15th - Aidey now officially becomes a member of Hush with his Bio now on the website. Rehearsals are going well and we cant wait to unlease it at The Stallards Inn in Trowbridge on the 17th June.
6th - We made it !!!. After two failed attempts to play at the Golden Fleece in Bath, it finally happened and not only was it Coronation Day, but also Paul's last gig with the band. As with every new venue, the what goes where game was played to perfection and would we play it safe. Well, Hush aren't like that and decided that we would have a revamp to the set list for Paul's Swansong and I know by the way we were buzzing at the end of the evening, we all enjoyed ourselves. Judging by the reaction from the assembled throng, they did as well. Every thing is good in Hushland!!. As usual our thanks to Mo and her staff for making us welcome and to you the audience. Hopefully we will get the chance to do it all again.
23rd - We have news on the guitar front. After checking the guitarist ads in musician’s website JoinMyBand.com, Mr Adrian Knighton was invited to pop along and see what happens. An interesting evening was had, and he has graciously accepted our offer to join the band. His bio will go on the band site shortly. Now the work begins, again!!. . It’s never boring in Hushland!!.
17th - Saturday 15th and Hush descended onto The Dolphin in Oldland Common, which was a new venue for the band. After waiting for the playing area to be cleared, the job of installing Hush began, with the what goes where game. It was all going well until power up time and none of the power points would play ball. The bar staff were totally perplexed as were the band. Without power we were sunk. However after a bit of double plugging, everything settled down and the setup number ran through to prove the electric would stay on for the rest of the gig. The evening went well, the one bugbear was that the audience could be counted on two hands, but we all had a fun evening and played for the hell of it and promptly finished at 11pm as requested. Our thanks to the staff as we had them running ragged trying to sort the electrics and to the members of public who were watching, we thank you.
10th – We have had some expected news. Due to increasing work commitments, Paul is reluctantly having to leave Hush. Being with us since 2019 has seen a couple of changes in the band as well as an epidemic and an energy crisis. You couldn’t make this stuff up. We are all sorry about his departure and even though it’s been a lot of fun, at the end of the day, unfortunately, the job rules the purse strings. We all wish him the best for the future. However, he won’t be departing straight away and has said he is able to do the gig on the 15th April and also the one on the 6th May, so we don’t have to cancel them and it also gives us time to find another guitarist.
14th - A soggy Saturday 11th March saw Hush's arrival at The Riverside Inn in Midsomer Norton. The last time the band had played there was on the 9th February 2019, prior to the Covid 19 lockdowns which stopped us going back there in the following years after several failed attempts. Luckily, we all remembered how we had set up previously and that got carried out in short order. It was and interesting evening for us and went off without issue. The audience were responsive, but not over the top and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Our thanks to Tony, for having us back and helping move the pubs furniture around to get us in. To you the audience for supporting your local and lastly to our wounded soldier Pete, who only on Wednesday had had an operation on his shoulder, but still carried on. The Show Must Go On and we will be back in October 2023 !!!.
26th - Saturday the 25th and Hush were at the Trout in Keynsham after not being able to play there over the last couple of years due to Covid 19. Being the first gig of 2023, the what goes where game was played and wasn't helped by the roadworks that are currently being done outside of the pub. It was a nightmare, with a forced route march from the car park in order to get the gear in and then taking it all back out again. However, we knew things might be fun for the evening when our setup number Wishing Well got a round of applause. The first set went OK, with a revamp of our set list and a couple of new numbers thrown in for good measure. As we started the second set a crowd of people came in and when we launched into House of the Rising Sun they all started singing, saved Pete having to do it, and they carried on to the end WOW!!!. For the first gig of 2023, we all had a brilliant evening and hopefully the rest of the year will be the same. Our thanks go to Jim and Jackie for booking us and Tracey and her team on the night for their assistance when required. Special thanks also to the "Choir" and all of you that were there. We really appreciate it. We will be back at the Trout in June.
21st - Things have got away from here in Hushland and the website has not been updated. Our apologies. This Saturday sees the band decamp to Keynsham and The Trout and the first gig of 2023. We are hoping it will be a cracker at one of the bands favourite venues.
13th - Here we go again and on into 2023. We recently resumed proceedings in the studio after the Christmas layup and it all went rather well. We are currently looking at spicing up the set lists for 2023 and that is making the grey matter work at a rapid rate of knots. Currently, on the gig front, we have two or three dates left open for this year and expect those to go within the next month or so. We currently wont be doing many gigs this year, due to commitments that the band members have, but they are quality venues we like. So its onwards and upwards.