So this is the New Year… – Adrian.

So things have been a little shaken up around these parts recently, a happy/sad dichotomy. Fear not though, for we remain!

However, it is with regret that I have to announce formally the departure of Carl from the physical Marry Another stable. Carl ranks amongst the greatest people that I know, and has been massively influential in the way that Marry Another has gone forward; both musically and schematically. Put short, we owe him a lot, and wish him the best of luck with his further ventures! Carl will remain the studio bassist with Marry Another; which, with him being near enough irreplaceable is a very good thing! Unfortunately it will not be in the near future that you see him rocking out with us on stage, but I’m not ruling it out entirely.

Two thousand and twelve has had its ups and downs, the good, the bad; all have had their impact on our ability to be a ‘band’. Personal loss has had its part to play in my particular case. But with the advent of a new year we have new hope, and as such should have some news line up wise in the coming weeks, hopefully leading to a renewed impetus.

Our album, ‘The Enlightenment’, should be finished within the next couple of months; with that in mind we would like to thank Tim at Voltage for his involvement, stellar chap that he is.

To summarise, one way or another, you will be seeing and hearing much more of us this year than last!

All the best.

Adrian and Marry Another.

so I wrote this song…

Hello there,

I haven’t written anything for a while, far too long a while in my opinion. So with that thought churning within me: here is a song. It’s interesting I think. And here is how I came about it:

I was in receipt of a letter, not just any old letter; I get them from time to time. This was a letter from a Japanese POW Camp. And literally, it made me think.

So as with all the stuff I’ve written about war, this became something I wanted documenting. With this impetus I turned my inspiration into a song; this isn’t words to music as such. My ideas married with theirs.

Anyway, I had an idea, because my grandfather was a participant. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

Adrian.

We are still alive! – Carl.

Things might appear a little barren around these here internet parts lately. Do not fret though. We are still very much going. It’s hard to describe what we are at the moment. It’s not a break, its a pause due to outside influences. If that sounds too cryptic I shall put it another way.
Adrian is in the Isle of Man doing some teacher stuff. So its a bit hard to function without our singer/guitarist. We don’t lend ourselves to 20 minute instrumental songs really.
That being said, if you do live on the Isle of Man, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Adrian doing some solo stuff over there. He has his guitar!
When I have enough money (curse you Christmas shopping) myself and Whisky will head into the studio to finish our parts for our debut album.
Anyhow, that’s all for now.

Peace, love and unity. X

@chappers_ma

When people say nice things… – Andy

When people say nice things, it feels nice right?

And when they mean it, it’s even better.  Right again?

Liz over at BackStreetIndie wrote this about us…http://bit.ly/bsima

We’ve had pieces written about us before but honestly, you really should read that one.  And then some of the other pieces on http://backstreetindie.blogspot.com because they talk absolute sense about music new and old.

And for good measure, read their tweets at @backstreetindie

Andy

James McCartney gig – Carl.

Well I have to say. Wow that was a fun gig!! Oddly, even the load in was fun. Got to use an old school service elevator. You know the type. The sliding doors and buttons on the outside to send the lift down whilst you take the stairs. I don’t know why, but it made my day 🙂
Sound-check went great, even though we were down a member (Andy was working in Wales so could only make the gig) for it. I tried my best to sound-check my bass and his keys at the same time. :p Once sound-check was done we chilled in the dressing room for a bit. Got stuck in to the rider ((how rock and roll) and just Continue reading