A Quick Mention

A couple of friends have a band, well, actually they have 2 bands, the first is a private party set-up where they play at weddings, corporate do’s and the likes, the other is a tribute to Annie Lennox. The first band are really good (not that the second one aren’t) and have really flexible lineups with male and female singers and if you really want to go OTT you can have a full brass section too. I’ve only seen them a couple of times because of the nature of the events they play at, it’s not usually open to the public. I mean, I’m sure you wouldn’t want the bands friends turning up if they were playing at your wedding. If you want to know a bit more about them see www.popofages.co.uk they have lists of the type of music they play and loads of info about the band themselves, what they have done before, some live and studio recordings, video and a blog, oh yes, that was the point of me writing today, to mention their blog…

I think it’s a great idea for a band to have a blog, everyone should have one, although I suppose I would say that being an advocate of blogging. But it’s a great way for them to engage with their audience on a less formal basis that they would on the website as a whole, more chat than fact. They mention the new Diva project and some of the recent gigs they have played (although I did tell them that it really needs to be kept up to date). When they are playing somewhere the general public are allowed to attend they can also post it up on there, they get such good feedback and recommendations from the people who have used them before that someone might just read it at the right time and pop along to see them again.

The other band they do is a tribute to Annie Lennox and is just the two of them, but her voice is very true to the Diva and Dave does look a lot like Dave Stewart too, so all in all a good act. It’s very new so is just getting known, but they have already had a few gigs, plenty of enquiries and even one for abroad already, so it’s certainly moving in the right direction. Alas they have no blog as yet but do use twitter to keep people up to date with upcoming concerts and the latest news.