Back Into The Groove

After such a busy end to 2012, the first couple of months have been a little quiet in Plotland. January kept us ticking over, but we throttled back in February in the run up to our First Birthday Party. Edcase then popped over to Denmark for a few gigs with his old friend and co-conspirator in Rumpus, Martin Dale and Clatter has been providing sound engineering duties for a gymnastics competition in Reading. WeeMann sat at home alone and sad as his friends deserted him.

In amongst this, however, we popped up to Stone in Staffordshire to play at The Swan Inn, a pub that both Edcase and Clatter have played at previously, but this was the first visit for LTP. The gig went well, but some sad news came off the back of it – one of our beloved ducks was kidnapped. We didn’t realise until a few days later, when Ed had a letter pushed through his letterbox:

Ducknapping!
Ducknapping!

At the time of writing, we are still awaiting further developments. If anyone has any news on the whereabouts of Fuzzy, please contact us here. Me miss our duck greatly.

In other news, Hugo has been locked away in Clatter’s drum studio while he was away and has retaliated by getting a song dedicated to the band on local radio station Radio Nova. Carly played Road To Nowhere for the band as, according to Hugo, that’s where we’re headed.

Scruffy, our stunt dog, has agreed to come back to work. You may have read elsewhere that he was refusing to continue until we agreed to use warm water during the drowning sequence and allow him use of the band snorkel. We’ve reached an agreement which sees him return to the fold and would like to thank Toby for stepping into the breach for a couple of gigs.

The Dogs
Scruffy & Toby with WeeMann’s cat, Bravey.

We start again in earnest this week with four, count ’em – 4, gigs. On Thursday we’re in Albrighton (not that one) as the entertainment for a Headmasters’ Jolly, then on Friday we’re heading to The Hen & Chickens in Bridgnorth for our first appearance there. On Saturday it’s a fundraiser at Newport’s Rugby Club before we return to one of our favourites, The Telegraph in Castlefields, Shrewsbury on Sunday afternoon. Details for all these gigs can be found on our gig page.

Monday will see us all falling asleep at our desks, this being particularly treacherous for WeeMann in his guise as a driving instructor.

Finally, we’ve set up a Lost The Plot Dropbox account, so if you have any photos or video of the band you’d like to share with us and the world, please message us with your Dropbox e-mail address and we’ll share a folder with you so you can upload them. Alternatively, share a folder with us using info@losttheplotband.co.uk and we’ll get it that way.

We’re particularly interested in material from our birthday party at the moment, so anything you have that you’re happy to go on our site, please get in touch.

See you all soon.

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