Good morning or Good evening depending on where you are in the world!
To all our rock n roll chums...was just having a listen and a good old sing along to some TRV songs and thinking of all the good times we shared! It's rock n roll so TURN IT UP!
Much love to you all
We can't help feel that you're sad after the announcement of our hiatus. So until our return here is something to fill your boots. Our guy Mark doing his thing. Enjoy.
Join him @ https://www.facebook.com/markblairofficial
Heres to the lads and ladies at The Cellar Bar (Draperstown)! One Last Waltz before the end of an era. We wish you guys all the best for the future. One of our favorite venues to play with some of the nicest people in the world, all of whom we are proud to call friends.
This one is for you kids.
This saturday Velvetines, sees us take the stage for the last time at MacFest Festival! There's a load of other groovy bands on too so for £15 with money going to cystic fibrosis, it's gotta be worth it!
As the TRV chapter ends, the Mark Blair (Official) chapter begins...our wee man has just been added to the bill and it's his festival solo debut so there's another reason to come along for the craic...and it's meant to be DRY & SUNNY TOOOOO!
Just back from The Cellar Bar (Draperstown) where Mark was shakin his solo shit, with a little help from Claire. It was a(nother) great night's craic at the cellar...we're gonna miss you guys! Thanks Ryan and the gang for such wonderful times x
It's squeaky bum time Velvetines, only 1 week til our final farewell! It will be something very special indeed - joined by The Electric Vultures, The Wood Burning Savages, The Murder Balladeers, Plain Zebra, Wyldling, Little Bear, Ard Ri and more, we bow out at MacFest Festival on the outskirts of Ballymoney on Saturday 24th August. A full day's cracking music, parking and camping will set you back £15...if it isn't the best value festival about then I will eat our drum kit. It's all to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust too, I challenge you to come up with an excuse to miss this! Get your tickets and info at http://macfest2013.weebly.com/ and we'll see you at the front!
Get on this Velvetines! MacFest Festival will be the final destination for the TRV love train before Corkie & Claire bugger off to oz. It's on Saturday 24th August and you can WIN TICKETS courtesy of the nice people at Chordblossom by following the link!
Right Velvetines, seeing as Corkie & Claire are buggering off to Oz, we've a Mapex QR Series drum kit needing sold! Comes with all this loveliness:
22" bass drum
10", 12" & 14" toms
Evans heads all round
16" Sabian AAX stage crash cymbal
20" Sabian XS20 ride cymbal
14" Zildjian ZHT hi hats
Practice pads for toms and snare
Practice Zildjian crash & ride cymbals (both badly cracked, but do me ok for practice)
Stagg padded cymbal bag
Stick bag with plenty of 5A hickory sticks & brushes
Tone rings (cos Corkie can't tune for shit)
1 piece of drum gum (no idea where the other 3 have gone, Ryan Quinn probably ate it or something at a gig)
Gis a shout if you're interested!