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Aug 112016
 

First of all, sorry it’s been a while, but I thought now was the time to post a little update for you! July has seen LaVendore Rogue return to the scene after a 6-month hiatus. Lots of things went on behind the scenes, including the appointment of David Rogers as our manager, signing up with […]

 Posted by at 12:40 pm
Sep 042015
 
Back on the Bus

Well, summer is officially over, the nights are drawing in and the sofa is becoming more appealing again. What is there to look forward to? I’ll tell you what: Jon Amor and I are back on the road as of Monday 7th September, for our biggest adventure to date. This time we’re touring in support […]

 Posted by at 7:41 am
Jun 042015
 

First of all, I must apologise for the length of time since my last update, but fear not, this bumper news item should make up for that. I’ll start with LaVendore Rogue – once again, we’ve had the pleasure of working with our favourite music video guru, Drew Cullingham. Drew was responsible for our previous […]

 Posted by at 1:45 pm
Jan 162015
 

Following the success of our mini tour in August 2014, I’ll be hitting the road again with Jon Amor in a couple of weeks. This time we’ll be playing more gigs in the south of England, as well as a home town gig for both of us – Devizes for Jon, and Colchester for me. […]

 Posted by at 10:13 am
Nov 032014
 

Apologies for being a bit quiet over here recently, but I’ve been working behind the scenes on mixing the full debut LaVendore Rogue album.  We’ve assigned the expertise of Chris West, an experienced engineer/producer who has worked with the likes of Nick Cave, Richard Ashcroft and Status Quo to name but a few. As always, […]

 Posted by at 12:23 pm
Aug 132014
 
It's all go

As I write this latest blog entry, I’m surrounded by microphones, lyrics, chord charts and cups of tea. This is all down to the fact I’m embarking on my busiest period as a musician yet. Starting this weekend, I’ll be playing nine gigs in ten days with 4 different bands. To say I’m looking forward […]

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Aug 042014
 
LaVendore Rogue, Maryport Blues Festival, Saturday 26th July 2014

So, Maryport…it’s been a while. Saturday 26th July saw us head up to Maryport in Cumbria for the first time since we played there with Hokie Joint 3 years ago. A lot has changed for both the festival and ourselves since the day we warmed the crowd up for Canned Heat and Robert Cray, then were […]

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Jul 252014
 
Tim Aves & Wolfpack @ Ealing Blues Festival

Following on from LaVendore Rogue’s gig at Chiddfest on Saturday, it was a quick get-up-and-go on Sunday. After a healthy breakfast (I’m sure) I hit the road. Arrived in Ealing at 3pm after a surprisingly smooth ride into London, I began unloading the gear (3 trips from the road to the venue with a sack […]

 Posted by at 12:42 pm
Jul 252014
 
LaVendore Rogue @ Chiddfest - 19/07/14

Saturday 19th July we headed down to the slightly unknown quantity of Chiddfest, in Sussex, somewhere near Eastbourne (I think!) This was the first gig for LaVendore Rogue booked through our agent, Mike Hellier, of Movin’ Music, so we knew it was going to be a good one. We set off early, after several coffees […]

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Jul 252014
 
LaVendore Rogue @ Bures Music Festival

So…Bures Music Festival has been like a home to me for the last 3 years – In 2012 I played there with Hokie Joint, and was interviewed for BBC regional news. 2013 I performed with The Struck Bats (Cupsey , Tank and myself), which included a guest spot from JoJo Burgess, and a debut of […]

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