25th - Well thats it for another year. The Black Horse in Kingswood was
the bands last gig for 2015 and after starting off a bit quiet, ended up being
a cracker. It gave us the chance to air Waiting for an Alibi and also celebrate
Daves birthday, a day late but hey, we remembered. To Marie and staff and
everyone who was there, we thank you and hope to see you all again in 2016
24th - The gig at the George and Dragon in Winterbourne has unfortunatly
had to be cancelled. We apolgise for any of you that were intending to pop
along and see us. Have no fear we will be back there and as soon as the dates
are finalised they will appear in the diary. This makes this weekends gig
at the Black Horse the last of 2015. The band thanks you if you have supported
us this year and hope to see you in 2016
22nd - 2015 is now drawing to a close for the band with just two gigs left
for this year. The 2016 diary is filling quite quickly with nine confirmed
gigs, including the Portcullis in Fishponnds which will be a new venue for
the band, and several that are awaiting confirmation. If you would like Hush
to play for you in 2016, please get in touch as we do limit ourselves on the
number of gigs we do per month and we don't like saying no. Contact details
are the CONTACTS page.
4th - What a brilliant night. It started off a bit strange though, as we
were asked very nicely by the landlady to wait for the England-Austrailia
match to conclude before starting. So the equipment set up went into slow
time and at half time we gave "Inside" a run through, which on conclusion
got a round of applause from it seemed the whole pub, WOW!!!. When the final
whistle went, Dave got us going with Tie your Mother Down and the evening
just developed from there. We had changed the set around, which gave us the
chance to air "Soldier of Fortune" one the new songs that we have
been working on. Our thanks to all of you who stayed after the rugby had finished,
it made it a great evening for us. But it did make us all think, was it the
Rugby or Hush that you were there for!!
21st - There we go another Saturday gone, which saw the band playing The
Red Lion in Staple Hill, Bristol. This was one of the new venues we visited
earlier this year and the whole band enjoyed it first time round, so this
time would be interesting to see if we got the same reaction. We needn't have
worried, it was a cracker. Apart from a few Faux Pais, namely someone who
left the lights at home, the gig went well. From a received mail from a Kev
on Sunday who put as the subject title "AWESOME GIG". Also our thanks
to Sean and Steph who are off to pastures new, and everyone who was there,
we thank you.
9th - Saturday 8th had the band playing The Anchor in Gloucester Road, Bristol.
This is only the second time we have played there and as we had a bit more
set up time, Chris and Dave tried swapping things around to give us all a
bit more room. It seemed to work as the sound was also spread a bit more than
when we originally played there. We all had a great night and a few familer
faces from other Bristol venues we play were spotted and to all of you that
stayed to the end we thank youl, it makes it a bit special. Our usual thanks
to Steve and staff, without their support for live music, this would not be
possible. Hopefully we can return in 2016, with a few more tracks from your
treasured album collections!!.
12th - Where is this year going. Already past the halfway mark for 2015.
Saturday 11th saw the band pitch up at the Queens Tap in Swindon. This is
ome of the bands favourite venues, due to ease of access and playing area
and when there is a crowd in, its awesome. The evening started off a bit quiet,
but once the second set was in full swing more people started arriving. To
the person who shouted encore, we had done two, so perhaps get there earlier?.
Live venues like the Queens Tap need you to be there or they will dissapear.
Our thanks to Donna, whos off to pastures new and her staff. Also to the Swindon
Posse for being there.
22nd - Saturday the 20th and another new venue for the band at the Black
Horse in Kingswood. For a new band playing a new venue, its always a who are
they, what do they do. Hopefully by the end of the evening you all knew. Ant
summed it up on his Facebook page "Awesome gig for HUSH tonight in Kingswood.
Three Encores! Throat is now knackered for a week but worth it. Whoa yeah!"
Our thanks to Maria and staff.
3rd - Last night saw the band playing a new venue for us at the Red Lion
in Staple Hill and what a cracker. Going to a new venue always throws the
"what goes where" game, but I think we got it sorted. Chris put
together a set list that really showed what we can do, with a few numbers
that needed an airing, and the audience though small, were with it from the
off. Our thanks go to Sean, Steph and staff for the friendly welcome and their
enthusiastic response. It was a pleasure to play for you, and the band will
be back in September.
26th - Where is this year going?! The 25th saw the Hush wagon train roll
into Keynsham, for another of the bands favourite venues at the Trout. Even
the equipment seems to like the Trout, as after setting up it all played ball
and the wayward monitor which had been given a once over by Justamps (thanks
Justin!) during the week did what it was supposed to. Initially there seemed
to be some strange things happening with the volumes, but after some thought
and knob twiddling that seemed to sort itself out. Our thanks to everyone
who was there, you all looked like you had a good evening. Our thanks to Jim,
Jackie and staff for the privilage to play there.
5th - The start of April and it's already the third gig of the year for the
band at the Reckless Engineer, one of the bands' favourite venues. For the first
time in a while the inanimate side of the band, namely the monitors, decided
they would play up just to keep us on our toes. After a severe thrashing we
got them sorted, but looks like they will need some TLC before the Trout.
Whenever we play the Reckless there's always a twist and this time was no exception,
as there was an Easter Egg hunt! Well done to everyone who found one.
Our thanks to everyone who was there, and our usual thanks to Shirley and
staff for the friendly welcome.
15th - The second gig of the year and what a cracker! As usual we played
the "Where does everything go again?" game, but once sorted , everything was
up and running. Our thanks to all, it seemed like everyone had a good time
and our best wishes to the birthday girl, thank you for sharing it with us.
As usual, our thanks to Kev, Dawn and staff.
8th - That's the first gig of 2015 under our belt at the Crown and Horseshoe
in Oldland Common. The whole band had an enjoyable evening, having worked
up a couple of new numbers plus a couple of revampped ones from the original
set played here in 2005. It was a shame there were not a few more people there.
Our thanks to Craig, Paula and staff for making us welcome.
22nd - The band are well into rehearsals ready for the 7th March at the Crown
and Horseshoe. We have also added the last offical gig to the diary which
is at The Anchor, Gloucester Road in Bristol. This brings the total for 2015
up to twelve, not a lot, but all are quality venues! Quite a few of the original
set list songs are being revamped for this our 10th year, so why not come along
and bring some friends, as not only do we like an audience, but all venues these
days need your support.
4th - Well that's Christmas and the New Year festivities over and the band
will be back in the studio rehearsing on the 8th January. We aim to bring
on line some of the older numbers that we haven't played for a while and a
few new ones. Watch this space!!
Due to the imminant arrival of Chris and Sarah's second bundle of joy the
first gig of 2015 wil be March the 7th at the Crown and Horseshoe in Oldland
Common. This is an interesting piece of Hush's history, as the Crown and Horseshoe
was the first gig for the band way back in 2005. So why not pop along and
help us celebrate 10 years of playing Classic Rock.