Show at the O2 on saturday with Jimmy Davis! And some pictures………
We’re playing the O2 Academy Birmingham this saturday (10th march) supporting Jimmy Davis. Come on down, it’s gonna be boss!
Jimmy Davis is a hip hop artist who’s been touring up and down the country for quite some time now, playing a multitude of festivals and venues, as well as jamming with ginger haired smiling pugilist Ed Sheeran. Below is the link to the facebook group for the show. Have a click, find out what it’s all about and then get some tickets!
So far, 2012 has been good to the Sexy Weirdos. The spring run of dates has kicked into gear, we’ve started recording our debut album and got some fantastic fun things lined up for later in the year too.
The year started with many cold all night sessions in room 13, a rehearsal space/recording studio ably run by our fiddle player Johnjo Murray in Worcester. We spent a great deal of time working on our overdue debut album, Victory For The Monsters. The good news is that we’ve recorded a big chunk of music already and that we’re pleased with the sounds we’re getting. The possibly frustrating news for Sexy Weirdos fans is that nothings’ going to get released until we’re a hundred per cent satisfied with the results. We have the resources to fiddle about with it as much as we want so thats what’s going to happen. However, I can assure you, it’s going to be great, and well worth waiting for. Just to prove that we are actually doing something, here’s a shot of me from 4.30 am Valentine’s day morning recording vocals and looking the most feminine I’ve ever looked -
Our first show of the year was at that old favourite haunt of ours the Wagon and Horses at the Mr Shankly album release party. There was a heartwarmingly large crowd for this gig, even more so considering the gig was in a marquee and temperature was apparently minus eight. Here’s a picture from that night taken by Stalingrad O Neil, featuring Peter Lewis from Mr Shankly on saxophone -
Second gig of the year was at the Cross in Moseley for the good people at the Ort Cafe, Digbeth. I was a little worried about how this one was going to pan out as it was moved from the Ort Cafe to the Cross at the last minute because of licensing problems. However, my fears were unfounded as it turned out nice again – great support from Karaj, lovely crowd even a nice meal from the Ort kitchen. Matt took some great psychedelic style shots from the drumstool that night . One of them opens up this blog post . Here’s another for your viewing pleasure -
The show after that was a fundraiser for Oxfam at the Rainbow in Digbeth. This was our first ever show there, a fact that had extra importance for me personally as I saw one of my favourite gigs ever there about three years ago (if anyone’s interested, it was The Slits). Rather than garble on about how great it was to see a sea of sweating dancing bodies from the stage in over worn adjectives and and clashing metaphors, here’s a stage slot taken by Alice Swift. The eagle eyed will notice that our fiddle player JJ Murray has been hypnotised by the strange green light that rests upon his brow.
The next week we played a couple of shows. The first was a Fairtrade fashion show at the Birmingham University Student Guild. I’m not going to comment on the fashion bit but we did get to play on a massive big stage with proper lights and that which made me all theatrical. Johnjo wore a fancy t shirt and a pseudo chinese robe. Here’s a photo from that night by Alex Avery making me look all rockstar. However, if anyone has any photos of Johnjo in his robe we’d like to see them -
The last show I have to report on was last friday at the Queens Head in Redditch. It was our first time in Redditch – if you’re in a band who hasn’t played there I recommend you play at the Queens Head . It’s got a simple combination of relaxed atmosphere/good gig room/easy going smoking area that’s sadly lacking in a lot of small venues. Here’s a full band live pic from that night, taken by Ian James. This one’s noteable for the rare photographic evidence of our percussion player Jeff – the clearest pic we can find of him is him doing an alan partridge pose on a beach in Brighton, dressed entirely in shades of beige -
Well that’s it for this blog post. Thanks to all who have uploaded Sexy Weirdos pics – you’re making our website much more interesting! And thanks to all who keep booking us or turning up at our gigs and dancing like loons. We’ve been lucky enough to have had a stella run of gigs recently, and you’re the reason why.