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Across the Atlantic & North Sea for soundchecks

Another month arrives and for your interest I have put up a couple of soundcheck videos. One is from one of our visits across the Atlantic. Not the famous gig supporting Genesis in New York but the shorter trip to Easdale Island near Oban. The other one is from one of our soujorns across the… Read More…

More Live Music and Interview

After a bit of a panic, the website is back and I am posting part 4 of my interviews with Chris, this time in his home studio setup. The live music is a recording of Into The Fire which starts midway into the song.  This was recorded in 2010 on our short tour of Germany

Interview Part 3

This is part 3 of my interviews with Chris.  This one takes place in Chris & Pauline’s back garden and backing vocals are provided by The Byrds…. not really, it’s the birds, who are in full song throughout.  

Interview part 2 & Graceland (live video)

Another year begins and I am pleased to say that I have renewed the hosting of this website for another two years.  It is my way of thanking all of you out there who keep Chris Adams and String Driven Thing in their thoughts.  I must apologise for the delay in adding stuff for your… Read More…

Interview – part 1

https://youtu.be/ECfIJIaAYkE This is the link to my You Tube video Hope you enjoy Chester

STRING DRIVEN THING ON THE ROAD, AT SEA & IN THE AIR -PART 1

STRING DRIVEN THING ON THE ROAD, AT SEA & IN THE AIR Part 1 – UK The release of Songs From Another Country in 2009 was the catalyst for the next few years of going out on the road and playing lots of live gigs.  Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, we performed… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 21st Century

This would have been Chris’s 77th birthday this week.  This month’s post looks back on our time together after the Millenium.  We did a lot, laughed a lot & drank a lot.  Hers’s to Chris Adams and the 21st Century The arrival of the 21st century was a very busy time for us both with… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 1990’s

The 1990’s This decade saw the release of The Damage and Chris and I had a good few photo sessions with some great pics being taken and, later on, when the new live band was formed, we had some great sessions and some really atmospheric photos.  In searching for suitable locations for The Damage, we… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 1980’s

THE 1980’S A lot happened to us in the 80’s.  Chris had taken on a management role with The Henry Gorman Band and we decided that, together, we should form a little record company, and so, Backshop Records was born. We released “Chase The Night Away” as a single and we took great satisfaction in organising… Read More…

String Driven Thing & Me – The 1970’s

My involvement with the Chris and the band goes back more than 50 years and I have tried to gather together my memories of the good times we had together. The 1970’s I first saw the band performing at Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond around 1969/70.  I stayed just up the road from the venue… Read More…