Retro Video Game Night #019

Written by Aidy.

Date: 31st May 2019
Venue: The Hub, Cambourne
Tournament: Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)
Tournament Winner: Alex (Ian's chum)

The first ever Cambourne Retro Video Game Night! It was a lot of fun to organise this little event and to have it within walking distance of my front door. Ian made his way over and put on an awesome Mario Kart 64 tournament, for which I managed to source a reasonably sized CRT TV. Lord Conrad's Brewery also made an appearance to ensure that everyone stayed sufficiently hydrated throughout.

The Hub seems to be just about the right capacity for an event of this size. You can fit somewhere between 10 and 15 systems along with a bar and enough people to give the whole thing some atmosphere. Was great to find a few other retro nerds in the process of putting this on.

Play the Game - Support Our New Album On Patreon

Written by Aidy.

The British IBM

Work has started on the third British IBM album, which is going to be guitar heavy and has a current working title of "Play the Game". It's early days yet and lots of things can and most probably will change along the way but if you'd like to join us for the ride then you can support us on Patreon. In return, you'll hear early demos and acoustic renditions of new material along with any other content we think may be of interest.

Summer at the Beach Arts Festival, Waterbeach - 22nd July 2018

Written by Aidy.

Lovely to be back in Waterbeach again. We've played here a few times before at the Beach Sessions at the Sun Inn, everyone involved with putting on music in this town always seem to be incredibly nice and there's always a decent audience. This gig was no exception, the festival took place in the now defunct barracks where Dave and I did a little acoustic set and then spent the rest of the day enjoying the beer and the other bands.

Was great to see Annie Dressner perform, if you've never heard of her then you should definitely check her out. Fun Fact! Her husband Paul Goodwin played keys on several of our songs including Animal and Tread Carefully.

Thanks to Dave Bradley for the photo and the geeky conversation about BBC Micros!

 

Summer at the Beach Arts Festival, Waterbeach Setlist 22/07/2018

Animal
Sugar Water
Jet Set Willy
Where is Matthew Smith?
Just Get By
Cannibal

Nothing Ever Lasts That Long
The British IBM