DANGER! - NEXT
The Cross Keys -
My Last Gig: Jonny Hall
Well as a lot of you
are already aware the Cross Keys will be my farewell gig with The
Vibe and after 35 years of being in bands my last gig ever. Although
I have said that before on two other occasions (1992 and 2004 to be
precise). This time I really really mean it...... honest!
So.......... I would
just like to take this opportunity to have a brief rant here about
mi tenure with The Vibe
Lets get the stats out
of the way first: Hard to believe it was end of 2006 when I first
hooked up with Mark and Dave and their finely honed plan for global
domination of the pop world. After some intense rehearsing we played
our first gig at The Britannia (RIP) in Shipley 21 April 2007.
Seven years and
practically 130 gigs later I'm checking out!
So that's 130 versions
of Won't Get Fooled Again, 130 smashed up drum kits, 130 occasions
of a semi-naked man running round a pub, 130 load outs, set ups,
strip downs, load outs and back to Mark's garage - That's a lot of
lifting for three elderly gents I can tell ya and brought with it a
good share of strained backs, and trapped fingers. I suppose I
managed to get my "tossing it off" quota in over the last few gigs
following mi bike incident.
Oh yeah... on with the
stats...... Dave zero string breakages, Mark maybe one,
possibly two scuff marks on the drums and me with 17 and half broken
strings. I think that says something I think you'll agree.
Just one more....18261
- The number of times Dave asked me if he could have a bit more
vocals in his Monitor. To which my answer would always be - "I'll
see what I can do but I can't promise".
So to wrap up this
little odyssey, my thanks first to all the Vibe fans and all the
support you have given the band over the last seven years. That's a
lot of time and appreciation you have dished out I for one will be
eternally in debt for that.
Now you all know who
you are and so you'll also know you're far too numerous to mention
here, but I will name check the following: Gav and Lewis, for the
early years. Matty, for his dedication in setting up the
skittles and then picking up the debris after each holocaust,
Chris for his patience, comedy stand-up routines and white van
scenarios. Martin and Wendy, I think you only missed a handful of
Mega thanks of course
to my two accomplices Mark and Dave for seven years of great music,
fantastic gigs, fun rehearsals, good laughs and creative recording
Any roads there I go
rambling on. On a positive note tho' I suppose we can all take
some comfort in that we've managed to sire a little Vibe of
our own. We've named it `Population 3' a legacy we're all
pretty proud of. Hopefully available at the last gig and all good
Vibe members thereon.
Finally - best of luck
with the next chapter for Mark and Dave as they reunite with Robbie
from the Silence years - I for one, when I can, will be there
heckling if necessary just like I was when I first met them.
This whole thing is a
perpetual wheel innit, I climb off at the same point I climbed on.
Connected and contented.
Catch ya further on
down the trail.
PS. For Sale: 2 No.
JBL SR4377A - PA Cabs - Good condition, offers over £600.
legs today - Liberate the slave
We've got legs
today - Celebrate the brave
the iron horse
pedals harder.... jackass
A rare update for ya.
The album is very close to completion!!! We've all been hard
at it to get this thing finished.
The eleven tracks in
no particular order will be
Please check the facebook link below for more
up to date gossip.
Saturday 10th August
is at the Brewery Tap and not the Bridge Tavern as previously shown
on the gig page. I screwed up that one so a reet royal
slapping for me!
A date change Vibettes
- the Coniston Saturday 21st September is now brought forward by one
whole day to Friday 20th September - See ya there!
Well I'm back from mi
trip to Treasure Island and happy to report that Marky Le Vibe
completed his little bike odyssey and raised an impressive £1200 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance..... Well done Dude!!! Absolutbrilliant!
He is now a self
proclaimed cycling "Afleet".........
Our drummer lad has a brand new
bike! - He got it off the net - He's been laying down the
hammer.............. Read on....................
On May 1st Mark and his bike
and the bike and Mark will be undertaking an epic cycle ride. Some
270 miles in 3 days in aid of the .
Day 1 - Huddersfield to
Hull, Day2 -Hull to Scarborough, Day 3 Scarborough to Harrogate.
To date he's managed to raise
over £900! He'd love to raise more. So any sponsors for his trip to
the seaside and back would be greatly appreciated.
Here's the link -
If you don't feel comfortable
about sponsoring on-line you can text him on 07936210611 & he'll put
you on his sponsor form. He's been training his little legs
off following in "Jon's slip- stream".
So to everyone who's already
been very generous Mark would like to say a massive
Great gig last night
at The Tap, despite the male strip and beer knocking competition
down at the front! Thanks to all the usual suspects for
your support. See ya at the Coniston in a few weeks.
Well hello to me and
As you can see from
above we be in Idle on the 16th talking of idle `tis a thing that
afflicts me on here so please check the facebook link below for more
up to date gossip.
2012 Gig Archive added
2011 Gig Archive added
The recordings are
coming on albeit slowlike - but we're gettting there.
We've started mixes on the first six: Perfection, Daddy's Got a Brand New Gun,
Sectioned, The Wreck of the Geoffrey Jones, Dead Line Wire, and
Shame on You.
Gurners of the world
Fuck Yeah! - One
drum - Forward march!
F*** Moi, an update
- unbloody believable!
Finally - we are gonna commit some tunes in to the digital ether.
This is hopefully going to be a two CD affair. The first a live
recording of the next Cross Keys gig on Saturday 22 October 2011,
and the second will be an albums worth of original material which
we've been penning over the last few years This stuff doesn't
usually make the live set but Jonny's has a new digikul portastudio
and he's not afraid to use it now he's read the manual! First tracks
will be recorded in the next couple of weeks. Soooooooooooo should
make for a great present for anybody who likes to buy pressies after
the Xmas festivities have long disappeared in to the dim and
distant. Hip Hip Hooray!
I've said it before
and I'll say it again. "What a lazy tosser I've been and how out of date this web site has
been allowed to get into.
So wonder of wonders
here is an update. All dates for 2011 added, Hope you like the new
Splash Page! Fetching I'm sure you'll agree.
Dave is keeping the
facebook page a lot more up to date than me on here so please refer
to that for up to date info which'll probably catch up on here six
Some pix from The
Coniston / 11-12-2010
Well I just realised
what a lazy tosser I've been and how out of date this web site has
been allowed to get into.
I must not be so quick
to be slow at updating this site!
2009 Gig Archive added
2010 Gig Archive added
Pix below from
The Cross Keys Morley - courtesy of "Brother Nigel Hall"
Some gig changes: Brewery Tap on the
10th April is Cancelled. A return to Garfield's
Sports Bar - Saturday October 16th - Bridge Tavern gig to be
re-scheduled. Cross Keys October 9th
now moved to Saturday 30th
No winners on our
little competition yet. Thousands of entries....all wrong.
Well who'd have thought The Vibe in Twenty Ten! Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year. See ya on the other side of Big Ben.
All gigs for 2010 added. A free Vibe T-shirt to the first
that solves the following cryptic clue in connection with the new
gig diary for 2010. [roll on Marky's busted drums] "The gold at the end of this
rainbow may help us get to play at 22 locations all over the capital" To
win you need to identify all 22 locations.
Two great gigs over
the last couple of weeks Brewery Tap and new venue The Sycamores.
Lots of new faces in the crowd so we must be doin' summat right. New
dates for 2010 coming in soon. Stay tuned; don't piss about with ya
Below: Pictures of a
red-faced elephant on a roof.
Fantastic weekend just
gone at Acrestock 2009. After last years shitty rain it looked like
more of the same this time around but the weather was kind (cold for
the audience but nice 'n' snug 'n' warm for us up under the lights).
Big thanks to Tony, Mike, Bev and Sarah and everybody who came and
made it a top night. Some pix here more to follow.
In the meantime check
out the gig archives for updated
pix for gigs earlier this year.
Here's a link to
(...........and scroll down). Thought we were
Reet... The gig at The
Brewery Tap.... you'll never believe it but this... any way It's a
bit sketchy at the mo, It's ON it's OFF it's ON it's O....who knows
only the tea leaves will tell us. So check back at another
juxtaposition in the space time continuum.
A big thanks to who
turned up for our debut gig at The Cross Keys in Morley. We've a
return date for Saturday November 21st.
CANCELLATIONS - August 8th The Bridge and
15th Maguires in Leeds. Too little time play too much to do.
NEW - Saturday 26th September - The Sycamores on
Norman Lane in Bradford. Reet near the Onion Bahji Shop Yumm Yumm!
Apollo 11 Astronuts,
One small step for
Gav, one giant leap for Markind
Sooooooo back in
action last week at The Fox in Thorpe Willoughby. Great turn out
form the local Willoughbies and a lovely evening trip out from our
Bradford contingent complete with their new "VIBEOMNIBUS".
Singing a few of their favourite songs as the wheels went round.
Chants heard included "Vibe omnibus takes all of us!".
Gig Archives now updated -
Some photos here
down below (Thanks Andy And Tracy)
Clik here for some more pix here clik here
A P P Y N E W
Y E A R
New gigs for 2009
added and more follow over the next couple of weeks. Roger and Out!
Click here for all 2008 news
....and here's a piccy
from the secret gig they did in Crete last year. These Cretins
certainly know how to make the best band in Yorkshire feel welcome.
The Fox - Thorpe
Willoughby - 25-10-08
The Coniston - Idle
Marky Le Vibes new
drum kit. Clik here for some more
pix from the Brewery Taperooneestringer.
Well its goodbye
time: Sorry to see ya go my 'ol green friend. But I've smashed the
f*** out of ya for the last time.
But he is still a
...as he has a new
suit for work!
Link thru' the
thumbs below for a bit of Le Vibe Live. (Cheers Mr. Mike G)
Some new pix added in
the galleries and oddzandsodz , and
here's "One Ear and the Miniature Pumpkin Eaters night out!
Le Tap - 01/12/07
Davey Le Vibe Marky Le Vibe Jonny Le Vibe
Brewery Tap -
We’d like to thank all our families, friends and faithful for all
the support and encouragement in getting the band
together. This could be the last time we juggle the plates
also to, Gav, George, Tony and the beautiful Dr. Suchi Taylor
for sorting the web site.
Be Seeing You