Punk Rock: Classic and Modern

The REOFFENDERS are on an indefinite break. Never say never, but we currently have no plans to play. However, we had joy and we had fun... and we blogged about it. Enjoy reading and reliving some good times.

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Monday, December 26, 2005

Triple Decker Christmas Cracker a Roaring Success

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Cat and Fiddle on Thursday. It was a great night and we made £150 by collecting in buckets. This was then added to when the pub agreed to waive the £50 room hire which the bands had put up themselves so £200 (well, £202.20 to be precise) in total was a nice tidy sum. The money has been donated to St Petrocks Homeless Charity.

The Makeouts started the night at 8.30pm with a storming set including songs from the Misfits and The Ramones. It was their first ever gig and they were great. The REOFFENDERS took to the stage and played for about 50 minutes with much silliness included in the set of classics. Another quick changeover and S.O.B. took over, giving us a chance to have a beer and dance around like nutters.

We finished the night with all of the bands joining together for a punk rendition of Silent Night. I passed the mike around everyone for each line of the song so that everyone got involved. I felt like Bob Geldof!

Thanks again. Same time next year?


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Friday, December 16, 2005

Rockers Live!

The REOFFENDERS hit the M5 last night for our first outing in Taunton. We were to support a band called Indeception so had been asked to do a one hour set.

Sound checking was at 6pm, and as Hoover and I arrived we felt safe in the knowlege that Indesit and Le Creuset weren't too far behind (Cillit-Bang was arriving abit later but Indesit had all his kit for sound checking).

Now bearing in mind that Le Creuset had told us that he used to live in Taunton, we were sure that he'd have no problem finding his way. Wrong!!!! He was the only one to get lost, although to give him credit the town centre had been closed for Christmas Festivities. And he had to cope with some interesting reversing manoevers in the car park.

9pm came and still no customers - the closed town centre had obviously had an effect. But we played anyway (cos we like it) so gave Tank and Pat a private gig. Towards the end of our first set, two customers came in. Hoover was quickly on first name terms with them and they were very appreciative.

Despite the sparse audience, we still had a good night. The sound equipment that Tank has is rather impressive with a 7kw rig turned up to 11! When we soundchecked, Indesit plugged in and was turned up as he played a couple of riffs. You know when you get that goofy "it rocks!" grin off Indesit, the sound is good.


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Monday, December 12, 2005

Triple Decker Christmas Cracker - 22nd December 2005

The arrangements are in place for the Triple Decker Christmas Cracker!

Sadly it looks like Naked Ape won't be with us, which is a shame as I'm a particular fan of theirs.

But.... We will have S.O.B. and a support band (name still be decided). The support band play at a blistering pace - they estimate 12 songs in 30 minutes! Sounds great!

The venue is the Cat and the Fiddle at Clyst St Mary, Exeter. The bands will start at 8pm so please get there in time to get a beer first. The room can hold 200 people so it should be quite an atmosphere!

The bands are paying for the room hire themselves and Greg from the Old Mill Studio is donating his time and equipment for free so we are asking everyone to donate £2 towards charity (St Petrocks, Exeter)

Can't wait! If you want tickets, please contact me at asap or pay on the door


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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Lemonrock Artist of the Week

That's us that is!!! Wahoo.... we're on the front page!

Lemonrock website


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"Spitting is Lame... Projectile Vomiting is the Way Forward!"

So says Mr Indesit in the strapline on the Good Gig Guide's interview with The REOFFENDERS. Read it online or pick up a copy in your local pub/record shop.


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