I ask 'What is it with bands?'....

23rd April 2014

What is it with Bands?

We have all seen this before. You discover a particular Band that you like. You follow this Band through its 'gestation period' and support it as it develops, grows and matures into the completed 'product'... then they break up and split!

Of course there are usually good reasons behind these dis-banding's. We have to accept that day-to-day living always has to take precedence over the dream of making it in a Band. But it is still a disappointment when you see this happen to a Band that you feel is a bit above the average.

This ramble was triggered when I recently discovering that two Bands that I definitely consider above average are splitting up. They both have the justified excuse that members are taking a break or actually leaving the Island. So I should accept this.

But it is always disappointing. You cannot avoid wondering what great things were to come?

The two Bands that are in my mind today are Buffalo Huddleston and Last of the Light Brigade.

In the first case the Band line-up is losing Becky Hamilton and with LOTLB it is bass player Ben Queripel.

So there we are. We don't have the option of changing these decisions so things will move on. I have a strong instinct that in both cases the Bands will continue to develop... there is just too much passion for their music within the Bands. Maybe these occasions also offer a chance to refresh what they do? Time will tell.

One thing is certain. My own love of music... particularly when played live is still alive and kicking. Long may it continue.

Last weekend I photographed the launch gig for the new Last of the Light Brigade Album 'Last Laugh' at The Fermain Tavern. Pics are now on-line.

I also photographed Buffalo Huddleston at #triplestoked.

The two nights included six Bands in total! First up are pics of the Album launch night of Last of the Light Brigade including pics of the support acts Robert J Hunter and Coastal Fire Department. Check the next blog for the other updates.
VIEW PICS OF LAST OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
VIEW PICS OF ROBERT J HUNTER
VIEW PICS OF COASTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT