19th - Hush now number four with the official adition of Mr Paul Dunne joining the band on guitar. Pauls details have been added to the website, Rehearsals are progressing nicely with a sizeable chunk of numbers now becoming active. Just need the right guy on vocals to complete the sound. If you think you can fit in, please get in contact.
6th - Unfortunatly, we have had to cancel the gig at The Riflemans at Glastonbury on the 6th April, which is a shame as we were looking forward to it. This desision was not taken lightly, but given the time we had to integrate new personel into the band we thought it best to cancel now. It could have been done, but would in all probability not be as we would have wanted it. So cancelling now and give The Riflemans to oppurtunity to get another band in with plenty of time, we thought was best alround. Apologies if you were planning to attend, but we have been offered a reschedule when we are at 100%, so hope to get to Glastonbury later this year.
2nd - A windy Saturday evening saw the band arrive at The Trout Tavern in Keynsham which for its size is one of the biggest little venues played, . Everything went in and got set up in quick time, which is a first here. There were plenty of people enjoying themselves all evening, which is always a good sign, but we found out nearer the end of the evening that the vocals were a bit down in the mix. Our apologies. Our thanks to Jim, Jackie and staff for making us welcome.
Sadly, the gig at The Trout, was the last gig for Glenn Banwell and John Griffiths who are off to pastures new. Our best wishes to them and their new project. So Hush play hunt the band members yet again .
19th - Unfortunaley, we have had to cancel the planned gig at the Salthouse in Clevedon on the 16th March. Our apologies if you were planning to attend. These things do happen occasionally, but fear not and we are scheduled to be there later in the year on the 19th October
10th - Saturday the 9th, saw Hush on the road for the first time in 2019 travelling to Midsomer Norton and The Riverside. The thoughts the weather may have played a part in proceedings luckily came to nought as the equipment piled in and as we were going to try a different set up, it took a while to work out. The band have played there on three previous occasions and used a different set up each time, but we now think its nailed and its logged in the grey cells! With the setup number getting applause, could this be the evenings progression. All in all the evening was perfect, even a couple of tech issues to keep the band on the toes didnt effect the show. We cant wait to come back and do it all again. Our thanks to Tony and staff and you the audience for your appreciation whereever you travelled from and returned to .
8th - From all the band can we wish you all a Happy New Year. Having had a break with a few minimal practices the band will be back in the rehearsl mode ready for the first gig of the year at The Rivereside in Midsomer Norton. This is a great venue and hopefully will be packed !
6th - Saturday the 3rd saw Hush celebrate their One Hundreth and Fithtieth gig as a band, when they decended on the Cider Press in Gloucester Road, Bristol. 2004 to 2018 where has the time gone!! First impressions were that parking was going to be interesting, but after a chat with the security Guys and Gals on the front door, a plan was formulated and unloading was carried out quite swiftly and vehicles and trailers were secured. As this was a new venue for the band the setup commenced, taking care to get everything in the right place. Can be difficult sometimes. Eeverything went well and after a couple of hours playing the evening ended with Rebel Yell, which went down well, and that was the end to 2018 for Hush. It was nice to see some familier faces from far and near. Our thanks to Brian Hoggans Promotions for offering this venue and to the staff who were helpful and lastly, to you the audience for being there.!
11th - Where is this year going? The gig on the 3rd November sees the band
at the Cider Press in Bristol and that will be the last planned gig for 2018.
This means Glenn can get fully integrated and by the New Year the numbers will
have increased so they can be dropped in and out as required to suit each venue.
As can be seen the 2019 calendar is filling up quite nicely, with a few of the bands
favourite venues on board and a couple left to confirm dates, but its still early
days. There are a few new venues that have been added to the calandar, with the
band playing its first ever gig in Wales at the Three Tuns in Chepstow. We had
nothing to do with the dropping of the Severn Bridge toll. Honest!!
23rd - A new venue saw Hush arrive at The Trinity in Bath, one of a handful
of traditional pubs that still put on live music. The weather and parking made
things a bit difficult getting the equiment in without getting too wet. After
a quick natter on whats going where, how many power sockets are there (never enough)
the guys made it look like a warzone as the equipment began to be set up, but it got
there. After using part of Wishing Well to set up, Tie Your Mother Down followed to
get things going. The whole evening went off with no dramas and a jolly good time
was had by all. Our thanks to the staff at The Trinity for their assistance and to
old schoolfriends and all of you who braved the weather. Hopefully we will be
invited back for 2019...
17th - The 15th saw the band decamp to The Cat and Wheel in Gloucester Road, Bristol.
This is the second time Hush have played there and even though its only been 8 months,
we were all scratching our heads to what goes where. Finally the grey matter worked and we
shoehorned in the minimal Hush backline. I think we all had a few nerves especially Glenn
being his first gig with the band, but it all settled into place and a good evening was had
by all judging by the noise the audience made. We thank you, proved all the hard work was
worth it! Our thanks to Rem and staff and hope to see you all again in 2019.
Here's to the next gig!
11th - The band are now gearing up for the back to back gigs in September.
The first will be The Cat and Wheel in Bristol, which we played for the first
time earlier in the year and it was a cracker and we are hoping for the same.
The following week will be at The Trinity in Bath which will be a new venue
for all the band. More details on the GIGS page.
22nd - Glenns bio has now been added to the website
21st - Unfortunatly the gig at Scallys on the 18th August has been cancelled.
We are awaiting a rebook and will show on the site when known. Our apologies
if you were planning to attend.
6th - Well the auditions are finally over. After having tried several guitarists,
who were all outstanding, we have made one of the most difficult decisions
as a band and would like to introduce Glenn Banwell as the newest member of
Hush. Further details on Glenn will be on the website shortly. Now the hard
11th - The band are currently running auditions for a new guitarist, which
due to the time frame has meant that the gig at The Salthouse in Clevedon,
which we were all looking forward to has had to be cancelled. Better now than
two weeks away and find it impossible. Our apologies if you were thinking
8th - The band is guitarless once again. After being with the band for a
smiggen over a year, Gareth has decided to hang up his Hush T-Shirt. This
means we have to go through due process and persue the lesser spotted fret
wrangler yet again !!. With a couple of band members having family breaks,
as well as arramging auditions, we have unfortunatly had to cancel the gig
at The Trout in Keysham. A real shame as this is one of the bands favourite
venues. To anyone who was aimimg to be there our utmost apologies. Keep checking
the site for updates on the members and gig front.
9th - Saturday the 7th saw the band decamp to the The Red Lion at Staple
Hill. This is a brilliant live music venue, loads of space, easy access and
also under new management, so were hoping that this had been enough to start
to entice the public to frequent the pub on Saturday evenings. Unfortunatley,
this was not the case. However the band got into it and gave their all the
"crowd" that were there. Despite the lack of audience, which was
a real shame, it was still a good night and gave the band a chance to loosen
and have a bit of fun. Our thanks to Paul and staff for the welcome. A selection
of photos and a video can be found here
18th - The addage is you cant get a Quart into a Pint pot, but the band
proved that wrong when Hush played at the Cat and Wheel in Cheltenham Road
last night. This was a first footing for Hush at this venue and there were
lots of uming and ahing's going on with all members of the band cutting down
on equipment, but judging by the response from the audience, it was worth
it. Our thanks to Rem and staff for making us welcome and for those expecting
it, there will be some Uriah Heep in the main set list shortly !
4th -Into February and the first gig of 2018 for the band was at the Riverside
Inn at Midsomer Norton. The Riverside is one of those venues that you feel
comfy in as soon as you arrive. Lots of room to use up as quickly as possible
and banter with the prospective audience before you even play a note. After
a few technical hitch's delayed the start for which we apologise, the band
powered into the first set and the reaction was brilliant. The second set
went as well with the clientele movin and a grooving. All in all the evening
went too quickly. Our thanks to Tony and staff for having us and to you the
audience who we know travelled from far and wide .
25th - A few more gigs are now being entered into the diary and the bands
available dates for 2018 are fast running out. So if you would like Hush to
play for you, please get in touch.
4th - Well thats another Christmas and New Year done and dusted. For the
band this means working off the Turkey, and a return to the Studio to get
everything back up to speed ready for the first gig of 2018 at the Riverside
Inn at Midsomer Norton. It's gonna be fun !!!.