Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Elbow too busy 'messing' to rehearse

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey admits the band find it hard to concentrate on rehearsing for their tour because they are always ''messing about''.
Great deals on musical instruments

Elbow find it hard to concentrate on rehearsing for their tour because they are always "messing about".

Guy Garvey - the Manchester-based group's frontman - admitted while the 'One Day Like This' hitmakers used to be "really quite fascist" about people turning up late for band practice, it is now difficult to even get them all in the same room together.

He explained: "We used to rehearse a lot more. There's not really a distinction between writing and recording and rehearsing for us. I mean, in preparation for a tour, as we have been in the last few weeks, it's kind of all rehearsals. I'd say, if I was to be honest, probably about four hours a day max, yeah, because there's a lot of messing about.

"My tour manager says getting us all in one room is like herding cats, but yeah, that's a more gentlemanly pace as we've got older. We used to be really quite fascist about it If someone was 15 minutes late. For a couple of decades there, there'd be an argument if you were 15 minutes late."

However, Guy - who is joined in the band by brothers Mark and Craig Potter, Richard Jupp and Pete Turner - admitted he realised he had a lot of love for Elbow when they released fifth studio album 'Build a Rocket Boys!' earlier in the week.

Speaking on the Absolute Radio Geoff Lloyd Hometime show, he added: "It's just a really lovely feeling having the album out.

"Like it was my birthday the day before, so Sunday was my birthday, so I spent all day in the pub with my friends, and then woke up on Monday, fifth album out, it's a nice place to be when you're 37, and just spent all day texting the band love and feeling pretty good about myself."

Posted on 10 Mar 2011 08:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the BOSS Katana 100W Head, the 212 Boss cabinet responds perfectly to every nuance and characteristic of BOSS' flagship solid state.

26 Oct 2017 13:30
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14