Men in Spex Play Westo Festo
men in spex played at Westo Festo in Suffolk on 23 July 2011. Their set of original material was well received by the enthusiastic crowd at this festival held near West Stow.
Men in Spex Play The Fox & Goose, Somerset
men in spex played at The Fox & Goose, Somerset on 5 March 2011. The band performed an accoustic set of Nick's originals and a cover of Foxy's Folk Faced by Ocean Colour Scene. The band then brought out the electric instruments for two rock sets, which included men in spex originals and covers.
Men in Spex Headline at the Bunch of Grapes, Bristol
men in spex played a headline set at the Bunch of Grapes, Bristol on Thursday, 10 February 2011. Two other acts played, Donna and the Kebabs and Blackfire, a hard rock band. As Martin was unavailable, Dan Reynolds once again took up the challenge of drumming on men in spex' original rock numbers.
Men in Spex Play Brent Knoll Inn, Somerset
men in spex played at Brent Knoll Inn Somerset on 2 January 2011. The gig included original numbers, some Squirrel Catapult songs, and an impromptu covers set, with guest performances.
Men in Spex Play at The Pier Burnham-on-Sea
men in spex played at The Pier, Burnham-on-Sea on 20 November 2010 in a shared bill with Junction 22. men in spex played a one hour set, enjoyed by the mainly muso crowd. Junction 22 played either side, performing well known covers. Due to the singer's sore throat, the second set included guest performers, with Nick doing the honours on Jumping Jack Flash.
Men in Spex Play Live at The Five Bells, Hessett
Fuelled by IPA and bangers, mash, and onion gravy, and with a massive bonfire burning on the village green opposite the pub, men in spex played a well-received one hour set at The Five Bells, Hessett, Suffolk on 5 November 2010. The gig was shared with local band Blue Bark, who also played a one hour set. The two bands then joined forces to jam on some well known blues standards to close out the night.
Men in Spex Play Live on Radio 2
On Saturday, 25 September 2010, men in spex played live on Patrick Kielty's Saturday morning show on Radio 2, as winners of the Last Chance Saloon competition.
Neil, Robin, Nick and Dan, along with wifes and girlfriends, and kids set out early on the men in spex rock bus, heading for London.
On arrival, the band, with help from one of the production crew, carted their gear to the studio. men in spex were made to feel welcome by the team. After the sound team had set up the equipment, the band ran through Say What You Want a couple of times. They were then interviewed by Patrick Kielty, who had decided to become the band's manager. After another run through, watched by Jason Donovan, men in spex waited for the moment to arrive when they finally played live. Then, the band played out Patrick Kielty's last show.
Men in Spex to Play Live on Radio 2
On Saturday, 25 September 2010, men in spex will be playing on Patrick Kielty's Saturday morning show on Radio 2, as winners of the Last Chance Saloon competition. Neil, Robin, Nick and, due to Martin's non-availability, drummer Dan Reynolds of The Fallen Apples will perform Say What You Want during the last 15 minutes of the show.
Patrick Kielty's show is from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Men in Spex Win National Radio Competition
men in spex have won the Last Chance Saloon competition on Patrick Kielty's Saturday morning show on Radio 2 with their track Say What You Want.
This light hearted feature asked bands who "haven't had that big break" to send in a track for Patrick, Bobbie and a guest to critique. The track was to be played, and once 2 of the 3 judges had said stop, the time the track was playing was noted. The winner would be the track that lasted the longest time.
Say What You Want was the track that was played in the last week of the competition. Before the track began, Patrick, Bobbie and the guest, Australian chef Bill Grainger, were disparaging about the name of both the band and the CD, however, as the track came on and progressed, they appeared to be genuinely surprised, and enjoying it. The track made it to the end without any of the 3 judges saying "stop", and thus was declared the winner.
The prize is to play live on the show on Saturday, 25 September 2010.