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The Perils of Percussive Penmanship

Forging ever onwards in the quest to add more gems and future classics to the already bulging catalogue of songs released to subscribers of the G•A•S•S• project, Ginger has been holed up in the studio of late along with Jake Szufnarowski and one Alastair Hercalees Duncan. As is the way with these things, being cooped up has led to between-takes fun and games – and a spot of inanimate-object abuse to which the studio hasn’t taken particularly kindly.

Ginger explains: “The studio are actually charging us for writing on this horrible little mini rack tom skin, in case future clients are offended.

I’d be more offended by being shown this toy drum in the first place.

Anyway, let’s have a G•A•S•S• competition to win it!!”

So there you have it. Keep an eye out for your chance to win the skin – a one-off item, and a bit of recording history that G•A•S•S• subscribers have the chance to get their hands on.

You can check out the membership options and subscribe to G•A•S•S• here.

Rockstar For A Night!

Ginger wants you to be one of his friends on this tour!

Ginger is looking for someone at each show (not including London) to get on stage and perform Vanilla Radio with the band. You’ll be playing the ‘high’ one string riff in the song. The ‘one string’ guitar will be a specially customised by Rich Jones and Tom Spencer,

At the end of the tour the band will decide which show had the best performance and that person will be given the Ginger and Friends guitar to keep!

So if you’re coming to the shows, and think you can play the one string high riff to Vanilla Radio with Ginger and Friends, get in touch.

The competition will be open until 5pm on the day before each show (so entries for Sheffield on Saturday need to be in by 5pm on Friday, etc.). At that time 5 people will be chosen at random and invited down to audition at soundcheck, with the best performer being asked to get up on stage for the show that night.

Soundcheck will usually take place at around 5pm, so make sure you can blag an early finish if you’re coming from work.

Please send your name, age, email address, phone number and which show you are attending to comp@gingerandfriends.com with the subject line “[show location] Vanilla Radio Comp”.

Or click these links for ready titled mails:

• Sheffield – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Friday 17th
• Manchester – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Saturday 18th
• Glasgow – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Sunday 19th
• Newcastle – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Monday 20th
• Wolverhampton – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Tuesday 21st
• Southampton – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Wednesday 22nd

Good Luck.