well folks, as i have mentioned we recorded last week’s show at the cultch. the second set of new songs, called this riot life, is fairly bombastic and presented some recording difficulties. dave sikula, our engineer, battled masterfully with a wide range of volume and energy levels. that set has some great moments on tape and some that are better left to the lovely memory of the live show. but i just sat down and listened for the first time to the first set, which was a performance of field study with full band. it’s a very nice recording. very nice. so that is something that we might make available as a special internet record this year. maybe with a few of the new songs thrown in…..
anyway, let me refresh your memory as to the Swell Band. we have skye brooks on drums, martin walton on bass, jesse zubot on violin, peggy lee on cello, ak coope on clarinet, and patsy klein on vocals, keyboard, flute, and percussion. a deadly team. and here is us playing plants, on january 28 2007 at the vancouver east cultural centre. (more…)