Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Trio Gitan - The Tall Ships Races, 2010

Today the band -Trio Gitan- played on the Main Stage at the Tall Ships' Village at the Hartlepool Tall Ships Races 2010.  We were on for an hour and played a set that ranged from Swing 49 and A Night in Tunisia to our jazz take on The Zuton's Valerie. We really enjoyed it and hope that the audience who braved the not-very-summery weather enjoyed it to. It rained heavily for a few minutes towards the end of the set. The people who stuck it out were a real inspiration. When Andy asked if they didn't want to go where it was dry, they replied they couldn't get any wetter, so they might as well stay and listen.


We were really well treated. We even had our own dressing room complete with orange juice, coffee and chocolate bars. Can't be bad. We could see the masts of some of the tall ships from where we were working.  Once we'd packed up, we walked over to have a look - but there was only one left, the Thor Heyerdal (see picture). The engineers very decently provided us with pictures of the performance, which we've used as a slide show for this video. Unfortunately, we weren't able to record ourselves. However, we did record a track last week, Swing 49, so we've used that instead, to accompany the pictures.



And thanks to the anonymous passing person who took our photograph for us, outside the dressing room. As you can see, it was a bit windy on and off:

10 comments:

John Hayes said...

I commented on the Trio Gitan Radio blog, but to reiterate: you guys sound really good!

Helen said...

VERY .. and I do mean very .. COOL!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Fantastic!

Niamh B said...

Wow, sounds really nice, fancy dressing room and all. Great photos there.

Argent said...

I would have stayed out in the rain to hear you guys play if your vid is anything to go by! Really love this kind of music and you perform it really fluidly.

Gwei Mui said...

Really enjoyed the music

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments.

JH: Pleased you like it. As for your guitar technique query, you've got me intrigued. I'll have to ask him.

Helen and Weaver of Grass: Thanks.

Niamh: Fancy is an overstatement, but the way they worked with performers was spot on.

Argent: Thank you! I hope you never have to! In fact, if you use our ReverbNation widget (top right of blog) you can download our tracks without even getting up, never mind going outside and getting wet!

Gwei Mui: Thank you. Again, check out our ReverbNation widget (top right of blog).

George said...

Sounds like a great gig, Dominic. I really love that music -- Swing 49 -- and look forward to hearing more!

the watercats said...

marvellously exciting!.. and a proper dressing room... I can only dream of such treatment.... here's a link to our mate brendan's myspace thing with a band he's in.. you might enjoy a listen.. you guys sound excellent by the way!

http://www.myspace.com/darktownstrutters

Dominic Rivron said...

George: Thanks. There's more on the way, so watch this space.

the watercats: Thanks - and thanks for the link: I'm listening to them as I type (just reached Pennies From Heaven).