Caezar Album Launch
Caezar launched their album last weekend at the Old Court in Windsor, a really cool former Fire Station turned live music venue. The place was packed with locals as well as a fair few punters who had travelled from such far-flung lands as Coatbridge and Airdrie! It was great to be back playing with Jinky and Joe as well as being joined for the first time by the immense guitar talents of Stuart McLeod, who recorded and mixed the album at Beetroot Studios in Airdrie.
The gig was a resounding success with a fantastic atmosphere and playing to an audience in Joe's adopted hometown was a really fitting way to launch the album. Priptona, megafan of Simple Minds, even had these extremely kind words to say about the gig.
A mere 6 days later, Caezar followed up the album launch gig with ta 'homecoming' gig in Glasgow's Oran Mor. To say the gig was a success would be an understatement! The venue was packed-out and the atmosphere was electric. This gig was the first "full-band" gig we had played together, being joined onstage by ex-Simple Minds drummer Brian McGee who really added a driving force to the music.
Once again, this gig received from very kind words on the Patchchord News website; https://bit.ly/2NwuPuI
It's always a delight to play in Glasgow and the audience really hung on every word Jinky said and sung. A fantastic night!
3 days after Caezar had rocked the Oran Mor, we were supporting The Pretenders at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park as part of the 'Summer Nights' series of gigs. Once again we lined up with a full band of Jinky, Joe, Stuart, Brian and myself and played to an audience of a couple of thousand. What a rush!
The Pretenders themselves were really something else. Backstage they were very chatty and personable, with Chrissie Hyde returning from dinner wearing an inflatable traffic cone on her head as a nod to Glasgow's famous Duke of Wellington statue! It goes without saying that the music of The Pretenders is great, but the performance of Chrissie Hyde and her band was incredible. Consummate professionals and really got the crowd jumping, dancing and singing along. A wonderful way to spend a sunny Monday evening in Glasgow!
It's always a pleasure to play with the boys from Caezar and I'm honoured to be playing with musicians of such immense talent and professionalism. More Caezar gigs in the pipeline, so keep an eye and an ear out for upcoming shows towards the end of the year and into 2019; http://wearecaezar.co.uk