Where to start?
It’s been a while since we blogged.
Things have been manic at Bootlegger HQ over the last few month.
So what’s going on?
So, earlier in the year we said we were aiming to get our album out by the end of the year.
That date is going to be pushed back to Spring/Summer 2019.
We have around 8 songs now written, and more tracks are in progress, so material isn’t the issue.
It just finding the time—and the funds—for studio time.
We are booked into the studio to record a special song written by Nathan about the horrors of war, in particular, the Battle of The Somme. This track will see Nathan on lead vocals for a change as well as playing guitar!
Once that song is recorded we aim to get in the studio once a month and start working on the album.
We’ll will likely drop a single or two along the way.
If anybody wants to sponsor the album and help fund it sooner, then get in touch and we can talk! Hint hint! Haha.
But seriously. Get in touch.
Our debut single “Here For You (Always)” dropped in April and whilst we aren’t breaking records and hitting the charts, the numbers have far exceeded our expectations. We’re just two lads who take nothing for granted and feel like we’re blagging it every single day so, to have so many of you download and stream our first single (and still doing so) in the first three months, means a lot to us both. Thank you!
The beer is selling really well with venues around Yorkshire and Teesside kindly stocking it on the bar. The great news is that the awesome guys at Hambleton Ales Brewery have decided to let us have a bottled beer too!
Bootlegger IPA (5%) should be available in the next month or so and we have big plans (and high hopes) for this one!
Those of you who are vegan will be happy to know that it’ll be vegan friendly too!
We’ve been on BBC Radio York and Minster FM since we last blogged too.
BBC Radio saw us perform our own track “Here For You (Always)” and chat about our plans on the Adam and Anna show.
Minster FM saw us perform Amy McDonald’s “This is The Life” on the Ben and Roxy Breakfast Show… Minus Roxy who was recovering from her nasty car crash. It was an honour to play on the show as Ben explained the whole section of the show was created after Roxy saw us play at the Little3 in Thirsk and really wanted us on the show!
We can’t wait to get back on both stations again in the near future… Once Roxy has finished in the Big Brother house.
It has been very busy for us over the last few month and we can’t thank all the venues and private customers enough! We love getting out there, meeting you all and providing the soundtrack to your good times.
We have decided to take the August bank holiday weekend off.
The first time in 4 years.
We apologise to the venues and event organisers that have tried to book us but, we need some time to rest and spend with our families.
I’m sure you’ll forgive us.
We are performing a charity gig at The Frankland Arms in Thirsk tomorrow (18th Aug) and then we are back in September for the start of a very busy 4 months as we run-up to Christmas…. where does the time go!?
Be sure to check the Facebook Page @TheBootleggersUK for all our upcoming gigs.
We have decided to start uploading regular content to our YouTube channel and work on a weekly(ish) music video so please head to the channel and subscribe.
We’re pretty new to the video recording/vlogging scene so bear with us please… The content will get better as we go.
Any requests or suggestions, get in touch!
That’s all for now.
As ever, thank you so much for your continued support. It really does mean so much to us both.
Please keep an eye on all our social media accounts for updates. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.