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....
...a few words from Kelv, echoed by us all.....
“Live On You Will, Live On You Do
In those you met and those you knew”
As the events of Friday 18th August 2017 proved to us all (members of a2RK and gathered family, friends and musos), as we bade farewell to Adi (don’t call me Adrian) Barrett, what an immense figure is now removed from our midst.
“So much to lament, so much to celebrate
No more to partake, no less to relate”
a2RK …. always
Heartfelt thanks to Paul G. for the superlatively professional, yet personal, sensitive manner in which he handled the Affairs of A Truly Fitting Day.
Thanks to everyone who supported and followed us in 2016, it means a lot and we really appreciate it! 2017? #BringItOn
Happy New Year from everyone here at a2RK towers! Look out for new releases from a2RK throughout 2017 and hopefully we'll see you live somewhere....