The Lost gecko has morphed and lost members and found new ones and changed there sound along the way…& songs are currently being mixed in the world of technology and soundwaves and compression and equalisation…not alot of which i understand, thats why i handed them over after we recorded.
After we get the Ep in our hands we will do some more gigs and write more songs, and start again..
In the last few weeks , sunshine no.9 is getting thousands of plays on our soundcloud site, 10,000 in two weeks and rising! For reasons unknown to me, Most of the plays coming from Russia…maybe Putin is spreadin about for us. It got a few plays in Columbia too, we are in with the right people so!!
We were played on Canadian radio there a couple of weeks ago/
So, thats pretty much it just now. Thanks to everyone for the continued support and to Ciara who puts up with my hours on a totally different planet…the result being ‘Iron Road’ – the new EP
And to all who voted for us to play Hogamanay, a huge thanks and the link to the free EP will be on its way shortly…
Until something else good happens…
ciaou from the gecko…and Malc, and Rory and Ciara
Hi Folks..So we have been working on our first full album. There are around twenty five tracks recorded. We will get that down to around ten or twelve. Take them to get mixed and add some bits, then we are done and ye all can get your copy
Not long now…
In the meantime, here are some of the tunes in there most basic forms…keep that in mind when u hear the bum notes and coughing/slash/spluttering!
rescue dreams from this hand I hold, no gold,
but from these shuddering lips remain untold,
my little thoughts of safety,
Another morning will not break me,
So is this the day that he will take me,
Mum hopes so,
Dad doesn’t know….he just wants my pain to go.
I can see the wind, it beckons me out,
To have a kick around, a care without,
Soft caring voices back in the room,
Reality sucks…and i just mite..
Give up today,
My soul is shot,
But I cannot, for mum has not…
It wasn’t made to fit me,
It wasn’t made to know me,
It didn’t care that I was funny,
It didn’t care that I was going to be somebody…
It took my feeling,
It numbed my senses,
But It has allowed me to mend these fences…
Hi Folks. So just a quick post about where we are at. Rory Clarke (mandolin,guitar) has joined Damien(Djembe,Bodhran, Vox) and myself and will hopefully be playing all our gigs. Our set is at the two hour mark which is pretty good after only a few month, I think! Bertrand Galen and Ilse De Ziah also turn out for us regularly on cello and make the sound something else. We are recording demos and I am in the process of getting my head around the pro tools program. A lot more to it than I hoped but in the past I have simply gone to the studio with my songs, recorded them and left! In the long run, thi will be way more productive and we can release Ep’s to our heart content.:) As long a they are good obviously…
Thank u from all of u for the continued support.
If you want to check out the demos (various quality) then soundloud.com/malcolmsean is the place to go.
Be back with another blog soon
……And then some. Its been a busy month for us, lots of playing, meeting new people, getting stumped by song requests from musically savvy children and doing lots and lots of travelling. We went from Passage west to Dublin to Cork to Dublin again to come to rest back home in “The Peoples Republic” and a gig in “Bru”, which was a great night. Along the way we’ve had all sorts of people watch us do our thing, from places like Finland, Sweden, Denmark and even had a few people watch us from the comfort of their sitting room in Colorado via the internet!
Our first show in Dublin saw us play at The KIng Kong club as part of a competition to win a spot in Electric Picnic, alas we weren’t successful but it was a great experience none the less, we got interviewed for XFM and some clips from the performance should be available shortly. Three days later we found ourselves loading up our instruments and weary bodies once more and piling into the van along with the lads (and lassie) from Artful Renegade to play in Whelans, It was worth the trip, Whelans was a brilliant venue and we really enjoyed the night, and thanks again to Artful Renegade for the opportunity. Next night we played bru bar and hostel in Cork and had a blast with a guest singer and hecklers all night long
Today we’re in the middle of our “Summer holidays” but when we return we start work on recording some new material, and we’ve got upcoming shows in The Lv, The Roundy and The Old Oak over the coming month or so. So stay tuned. And thanks for all the continued support, it doesn’t go unnoticed.See ye all soon, We cant wait to get back out there again. Peace
Hi folks. So we supported the Vaselines two nights ago at Cypress Avenue in Cork at about 3 hrs notice! Really great to be sharing the stage with them. Not only Scottish but one of kurt Cobains favourite bands with hits such as Mollys lips and Son of a gun. We played six of our own. My ghosts, Why do we stay, Gods waiting room, Rose Gardens, Set your heart in motion and i can hear echoes. So, if you want to know how it went, the review is here!