Warming up for Macca

As far as super-ace-uber-cool venues go, Trinity Buoy Wharf will take some beating.

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Lighthouse. Cool.

We came out of hibernation for Jenny & Josh’s wedding reception, our first of 2015, at the former lighthouse, smack-bang opposite the O2 Arena where none other than Sir Paul McCartney was due to play the next night.

So, in tribute to the pop-genius, we launched into Back in the USSR in a move that would have no-doubt received a thumbs-up from the great man himself.

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“Great,” said Macca. Probably.

The fact that we play this song at every wedding is by-the-by really; it was still a really heart-felt homage.

There were unconfirmed rumours that The Rebel Party Band were supposed to join Sir Paul on stage the following night for a rendition of I Saw Her Standing There. Therefore, we’d just like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

After putting our all into a two-hour set and then DJing into the small hours for Jenny and Josh’s lovely guests, we were feeling a little on the tired side and just wanted to get back home for Sunday lunch.

Our roadie, Dave – lovely bloke- played in some cool bands – was like; ‘I’ve got this one boys, you get home. You’ve put in more than enough effort this weekend.’

So, he graciously stepped in for us and we’re told he did a great job. Keep an eye out for him, he’s got potential.

Ok, so our imaginations may be a little fertile but what is true is that it’s great to be back on the road after a few months off and Jenny, Josh, their friends and family made us feel extremely welcome- we loved playing for you all, thanks for having us.

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One day, maybe.

Our first trip north of the border is in a couple of weeks for a wedding in Perth and we’ve been working on a bunch of new songs to keep your legs shaking and those drunken arms aloft…whether Macca knows who the hell we are or not.

I’m guessing not, but hey, WE PLAYED A LIGHTHOUSE!

’til death do us party.

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