Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Dry Bones performing on a houseboat


Dry Bones, featuring RTYD member Steve Van-Deller, playing for some friends on their double bass player's house boat.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Video for "Jesus I'm hitching a ride" by Mark Handley


Music video for "Jesus I'm hitching a ride" by singer/songwriter Mark Handley, originally filmed 1989 by Richard Dixon, edited 2011 by Gordon McLean. www.markhandley.co.uk

Way on down the road of life there is hardship and strife
Who will lend a hand unto their fellow man
Though we may be strangers there will be no danger
Have nothing to fear the Lord is near

JESUS I'M HITCHING A RIDE
JESUS I'M STANDING BY THE ROAD SIDE
TOO YOU LORD I PRAY ARE YOU GOING MY WAY
JESUS I'M HITCHING A RIDE

I'm trying to catch the driver's eye but as the cars are rolling by
They turn their heads and look the other way instead
Passenger seats are empty but they've no room for me
Lord they're stepping upon the gas and racing past

Shinning automobiles with polished chrome wheels
Make me sigh as they go rolling bye
And I'm down on my luck not even a pickup truck
Will be so kind as to take me down the line

Until the judgement day comes I'll be holding out my thumb
You'll decide I should make my final ride
Lord wherever I may roam won't you please take me home
And don't hit the breaks 'til we reach them pearly gates

Words,music and video copyright 1989/2011 Mark Handley

Drummer and RTYD member Roy Phillips in action




The mighty Roy Phillips in drum soloing action!

Friend of RTYD, Simon Bell, playing Camp Bestival, July 2011




Friend of RTYD, Simon Bell, playing Camp Bestival, July 2011

Video: Engine Room of the Apocalypse at the Native Tongue, Epsom




ERotA performing Brigadoon at the Native Tongue in Epsom. I think the camera man was pissed!

Drummer Wanted Woking

RTYD Member Vince Barnes and his band is looking for a drummer in Woking-area: http://bit.ly/oT95Va

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

New!! Video of The Outbursts at Punk 4 The Homeless, Skegness: http://bit.ly/oueLut @lonegrooves

Video: The Outbursts at Punk 4 The Homeless, Skegness


The Outbursts perform 'Chinese Eyes' at the Punk 4 The Homeless charity gig which took place on Saturday 20th August 2011 at Velvets Club, Anderby Creek, Skegness, Lincolnshire. (Filmed by The Lone Groover)

Friday, 19 August 2011

A discussion on Bootsy Collins' Funk Uni by RTYD member Phil White

RTYD member Phil White on Bootsy Collins' Funk Uni on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands http://bit.ly/psgBR2 bass

Steve White and the Protest Family at Archway is the New Reading!



Punk 4 The Homeless raise money for Casa Alianza who help street kids in South America. Their events always have a great spirit and Steve White & The Protest Family are proud to be playing for them at 'Archway is the new Reading' at Dusk Til Dawn in.. you guessed it: Archway, on Saturday 27th August. There are some great punk, and punk-inspired, acts on the bill, and it's only £4 from 4pm until midnight!

Shiny Happy People support Bay City Rollers at Dunstable Rocks!



6pm 20th August: Shiny Happy People play Dunstable Rocks! Grove House Gardens 76 High Street North Dunstable Beds LU6 1NF Tel: 01582 513000

New RTYD Member: Warwickshire

Warwick-based jazz vocalist Annette is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP and looking to form a duet: http://bit.ly/opTqNW

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Glamweazel play the Pelton Arms, Greenwich, Sat. 10th September




Glamweazel have just announced a gig at The Pelton Arms, Pelton Road, Greenwich, on Saturday 10th September.

Calling Surrey/Hants Musicians!!


A weekend charity music event in Petersfield this Saturday is suffering from band withdrawal symptoms. If you play in some kind of acoustic stylee and are free to help out with a set on Saturday afternoon/evening, please get in touch with the organisers, here: http://on.fb.me/rdyOeM

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New RTYD Member: Merseyside

Merseyside bassist, Brent Copson, is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP and looking to join a rock/blues band http://bit.ly/qWxARY

Musicians Wanted Merseyside/Lancashire

Anyone up for a jam in the Mersey/Lancs area? Bassist looking to jam with others just for fun. Classic rock/blues etc http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Drummer Wanted Birmingham/West Midlands

At last someone putting together a synth-rock band with Roxy/Japan influences: Drummer wanted: Birmingham/West Mids: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New RTYD Member: SDOS Mobile Recording Studio: Somerset

Visit Somerset-based SDOS Mobile Recording Studio's page on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/oW28Go

New RTYD Member: London

London-based jazz/funk/soul bassist, PETER, is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP & is looking to form a SA jazz band: http://bit.ly/nNyl6u

New RTYD Member: Suffolk

BurySt Edmunds Suffolk-based Singer/Songwriter Kate Gibson is a new member of RTYD & looking to join a band: http://bit.ly/na7HUA

Monday, 15 August 2011

Bassist Available: Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Bassist (33) Available: Cardiff South Glamorgan Wales: Looking to start/join post-#punk, rock, indie band: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Bassist Wanted: Staffordshire

4 grey haired old farts who wont lie down in Biddolph Staffs are looking a mature blues/rock bassist: http://bit.ly/dOde2w bass

Musicians Wanted for South African Jazz band

Musicians Wanted for South African Jazz band: Bassist from SA with the view to gig in London, Europe and overseas: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Outbursts @ Punk 4 The Homeless

Next Sat 20 Aug: The Outbursts @#Punk 4 The Homeless, Cheap As Chips Fest, Velvets Nightclub, Anderby Creek Skegness: http://bit.ly/nu1JS5

Spirit of Play at Green Man Festival

1:30pm next Saturday 20th Aug: Spirit of Play @GreenManFest Crickhowell, BreconBeacons, Wales http://bit.ly/nu1JS5 @spiritofplay1

Friday, 12 August 2011

Introducing Joe: songwriter, and drummer with Blues/Rock band Gunnrunner


Hi there I'm Joe. I’m the drummer with rock/blues band Gunnrunner.

I am also a keen amateur songwriter and completely self-taught in all areas of my musical ability. I have a small home recording studio and spend many hours trying to come up with original ideas. I do not however make any claims of being a guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist or performer - although I do produce, record, sing and play a majority of the instruments on the recordings. Other than that, I am an idea's person; nothing more, nothing less.

The songs I write are in stark contrast to the material I play with Gunnrunner and are treated as a totally separate entity. The idea being that my music can be heard by someone in the music business, in the hope that they may hear something that appeals to either themselves, or even to an up and coming artist looking for songs.

I am prepared to work with anyone who may be interested. My aim is to use the internet as a promotional tool in order to get my songwriting noticed. So if you are an up and coming artist or someone who works within the industry and you like what you hear then do not hesitate to contact me or at least spread the word to others.

The tracks featured on my ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP page's music player, here, are demos of my own original material, so any constructive criticism is always welcome! (but....keep it clean, eh!)

Enjoy. And please feel free to comment!!

(ALL TRACKS COPYRIGHT © J.COTTON 2009/10/11).

New RTYD Member: Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury-based guitarist STEVE VARGA is a new member of RTYD & is looking for a vocalist in Clive/#Grinshill area: http://bit.ly/qTroBq

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Message to You: The Lone Groover


Hey Hipsters,

This coming Friday 12th August, THE LONE GROOVER will be bringing his Folk 'n' Bop Revue to The White Lion, 232 Streatham High Rd, SW16.

Tolly & Superbreaker will also be manning the one's and two's, spinning punk/ska/northern/indie classics for your listening pleasure.

It's on home turf and it's gonna' be a Friday night like they used to make 'em.

Look Sharp! Admission FREE! Therefore Austerity proof!

Peace 'n' Luv 'n' Haight, TLG

Monday, 8 August 2011

New RTYD Member

Birmingham-based folk violinist/guitarist Ruth Graham is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands http://bit.ly/r7nEVf

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Where is the Joy in Isolation?

Where is the Joy in Isolation? ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP member Angie supports acoustic performers on @SoundCloud and beyond: http://bit.ly/okQ8tG

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Musicians/Acts Wanted @TheHoratia Open Mic Sessions, Islington

Musicians/Acts Wanted @TheHoratia Open Mic Sessions, Islington: Details on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/qNsTBK acoustic openmic

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Bass Player Available: Newham

Newham-based Bass player Joel Letort is looking to join a psychedelic band on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/qKBCBo

New RTYD Member: Essex

John 'Fatman' James of Essex bands Twice Removed & 7786 is a new member of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands http://bit.ly/nB34Ux