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2017 in review…

We have done our last gigs for 2017!

Break Cover are now on holiday and have gigged our last gig of this year… 2017 has really been an interesting year with both highs and lows. Claire leaving us at the start of the year meant that for half of 2017, Break Cover had no female lead vocalist. Then while searching for a lead singer, Steve left too.

Enter Lea Truckle… Salisbury Music Awards Best Guitarist 2015 asked if he could play bass. A little flummoxed as, well, it’s an opening for a bass player. But he came, he played and he got the part! And did such a fantastic job on bass, he earned the title of Salisbury Music Awards Best Bassist 2017!

Now would be a great opportunity to give an honourable nod to the many people who have stood in this year. Dave Hitchins on Bass, Ray Franklin also on Bass and Neil & Lea stepping in for Terry on guitar. Thank you very much for your help!

And whilst we are on the thanks list, a separate nod is deserved for Jez Caesar. He played harmonica on many many gigs this year, and was also a part of our Studio CD we recorded way back in Feb this year. Thank you Jez!

Now on to the good stuff… Enter Jemma! Her audition could be described as an open and shut case. It only took two songs for us to offer her the job!

Pubs, clubs, weddings, festivals and concert halls have all been played this year. We had a great crack at open air gigs too including Amesbury Carnival, Durrington Music in the Rec, The New Inn summer music festival, Salisbury’s Music in the Park, Christmas Market and Sunday Market just this weekend gone. We also got to support From The Jam at the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown.

As you may have seen though, Lea recently has had a change in circumstances and can no longer commit to playing bass with us. We are sad to see him go as it has been a blast having him in the band. We wish him all the best with whatever is next on his radar.

We have always had such a warm reception from every audience. Thank you to everyone who has seen us play this year. And for all your support online too. Your support means the world to us and you are the reason why we do this. Thank you!!

What’s next for us? A little break right now plus some auditions for a new bassist and get ourselves ready to come back with a bang in 2018.

Keep on rocking, have a great holiday break and see you at a gig soon!

Salisbury Christmas Sunday Market

With the Hootenany the day before… There was no rest for the wicked! Getting straight out the door to set up for the Salisbury Christmas Market! It was very well attended and there was lots of bopping and dancing at the stalls we could see, but it only took a break in the weather before a crowd gathered. It was great to be able to play for you all! Thank you very much for showing your support. Not just for us, but to all the independent traders…

Hootenany 2017!

Saturday was the night, the night for all to descend upon the Mill and join us in a massive musical celebration. 5 singers, 6 bassists, 3 drummers, 7 guitarists and one harmonic-ist (?!?) gave us the biggest and best Hootenanny so far. Thank you to everyone who came, this would never be an event like it without your support.

If you have photos of the night that you’d like to share with us, please do send us a message. I think we may have seen a tiny fraction of the photos from the night so far!

Photos from The Mill

Friday nights photos from The Mill. Simon definitely got a little too attached to that hair, regardless of how hot it was!!! A fantastic gig with a smidge of fundraising for Salisbury Live. Dave Hitchins kindly stepping in on bass and Lea on guitar.

Pictures from Qudos – Sept 2017

As you may have seen from the videos posted yesterday, Saturday nights gig at Qudos was fantastic. Always love playing here as it’s always a brilliant crowd, and Saturday didn’t disappoint! The crowd were dancing and singing right from the soundcheck! Thank you everyone who came, and hope to see you again soon. Our next gigs are at The Crown in Ludgershall on Friday 29th, and The New Inn in Amesbury on the 30th.

Salisbury Music Awards 2017

We are sure we’ve already posted this but as Jem is now with us full time, we thought it worth mentioning again.

Don’t forget to copy and paste the list below and email your submissions to before the October 1st.

From the Salisbury Music Awards Facebook page

Nominations for Salisbury Music Awards 2017 are now open!
You can submit your nominations for the following awards before October 1st 2017:

• Best Band
• Best Live Act
• Lead Singer
• Best Guitarist
• Best Bassist
• Best Drummer
• Best Male Solo Performer
• Best Female Solo Performer
• Best New Band
• Best Young Band
• Best Covers Band
• Best DJ

Simply copy and paste and send your nominations to: the top ten nominated performers will make the shortlist and the voting process will begin on October 3rd.

Please note that voting for Best Band and Best Live Act is for original acts only – any votes for covers band will not be counted in this category.

This year’s SMA’s take place at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday October 28th. The Intercepteurs, Gypsy Jukebox, Big Dog, Vatican Romp, The Acrustic Badger Band and Luice are some of the acts featuring at the show.

The Plough – Durrington

On Friday, we had a rare boys night only at The Plough in Durrington. A great night was had, but we had an interesting chat with someone before we started… A fan of the band, she said she has seen us a few times including at Music in the Rec earlier this year. “In fact, you wished me a happy birthday!”. And if you head over to and click “Stop Breaking Down Blues”, you can hear it as well! Thanks for having us, and hopefully will be back there soon!

Odiham Live Music Club

What a great gig! It is a little out of our normal beaten track, well, for most of us… But a great night was had. It is always going to be a good night when you have such an appreciative audience!!! Thank you to Rich Page for warming the crowd up for us, and to Col Redfearn for looking after us, and hope to see you all again sometime soon.