Fringe week sees Oundle thronged with entertainers of all genres’ in the town’s pubs, hotels, cafes and streets. You will find anything from tribute bands to poetry readings, the blues to thumping rock, the gentle sounds of classical French Parisian café music, swirling, kicking, tapping, clicking dance teams, comedy performances and maybe the odd Shakespearian ode or two drifting about the town. Once you arrive in Oundle during that week, day or night, there’s no escape, you will be entertained!
Time once again for a visit to the “Live Acoustic Special” in Loughborough, this time at a brand new venue. This is always a fun night and a chance for us to meet up with other musicians, singers and songwriters. All proceeds to Oxfam.
Thanks for the invite Howard, looking forward to it !
Where: Carillion Sports/Cricket Club, Moor Lane, Loughborough LE11 1ST. When: Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 8pm. Hope to see ya there. Directions: Map.
Over the years we have used many different types of electronic tuners, starting out with the old “Korg” guitar tuner with the big six position selector on the front. This was only any good for an instrument with an electronic output, or an acoustic instrument fitted with a pick-up. Then came the “clip on transducer leads” with a 1/4 jack plug on the other end for use with pretty well any tuner on the market. Then more recently, a whole array of clip on tuners, most of which seem to work quite well. However, I have now acquired a “Peterson Strobo Clip” tuner. I can put my hand on my heart and say that this device is the best clip on tuner I have ever used.
As an upright Bass player, I have to say that some of the tuners I have tried do not handle the low frequency of the “E String” very well and the only way to get anything like a good reading is to tune using harmonics. Not so with the Peterson! It responds perfectly to any frequency you throw at it, with a bright display that remains clear whether on a dark stage, under spotlights, or even in bright sunlight. I have been using this tuner now for over twelve months with no problems and although they are expensive, I would buy another without hesitation.
We have long been huge fans of Bose sound equipment and for the last twenty five years have enjoyed trouble free, high quality sound from the legendary “Bose 802” speakers.
When the decision was made to go “digital” the truth was, we all wondered if we were making the the right choice. Our existing system produced great sound in both small and large venues alike. (We once played Coventry City football stadium with this equipment) Continue reading “Our New PA System”