Standard Fare US Tour
In total we have:
Played 8 shows, 1 radio performance and interview, and 1 studio performance, 3 radio ID’s (soundbites), and 2 photoshoots in 9 days,
Stopped in 7 US states (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA, MN, TX),
Driven 800 miles in extreme stormy conditions.
Consumed huge amounts of coffee, meat, many beers (approx. 160), and margueritas.
Stayed in 6 different houses, each with wonderful hosts.
Met 3 dogs, 3 cats and 1 pickled lizard
Overall, we’ve had a brilliant time and this has helped us to grow so much as a band, and we don’t just mean because of the food. We’ve met a lot of great people along the way who’ve made the experience so amazing.
We’d like to thank a few people for their much appreciated help:
Mark and Glenn at Bar/None for getting us into SXSW in the first place, giving us some albums to sell and sorting the boys out for accommodation.
The PRS Foundation (especially Ellie) for their funding, help, and support while we were out there.
Darren of Thee SPC for helping us get that funding and other support.
Dave at Melodic for their financial help and some lifts and hellos out in SXSW.
Howard for the PR work he’s done and a lovely dinner in Philadelphia.
Tamizdat for getting our US Visas sorted.
Sean and Allo Darlin’ and Penny, manager of The Crookes, for their advice.
Rob and Graham of Syndicate for radio support (especially Rob for his enthusiasm and dancing!)
Dominick, photographer for Brooklyn Vegan, for his friendship and artistic skills.
Andy Bodor at The Cake Shop, NYC; Herbie Shellenberger; Dan and Aileen Goodwin; Rebecca Mitchell and Brad San Martin; Michael and Orlando from Music for Listeners; and Death by Audio.
Our lovely hosts: The Skuller family, Sarah and Jason; Rebecca and Emily; Dan and Aileen; Herbie and housemates and Grey Cat; Chad and Eno.
Everyone who helped and came to our fundraiser gig.
Jasmine, our travelling companion.
And everyone - especially fans, friends and family - for reading our blog!
Lots of love from Standard Fare!