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!