Long term compadre Andy Curry was forming a band to play his excellent solo material and asked me to join. Although I’ve played in various bands over the years playing bass and guitar, the Andy Curry Band has been the only opportunity I’ve had so far to play drums in a live setting.
Andy asked me to join as drummer and I jumped at the chance, even though at the time I was something of a novice. I knew that rehearsing and eventually gigging would be a great apprenticeship and I’d recently bought a drumkit – which might have been the main impetus behind Andy asking me.
We played gigs in York and Leeds, and recorded a live session for BBC Radio – it was great fun.