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.