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Orwell Bluegrass Festival

Posted by Ray on May 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Who's going to the Orwell Bluegrass Festival this weekend ?

We're on at 1:20 in the marquee - hope to see you there :-)

The Mardi Grassers

Coulsdon Bluegrass Plus Club

Posted by Ray on May 10, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Cracking night at Coulsdon Bluegrass Plus Club. Hannah's songs were the highlight for me. Massive thanks to Ray and Sheila :-))) Can't wait for the Orwell festival  - let the pickin' commence !

Meet Me In St. Albans

Posted by Ray on April 18, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Well despite half the band being struck down with 'man-flu', the gig at The White Lion in St. Albans went really well :-) Nice cosy pub and very attentive audience - we just wanted to keep going ! We got some really good comments after and looks like we'll be back there again soon.

We're all frantically taking our Lemsips so that we're ready for the Birch Hill Bracknell Charity gig on Saturday. Postcode is RG12 7WW and at the moment, we're due to go on in the afternoon at 4:15. Loads of other bands on so come down and get in touch with your inner Yee-Haa :-))

The Mardi Grassers

No Mutiny at The Bounty :-)

Posted by Ray on April 9, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Another great night at The Bounty at their beer festival on Saturday. We love playing there - everyone really gets into the spirit ... and beer :-)) . Hannah sang her first song (two actually !) and they're definitely in the set from now on. We ended up doing about 5 encored - wish every gig was like this !

Big thanks to Rebecca, Andy, Tim, Andy and Paul for signing up to our mailing list and to those who bought our CD - we can't wait to get back there again !

The Mardi Grassers :-))

Mardi Grass Debut CD - Sands Of Time

Posted by Ray on March 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (6)

Finally our debut CD is finished, and we're really pleased with how it turned out.

There's a retro look sleeve and vinyl style CD - complete with vinyl static intro and outro ! We'll get a picture up soon, meanwhile it can be seen here:

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/Mardi.Grass.Bluegrass.Band

 

Original songs on this CD include:

Mardi Grass Blues (Luckett)

Sands Of Time (Hutchings)

Across The Sea (French)

Mr. One Dollar Bill (Courts / Luckett)

All Or Nothing (Hutchings)

Living In The Shadows (Hutchings)

 

Grab a copy at one of our gigs or phone / email us

 

The Mardi Grassers

Three Mariners and The Bounty

Posted by Ray on March 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Good gig on Friday down at The Three Mariners in Bagshot - we're now booked for their Jubilee street party on 2nd June (but we won't be doing any Queen songs !).

Paddy's night on Saturday at The Bounty in Basinstoke was excellent. We really had a great time - busy, busy pub and great to see so many dancing (although we got a bit worried when the mic stand nearly went over). Jason got a chance to sing a few Irish songs that he knew - I wanted to do Ride On by Christy Moore but the band before us did it. We're now kicking off their beer festival on Good Friday- could be a very good Friday indeed ...

Don't forget we're in Binfield on Friday so tell your friends :-))

The Mardi Grassers

New Mardi Grass Album - Sands Of Time

Posted by Ray on March 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A huge milestone was completed yesterday! The final / final mix of the new Mardi Grass album was finally finished.

Art work being done this week and an imminent release expected. Big thanks to Al Heslop for co-producing and his patience over the last eight months !!!

The Mardi Grassers 

Have a Great Christmas

Posted by Ray on December 21, 2011 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A big Merry Christmas to everyone !!!

 

We've been spending a lot of time in the studio at South Hill Park and are close to finalising the CD. It's finger busting work but we're really happy with the way it's going and think you'll like it  :-))

 

We're back gigging in January so until then, have a great holiday !

 

The Mardi Grassers

 

Follow us on Facebook

Posted by Ray on November 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't forget that we are on Facebook here :

 

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tinyman#!/pages/Mardi-Grass/202018929868640

 

The Mardi Grassers

What a Great Fortnight !

Posted by Ray on November 16, 2011 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We've had a great time recently. The Windlesham Club, the Alton gig, Reading Arts Centre and the Coulsdon Bluegrass Plus club all went really well and we made a lot of new friends and got repeat bookings.

They were our last gigs for this year but we are still hopeful of squeezing in another 1 or 2    :)

If anyone has recommendations for possible gigs then let us know, we'd love to hear from you.

The Mardi Grassers


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