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

Friday, 20 April 2012


Deep in the vaults of So & So manor the band have been putting together new tracks that will form part of the new album. We have tentative recording dates booked and we have some great ideas for album 5. There will also be an announcement soon regarding more live dates but trust me when I say that it's all VERY exciting. We'll let you all know when we know :))

Dave x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

For those that were there from the beginning, you will remember the leap in songwriting that was evident after the experience of writing and recording the first album 'Paraphernalia', though the songs were really good on the first album, the experince catapulted the band onto the next level regarding writing and arranging. Not long after the Paraphernalia sessions the band started to write the beginnings of what would turn out to be 'Compendium', the album that many still regard as the most important Mr. So & So album from the poignant 'Closet Skeletons' to the crowd pleasing 'Tick-A-Box' through some very dark rocktracks including the big riff driven 'Missionary' through to one of the bands classics 'The Visitor'. If you haven't already obtained a copy of the now deleted album, you can download it as an MP3 or FLAC (Lossless audio, same quality as a CD) from the Bandcamp website. A classic '90's prog rock album for £7 that many people have been stunned by the playing and songwriting ability and the band are constantly asked to play tracks from the album.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Well the gig at The Peel was a great experience in every sense, great crowd, great performance, great guests....aww you know, I'm gushing now but it really was a fantastic night...then there was the journey home which was an adventure for everyone. Thankfully we have video footage of the gig at The Peel with footage of Steve Rothery and Rich Harding performing some classic Marillion tracks with the band as well as some new material to the So & So set. There are a couple of the videos tagged on the end of this post and if you like them, which of course you will, then please spread the word, re-post and re-tweet them. We are now holed up in our collective studios creating the material that will become the bands fifth album.

Dave x