Elaine and I popped out last night to see The Karma Heart playing at Mink Rocks in Middlesbrough. It was the first time I’d see the band play live since December 2011, but the fifth in total, one more than Killing for Company but still some way behind The Alarm...
The Facebook advert said an 8pm start, the notice on the door said “Live Music Tonight 9pm” and the first guitar chords were eventually played shortly before ten o’clock. It was like the recent Justin Bieber concert, only in reverse... the twenty-somethings were fine, but my eyes were heavy and the Steradent was back at home, waiting impatiently to start soaking my teeth...
I’ve said it before... The Karma Heart are a very very good band. They played a lot of new (to me at least) songs last night; a couple stood out – in particular one involving hands reaching up into the sky (you’re going to have to help me with the title!!). The addition of a rhythm guitarist (and second backing vocalist) has added depth to the overall sound and Jen’s vocals are just superb...
There’s a new EP due to be released nearer the summer and if you haven’t heard any of their music before, start Googling now... actually, would you wait until you’ve finished the blog?
Yesterday was also the day I was able to reveal that I’ve been given the chance to have my Doctor Who book “Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman” published by BearManor Media –something about which I’m flattered and exciting in equal measure. I’ve got quite a lot of formatting work to do (I appear to have broken every grammatical rule in the proverbial book... the three dot ellipsis is apparently a big “no no”... oh dear...), but this is an opportunity I never imagined would be offered and I just hope that the book does justice to BearManor and the belief they are showing in me.
Back at Mink Rocks, I was telling Jen about developments; we have agreed to swap EP for book later in the year and then simply sit back and see who is first to achieve fame and fortune! In fairness, I’ve hardly got age and talent on my side, but I’m just looking forward to seeing what the future has in store... for the writer and the singer.
All my own work... almost.