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14th July 2019 – Saint Julien en Genevois

Saint Julien en Genevois is a small town on the border to Switzerland that plays host to the Guitare En Scene festival each year. It’s one of the few occasions we can potentially visit 4 countries in one day as we fly into Geneva. Today however, it was  simply a hub flight from our base [...]

By |2019-07-15T10:51:16+00:00July 15th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

13th July 2019 – Lucca

Current temperatures across Europe are high but not like last week so it looks like a good week to hit Italy. Saturday morning at the Sheraton, Sopot consisted of a 3:30 am wake up call, courtesy of the room below and their in house disco party. I could hardly grumble though as I’m sure I’ve [...]

By |2019-07-14T17:26:31+00:00July 14th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

11th July 2019 – Gdańsk

watching the cricket Śliczny, the Polish word for lovely, seems an appropriate way to describe the surroundings when you walk Northwards along the shoreline from our hotel in Sopot, a town few of us had heard of before this week. The Polish Riviera at this time of year is heaving with families on vacation, enjoying [...]

By |2019-07-12T12:16:13+00:00July 12th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

10th July 2019 – Kraków

Dutifully checked out of the Park Hyatt in Budapest, we climbed into our cars and vans. A logistically complex day lay ahead for our drivers. I’ll see if I can get this right… Alex’s team ‘B’ drove us to the airport in Budapest and then drove on to Krakow (5 hours). Goran’s team ‘A’ met [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:15:58+00:00July 11th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

9th July 2019 – Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary, one of 48 land-locked countries in the world. That means, no beaches, no surfing, no blue horizon. But there is water from under the ground, hence the Hungarian connection with bathing in spring water. The water is packed with minerals and is consequently health giving. I know that a [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:02:51+00:00July 10th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

7th July 2019 – Munich

Peeking through the curtains, I noticed it was raining. With Summer in full swing now, we haven’t seen wet streets for a while. As promised yesterday, at 9am sharp, the bags were collected from our rooms by Peter. The early departure caused by a particularly large (500kg) unexploded bomb being discovered in Frankfurt and a [...]

By |2019-07-09T10:14:07+00:00July 9th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

6th July 2019 – Mannheim

So today began in Leipzig. The continuance of the fitness regime saw me in the gym, today with Graeme and Tom. A typical luxury hotel basement facility, cold, quiet and empty with standard Technogym torture machines. A bowl of Bircher and we were off again, in cars to airport and then on to Frankfurt where [...]

By |2019-07-07T16:23:17+00:00July 7th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary|0 Comments

3rd July 2019 – Alan Rogan

Alan Rogan It was with huge sadness yesterday that we learned of the loss of our pal, Alan Rogan.  As well as being a hugely respected guitar tech for Pete, Eric, Tom, Ronnie, Keith etc. etc. he was a very dear friend and bandmate. What he didn’t know about guitars and amplifiers, wasn’t worth knowing. [...]

By |2019-07-05T07:59:48+00:00July 5th, 2019|2019 European Tour Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments