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Giant Burger Wave Goodbye

4 Feb

Hello you!
So, you may or may not know that I play the keyboard and “sing” in a band called Giant Burger.

Giant Burger against a blue wall
We started playing together in February 2012, had our first gig in July that same year, have released a cassette, two 7-inch records, a number of online tracks, and last Christmas released an album.

Giant Burger playing the London Palladium - 5th October 2012
We decided, for reasons more eloquently explained over on our Facebook page, to wind the band down; though the four of us are going to keep playing together under a new name, with completely new songs, and a different ethos driving us to make music.

Giant Burger against a brick wall
There will be one last recording session for us – in March – and one last gig – in April, so we’ll have a little bit more music to share, and one last opportunity to play our tunes for you all as this band!

Giant Burger outside Sound Savers practice room 2017
It has been great fun being in Giant Burger, and I’m looking forward to whatever comes next.
If you fancy it you can buy some of our music here, and some more of it here.
Hope all is good with you!

Owain. x

Funny How?

12 Oct
Kentish Town graffiti

Kentish Town graffiti (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Afternoon, 

I made my sophomore stand-up appearance last night, at The Freedom Fridge in the Torriano Bar, Kentish Town.  I was, I must admit, pretty nervous about the gig, maybe even more so than my debut back in July.

 

It had been almost three months since my first show, not entirely intentionally, and when I’d performed for the first time it had been announced that it was my first ever slot, so I was concerned that the audience had ‘gone easy’ on me.

 

I came away from last night’s gig feeling a strange sort of ‘Zen‘, I have a good bead on where my flaws currently lie as a stand-up (beyond not being funny enough) and what I can try and work on in the future.  But, I won’t get into that here, if you’re really interested in my self-absorbed thoughts that feel free to come along and ask me at one of my future stand-up shows, which I’ve now started listing on the Stand-Up page of this site.

 

Hopefully I’ll see you at a show soon!

 

Owain