Its been a cracker of a year so far. More new songs in the set every week, gigs coming out of our ears both private and public, and we still have some recording to come, plus a video project with which we are much exitos. Keep your eye on our gig list at Live Band Photos, and look out for a site overhall coming soon. If you take any vids or pics, please add them to our FB page at facebook.com/7786punk RnFR all.
A hectic start to 2017 has seen a start on a large expansion of the set, bringing in some Pub Rock classics and more Punk New Wave Mod Ska & 2Tone. Here are a few dates for your diary from our public gigs
Despite the best efforts of UK traffic chaos which left Drummer Gary stranded on the A14 for half a day, In the best traditions of Rock n Roll, the show went on with the help of no less than three stand in drummers, who, between them, had heard of some of the set. They all did a stirling turn and, by jove, we somehow pulled it off. Many thanks for your help Mark, Al and one other whose name I forget but will append in due course. To cap it all £1200 + raised for St Lukes Hospice in Basildon. Cheers to Mark, Steve the soundman and the Castlemayne
It's been an arduous few months at the 7786 squat, what with the big fella being in hospital and banned from performing. However, the good news is that the Doc's have finally set him free and that means gigs. To start the ball rolling, on 9th July we are heading for a festival near.............. well that's a secret, but pics will be forthcoming. So bar and venue managers, get your diaries out, we are hunting your spare slots. TTFN
Plans are under way for our first foray into Europe. We have been invited to support one of the original 70's punk bands who have continued to tour ever since, and are firm favourites in countries such as Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands to name but a few. This is an honour for us to be asked and will be a proud addition to our CV. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements and dates.