What a night. What a turnout. What music. What tea towels. What generosity. It was such a good gig last night. The sun shone; the people at the venue were lovely; the band were fab and everyone who came was so supportive. Almost £300 was raised for TKOE which is an amazing amount – we are so pleased. Which means we are around £500 into our £3k target for this year. :) :)
We’ve got a great long roll call of thank yous, so here goes:
Monkeyface themselves, present and past members – Paul Alcock, Julian Avery, Tim Atkins, Paul Hamer, Dave Ganner, Andy Clarke and Ruth Troughton;
Dave Draper of Tower Studios – Producer and Engineer;
Tim and Mandy Pellatt at CordialAV who produced and edited the video and also did the press comms;
Darren Sawyer for being the official photographer – can’t wait to see the shots;
Everyone at SevernFM who have been pushing the single, and continue to do so;
The Citizen and the Echo for promoting the gig, single and video;
The Wheatsheaf, Leckhampton for being such a good place to hold the gig;
Lucy and Jane Henderson for putting Paul in contact with us;
Mike Arnold, chief TKOE elf for designing the artwork and doing all the tricky webstuffy things, and making it look easy;
Rosie for giving us all the inspiration to carry on.
We’d especially like to thank Paul Alcock for approaching us with the idea, putting so much into this, sticking with us when we were going through tricky times and couldn’t really think about nice things, and generally being a brilliant person. This has really been a knock on effect in action, just like Rosie wanted it to be.
Next thing then is to get those singles sales going. Our new best friend in America, Barbie, is on the case for the digital distribution so we’re just waiting, waiting , waiting for this to reach the top of the iTunes queue, plus Amazon and all the others. Once it does, we’ll let you know. And then we want to see if we can get 1,000 downloads. Cos we like setting targets. Because all of you are really good at beating targets. :) Thanks to those of you who have already downloaded from the CDBaby site.
So, while we’re waiting, and Monkeyface are having a week off to recover (it’s the rock and roll lifestyle, you see), is there anyone reading this who can crochet? I’ve got a bit of a TKOE experiment that I need a small bit of help with.