The last Six Impossible Things of 2016 is approaching and we want to celebrate our first amazing year with you, the people who made it possible. Let’s have a reet good Christmassy do, yeah?
As usual there will be four bands, pay what you like entry (which we’ll split between the musicians at the end), and free cake. Joining our rock n roll tea party this time are Azzurro Peaks, Twin Kidd, Shelley Jane (of Mighty Kids) and Little Courage. We’ll be upstairs at the Hairy Dog once again.
As a little recap on the Reckless Yes story: this time last year Pete and I hadn’t even met. Reckless Yes wasn’t even a twinkle in our eyes. You can read a bit more about that here.
We first met at the end of December and by May we had arrived at the first Six Impossible Things. We’ve put out three physical records by three amazing bands, we have another one at the pressing plant now. We’ve thrown our rock n roll tea party and shown that Derby absolutely has the most amazing bands and a community that just needs a little support to really fly. We’ve put on bigger shows to growing audiences. It’s been hard work, and a fair bit of money, but it’s been fun and more worth it than we could have guessed. We still don’t feel like we’ve really hit our pace.
So, this Six Impossible Things is a thank you as well as our usual celebration of music and community. It’s a thank you to the bands, to the venues, to the enthusers and the constructive challengers. It’s a massive thank you to all of you who have come to a gig and paid for a ticket, or thrown money in the pot so we can pay musicians, or who have brought records, or written words and taken brilliant pictures. It’s a thank you and a massive thank you because you are all a part of Reckless Yes even if we’re the ones wearing the ridiculous head gear and glitter.
Please come and join us and listen to these ace bands so we can start to get excited for an even bigger second year as Reckless Yes. Event details are here.
Solo project of Mark Jones (also of Goddesses and Unqualified Nurse Band), album released in September.
“A tripped out album, defiantly resisting genre but shining with cleverly juxtaposed pop hooks and avant-garde experimentation.” storge.co.uk
Having debuted on the Nottingham scene in Feb 2016, TWIN KIDD have already played alongside WHITE & L.U.H., and have just released their self-produced EP ‘Fold’. The band blend live instruments, layered vocal harmonies & electronic elements in a sound they loosely define as alt-pop.
Solo project of Shelley Jane Thomas (also of Mighty Kids and Sex Jokes). Twinkling off-kilter indiepop, gentle lo-fi melodies and laid-bare lyrics.
Emotional hardcore band with songs about dinosaurs, making a return to the scene after five years hiatus.
“With sweeps of big guitar and loud/quiet/loud drops with rounded vocals and lyrics about robots this band seem to have found a way to bring the music of ten years ago directly to the here and now without it tiring or becoming dated.” Louder Than War
See you there, yeah?