Saturday, 5 October 2013

Voltage Video from Arkham

Just to prove that I was at Arkham Recording Studio with the rest of Voltage, I have to show you this video. This isn't anything in particular, just something I was improvising while they were sound checking the drum kit in the sound proof room.

I am not really sure what they meant when they said drummers are too loud. 

Monday, 30 September 2013

Don't Get Lippy on Youtube

Here we go...a world premier of the video for our new song Don't Get Lippy is now on Youtube. Check it out and let us know what you think (especially if you like it)

Sunday, 29 September 2013

More Pictures from Arkham Studios

As promised, a few more photo taken at Arham, while we recorded the demo CD. You don't see much of me because the kept me locked in a sound proof room. Something about drummers being too noisy!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Recording at Arkham Studios

Last week Voltage ended up at the Arkcham Recording Studios at the Mad House in Birmingham, to record a couple of tracks for a demo CD. It was a long day, but something that was really cool to do. Alex Cooper dis a really good job of handling the recording. We have all been made up with the results- hopefully we can get it out there for the fans to listen to soon. 

This week we are going to recording a video shoot! I know...mad! I can't wait to show that off!

I will post some more pictures from the mad house tomorrow, and hopefully I can show some of the pictures from the filming soon. 

in other news, Voltage are hopefully going to be playing a local Rock and Pop night, but the date is to be confirmed. 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Voltage Rock a Scorching Summer Gig

I haven't much time so I thought I would just quickly dump a load of photos from yesterdays gig- at Cheswick Greens Party in the Park. Voltage rocked it up at an open air gig on one of the very rare sunny days. Great atmosphere and fantastic to play to a home audience. The crowd were really up for a good time and I think we gave them one. My hands are so sore today because I got blisters because my hands were sweaty. 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Photos from an Audition

Voltage auditioned for a slot in a talent show on last Saturday in Knowle, Solihull. We only got to do our new song 'Don't Get Lippy' before the neighbours complained we were too loud. Rock and Roll!

It was a pain having to set up and all that for just one song, and I would rather be doing a gig before an audience but sometime you have got to do these things. 

I am not sure if anything will come of it, but the photos came out really nice. 

The next gig is at the Road House in Birmingham on Tuesday 28th May (this Tuesday). We are really looking forward to this one as I am sure that it will be a good one. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Adam and Eve 24/5/13

Last Friday Voltage had our first proper gig for what seems like ages as the Adam and Eve pub in Birmingham  as part of a charity night to support Acorns Children's Hospice

The gig went really well, as everyone was putting in loads of effort, and we were picking up energy off each other. There were a few technical difficulties, with Jack loosing his voice, and with the sound man turning up so late we never had a proper sound check, but overall, it was a great night, and a great way to kick of our summer season. 

Tom (bass) and Iggy (showing off his new guitar)

Me (Animal from the Muppets) on a kit borrowed from
Mods and Sods, and Ethan on rhythm guitar 

Ethan ready for a sleep

Jacks voice held out, but we had to swap the set list
halfway through as he was struggling with the high notes. 

Aarg!...Too much hair!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Summer 'Tour' 2013

Our next few months are looking busy. We have four gigs in the diary already. We've been working on some new material and really polishing up the older stuff so it is tight. If you want to come along and see use live (an who wouldn't) here's our dates. 

Friday 24th May; The Adam and Eve, Bradford Street, Birmingham 
Tuesday 28th May; The Roadhouse, Birmingham
Saturday 6th July: Chesick Green Party in the Park, Solihull
TBC July: O2 Academy, Birmingham

We're hoping to add at least one more date to the list, but that is to be confirmed soon. 
OK Jack, you win!...I'll come to the gig.
 Just stop pulling that face at me!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Band Rehersal Photoshoot Photo shoot

We had photos taken of the latest rehearsal session, to be used in some promotional material ahead of our busy summer of gigging. It was a bit weird at first but we soon forgot the photographer was there and got down to the business of rehearsing  He just kept snapping away and got some great photos that capture the mood of a Voltage rehearsal. 

Many thanks to Ted Dale for the photos. 

Voltage...and trees.

Me (Charlie) ; Sticks in hand!

Ethan (under all that hair)
Jack doing stand up vocals. 

Tom. Only four strings.

Iggy: With hair like that he can only be a rocker. 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

More Videos form Rock and Pop festival 2012

It's long overdue, but here are two more clips of Voltage performing at the Rock and Pop festival in 2012 at the Birmingham Town Hall. I hope you like it. 

The first is the first song we wrote. still a favourite with our fans as it is sooo catchy! It's Head of Revenge.

Next up is a cover of The White Stripes Seven Nation Army. The regular base player Tom couldn't make the gig, and rhythm guitarist Ethan stepped up to play base at short notice. He did a great job. 

Voltage have got a few gigs lines up for the next few months, and a few more in the pipe-line to be confirmed, including one at the O2 in Birmingham. they should have booked us for the O2 in London in stead of Justin Biebber. We wouldn't have turned up two hours late!