U-WATT debut new unplugged repertoire. This will be atThe Mariners Tavern Great Yarmouth on 16.02.18. First of all U-WATT have been rehearsing hard to enable us to play completely acoustic gigs. Furthermore we will be playing our new unplugged sets at The Mariners 16.02.18. Nonetheless this does not mean we don’t play rock songs any more, it just means we play them a little more quietly. As a result Malcy even went out and bought a new electro-acoustic guitar to play unplugged. This new guitar is the pictured Ibanez Talman.
Why have we gone acoustic?
It’s getting increasingly hard to find gigs because more and more venues are closing. Lots of pubs, bars and clubs want live music but not full on, loud, raucous rock n roll. Because U-Watt like to play it loud so we decided to diversify a little. As a result we still play many of the songs that our audiences love. The difference is that we play them acoustically, so no ear defenders required.
Not all rock songs lend themselves very easily to being acoustic. Consequently we have been learning new songs especially for unplugged gigs. In addition to building an increased repertoire we hope this will maintain the interest of our regular fans. Maybe, we hope, this might lead to more event type gigs, such as parties, weddings and other celebrations. If you’d like to book us for such an event contact us here.
The Mariners Tavern
In conclusion we hope to see lots of our followers at our gig this coming Friday. We have played a lot of loud music there before and the new management would rather we played acoustically. This is our first ever fully acoustic gig so please come along and support us.
Alix sings, Fizz plays bass, Phil is on drums and Mal plays guitars. Phil and Fizz also sing backing vocals. Fizz sometimes takes lead vocals too. Come along to a gig, see our show and meet us. We are all experienced musicians and have been together as a band just over two years. We play mainly covers but also play our own material. If you click on our bass drum logo above you will hear one of our own songs on Bandcamp called “Dry Your Tears”.
We’ve just changed our web hosting and got a new website. Mal has had a steep learning curve setting it all up. We hope you like the new scheme. Mal is building it up slowly but surely, learning new things all the time. It’s very time consuming but it’s worth it. We hope you like it.
We’ve got lots of gigs coming up next month so come along and see us, it would be great to see you. We play in venues all over Norfolk and occasionally venture further afield. Although we are a Norwich live music rock band we play across East Anglia. Check out our gig listings. You will find us on StevieG Whatson and Norfolk Gig Guide.
We’re adding additional covers and original material all the time, so if you’ve seen us in the last couple of years, you’ll hear some new songs you haven’t heard from us before. We’ve recently added Emperor’s New Clothes to our repertoire which we tried out at The Mariners Tavern in Great Yarmouth at our last outing. It didn’t sound too bad, to us at least, and it seemed to go down well. We write songs together. One of us will come up with an idea; a melody, a riff or some lyrics. We then work on it together in the rehearsal studio. Our favourite place to rehearse and write is the wonderful Earth Studios Norwich.