Acoustic Gear-Jam: 21st July : all-day get-together in Swindon

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TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
edited June 10 in Events
**UPDATED 10 Jun 2019 **

Date has now been pencilled-in for Sunday 21st July, based on that being the date with the most people free at the time of booking.

Those who said they were up for it and could make that date are:

Darren
fretfinder
fishfingers
mgaw
danishbacon
jalapeno
me 

so that's the current tentative attendee list. 


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Poll for dates now here:

https://doodle.com/poll/wwxp3i3tvqzhukf5

d like to do an acoustic-only thing and have a great venue here in sunny Swindon (it's actually the place that Stuart Ryan records some of his online tution stuff.

For the VERY old and bold who remember it I'm thinking something akin to the event in the big village hall we did outside Swindon years ago - where it was a mix of show-and-tell about and have-a-go on each others gear as well as some playing. 

Venue is a big (700sqft) studio live room that is actually pleasent not a foam-lined sweatbox and it is a couple of minutes from McDs/Aldi/Pizza Hut to serve any lunchtime or other sustenance needs. 

I'm thinking take the room for a full day (date based on people's preferences) and gather a load of interesting instruments and acoustic-associated equipment in one place for general nerdery and fun.

If I only get 3 or 4 interested I'm still doing it.
And if 20 want to come that'll work just as well.

If you're interested let me.know below and the sooner people shouts dates they can't (or prefer to) do the simpler it'll be :-)

Cheers
Tim
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
    Tagging a few people who Ive mentioned this to in the past 

    @Lewy @noisepolluter @VimFuego @Jalapeno  @bertie  
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3764
    Yep, avoiding end June /early July, I'm definitely in.
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3764
    You'll have to get Bert via FB - he bailed from here a couple of years back.
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

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  • Chris_JChris_J Frets: 102
    Sounds interesting. It's a little bit far for me at the mo (live in Scotland) but, there's a possibility I may be on secondment to the Coventry office later in the year so it might work out.
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
    Chris_J said:
    Sounds interesting. It's a little bit far for me at the mo (live in Scotland) but, there's a possibility I may be on secondment to the Coventry office later in the year so it might work out.
    Cool. Coventry is still a schlep though. 

    Swindon is an hour's train out of London but it can get expensive that way 
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    Jalapeno said:
    You'll have to get Bert via FB - he bailed from here a couple of years back.
    Cheers I've pinged him there 
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  • noisepolluternoisepolluter Frets: 209
    edited May 31
    I’d be interested. The event will need a slightly scruffy J45 present to counterbalance all the sapient-bog-cactuswood-mini-grand-lute-OOOOOOM shenanigans.

    Away last week August/1st week September, can’t do 1st weekend in July either, but otherwise around  
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  • sev112sev112 Frets: 577
    Yes subject to summer hols :) I was trying to get something similar but was struggling with a venue 
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  • CleckoClecko Frets: 47
    I'd be up for this. 
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1126
    Possibly...its about 2hrs for me, whats the actual postcode... 


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  • mgawmgaw Frets: 3193
    could be up for this also....away end of August for a couple of weeks
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  • VimFuegoVimFuego Frets: 7073
    I'm probably out of circulation for the summer at least. Mrs F is in surgery right now (her cancer's back) so she'll still be convalescent for a good few months, and I haven't picked up an instrument for about 3 months now, so rusty as anything. 
    Autumn may work better for me, possibly.

    I'm not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.

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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3612
    I'm keen. Have two acoustics and my double bass to bring along with for some tunes.
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    spark240 said:
    Possibly...its about 2hrs for me, whats the actual postcode... 
    it's SN5 7YS @spark240 ;
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1126
    edited May 31
    TimmyO said:
    spark240 said:
    Possibly...its about 2hrs for me, whats the actual postcode... 
    it's SN5 7YS @spark240 ;;;
    That the right side for me...about 1hr 45min....keep me posted on dates....whats sort of songs you thinking?

    Im all sort from Beatles to Foo fighters, Crowded house, U2, Supertramp, Snow Patrol, Squeeze, ...well anything you like really ..-)   

    Can probably rally a couple of other to attend also if we are short on numbers ( one will sing as well)


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  • fishfingersfishfingers Frets: 36
    Sounds fun, I'd love to come. 
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  • NikcNikc Frets: 232
    Not too far from me :)
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  • jonnyscaramangajonnyscaramanga Frets: 200
    I'm interested. I'm gigging or otherwise engaged every Saturday from now until late September, but a lot of them have late enough starts that I could come to a daytime meet beforehand.
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 11428
    Sounds interesting, would love to compare my J-35 to other acoustics, depending when, obviously. 
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  • droflufdrofluf Frets: 49
    What's the format of these events? And what standard of playing is expected? - I've only been playing seriously a few months.
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3764
    drofluf said:
    What's the format of these events? And what standard of playing is expected? - I've only been playing seriously a few months.
    If lit's like Tim's previous events, not a problem. It's a geek-in - play or don't play, your choice.
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
    edited June 3
    Jalapeno said:
    drofluf said:
    What's the format of these events? And what standard of playing is expected? - I've only been playing seriously a few months.
    If lit's like Tim's previous events, not a problem. It's a geek-in - play or don't play, your choice.
    ^ this

    It's a long time since I did a Gearfest/Gearjam (as they came to be known) but the emphasis is on the stuff, seeing hearing about and the opportunity to have a go on other people's stuff. 

    The opportunity to perform for or with the group is there too. 
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
    Please use this online doohickey to indicate when you could do


    https://doodle.com/poll/wwxp3i3tvqzhukf5

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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3612
    p90fool said:
    Sounds interesting, would love to compare my J-35 to other acoustics, depending when, obviously. 
    I've have my advanced jumbo there (also forward bracing but rosewood & long scale) so if someone also brings a J45 that'd be fun.
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    p90fool said:
    Sounds interesting, would love to compare my J-35 to other acoustics, depending when, obviously. 
    I've have my advanced jumbo there (also forward bracing but rosewood & long scale) so if someone also brings a J45 that'd be fun.
    I have a "J45 Vintage" and @noisepolluter has a regular J45 iirc 
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1126
    Any idea of the material we might do ?


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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 467
    I'm down
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 3513
    TimmyO said:


    a mix of show-and-tell about and have-a-go on each others gear as well as some playing. 


    I just wanted to make sure the above is clear - I do not envisage this being predominantly a performance gathering.

    When we did this in the past, some folk wanted to/were happy to also entertain the troops, and did a number or 2 solo. If you fancy doing something with a chum, that’s obviously cool too, but there’s no list of material or stylistic theme or running order or <all that stuff>

    Come, meet, chat, try each others acoustic stuff. 
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  • fretfinderfretfinder Frets: 2484
    I’d be up for this, depending on date. I’ve got a couple of decent acoustics and could play and sing, if you don’t mind some oafish versions of Neil Young and David Bowie songs, with harmonica too if you’re up for some added caterwauling.  :)
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3612
    if you don’t mind some oafish versions of Neil Young and David Bowie songs, with harmonica too if you’re up for some added caterwauling.  :)
    When you put it like that, I probably do mind, since you asked...
    An oafish original would be okay :)
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