Six is Out played in the William IV in Truro
on Sat 4th August.
Jamie "The Boss" Murphy kindly asked me if I would like to come along to the gig and I gladly accepted the offer. With Jamie driving, Vicky in the front passenger seat, myself, several boxes of equipment including speakers, mixing desk, mic stands, guitars and miles of electrical cable in the back, we set off for Truro to meet up with Todd, Robbie and Geddy.
Next was unloading all the equipment, setting up the stage and doing a sound check. This can take a surprising amount of time. I was feeling like an apprentice roadie and enjoying the buzz of it all as I helped to carry in bits of drum kit, extension leads, guitars, PAs, stands for this and that and many other items of musical paraphernalia.
After all the equipment was plugged in,switched on, checked and double checked they played the first song of the evening which was also a sound check. A bit of tweaking on the sound desk and they were set to go. Time for a quick break before starting for real.
Jamie didn't have a sound technician this evening but asked if I would stand behind the desk and keep an eye on things. After showing me which knobs and sliders I could and couldn't fiddle with, which member of the band was connected to what and most importantly, where the panic button was, he took his place, gave a nod to the others and another night of great music began.
The apprentice roady/sound techie put his pint of Pear Cider down on the floor out of harms way (even an apprentice knows that electronics and liquids don't mix very well, no matter what the flavour is) glanced at all members of the band to see who was trying to get his attention. No one. Only Jamie who glanced across occasionally to give a reassuring smile.
Some girls were happily dancing in the far corner, an older guy was extremely active on the dance floor obviously thoroughly enjoying himself and amusing the onlookers. I relaxed, sipped my pint, enjoyed the music and took some photos.
Several members of the audience gave comments throughout the evening praising the band and especially Vicki's singing.
After a couple of hours or so listening to some great cover versions of popular music the evening came to an end. Contact details exchanged, people drifted away, the equipment was packed away into vehicles, a bit of handshaking and we were off. Leaving the current Capital of Cornwall to head back to the ancient Capital of Launceston. We stopped at Hamburger Hill where Jamie treated us to a much needed grub up. Cheers Jamie. Thank you very much.
Six is Out is based in Launceston because that's where "The Boss" lives. However, Todd, George and Vicki are moving to Exeter where they will commute to and from Plymouth when starting the next years music degrees. Jamie will remain in Launceston but study in Plymouth and Robbie will stay in Penzance continuing his music degree in Truro.
Six is Out will be playing in Launceston on the 25th September supported by local lads The Metro Men
Thank you very much to Jamie, Vicki, Todd, Robbie and George for letting me take photos and write about this evening.
I enjoyed myself very much. Good luck to all of you with everything you do.
Also please visit Six is Out website here