Although we’re a little while away from launching, this week has been a good week for the pod. Much like an evil genius’s plan, things are starting to come together. In this first official blog post I wanted to say thank you to a few folk who’ve helped me get this far.
While the world was stuck in lockdown, myself and a core team of people were working our hardest (in our pyjamas) to bring you The Road To Rock Podcast.
There were masses of emails and Zoom meetings going on. A home recording studio was built (Ok – A blanket fort with a mic was built). A socially distanced photoshoot on burnt out heathland and in a local rock bar took place, and I basically bought Amazon. All of it.
My first huge thank you goes to Rachel Kitcat from kitcatkreatives.co.uk for helping me design and create the logos for The Road To Rock Podcast. My instructions to her weren’t the clearest… “I need a wing. And a skull.” Thank’s to her amazing skills The Road To Rock logos are currently being printed onto a range of merch that will be available to buy online very soon.
Huge thank you number two goes to photographer Keith Bride of https://www.bridlephotography.co.uk who has such a talent and eagle eye he nailed both photoshoots that we did. Like something out of an Attenborough documentary, deep in what could have been the Serengeti (but was actually burnt out heathland near Keith’s house) I posed like I was a lost groupie looking for my band and Keith shot away, getting all the good angles and ignoring the fact we were both being attacked by flies. He was then dedicated enough to shoot me again at the Anvil Rock Bar, where I was less lost groupie and more sloth in natural habitat. I climbed on chairs and sprawled across the bar… which coincidently, is how most of my night’s out at Anvil go. The guy is a genius, check out his work and buy him a rum if you ever cross paths.
This leads me on to huge thank you number three! Matthew Waterman (Waterboy or Waters) the keeper of the keys and the supplier of the shots at Anvil Rock Bar. A local legend and the man that keeps the Bournemouth rock scene hydrated. Thank you for letting us do a photoshoot in the deepest darkest depths of Anvil and thank you for letting me continue to think I was in Coyote Ugly as I crawled across the bar knocking everything over like the elephant that I actually am. https://www.facebook.com/anvilbournemouth
Finally, I saved the biggest thank you till last. Dave Kay– The man who created this website and spent hours on Zoom with me, patiently explaining the meaning of life and everything in the technology world (as it became very apparent I still live in the Stone Age). We’ve worked together on many projects over the years and we’ve known each other since we were 17. He’ll always be the guy I go to for tech advice and will usually be found behind the scenes at the biggest events on the South Coast and all over the world. Dave Kay – You’re the best! Thank you for everything! (And there’s probably another cry for help email on the way to you any minute now!) https://www.davekay.co.uk
Okay… back to the pod!