We take January off, as usual, to learn some new tunes and to do some day job stuff and then back at in February with a gig called “Cover Stories” where we are joined by Junkyard Dogs, 3MO, Dr Alibi, Jack Card and Solarbird to play in remembrance of Thom Belk and in support of the Thom Belk Foundation. We were supported by the chaps at BSM Sound and the event was put on by Salisbury Live. A lively audience made for a great night and Thom Belk’s presence was definitely felt. We all miss him greatly.

Solarbird doing their thang!

March is a busy month for us and we start off with a familiar venue – Qudos in Salisbury. We choose to launch a few new songs fully to the world and we are treated to a few roars of appreciation. At one point the singing from the audience was louder than Amber. Which is impressive!

An audience shot that managed to get all the band members in – Thank you!

We also played a corporate function at The Stones and then played our first gig at the Angel Inn in Andover. What a great place to play!! Lovely people and a fabulous audience. We played two sets: Break Cover – the music you love rocked up, which absolutely got the crowd jumping and a full BC/DC set, which the audience were absolutely captivated by, and drew some amazing comments. Our favourite being “I don’t listen to the music of AC/DC but I would listen to that!”

Great shot and the uniform is definitely different than usual!

The first gig of the Easter weekend is our tenth anniversary of playing Salisbury Live gigs at the Salisbury Rugby Club and we celebrate by taking our BC/DC set out for the first time in Salisbury. We have to follow an established Led Zep tribute act but we get great feedback and it serves as a warm up for more gigs in the year. We also get to play Durrington Club on the Easter Saturday.

Simon doing an impression of Seasick Steve doing an impression of Malcolm Young.

For April we get to return to the Barford Inn. First time back for a couple of years and yes we do play more AC/DC tunes than usual as this is the pub that really kicked us off on that journey.

There’s a strong chance that Terry has stubbed his toe.

For the last Public Holiday in May we get two gigs. First, Break Cover get to play at Salisbury Rugby Club for a friend’s dad’s 80th Birthday Party. Music all afternoon and then us in the evening with maybe a little preview of the tunes for tomorrow.

We don’t know what Simon is pointing to here – probably showing Terry a picture of a guitar. Standard.
The band doing their thing all in a line!

The day after the Birthday party we transformed into BC/DC for Salisbury Live’s Laverstock Live, where we played between two massive showers. Huge shout out to the committed people who tolerated the rain so we could be wonderfully loud at them.

Angus. Sorry: Terry. Giving it beans at Laverstock Live!

With summer season in full flight, we start June with a return to Qudos and so nice to see some familiar faces and some brand new friends too. Always a hot one and in June especially so.

Qudos with the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral in the background. The calm before the storm.

A week after and the weather holds for Party on the Pitch in Calne. This is an all day family festival with proceeds going to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Massive props to the organisers of this – it is an amazing event. Great bands, great atmosphere, great entertainment for everyone, great sound, great audience, great facilities – it was a great day. Can you tell? Really something, and apparently the best attendance ever so congratulations all and thanks for having us!

Sun and people and sun! Great day in Calne. Did we say that?

Next Up:
Collingbourne Beer Festival on 29 June. More details here: Collingbourne Beerfest 2024

The Music You Love – Rocked Up. Award winning covers band playing music from the sixties through to the present-day. For bookings, please call Simon on 07968 967906