Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Sunday Jams

Sunday is a night i'd want to relive in my memory forever.

So there we were, the final sound check before our last gig together as this line up; Jim on drums, Aadhil on vocals and guitars, Sarani on Lead, Uvindu on bass and myself on guitars. It was 7:30pm, but we knew no one ever came on time, so we took our time perfecting the sound. If at all, it sounded a little echo-ey, but once the people started trickling in that problem would be solved. It was sounding nice, we were pumped and ready to go, so we left our stuff and sat down.

Sarani, Uvindu and I got there early. Real early! 4pm to be precise. This was our own gig, and the club had given us permission to do whatever we wanted. So there we were, the three of us redecorating the furniture arrangement at Zanziba while the sound people set up. This involved a lot of pulling, pushing, lifting, grunting and heaving before falling flat on the couches, tired of exhaustion. But we were happy with the end result.

Around 9:15pm CC took the stage along with Vidhu, Nuvina and Sarani. It was a great little set from them, however I was disappointed that they didn't play Micheal Jackson's Earth Song as promised. But, as usual, CC was ever competent at wooing the crowd.

Next up were us! We were looking at 2 sets and 15 songs in total. It was the first time ever that I had to play that many songs, and boy did it feel good. There are no words to express the feeling you get from playing live. Maybe RD can help there! But to see the crowd moving to your music gives you a wonderful kick! Although we only played 3 covers on the night, the highlight for me was our version of Matchbox 20's How Far We've Come. In the middle of the song I looked up to find Aadhil on the floor, belting the chorus out!

The whole band was tight on the night. Jim is an amazing drummer, but I've never seen him play any better, and I could see the crowd just staring at him open mouthed and in awe. Sarani just blew the roof off with his lightening solos. Uvindu was just happy to be himself and play his funky grooves. I could tell Aadhil was just having the time of his life, and I was standing there with my guitar trying to soak it all in.

It wasn't a huge crowd, but it was a lovely crowd! It was also the first time that the audience took the stage and jammed. We were entertained by Magicbox Mixup, Cynosure, Anil, Ranil, Spy, Star 69 and a host of others!

What's this post getting at? Well, I'm not really sure. But it was a great experience playing with these guys. All of them have a lot more experience than me, and I enjoyed a wonderful learning curve. So thank you, and I hope we can jam again sometime, somewhere:)

Thank you to all who came, including fellow blogger themissingsandwich . Hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as I did.

4 musings:

themissingsandwich said...

Like i said my friend you guys were very tight. I loved your sound. My only problem is that I felt the vocal mikes hadn't been balanced well except for when CC sang. Other than that you guys were super. Too bad that I won't be able to hear you guys playing live again. Good luck in Singapore and happy belated birthday.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Glad I got to see you guys play at least once. Are you going to Singapore for a while then?

Confab said...

TMS - thank u! yeah i felt that the vocal mikes were very low too, but we were struggling to balance those for some strange reason! it sounded fine with CC coz they didnt have loud guitars or a heavy drummer! but thank u for coming, and for ur wishes:)

RD - our sound has changed a lot since we played that first gig. we became a more funk/blues oriented band. if u've got the time, download the album and have a listen. get it here http://www.rock.lk/index.php?ind=downloads&op=entry_view&iden=117 .
i'll be in singapore for 6 months, and then back here!

Darwin said...

I meant to say sooner, the new album sounds fab. Thanks for the free download! The gig sounds pretty cool too, bummed I missed it. O well!

Enjoy S'pore!