Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Truths, Lies & Half Lies

After a very long wait our new album 'Truths, Lies & Half Lies' is almost here. The release date for the album is the 15th May and you can now pre-order this as a CD or a download from Bandcamp the price for the CD is £10 (the first 1000 copies are a limited run Digi-Pak...looks gorgeous) and the download is priced at £8, the great thing about the download is that you can choose either MP3 for speed or WAV and FLAC for high definition reproduction.

Click here to take you to the Bandcamp page.

The artwork has been painted by a very gifted artist called Iyan De Jesus over in the Philippines and aside from being so talented Iyan was a joy to work with too.

Thank you so much to everyone who pledged to make this album possible, it really would have been impossible without your help. Please spread the word about the album as we honestly believe that it's a fantastic album and even after all the recording and mixing time, we still have it on constantly.

We have just released a track out into the open, 'Time For Change' is below if you need convincing, it was hard work choosing a track to pick out as we're really very proud of all 11 of them.

Dave, Charlotte, Shaun, Andy & Stu x

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Update No 2

Hi all,

We're getting nearer to hearing most of the component parts of the songs put together, we're all REALLY excited about it as we can already hear how the album is growing. One of the great things about recording this way is the element of surprise at certain parts even though we are on the album there are parts that each one of us will be surprised about. Shaun and Charlotte have been very busy doing the vocals and Andy has been very busy too recording the keyboard parts. We have a couple more days of recording to finish and then Al will start mixing it.

Another very exciting element of the album is the artwork, we can't wait to share with you, not only the sound of the album, but also the look of it too, the cover is truly stunning. We'll post an image of the artwork near to the time of release.

Hope you are all well and we will give you another update when the mixes have been done.

Dave, Andy, Shaun, Stu & Charlotte x

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Work in progress

Hi all,

We have been busy beavering away with the new album and it's already exceeding our original expectations for a few reasons, mainly it's that we are really enjoying ourselves during the recording sessions and it's a great vibe to have while we are recording, it brings the best out of all of us and it has so far done that. Our engineer Al Unsworth is such a joy to work with, he just has a knack of getting us all to relax and perform at the top of our ability. So far we have recorded drums, guitars, bass and some vocals for the album, vocals will be done over the next couple of weeks and then the keyboards will complete the recordings. The track list is;

Truths, Lies & Half Lies
Time For Change
House Of Dreams
You're Coming Home
Looking Glass

The running order of the tracks is yet to be decided, it'll be done at the end of the tracking. We will be having the album mastered this time around which makes a huge difference to the overall sound of the album and is a first for the band. We have found an incredible artist who is creating the front cover, we will also be working with the very talented Ian Taylor for the photographs and as always we have the amazing Lemonshed working with us on the layout. It's all exciting.....trust me....I'm a guitarist :)

Dave and the rest of the So & So's xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Next year will be an important one, not just because both India and China plan to send someone, (or at least something to the moon), not even that it is the age of Aquarius is allegedly in the middle of February (if you care to believe that kind thing) and not even that Dave might get a new guitar...No!!!

2013 will see the birth of something even more exciting! I am of course referring to the new Mr. So & So - Truths, Lies & Half Lies. All So & So albums have difficult and protracted births due to the fact that all five band members are very picky and careful to make sure that each album should be better that the last one, something that we do honestly believe we have achieved. We haven't nailed down the track list yet as we have much more material that will eventually be needed but we can say that if you saw us live and the later part of this year and heard 'Apophis', 'You're Coming Home' and 'Jingo' you have heard three of the tracks on the album. Recording will begin in January and will involve the tricky task of negotiating time for all our jobs and families and we should be ready to mix in March. Being in Mr. So & So is an amazing feeling for each of us as, like you, we can't wait to have the CD in our hands...we're fans too :)

We will be doing a Facebook diary of the recording and the 'So & So Daily Planet' will be updated each day, plus we will be videoing as much of the recording as we can and hopefully doing some interviews with each of us too.

Thank you to everyone who came to see us on the road this year, it's been great for the band and we loved each and every gig.

See you all soon
Dave x

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Pledge Music

If you recall we di mention a while ago that we need your help. As most of you might know, the band are not signed to a record label and as such as this is great for artists freedom, it does mean that we need to find alternative sources to fund the band.

In order to record the next album we need to pre-sell the idea, in much the same way that other bands have done. We hope to raise enough money to record 'Truths, Lies & Half-Lies' as well as film a gig for DVD release and a small European tour.


If you would like to keep the band alive, please click on the link above and you will be presented with different ways to help the band to finance this.

Thank you

Dave, Shaun, Charlotte, Stu & Andy x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Truths, Lies & Half-Lies

Hi all, we are very pleased with ourselves lately, and with good reason too. The new album has been named 'Truths, Lies & Half-Lies', a damn fine title even if we do say so ourselves. The writing is going along incredibly well and there is a tangible enthusiasm within the band, it's getting harder to put a set list together (very nice problem to have). There will be an announcement in the next few days regarding how you can help the band, we are aware how good our audience has been with us so far and we do need your help.

The new material is exciting, not only because the songs are something that we are proud of, but the bands sound has progressed and is now weightier and bluesier, this in turn is leading us into new and interesting territory not only musically but visually too.

Speak to you very soon
Dave x

Monday, 30 April 2012

Hi all!

No doubt that most of you are aware that we will be supporting Marillion on a few dates of Marillion's upcoming tour. We can't tell you how excited we are by this, they are a great band who have a fantastic following and we're really looking forward to playing with them. So far the bands schedule for the year reads as follows; 

Monday 23rd July - Amsterdam Paradiso (With Marillion)* 
Tuesday 24th July - Amsterdam Paradiso (With Marillion)* 
Sunday 5th August - Cambridge Rock Festival 
Friday 14th September - Sheffield Corporation (With Marillion
Friday 21st September - St. Helens - The Citadel 
Sunday 23rd September - Wolverhampton - The Robin (With Also Eden & Crimson Sky)

*Unfortunately Stuey can't make the Amsterdam dates so we have Leon Parr, who played on the bands first three albums playing with the band again. 

There will be a few more dates added to this list before too long and we will keep you posted with them. Album number 5 is taking shape very nicely, we have a title for it that is really cool and we plan to start recording it sometime in January 2013. Some of the material that will be on the next album will be played at all this years gigs, some of you have already heard 'Apophis' and 'You're Coming Home' so you get an idea of how exciting this next album will be. There is a plan to capture the Citadel gig on film and release this at the end of the year. This will be the bands first DVD and will capture the spark and magic of a Mr. So & So performance on home soil as it where. It would be great to hear you all with your best singing voices on the DVD. Here is a little live taster....

As some of you are aware, I've been working with Steve Rothery and the British Guitar Academy, most recently Paris that was really special. There is another BGA event happening in Chester on the 20th May and if you are interested in hearing about guitar playing these events are really worth coming too. If you click here it will take you to the announcement page.

Dave x