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Chris’s Birthday

Today would have been Chris’s 78th birthday and to remember him, I attach a recording  of My Real Hero from 2009 when the band played at the What’s Cookin’ gig at The Sheepwalk Pub in London.  Hard to believe this was 13 years ago.   For the short promotional tour, Ronnie Garrity & John Bradley guested… Read More…

CHARISMA- 50 YEARS ON

It was the summer of 1972, unbelievably 50 years ago, that Tony Stratton Smith came to Glasgow  to see String Driven Thing perform at Burns Howff and to sign them to his label. In the months that followed, the band’s second eponymous album was recorded and released and, before the year end, they would be… Read More…

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