Well , not long to go now-I can`t believe how fast time flies ! Andrews friends and fellow musicians from the Blues band " Steamy Windows " are doing a brilliant job of organizing this gig to be held at the Prestatyn Constitutional club this coming Saturday the 19th March .They now have a support act , a singing duo called " Montage " and a comedian/ compere for the show ! Entry fee is just £2 on the door and there will be a raffle with some great prizes ! Doors open 8pm ! Please come along and join us -it will be great fun ! Steamy Windows are a fantastic band -all the money is going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Phil who is the lead guitarist in the band has offered to write a piece for the blog , this is his story ............
Above is the AWG Stratocaster Andrew built for Phil [AWG.....stands for Andrew William Gray ]
I first met Andy in 1989 when I went into Jones` electrical shop to get my technics tape deck calibrated to 4`40 as it was a direct drive unit I had to have it spot on to allow me to play along in concert pitch ,as I was so impressed with Andy`s work I bought a second one as a back up. Anyhow after a few years passed we met up again as I needed my guitars looking after by a top guitar tech , and I know , Andy was the best. He taught me a lot over the years , many a time he would text me to come down to the Barn Studio and show me how to set up my pedals and my amp , setting the tone just right to allow me to get my blue tone I have always wanted.Then came the day Andy asked me if I would like him to build me a AWG custom Stratocaster ! I was so taken aback he would even consider building me one so I jumped at the chance , we discussed what I would like and a few weeks later I got the phone call from Andy to come and try my new AWG custom out , and wow it is amazing to play ! Anyway I could go on and on ............
The guitar above Phil has called " the Gray one " he writes ......This is Andy`s old one- a Stratocaster which I bought from him-he built it all by hand.
Reading this I guess you realize Phil and Andrew [sorry can`t call him Andy !!!] go back a fair way and have a shared passion ! It is lovely that these guys from the band have come forward and are prepared to support Andrew in his fight to raise awareness and funding for MND -I know Andrew is delighted and really touched by their kindness and support. Please pop along and help make the evening a great success -these boys, really are a great blues band !
These are some of the raffle prizes I have been sorting out today , the cushion has been donated by a lady whose mother is suffering with motor neurone disease , it is all beautifully hand made with little red beads sewn into it-its gorgeous !
The M and S card is for £30 and arrived last week after I had written a letter to Marks and Spencers asking for a donation for our raffle ! great result ! Below are just some of the items that have been donated !
raffle tickets will be £1 a strip !!! contact details firstname.lastname@example.org