Festive greetings SUBSETTER’s!
We have sent our web and email monkies back to the farm for the holiday season so it’s actually us writing to you this time!
We’ve had a great year and, even though there has been a number of challanges for SUBSET to get through, the amount of good times and high points totally out number those little hiccups.
Whilst we’re all sat here in our Christmas jumpers drinking mulled wine we got to thinking back over the year and fondly recall the feeling of hearing Ambrosia on BBC Radio 6 Music – this sparked a conversation of what was everyone’s ‘sticks-in-the-mind’ moment of 2010.
Rom’s favourite moment was performing a live session on BBC Introducing where Rob totally destroyed a kids bike in the studio.
One of Rob’s high points of the year was playing Dunstable Festival which is home turf for him and Steve – we had already played Luton Aid 6 earlier that day and we were well up for it! The sun was out and the beer was cheap. A great day.
Steve loved it when we travelled to Newport Pagnell and landed at The Cannon’s open mic night with all of our gear only to discover that it was an acoustic night. The organisers lets us play with Steve setting his kit up next to a table occupied by a group of ‘nice’ people. Thankfully they were nice as one of the group had to keep pushing the kick-drum back to Steve!
My (Jay) high point would be the first time we played 93 Feet East totally not knowing how we’d be received and then being asked back to play another twice. I really felt that we had won the crowd over.
But it’s you. Yes, you SUBSETTER’s that make these memories – playing Shane’s birthday party, Sean giving me and Rom somewhere to stay when we got caught out in the snow, Arran and Debi battling their way to get to the Craufurd Arms when the rain was coming down in Biblical proportions and, we will never ever forget the amount of support you gave us during the Surface Unsigned compeition. When we played in the first round we had only just been together for a year and to reach the semi-finals against bands who were well established just proved how much you SUBSETTER’s rock!
We wish you a very merry Christmas and look forward to hanging out with you even more in 2011 – we have plans for more gigs, at more venues and hitting more towns and cities!
Have a great one and we raise a glass (or 3) to all SUBSETTER’s!
Jay, Rob, Rom and Steve