Been messing around with a photography technique called painting with light. Essentially you find somewhere very dark with no light pollution, set up your camera with a very log exposure and paint the subject with a torch or some such light source.
Well it happened, Dan had to eventually leave us in case his modern interpretation of the 'Windy Miller' job comes along. As we already knew Dan going will leave a big whole in the band, not only on a musical level but also we're all good friends so it was kinda like a family member going. His last gig with us was at the Trimley Beer Fest which was an outdoor performance through a powerful PA system. He got a good send off!
Anyway, we can't dwell on the past and moving forward we found ourselves a great replacement in the form of Mikey. He brings a different style, much heavier and by god he's loud! He's a great character and immediately fit in with us which I always think is half the battle, if you all get on, the rest will come.
Circa Fall have played a couple of gigs with Mike now which have gone very well, we still need more time to gel and get used to one another but with the limited time Mike's had to learn the stuff and rehearse, we all admit he's done well... The proof is evident in the form of all the overwhelming responses we get after gigs, very humbling, very positive and bookings are coming in for next year already.