We’re working on quite a few songs at the moment, with plans for 1 or 2 new EPs before the end of the year (with a bit of luck) - however, we have decided to move out of our rehearsal room at Hill Top Works and into a more purpose built recording studio on a different floor. Although a lot smaller, we have managed to shed a bit of kit surplus to requirements so we should fit everything in - the move with be complete sometime today, but sorting out where to put everything, connecting it all up and becoming operational again could take several week, so bear with us…
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Until next time - stay tuned!
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Thanks to all friends, family, fans and followers who came to Kevin Hewick's 61st Birthday Event at The Musician last night, we had a blast! Thanks to Kevin for putting on such a great event, and to The Musician for the great sound! We hope to see you at another event soon, so stay tuned for more a2RKNews..!
Great practice today. Jammed through some new ideas, worked on "Spirit of 78" and then rehearsed the songs from "Papillon" and "prdctbl:", a.k.a. "The Setlist" (!).
It is starting to come together, sounding not too bad at all!
A message from Kelv.....
Well, here we are at the onset of a New Year, recollections of the passing 2017 still overshadowed by the loss of Adi, yet buoyed by the impetus gained (of which he remains a significant influence) to carry into 2018. We are further embellished by the addition of Amy (Adi's daughter), thus restoring the eponymous badge back to 'full measure'.
We have much to 'get stuck into' in the coming months - a catalogue of ideas, songs etc which stem from our soundly forged roots ('in the can' collaborations, a good deal of 'em with Mr B, plus new material).
So, from Andy, Ory & LeVynk - with added input from Amy - watch this space as the a2RK bus gathers momentum throughout 2018 - more releases plus some 'live" stuff.
Never deny those early doors.
HNY 4 2018 - a2RK
Wishing all our friends, fans and followers a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas!!
Our 2nd EP, entitled prdctbl:, is now available to buy from our BandCamp merch page here.
There are 3 tracks on the EP:
prdctbl: (written by Andy Heggs)
Tears (written by Roy Naidoo)
China Dawn (written by Kelvyn Martin)
Thanks to otiabStudio again for the fantastic production and artwork.
We hope to see you on the road soon as we are planning some live events in 2018! Stay tuned for more a2RKNews....
Previewed the finished tracks destined for EP2, checked out some backing tracks for some possible gigs next year and did a photo-shoot for a giggle! Thanks to Andy Heggs and Séan Ty Déll (Auxiliary Studios) for the optical shenanigans, and thanks Séan for the red hot chilli peppers, not looking forward to the morning....!
A welcome return to the studio today, as we regroup and carry on, with our focus now being getting the tracks ready for EP2....