Posts Tagged ‘band’

Out with me Da!

The last time my Dad took me to a concert i was about 6, we went to see Huey Lewis and the News at the M/cr Apollo. We were 7 rows from the front and i got took to the front by security and guitar solo serenaded by Chris Hayes , swoon. In fact wait that wasn’t the last time i just remembered he took me to see Extreme at the Gmex on their Pornograffiti tour when i was 8 or 9, no serenades but Mr Bettencourt i know you were playin just for me! ‘More than Words’ remember that track? PGL banger back in the day if you dont know, your not old enough. Anyways I digress. Last night me and Da were back out at the Apollo for Thin Lizzy, the reunion tour. (more…)


saturday! saturday! saturday!

As Maxwell would say in a falsetto ‘Its a re-uuuu-nion!’ This Saturday the Qemists are back in my home town on tour and i’ve got the night off!! RESULT INDEED! So im gonna head on over to Moho Live on Saturday night and invade their show, or maybe just down their rider cause its been WAY TO LONG since i seen these guys. Tickets are still available so go on get in there for some dnb/rock/live awesomeness, Qemists are on stage at 9 then you’ll be free to go Hoya Hoya later on for the super spesh secret sessions guest who is an absolute Manchester legend! Saturday is gonna be quite messy i can already tell wahey bring on the weekend ;)


song writing….

Been quite quiet on the old blog front for a few weeks, my aplogies for anyone thats bothered. The reason for my absence has been down to being absorbed in song writing mode, its been emotional but so much fun locked in my front room with only an internet connection, garageband and a pen and pad! So many people have been sending me awesome backing tracks to work with and im well excited about getting them all finished and out there for you all to hear. The song writing process has also dragged up some absoulutely classic albums for inspiration, today im all over Thin Lizzy like a rash Jimmy The Weed, Randolphs Tango, Don’t Believe A Word, Whiskey in the Jar and this one Still In Love With You from the Live & Dangerous album, the guitar section is so beautiful im actually crying….

God please let me marry a guitar player x


qemist album preview!

Spirit in The System is the brand new album from The Qemists, YAY its out in August, album preview mini mix mashing it up quite nicely above :)


im in a rock n roll band

Rock n Roll Band

Been loving BBC2′s series investigating what makes the perfect rock n roll band, managed to catch the Drummers episode last night was truely epic (Ginger Baker lol) and my favourite so far. Obviously they talk alot about John Bonham (he’s the drummers drummer innit) and so shows the Led Zeppelin concert at the O2 where his son played, ah i didn’t have a ticket but was outside trying to hear something, we didn’t lol. Oh and im now very jealous of anyone that got to see Motely Crue live…..dam who flys a drum kit out into the audience nowadays? Whole series so far is up on Iplayer, which is my new best friend….sad i know!


cancer bats sabotage

Ever since my tshirt sleeves were ripped off by the lead singers teeth last year in Tokyo i have been a keen fan of the Cancer Bats . The video to Pnuemonia Hawk sealed the deal thanks to the maple syrup drinking plaid shirt wearing, lumberjack styles of the hunky drummer. So naturally im ecstatic about the new album Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones but a little pissed their not playing in Manchester whilst over in the UK promoting said new release, London is not the epi centre of the UK you know! Anyhoo in honor of their new album, selective UK dates and the pipe smoking, heartthrob of a drummer i thought i’d post their cover of The Beastie Boys Sabotage which was released back in March, enjoy!


New music in M/cr this week!

 Live Music in Manchester

If you know me you know i love music, old new what ever i love listening, creating, talking and watching it all happen as long as its good and especially if its something i haven’t heard before. This week a world of new musical talent is literally on my doorstep… (more…)


Qemists @ Reading Festival

Qemists @ Reading from WiseLemon on Youtube

Thanks to Wise Lemon on Youtube for this little sample of Qemists @ Reading Festival 2009… (more…)


Live this weekend @ Feest in Het Park!

Feest in het Park

Back in Belguim for the 4th time this summer for the festival in the park… (more…)


Qemists @ Summer Sundae Today!!

Summer Sundae Leicester

Last time i was in Leicester i was loved up…ha ha, i know hilarious isnt it? This time i’ll be rocking out with The Qemists at the Summer Sundae Weekender. (more…)


Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats

I seriously fell in love with this band, they have the cuddliest drummer and their lead singer ripped the sleeves of my t-shirt with his teeth…what more could you want from your dressing room neighbours? (more…)


Five Finger Death Punch

5fingerdeathpunch

These pleasant looking chaps were on before us at Summer Sonic in Tokyo & Osaka and rocked the fook out in tru metal form….i mean just check the press pick, beards, dreads and tats. The Qemists (me included) looked like Aloha From Hell in comparison! Blondie aka Ivan the lead singer is a sweetheart, even though his facial tattoo will have you believe he’s a murderer…he also dropped the scariest chat up line i’ve ever heard… (more…)


I Blame Coco

i blame coco

This is Stings little girl, obviously she is very cool…but don’t let that put you off. (more…)


Summer Tour Dates!

Haven’t been bloggin’ as ferociously as i used to lately and that is kind of down to being so blooming busy with the boys from Brighton! Touring with The Qemists this year has already took me to 5 different countries, playing around 24 gigs in support of their debut album ‘Join The Q’ which is out now! If you haven’t seen us yet there’s plenty of gigs on the way over summer, check out the tour dates in right column on blog. This little video is a snapshot of The Qemists Live so far… (more…)


Engine-Earz @ BBC Introducing, Glastonbury

Was a busy festival for me, unfortunately the partying and singing took its toll and by my final gig Saturday night for the Engine-earz my voice was all pooped out. Didnt make it down to their awesome set at Bassline Circus but i did of course represent the previous day in singing Kali-Yuga in their live set at the BBC Introducing Stage.

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The Qemists Live @ Glastonbury 2009

Twas mad fun indeed, didnt manage to get any of the live stuff on film as all my batteries died quite early on… :( Spent most of the weekend with muddy feet and a smiley face, literally bumping into loads of people i knew and having a good ol knees up on various stages and in massive crowds! (more…)


Tour Diary Day 6 – Brussels

The Qemists Live!

Rory @ AB, Brussels

So i don’t know how many of you know who Enter Shikari are but we’re on the support slot of their tour round Europe. Last night was our 2nd gig with them, the crowd was amazing and already i am very much enjoying being backstage surrounded by half naked 23 year olds, as i keep twittering!

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Tour Diary Day 2 – Amsterdam

I am Happy!!

What is it with 19-21 year olds chatting me up recently? Do i look that young? Ok maybe in this picture i do, Im not complaining just asking seriously what is up with that? (more…)


Enter Shikari – Sorry your not a winner!

Rock the fook out people its the glorious weekend, 7 days since i broke my 9 month drought and 30 days til The Qemists Live begin our support slot on the Enter Shikari European tour. I think this song for the day is more than appropriate cause i am really sorry if your not a winner!

Peace n Love… The Jenna Ral G


Japan – Osaka Shots!

No time to write to much to take in, miss my camera but the Iphone is capturing the moments nicely!


Ode to Dom Kreep ;)

Shouts out to The Daywalkers last night, they absolutely smacked it at Moho Live Tonn, Phil, Robin you were amazing. Dom the video is for you!

Jenna Ration G