We have decided
to end the band Peachy Jane, we feel that it's run it's course and
we both want to do different things now. I (Beca) am currently working
on a solo project and hope to start up a rock covers band and Vicky
plans to start doing something new herself next year. I would like
to send heart felt thanks to all the musicians who have played in
the band and given their time, effort, and creativity into creating
the Peachy sound, I feel that we achieved a lot over the time we
were actively gigging, playing many gigs at pubs, clubs and festivals
and we had some great times :)
at last finished our new song Little Clouds, here is a simple
video for the song, as yet only released on You Tube. The song
features Joules Kilgallon ssessioning for us on guitar and bass.
Carl Chamberlain recorded and mixed and helped produce the song
and also lent us some of his great guitars for use on the track.
We had two mixes to choose from in the end and decided to go with
the original mix of guitars that we left the studio with intitially
as we felt it was better. We've just done a simple video for now
as we wanted to get the song out there and heard by people. We
hope to start work on something more uptempo soon but are also
busy starting to record the next new song for our album so it
maybe a while until we can get to it.
We had a great
audition tonight with Harry Evans who we are pleased to announce
is joining the band on drums. Harry will be making his debut with
Peachy at our forthcoming gig on 24th March at The New Inn, Wimborne
Road Poole - come and see us!
a new song called Little Clouds at the moment. We are aiming to
produce a new album of material this year, all new songs with a
more mellower feel. We are still seeking other players to join the
band - bass player and drummer to be specific, plus a lead guitarist
and/or a keys player- however, until such time as we have a full
band we are available for acoustic gigs.
we've been able to release some of our songs on iTunes, heres
Vicky and I
did an acoustic gig at the Musicosity Festival playing our new song
Love Life live for the first time. It was a lovely gig on the beach
with beautiful sunshine, sea and sand :) For more info on Musicosity
We have decided
to concentrate on producing new songs in the studio for the time
being but are interested to hear from any like minded musicians
who would like to form a band with us for live work. If interested
please contact email@example.com
- musicians we're looking for are bass, drums, lead guitar, keyboards,
CARNIVAL 31st JULY
an awesome gig at Swanage Carnival on Sunday night to a crowd
of about 60-80 people with Roger Deacon-Smith as our special guest
on bass. Big thanks to all who came to see us.
line up of Joules Kilgallon, Jake Daniels and Leigh Greenham is
now no more. Leigh had to leave in June due to work commitments
and now Joules also has left due to family and work, and Jake
wants to concentrate on his own band and exams later on this year.
We had an awesome sound with these guys and there was a great
vibe in the band for the music. Joules brought some beautiful
playing to the songs especially Keep the Faith, Love is You, Dragon
Dreams, Crashing Trees, Water or Wine and Broken Bridge. Likewise
Jake was totally awesome, he is a major young talent, his playing
on Who Is She was awesome and Keep the Faith especially. Leigh
was brilliant also having a great sense of what to play for each
song and a full bass sound, again producing the songs in the right
way for the songs like Love is You, Crashing Trees and Keep the
Thankfully we managed 3 recording sessions over this year and
this gives us a good starting point to try and find new people.
We did some great gigs (Poole Park Festival, The Winchester, Champions,
Four Horse Shoes Festival, Swanage Carnival) and had a lot of
fun and we are sad but we plan to find new players and do more
We are currentlly
seeking new band members - bass, lead guitar and drums.
FOUR HORSE SHOES MUSIC FESTIVAL 4TH JUNE: The day was hot
and sunny and there was a good crowd of about over 2500 people.
Rocket Dogs were the first band on did a good covers set and there
were some fine acoustic sets from the second stage. We got up on
the main stage around 6.30pm - still sunny and warm. The stage was
awesome, 40ft wide with great lighting and p.a. system. The festival
was really well run and there were loads of activities for families
- we had a go at Shoot Out! and were rubbish! I thought about Zorbing
The gig was enjoyable although I was nervous :L - I think we all
were a bit as it was one of the biggest crowds we've played to so
far and only our 3rd gig together. Once we got going though it came
together well and the crowd got into it which was lovely, especially
our songs Risky, Falling and Drive Awaythe Dark. Thanks to Snead
for being a fan :)
At first it took some adjusting to hear things properly on stage
as we didn't have a sound check just a line check and then straight
into it. After the first song though it was ok. The sound techs
were brilliant and helpful.
Highlights for me were Vicky's singing on Drive Away the Dark, Joules's
solo on I Know, Jake's drum solo and Leigh on Risky and Keep the
Faith. Also after we'd done our set it was a band called 71 Chain
whose front man is Chris Lappage and I loved it. Really good thought
felt lyrics and great playing.
We've got some photos and video which will be online soon. We hope
to be back there next year.
recordings and 2 new songs last week which were recorded at Active
Music, big thanks to Martin for his help and support :) Brill solo
by Joules on Love is You which was great to get recorded at last.
We also recorded I Know once more and we've a new song called Falling
which is one of my favs at the moment plus a song by Joules called
P.S. I Love You. Our new song Who Is She got some airplay on HopeFM
this week, big thanks to Tim Heywood for playing it on his Livewire
Live show. More musings on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/peachyjaneband
working on several new songs recently in preparation for going back
into the studio in May. We're also rehearsing and building up our
set of originals and covers. New songs which we're working on are
Who Is She?, Don't Push Me Away and P.S. I Love You (by Joules.)
Some of these we're going to record along with some of the older
We had a lovely
gig at the Winchester last night, it was great to launch the new
band there. It was our first gig together since forming over Christmas
last year so it's been a while to wait to get on stage together
for the first time and it was great :) Connie recorded the gig so
we're hoping to put up some live tracks and Sunnie and Grish were
doing photos and video - big thanks to Alex, Mark and Connie for
such a good night.
We are soon
to release another completely new song called Keep the Faith which
will be on-line soon.
booked to play the Winchester on Saturday 26th Feb, plus our song
Crashing Trees is going to be played on The Bay Radio this week
on Wed, between 7-8pm and on Thursday between 8-9pm. Listen online
at www.thebayradio.com on on 102.8FM :) and we're back in the
studio at the end of the month for another session - busy times!
recorded our new EP Crashing Trees at Active Music with our new
line up. Crashing Trees is a brand new song written earlier this
year plus we've re-recorded Broken Bridge, Water or Wine and Dragon
Dreams. You can download
the whole EP which includes Drive Away the Dark for for $6.00
( £3.80 apx) here. This was our first time in the studio together
and we hope you enjoy the new sound!
Nice gig on
Monday at The Hobbit, a quiet night but it was a Monday! It was
Leigh's first gig with us all and it was cool to get on stage together
for the first time. We're now busy working on getting things together
with our new drummer Jake for gigs next year.
We had a fantastic
time at Poole Park Fest. We played Stage II on Sunday, this stage
was hosted by DJ Radio, a new local radio station for Bournemouth,
Christchurch and Poole. The are online at www.djradio.co.uk. We
were then asked to play the main stage on the Monday and it was
amazing. Big thanks to Elaine and all the Friends of Poole Park
for putting on this great event. There were about 3000 people there
when we played (in the main field) and it was our biggest gig yet
- we have
some video of the gig here of us doing Love is You. We hope
to play the fest next year as a full band.
has joined Peachy Jane on bass. Leigh is an experienced bassist
with influences such as immy Hendrix,Led Zeppelin,AC-DC, Floyd,Jaco
Pasatorious, Flea,Mastodon,Staind,Bonzo dog doo/daa band,all rock,jazz
our remix of Drive Away the Dark this week. Many thanks to Martin
Condon of Active
Music for all his help and support. The song features Graham
Brown on drums and Beca is doing the guitars / keyboards with
Vicky on vocals. The bass line was written by Steve Chapman. The
song is available for download now for 90 cents from our download
band took a break back in June to seek a new guitarist, Bram Stoker,
Rob Haines old band have reformed so he has now sadly had to withdraw
his commitment to Peachy Jane. Rob is a fantastic drummer and
we enjoyed our time working with him. Steve Chapman also made
a considerable contribution to the band musically playing on our
new single and gigging with us at some of our most memorable gigs
so far. We wish them both the best of luck in their future musical
we are auditoning bass players and now obviously seeking a drummer
to complete the line up.
has joined us on lead guitar. Joules is an experienced and versatile
guitarist whose previous bands included Road
House Bound and Killa Kangorrillaz. He has also played with
a celtic folk band. Jules will be making his first appearance
with Peachy at Poole Park Festival on Sunday August 29th - we're
on stage at 2pm. We are still seeking a bass player so if you'd
like to audition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The band have
decided to spend the summer working on producing and recording new
songs and seeking new members to join the line up with a view to
taking the band out on the road towards the end of this year.
We had an
awesome first gig at The Winchester this month, a fun night with
a few surprises... Unfortunately we've had to cancel our booking
at The Green Room but currently working on booking more dates.
Drive Away the Dark is going to be featured on Sunday's South
Live Show on BBC Radio Solent - listen online here at www.bbc.co.uk/solent/programmes
or tune into 96.1FM / 103.8FM or listen on DAB. The show starts
at 7pm until 8pm and features unsigned music from the south UK.
Listener input is essential to how we do on the show so please
listen and text in your comments.