Bad Influence

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Well tonight was the first rehearsal of the new band.

    I think we were all a little apprehensive as some of us hadn’t played in bands for a number of years.

    Back story:

    The band was formed to play a charity night, as a colleague and a colleague’s husband have both beaten testicular Cancer.

    We decided to play some covers that the audience could dance to, so the set list is mainly Soul/Groove based songs.

    We all gathered at our practice venue this evening and to our pleasant surprise, we made acceptable progress, running through half of a 12 song set.

    Don’t get me wrong, we were by no means “tight”, but for a first rehearsal it was very promising and everyone went away buzzing.

    Line up is 2 guitars, Bass, Drums, 4 vocals (2 Female, 2 Male) and Trumpet. We can cover quite a lot with that.

    Everyone is really enthusiastic and excited to be playing music, so ideas are flowing.

    There’s hard work to be done, but that’s part of the fun of having those light bulb moments, when things really start to gel.

    Epilogue:

    So I got home tonight and we were talking via a group chat I’ve set up for the band. A couple of the guys were having a wee dram before turning in. I joked that I would be having one too and they said go for it.

    One of the guys joked:

    “We’re a bad influence!”

    and then said:

    “How about the band name?!”

    Could it be that easy?
     
  2. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    ::ding ding:: we have a winner! Good luck.
     
  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    the lous reeds
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Works for me, awesome!
     
  7. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    That works a treat.
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    And if I have my way we will be playing some Chic and hopefully “Let’s Dance”
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    what's a "wee dram?" And why do you want to name your band that?
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    It's a shot of scotch. Sheesh!
     
  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    Sorry! I know those guys across the pond got their language from us Americans, but they still talk funny!
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ahem!;)
     
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  13. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Sounds about right.....lol
     
  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    So a choice has been made and this is our logo, courtesy of our talented drummer Andy -

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/UTQaAnGvKgXXmx4Y6

    Rehearsals going well, some Queen and Free added in for good measure, to mix it up.

    And last night we practiced “Bad Influence” by Pink. Forgot what a great song that is.

    My old fingers and lips are getting there slowly! I’m sure I used to be able to nail songs a lot faster 25 years ago haha!

    Must admit I’m dead proud of my daughter, who has a great voice like her mum.
     
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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cool! Glad to hear things are progressing well.
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks bro.

    The bairn (daughter) is doing a great job of “I Feel Good”.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    So after four rehearsals, we’re actually playing like a band. Really making an effort to listen to each other, maintaining eye contact at pivotal points in a song and trying to get down the groove and feel.

    Andy our drummer brought his SLR to practice, set up the shot and had my son Scott take the photo.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/TeNciJoMagyA9rJR9
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  19. Boogie

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    I’ve said it many times before...there’s no greater joy in my life than playing music with my kids. Being on stage together is euphoric. Have an absolute blast Alnus!:cool:
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks bro!
     
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