A Day in the Life of a Middle Aged Rock n Roll Bass Player

6am:

Alarm goes off, hit snooze.

6.15am:
Get up, shower, feed the kids, feed myself, check out Oli Ng’s brilliant new single over breakfast, check my socials.

Oli Ng

8am:

Leave for work, Queen’s ‘The Works’ blaring out the speakers.

8.30am:

Get to work early, result! – Time left for a quick car nap!
9am:

Get to work.

10am:

Therapy Appointment (us musicians are all mad you know!)

11am:

Back to work!

4.30pm:

Sneak out of work early, drive to soundcheck.

5.15pm

Get through the Friday night traffic to sound check.

6pm

Drummer arrives. Time to cart the drum kit upstairs. Sound check begins.

7.30pm

Hunt for somewhere for tea!

Energy Faaaading; pick up a pick n mix on the way back to the venue (yes, I’m 37!)

8.30pm

Watch opening act James Johnson; great singer/songwriter and I particular love his rendition of the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life,’ which I’ve never seen braved on a single acoustic!



9pm:

Second act on, Cheshire’s finest the BlueYellows, incredible and mesmerising as always!


The BlueYellows

9.30pm:

More caffeine; a pint of Diet Coke and a can of Red Bull: come on, you can do this!

9.45pm-10.45pm

Our set, goes well and we get an encore! Good for the confidence!

Brave New World
Photos by Kirsty Rollings

11pm

Quick interview with a local radio presenter Steve Abbott at ‘This is the Cat FM’

This is the Cat FM

11.15pm

Lug the equipment, amps etc.. back to the car. Home time!

11.45pm

Get home to my poor wife who has had the kids all day and hasn’t seen me.

A snapshot of a musician’s day. This was a good one for sure, thanks loads to everyone who came down to the gig!
Tim 🙂

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