Well, last night's show with Covenant didn't go quite as planned. We suffered a catastrophic equipment failure, which resulted in Georgina's keyboard, Andy's keytar, most of Stephen's electronic percussion and all sequenced sections going down. We attempted a fix three times but had to abandon the show after playing half of Free and half of Avarice. Those who got there early may have heard half of Dislocation as a soundcheck :-)

The equipment failure may have been due in part to the mishandled roadcase on the Qantas flight back from Sydney on the weekend (it was smashed by the baggage handlers), but there were some software driver issues that also became apparent. Probably a bit of each, maybe? Either way, we'll work towards having some additional backup systems in place for future shows to avoid this happening again. I have to say, it's a first for me - I've never had to abandon a show completely before, and I've been doing this for quite a while now!

There were quite a few disappointed people in the audience who spoke to me afterwards - thankyou again to those people for your kind and supportive comments. We play for your enjoyment (and ours) and we're disappointed that we couldn't deliver for you.

Anyhoo, onwards and upwards - it may be a while before the next show but there are some exciting projects on the boil with Tycho, so please stay tuned and we'll see you at the next show!



[ Posted Friday, October 10, 2008 by Ken ]