Melodeon.net Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the new melodeon.net forum

Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: MAD on stage...  (Read 5090 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

baz parkes

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1256
    • All Blacked Up
MAD on stage...
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:11:31 PM »

Had that Rees Wesson sitting in with us on Saturday (cheers bach)...

Counted NINE melodeons on stage...I'm still trying to work out why... ???

Baz
Logged
On the edge of Cheshire's Golden Triangle, apparently...

Ollie

  • Grumpy Young Git
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1900
    • Ollie King
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 02:57:42 PM »

I'm doing some solo gigs next month, and the current count is 4 melodeons and a guitar.  :-\ :o
Logged
Hohner Erika 12 bass D/G : Hohner Erika Bb/Eb : Hohner 1 row 4 stop D : Hohner Erica 9 bass D/G :

http://www.olliekingmusic.com/

Free-Reed Specialist, Hobgoblin Leeds

Rees

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4103
  • Windjammer
    • Wesson Accordions
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 03:54:34 PM »

Me:
Castagnari Casta D/G
Eric Martin D/G
Clipper D
Windjammer C

Baz:
Saltarelle Berry D/G
Saltarelle One Row D
Hohner 114 C
Hohner Club C/F

Baz also kindly brought along a Hohner Presswood C/F for me to borrow for one tune which we didn't actually play.

Nine, it's a good number  (:)
Logged
Rees Wesson (accordion builder and mechanic)
Gungrog, Welshpool, Wales, UK
www.melodeons.com

LIAM-ROBINSON

  • Good talker
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 98
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 05:28:19 PM »

Was it a gig or a trade show???  Did you sell many? Did Rees just have them all in his van anyway? Did you wear a blindfold and pick them up randomly? Isn't having that many in one place a public order offence? ;-)
Logged

Rees

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4103
  • Windjammer
    • Wesson Accordions
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 05:39:18 PM »

I was only there for the pie and peas.
Logged
Rees Wesson (accordion builder and mechanic)
Gungrog, Welshpool, Wales, UK
www.melodeons.com

Rob2Hook

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2049
  • Castagnaris, Hohners & Baffetti
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 12:06:25 PM »

Having aspare box is prudent at a paid gig and anyway, without one where can you put your beer within easy reach?  Doesn't work with a four-stop so a couple of two rows are de rigeur.

Rob.
Logged

baz parkes

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1256
    • All Blacked Up
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 03:18:44 PM »

We haven't mentioned the six gob irons....
Logged
On the edge of Cheshire's Golden Triangle, apparently...

baz parkes

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1256
    • All Blacked Up
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 03:20:24 PM »

Did you wear a blindfold and pick them up randomly?

It sometimes sounded like that....

Baz
Logged
On the edge of Cheshire's Golden Triangle, apparently...

LIAM-ROBINSON

  • Good talker
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 98
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 04:04:14 PM »

We haven't mentioned the six gob irons....


They were a great music hall speciality turn weren't they?  All of them from the same family and not a one of them over 5' tall. ...... or maybe I'm thinking of something else...
Logged

Rees

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4103
  • Windjammer
    • Wesson Accordions
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 07:06:04 PM »

We haven't mentioned the six gob irons....


They were a great music hall speciality turn weren't they?  All of them from the same family and not a one of them over 5' tall. ...... or maybe I'm thinking of something else...

You're surely thinking of The Four Horsemen Of The Pokerworks ...........
Logged
Rees Wesson (accordion builder and mechanic)
Gungrog, Welshpool, Wales, UK
www.melodeons.com

Andrew Wigglesworth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1095
  • 07
    • My website
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 01:33:32 AM »

Mine have gone up to three on stage, though at some point a fourth one kept creeping in somehow ...

GPS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3181
  • MAD as a wet Hohner........
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 06:01:12 AM »

My regular arsenal is 5 - a 2.4 row, two 2-rows and two 1-rows.

Graham
Logged
Among others, Saltarelle Pastourelle II D/G; Hohner 4-stop 1-rows in C & G; assorted Hohners; 3-voice German (?) G/C of uncertain parentage; lovely little Hlavacek 1-row Heligonka; B♭/E♭ Koch. Newly acquired G/C Hohner Viktoria. Also Fender Jazz bass, Telecaster, Stratocaster, Epiphone Sheraton, Charvel-Jackson 00-style acoustic guitar and other stuff..........

Squeezing in the Cyprus sunshine

baz parkes

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1256
    • All Blacked Up
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 02:26:45 PM »

I'm tempted to take just the G/D tomorrow and see what happens....a man can dream, can't he....

Logged
On the edge of Cheshire's Golden Triangle, apparently...

Ray Langton

  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 159
    • Ray Langton Music
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 04:02:20 PM »

All you need is Rees's happily decorated Roland FR18D. It can play in any key with almost any sound at the touch of a button. Providing he remembers to put decent batteries in it. Mind you you can also do away with most of the band at the same time! I think you are all paranoid. For ceilidh band work I just take one melodeon after all what is the rest of the band for(good question)? Does the bass guitarist take 9 bass guitars or the saxophonist 9 saxophones-oh they do-then I can see your problem!

It's when I do concert work I panic and pack every melodeon I've got, and the concertina just in case.
Logged

IanD

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1488
  • Too many melodeons...
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »

All you need is Rees's happily decorated Roland FR18D. It can play in any key with almost any sound at the touch of a button. Providing he remembers to put decent batteries in it. Mind you you can also do away with most of the band at the same time! I think you are all paranoid. For ceilidh band work I just take one melodeon after all what is the rest of the band for(good question)? Does the bass guitarist take 9 bass guitars or the saxophonist 9 saxophones-oh they do-then I can see your problem!

It's when I do concert work I panic and pack every melodeon I've got, and the concertina just in case.


Currently on our stage (for five musicians):

five recorders
four melodeons
three saxes
three fiddles
three guitars
one bass
one concertina

That's an average of four instruments each...

P.S. Forgot the three-hole pipe and tabor, triangle, tambourine -- nearly up to five each :-)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 02:11:43 PM by IanD »
Logged
Oakwood Model 4, Castagnari Dony, Castagnari Tommy, Baffetti Binci, Hohner Preciosa, Melos, Lightwave SL5 and Kala California fretless basses

Theo

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11767
  • Hohner Club Too
    • The Box Place
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2012, 02:04:52 PM »

I played in a band once where each of us had one instrument, except for the band leader who had:
English concertina
tenor banjo
northumbrian pipes
border pipes
mandolin
bouzouki
recorder
whistle
bandurria
low whistle
appalacian dulcimer

and I hear he now has added:
bass viol
charanga
 ???
Logged
Theo Gibb - Gateshead UK

Proprietor of The Box Place for melodeon and concertina sales and service.
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for stock updates.

pikey

  • Addicted to squeezeboxes since 1975
  • Thread mod
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3303
  • If it moves, I'll squeeze it....
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012, 03:17:47 PM »

And a large van??
Logged
Still squeezing after all these years.
Mostly on hohners , with a couple of Dinos and a smattering of anglos - and now a Jeffries duet

Theo

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11767
  • Hohner Club Too
    • The Box Place
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2012, 03:30:50 PM »

And a large van??

Indeed.   I used to transport the PA, and when we arrived at a gig his pile of instrument cases was usually bigger the PA that would serve the whole band.   And of course he had to have 3 mic stands, and troublesome microvox pickups on several instruments, so he also hogged about two thirds of the mixing desk and a large proportion of the sound check time and effort!
Logged
Theo Gibb - Gateshead UK

Proprietor of The Box Place for melodeon and concertina sales and service.
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for stock updates.

Ray Langton

  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 159
    • Ray Langton Music
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 06:30:16 PM »

Logged

catty

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 363
  • Western USA
Re: MAD on stage...
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2012, 05:38:20 PM »

Ugh...strings are the worst:  I used to lug several guitars, banjos, ukes, mandolins and fiddle to my solo gigs...then I got into squeezy boxes and had to cut back on the strings.  Later, I went for efficiency and performed mainly with banjo and box
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 


Melodeon.net - (c) Theo Gibb; Clive Williams 2010. The access and use of this website and forum featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal