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Havienda August 16, 2008

In bands, blues, havana club, havienda, indie, jersey, music, photography, rock on August 16, 2008 at 6:19 pm

The Experience played last night at the club. A loyal crew of freaky-dancing friends and fans turned out to join in the fun and this excellent band have rarely sounded and looked better. The sound they created was a monumental wall of swirling, soaring blues improvisation by guitarist Lee Allison and bassist Aaron Brown around Mike Neagle’s funky drumming. It was a tremendous pleasure to work with such a professional and enthusiastic group of musicians. I learned they will be doing some recordings at a local studio soon and I hope to bring news of that as I get it.

I think Havienda needs a proper photographer. These snaps are rather grainy and blurred, rather like the ones of a previous bands night, due to the limitations of my compact camera. Anyway, here are the best of the bunch.

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Havienda in pictures, part one.two

In club, havana club, havienda, jersey, photography on August 1, 2008 at 3:36 am

Stage set up and sound check with The Exchange and Justin went really well last night with only one glitch: Matt snapped a machine head clean off his bass while carrying it into the club. The band sounds amazing and the system under Justin’s control is performing wonderfully.

After everyone left I caught up on some emails and phone calls and took these pictures before going home.

The technical term for this bunch of cables and inputs is the inpututronic master node

The technical term for this bunch of cables and inputs is the inpututronic master node

A charged battery

A charged battery

Bass amp

Bass amp

Havienda in pictures, part one.one

In havana club, havienda, jersey, photography on July 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I present a couple more photos from my afternoon working at the club last week that didn’t make the cut but I’ve since come to quite like. I’m enjoying getting better at photography since I realised always having your camera with you is the secret to it.

Aside from that, the reason I’m posting is to help test a bit of software supplied by Polar Rose. Their search for beauty in solutions is what makes any useful involvement in the Polar Rose project worthwhile.

Funnily enough, I was chatting to Robert Plant in this part of the bar last month

I was chatting with Robert Plant in this part of the bar last month

Wall hung man

Wall hung man

Havienda in pictures, part one

In club, havienda, jersey, music, photography on July 26, 2008 at 8:35 pm
This baby is part of the most outrageously sweet and powerful sound systems in St. Helier

Part of one of the most outrageously sweet and powerful sound systems in St. Helier

A dangerous piscine mascot found while working at the club last week

A dangerous piscine mascot

One of two DJ stations at the club

One of two DJ stations at the club

The stars and bars with that name seems a bit weird but the drinks are good

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