HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!
It should come as no surprise that we have had a whole lotta love and laughs since joining up again in August 2016. We have a couple of new Dark Stars that have joined the band.
Firstly, let me introduce you firstly to our drummer, John Creigan. You may have heard his tight rhythms and beats in his other band, Grand Parade, who I had the pleasure of seeing live in Brighton and Dublin!
Next up is Laura Bridge. Laura brings guitar to the Dark Stars mix. It’s the first time we have had a guitarist and I gotta say, I love it! If you were roaming the streets of Camden in London back in 2000 you would have found Laura on stage with the band – Kicker.
As I have mentioned previously, the band is never just made up of just musicians, but a whole constellation of talent. One star is our photographer Moa from 7to9 photography. She was outstanding in taking photos for our Hope and Ruin poster especially in the tricky photoshoot location we picked at Cuckmere Haven. It was such a blustery and cold day that hair was flying and eyes were streaming. But never fear, our very own Cherry-bomb-hair-and-make-up – Cherie Pittock was on hand – armed with hairspray.
Finally there is of course the one you all know and love our, Mark Robbins, who has been by my side from the very first Dark Stars explosion on stage way back in 2013! Mark continues to play bass, as well as, backing vocals on some tracks.
Where to next?
So here is to a new era for the Dark Stars and may there many more collaborations in 2017! Our dream would be to hit the studio and record some new tracks but all will be revealed in time (space-time).
Love and Stars