Salisbury Music Awards 2017

Salisbury Music Awards has come round again and we are over the moon that Break Cover has been nominated in a number of categories this year.

We’ve not had the smoothest of years since the last awards. We lost Claire at the beginning of 2017 and spent some of the year as a four piece with first Steve and  then Lea on bass. We had some great support from JC on harp which enabled us to deliver the CD ‘Undaunted’ as well as continue gigging through these changes.

At the beginning of the summer Lea joined the band and more recently Jem joined us too and they have both brought a new energy to the band.

There is a link at the bottom of this post to the 2017 Salisbury Music Awards and we encourage you to take a few moments to vote for your favourites. You’ll need to vote in each category and then click next all the way to the end and then click Vote otherwise none of your selections will be counted.

Voting is open now with the awards being held at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 28 October (while we are playing at The New Inn in Amesbury) so you have a short time to get your votes in.

We have been nominated in the following categories:

Best Guitarist – Simon Dickenson (Break Cover)
Best Bassist – Lea Truckle (Break Cover)
Best Drummer – Craig Butler (Break Cover)
Best Covers Band – Break Cover (Break Cover)

and you can vote here:

The Crown Inn and The New Inn

A huge thank you to all the people that came out to see us at both gigs this weekend!

The Crown Inn in Ludgershall is a very nicely refurbished pub with a great performance space and the folks loved what we did. And we got to squeeze in some new tunes too. It was extremely warm though – it is nearly October right?

Next up was The New Inn in Amesbury and a change around of the regular line up. Lea took on guitar duties and Dave Hitchins stepped in on bass. We even got JC in for a few tunes on harp too.  It was great to see so many faces in the crowd and also to see old and new friends too! The new songs are now firmly in and went down a storm.

We now have a few weeks off while band members have holidays.

Thanks to those that made it out this weekend and thank you all for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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.

Durrington Live CD!

As you might have seen on the youtube videos, we did quite a bit of recording at Durrington’s Music in the Rec gig. In fact, we had three cameras and a digital recording desk running secretly underneath the main mixer! The benefit of that, is that we have made a proper Live CD! Please do have a word with Ken on the sound desk at the next gig for a CD, but if you want to listen to it now, just hit play below and turn it up loud!