It’s been a beautiful week of glorious, and some what humid weather, but we’ve been enjoying it. It’s been a busy week at HQ, we’ve had lots of enquiries for bookings for 2017 (and even 2018) which is just brilliant! Today, we’re off to a lovely place, called Hook, in Hampshire. We’re heading to The Frog & Wicket in Hook to perform at their annual cricket day, taking place on England’s oldest functioning cricket pitch.
The events began at 12pm, with the match – Eversley CC versus Hampshire CCC – Sean Irvine benefit match – starting at 2pm. We arrived around 4:30 when the clouds looked rather, er, ominous. Lauren from The Frog and Wicket came out to meet us, it was so great to put a face to the friendly person I’d been liaising with over the past few months!
We managed to watch some of the cricket before enjoying the food which Lauren and the team had really kindly made for us. Here’s a picture Jamie took whilst enjoying his veggie burger whilst transfixed on the final over of the cricket. The food was delicious and just what we needed for the show ahead. The cricket was a good watch too, Eversely required 24 off the last over and then 7 off the last ball over which they achieved due to some charitable bowling and field placing.
We just had time for a quick game of skittles (well, we were in a Skittle Alley after all) before the trailer arrived and we could set up! There was a very few specks of rain during this time, and large clouds were looming, but I was praying for it to hold off, we’d been looking forward to this for ages! The skittles were great fun, lead guitarist Ben was quite the skittle player. #champ
The trailer arrived, we loved it! Lots of space for us to move around! We set up our equipment, on the huge trailer. We’d brought a few extra speakers to fill out the space. We were using our HK Audio Linear 5 system, bulked out with several Mackie fills.
Set up and sound check went really well. The weather was a mix of cloud and possible rain, so we had a few tarpaulins ready to go just in case the heavens opened! We changed into our outfits as it was soon time for us to go on. We began the night with a set of sixties music which went down amazingly well.
Unbeknownst to us, photographer Dave Vokes, was at the event, and he took these fab photos. Thank you Dave!
I love these shots Dave got off The Frog and Wicket.