You may well recall the last posting on here was in respect of a new drummer that had joined the band. Sad to say that things didn't work out as we had hoped and as such Ian Bee has vacated the chair behind the skins. We thank him for his efforts and wish him well with his future ventures.
But this left the band with a bit of a headache - no drummer - until our previous drummer (Ian Astrop) galloped over the crest of the hill, his sturdy charger carrying him aloft, the sunlight glinting of his shiny armour as his banner fluttered in the breeze.
We fell in silence before him, hardly daring to meet his gaze, until at last, he muttered those immortal words - "Oh alright, I'll play a few more gigs"
Rejoice!! Rejoice!! Rejoice!! Every church bell from here to there rang out the news as the population gave thanks, lighting fires on hilltops (like in The Lord of The Rings) and generally being right made up.
Following Ian's welcome back into the fold, the band have had to make some difficult choices. We are now in our 17th or 18th year (nobody is really sure) and over time, the demands on each of us has changed, meaning that availability has become a serious consideration for everyone in the band.
As such, we have had to make some tough choices, the main one of which is that we will have to reduce the number of gigs we play.
But fear not oh trusty followers as the band have decided that to achieve that aim we will no longer take booking for weddings and birthday parties or similar such events.
Instead, we will aim for all of our gigs to be public events, where the people who mean the most to us (namely you), can come along and see us play.
As such, whilst we might not play as many gigs in a year, those that we do play can be accessed by anyone who wants to come along.
We hope that you can see the sense in this approach and continue to give us your support.
All the best
Formed in 1997, the Angels' Share perform what they describe as Celtic music that is guaranteed to get your hands clapping and your feet tapping. They have appeared at venues in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Leicestershire, the South Coast as well as playing in the Lake District and Scotland including the Western Highlands and Islands. Their tour of Scotland also included Glasgow, Edinburgh and Falkirk. They have appeared on BBC Radio on numerous occasions, playing live and talking about their music.
Most recently they have had successful appearances at the Port Isaac Festival, Cornwall with The Fishermens' Friends and at The Merry Tom Festival, Brixworth.
With an assortment of musical backgrounds from classical and opera to Rock 'n Roll, they are sufficiently different.
Gary A - Keyoards & Backing Vocals.
Ian A - Drums & Backing Vocals.
Rob W - 6 String, Bass & Backing Vocals.
Richard J - Lead Vocals, Electric & Accoustic Guitars.
Mark O - Fiddle, Whistle and Backing Vocals.
Andy T - Manager, Nursemaid and Smoother of Egos.