We just came back from an amazing ROZI PLAIN support tour :) We had such a great time :) First three shows were in Cornwall! We were- Conrad Singh on guitar, Dan Truen on Drums, Leon Boydon on Bass and me on keyboard as Rozi Plain band for these shows. Three quarters my favourite band The Evil Usses, such great guys. The venues of these shows were all located by the sea. We went in to the cold sea just before the gig in Falmouth, It was cold and so refreshing...
Photo At The Watering Hole, Perranporth. Video from Driftwood Spars in St Agnes, both in Cornwall. Thank you Mark Sewell for photo and video!
On the Ruin at Kennall Vale Ponsanooth
We had day off then went to play at Boileroom, Guildford. We played as Yama Warashi without Graeme, so was not easy gig for us. Musicbymai played her electronic set and I enjoyed her songs with her beautiful voice. We stayed at Rozi's parent's house for couple of nights, It is such a lovely house full of art and culture :) We had nice day rehearsing and learning Tai-chi from Rozi's Dad. Walked around Winchester looking for Charity shops and find really great record shop call Elephant independent record shop. They had such an amazing selection of records, really recommend it. I bought Vinyl from Alice Coltrane and Fountain Sun. Both really great records and been listening almost every day since I came back. These photos below is mainly from Rozi, thank you Rozi for these pics :)
Then We had lovely gig in Art House in Southampton. Graeme Smith joined for that night playing Sax, It was so good to have Graeme back! He also joined Rozi Plain band.
After Ramsgate gig at Music Hall, we went to Deal to visit Smugglers record shop. Now you can buy Yama Warashi EP at there :) such a great record shop with lovely guys.
We played with Dan Heywood at Hot house in Morecambe, he was so great! Here is the infamous Polo tower. Polo has been our tour sweets actually... It was lovely to hang out by the beach after the show.
York was so great, Joe Coates from Please please you put us on, He is a top guy, worked with him few times now since I was playing with Zun Zun Egui. He puts great shows on all the time...Venue was call The Crecsent, it's a old working men's club, reminded me of Brudenell social club in Leeds... really great place :) Amy May Ellis played beautiful songs with her ethereal voice, she is so talented! It was top night but I don't have any photo from the night...
Last gig was at Mono cafe bar in Glasgow, such a beautiful place, they offer great Vegan food and wonderful record shop. They brew their own soft drinks such as ginger beer and rose lemonade beside the stage. Excellent Vegan pizza i ever had.
Overall, It was the best tour i ever been. Such a great team, everyone we met was so lovely, went to beautifu places and played fun gigs. Thank you so much for people came and involved all these nights :) Hope to see you again for the next tour! x
Photo by Adam Isfendiyar
Make up by Crystabel Riley