Hens’ Teeth & The Lancastrian Pedaller Frog

  • Hens’ teeth
  • Rocking horse poo
  • Affordable housing in London
  • Trevor Brooking heading the winning goal in a FA Cup final
  • The Tories actually caring about the most vulnerable in our society
  • Piers Morgan turning out to be a decent human being
  • Time slowing down as you get older
  • Peace, love and understanding across the globe
  • Ordering a meal in an Indian restaurant and refusing the poppadoms and pickle tray
  • The Janskys playing a gig

Unlikely things indeed….

…. wait a second, no no sorry the Tories really don’t care. But hang on a minute – a couple of those items on the above list may actually be possible…..

It has been pointed out that West Ham did in fact beat Arsenal 1-0 in the 1980 FA Cup Final with (Sir) Trevor Brooking indeed scoring the winning goal with an extremely uncharacteristic header! Happy days, hazy memories of youth.  Evidence your honour: westhamsweetvictory

Mmmm, so what’s the other possibility from the list….  WTF – The Janskys are playing a gig!

The lost chord

The lost chord

Pat and Damian have collected their guitars from Miss Havisham’s house and dusted them down, and, after buying a copy of Bert Weedon’s ‘Play in a Day‘ they are pretty sure they both now know two of the three chords that most of their own tunes contain.  Whether it’s the same two chords we’ll have to wait and see.

Getting back on stage is surely like getting back on your bike, although the mental and physical scars from Damian’s childhood crash off his Noddy-car coloured bicycle still give him nightmares.

wheels of terror

wheels of terror

However, these scars are not as bad as the night tremors he has suffered since casting eyes upon Pat in full lurid green cycling lycra looking like some lesser spotted Lancastrian pedaller frog.

Anyway, the lads are happy to announce that they will be doing a wee slot at Wagon Wheel Media’s Tramlines event on Sunday 26th July 2015 at Shakespeares.  The Janskys will be onstage at about 3.30pm for a rare 30 minute performance.  A full listing for the event can be found here: Wagonwheelmediatramlines2015 .  This Tramlines fringe event is free and will feature a whole host of great acts across two stages.

Hope to see you there.

JB, July 2015

October Update – One in, One out

The Janskys, Shakespeares, 16th Oct 2013 (original photo by Craig Allen)

 

Well, October has turned into somewhat of a topsy turvy kind of a month.

An extra gig added at short notice and a long planned appearance cancelled at even shorter notice.

In recent months we have been in contact Sheffield based promoters Wagon Wheel Media and a couple of weeks ago they got in touch to offer The Janskys a wonderful support opportunity at Shakespeares in Sheffield playing with touring American acts Eef Barzelay of indie Americana band Clem Snide and Chris Otepka of The Heligoats.

The evening of Wednesday 16th October turned into a great night with Pat and Damian chuffed to be on the same bill as such talented understated song smiths as Eef and Chris.  Intimate performances in front of an appreciative audience.  Wonderful.

Next morning Damian was struck down with a cough and cold which took the wind out of his sails and the voice out of his throat.  Let’s blame those Americans picking up and passing on autumnal cold bugs as they wend their way around the British Isles ;-).   Anyway, hoping things would improve by Sunday 20th October for the scheduled Oxjam performance which was booked months ago, The Janskys decided on the day itself to cancel as things had not improved and their current set depends more than ever on the interplay of vocals between Pat and Damian.   Sure the old man’s on the mend now….

 

More News soon….  wishing you all well.