|Left-to-right: Nick D'Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Greg Spawton, Rob Aubrey,|
David Longdon, Andy Poole. Photo by Neil Palfreyman
Bloody loads, actually. In three days of work at Aubitt studios we recorded the drums for 15 songs (over 100 minutes of music). It's all good stuff too, no 'leftovers'. About an hour of music (perhaps slightly longer) will feature on the new album English Electric, which leaves lots of additional material for our forthcoming retrospective / introduction to... / 'best' of... / rarities collection, which will be called Station Masters.
We filmed some of the recordings so will try to post some video excerpts in the next few weeks. Nick was in fine form, as you will see.
After completing the sessions we had time for a band photo shoot in Winchester and also had a very nice curry with Mr Martin Orford who showed absolutely no signs of retreating from his musical retirement (it does seem that Martin's keyboard solos on Fat Billy will be his last recordings.)
Enjoy your New Year celebrations, wherever you are. We are looking forward to a very productive (and progressive) 2011.