As promised – Steve came up with the goods and found his setlist:
Within hours of me writing that I didn’t have a setlist from the Brave Old Oak gig, the shame and embarrassment felt by my fellow Boxers led to Steve Box sending it through to me. And it even looks like the real one rather than one he scrawled on a beer mat after he read the last update. One day, someone will go up to a sound man and say “can I have that Box Ticked setlist mate?”. Until then, here’s one to wet your appetite 😉
Just a couple of pictures here – if I could find the setlist, then I’d post up the songs we played. But I can’t. Because I never use them – I just rely on the others to tell me what song we’re doing next, and if they don’t, then I start playing the song I want to play next, and tell them that they did the setlist wrong.
From memory though, we did:
If either of the others disagree, then I’ll make them prove it. And they can’t! They can’t I tell you!!!!
Anyway, we had a great night, and got to meet Stevie the promoter from Wildfire Sessions. We’ve arranged a couple of gigs over the coming months with them, and I’ll post up some info soon. As soon as I can find the details anyway.
Keep on boxing!
Well it looked as if the glorious British weather would put paid to the gig, as the heavens opened for hours in the run up to this one, but as the three Boxers left Steve Box’s house for the short walk to the Square, the rain slowed, and very shortly stopped altogether.
It was a sign I tell thee!
Any of the local festivals can be slightly difficult gigs to play, because by definition they’re always going to be attended by people who won’t know our stuff, and who would, if truth be told, rather be listening to a covers band. Having said that, there are always a few reasons why playing “It’s In The Square” is always such good fun:
We went on after the Radcliffe Rollers steel band but sadly, the belly dancers weren’t there, so a large part of the hilarious stage-banter that we’d rehearsed (anyone who knows us will know this isn’t true of course – we never actually rehearse) never got to see the light of day.
Anyway, the set we played went as follows, although possibly not entirely in this order: