Archive For July, 2005

Back to Blighty, back to reality

Good morning folks or as they say in japan, “Ohio gozaimas!” I’m suffering slightly from Jet lag today and suffering the mental effects of watching Miss Congeniality 2 on the plane. I wanted to throw myself out of the window by the end.

We had an amazing time in Japan. It always takes a while to sink in when you get home how different Japan is from anywhere else we’ve been. We get really spoilt there by how gracious our hosts are. We found incredible vegetarian food, saw a Shinto religious festival in Hakata, Stayed with Monks in Koyasan and saw trainee Geishas (called Maikos) in Kyoto.

Now we’re back we have to get on with the next album. In fact, I’m working on a song now. I get a perverse pleasure in being in a dark studio on hot days.

I hope you are all well and no one was affected by the London Bombs

We’ll be putting some photos of our adventures on the site soon.

Lots of love



Hello everyone, i hope all is well with you all. We had an amazing weekend playing at Yokahama arena on saturday night, partying until late and then playing a sold out gig in Tokyo`s trendy Shinjuku area on Sunday.

Saturday was a blast, i have to admit that my heart was going like a jack hammer before we went on stage but once we were up there and saw 10000 people clapping along, it was an experience i won`t forget. The actual show was a bit of a blur. We went out the day before and bought extremely long guitar leads for Andy and michelle so they spent the whole set running around and throwing rock poses. We signed a lot of CDs and T shirts, watched an amazing set from asian kung Fu Generation and then went to a great aftershow party with all the other bands. Time Wheeler was a lovely (if a bit jetlagged) bloke. The rest of Ash liked a drink or two….. or seven

Now i`m exploring this amazing country for a few days. Kyoto today, Osaka tomorrow

lots of love


The show at Red Cloth was Amazing as well. So many familiar faces and some brand new fans. We let the audience choose the set by picking names out of a hat. It was a rip roaring success.

As always we were looked after magnificently by Nobu and his friends.

yokohama rocks!

Free food!

Soundcheck & Lightcheck

michelle`s view from the stage

*half* the arena

hands in the air!!


good air!

mission accomplished

what a rush! just off stage, so more later….