Watch the baker street irregulars online dating dave schiess online dating
In the Netherlands I play in a 25 piece percussion band.I have expanded my repertoire but have managed to continue at a more or less professional level wherever I have lived. I worked with Adam and we decided to get a band together, which we called Bounce the Mouse.Steve knew a lot of people in the Manchester scene and we managed to start on a higher level than we had operated on. My mum and dad were great jazz lovers, so my first musical experiences were with trad jazz. My dad liked blues, Robert Johnson and some of the wilder jazz singers, as well as the Carpenters and a lot of easy listening from the 70’s like the Manhattan Transfer.One of my early favourites was Tom Jones, and I liked the Shadows, and they were the first group I ever saw with my parents at a big concert at the Apollo in Manchester, late 70’s.I notice that there is going to be a Bounce the Mouse reunion gig! Hi, yes there is going to be a reunion on 3rd February, at Gullivers in Manchester.It is a celebration that 30 years have passed since the recording of Will you Ever Say, and its later release.He used to feed it live mice, but as it was not Malaysia but Manchester the lizard was not very active.So he had a pair of long pliers that he used to feed it with, something like a giant thing that you might imagine used in an operation in a hospital, but to get the lizard interested in the mouse he used to bounce the mouse on the lizard’s head.
A couple of years ago the other members met up for a beer while Steve was in the UK but I was abroad, and you know however you interpret the events it was a great period for us, making records, touring, our first experience in the music industry, and so you inevitably refer to these things when you meet up after years.
That is very uncool, but if you think about the 90’s surf guitar bands that were around like Huevos Rancheros it was the direct forerunner of that wave, and that was cool.
I played, well tried to play various instruments when I was young, but I was no good so ended up as a drummer. I tried trumpet and played a type of xylophone instrument in a marching band when I was in my early teens.
I played guitar in my first band when I was 13 or 14.
Steve and Tom had both had experience in the local band scene, so we had a few contacts when we started.