcome Mick. Make yourself at home !!! :D
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Re: Hello All

Postby steve.t » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Hi & welcome mick, from a rotherham lad. Hope you enjoy this site. Being local you must tell me more about the band!

enjoy, steve.
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EYUP Steve

Postby MickB » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:35 pm

steve.t wrote:Hi & welcome mick, from a rotherham lad. Hope you enjoy this site. Being local you must tell me more about the band!

enjoy, steve.

Hya Steve
The band is called ZEEBRA, but looking to change shortly.
Apart from gigging,we hold a jam session Monday nights at The Kimberworth on Oaks Lane,Kimmy Park.Pop in and make yerself known and gerrup and have a laugh with us.
We are also gigging there next Friday 10th Dec.Its a charity event on behalf of The Bluebell Woods childrens hospice all welcome.Maybe we will see you .Snow permitting of course.
Mick.
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Postby steve.t » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:30 am

Hi mick, sounds good! will try & make it one monday. Can`t do it for a week or so as i`m off to suffer in silence in tenerife for a week :D , if we can get to the airport ok that is? Looking forward to meeting up soon,will be in touch after the hol`s.
cheers,steve.
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Re: Hello All

Postby MickB » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:30 pm

Hya Steve
Have a good holiday,think of us freezin our whatsits off back here.
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Re: Hello All

Postby Paul Creasey » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:52 pm

Hello Mick,
Welcome to "Shadowmusic", and I hope you enjoy it here. It's a friendly place, although some of the more "techie-minded" Guitarists occasionally get carried away!
I was born in Sheffield, but now live near Lincoln - although "Our Kid" lives "in a village north of Sheffield", where we meet-up most weeks for a bash with our family Band "Life Story". We're essentially a Shads-type Band with some attempts at broadening the repetoire meeting with mixed success. We play "real" gigs from time-to-time to raise money for good causes (We've done a couple for Bluebell Wood, too) and enjoy playing without the pressures of "commercialism".
Say "Hello" to Alan J for me - I was always a fan of his work with The Shads (not getting into who was "the best" Shads Bass player - they were ALL b**ody excellent!) and have had the pleasure of jamming with him at some of the Shadows Guitar Clubs.
Interesting to hear of your Monday night sesions at The Kimberworth. Monday is our normal "bash" night, too - so we might have an "away-night" and come and join-in if that'll be OK.
Regards
Paul
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Re: Hello All

Postby SELEDA284 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:13 pm

Mick, its a 'hello & welcome' from me too, :D glad you found us, & thanks for your personal introduction......hope you will find some of the topics on here interesting, varied (& some highly amusing :lol: ) & will contribute to them as well.
Please say 'Hi' to Alan for me as well, :wave: I managed to have a chat to him at Shadowmania this year, & am pleased to read he is still playing as well as ever..... :thumbup:
Regards :)
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Re: Hello All

Postby MickB » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:45 pm

Hya
Anybody living near Rotherham or anywhere else for that matter,will be afforded a warm welcome at The Kimberworth pub on Monday nights.If you get up and join in,then its a free pint or whatever.Cant be bad can it.I will pass on your regards to Alan J when I see him.However I believe he is down in Surrey next week,meeting up with Bruce re a gig in Holland .

Keep on rockin'
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Re: Hello All

Postby steve.t » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:42 pm

hi mick, just wanted to say thanks to all for the warm welcome to me and our lass(beverley) at the jam night on monday.
had a great time & was nice to meet & play along side alan jones again & listen to some fab music from you all. will deffinately be returning,(shift working & band practice permitting). oh! nearly forgot to mention the plate of chips chucked in too, a grate night. :lol:
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