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