Our musical style is unconventional 60s, please feel free to listen to our tracks:
We will be changing the songs periodically
"IS THAT A TEARDROP"
Hi Figgis watchers
First of all sincere thanks for your continued interest and support.
Sept 8th and we've broken the '1000' barrier visit wise.
In our last posting end of July I told you about our plans for a Christmas song. The exciting news is we've now recorded "HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" a Figgis / Wells collaboration. In and out of the studio 3 times before satisfaction. Joining me on the recording this time around were:- vocals Mr TC Turner, keyboards Steve Wells, lead guitar Johnny Green, drums Mick Scatley, bass John Hammond. [ John joins Uncle Figgis with an interesting pedigree but more on that on a future posting }.
The big question now is what do we do with Home for Christmas. We have two options, we can offer it to an established name or we can release it ourselves on line as Uncle Figgis and Friends via itunes and publicise through social media. So, we are contacting a number of name possibilities and will make a final decision end of September/ early October. We'll keep you posted.
Our second CD Leaving from platform two featuring six great original tracks will shortly be available for download or as an Uncle Figgis signed hard copy. Watch our site for details.
We've been contacted by some watchers asking if we could notify them of new postings to avoid constant logging on to check for new postings. So yes, we will be setting up this facility for those who would prefer it very shortly.
Just one feature this time around while you're listening to Is That a Teardrop.
Old mate George Hunt a cool bassist who's roots are planted firmly in the 60's.
First serious band he joined the Stormbreakers in 1963 who were then a popular resident band at the California Ballroom in Dunstable. In 1964 the band turned pro under a new name JYNX. They entered a nationwide talent contest winning the final at the famous Cavern in Liverpool. A recording contract with Columbia Records ensued and they duely released a single called HOW [ could you do it ] later that year and although it was well received it just failed to break into the top 40. As George recalls, 1964 was a particularly prolific year for band releases and we were up against some pretty stiff opposition including the Animals, Stones,kinks, Manfred Mann etc to say nothing of the Beatles. Tough times indeed for new bands. But, they continued on the pro scene appearing at many of the top venues in their own right as well as supporting many of the big names of the time. After Jynx folded George went on to form an outfit called Pale Lights with vocalist Keith Hewitt an association which lasted almost 30 years. Recently George has stood in with a number of scratch bands including spells in Trad and Mainstream Jazz. In 2013 he joined me on the production of Leaving from Platform Two.
Performed as Uncle Figgis
Songs written by Billy Figgis
and George Hunt
Mike Scatley and Alan Lacey
Mr. 'C T' Turner
and Keith Hewitt
Recorded at M.A.R.S in Chesham
Produced and Engineered by Martin Atkinson and Steve Wells
Our lineup includes, Billy Figgis- there from the beginning in the 60s, guitarist and songwriter, plus a list of very accomplished musicians and producers who join in to make the tracks a pleasure to listen to. Hear more...