DEEP FRIED BANANAS
Do you wanna Dance? Phone Julie 07919372542 or Mal 01305 823898
updated 05th May 2013
New Facebook link at the top of this page, click on and interact with the band
DEEP FRIED BANANAS
ARE:- A Four Piece Rock Band, Who are......
and Vocals. Uses a Tanglewood viola bass, and a Ashdown bass amp.
Starting playing whilst at school back in the 60's!!
and just love playing guitar, that includes 6 string lead, rhythm and bass...
Played with Retro for over a decade.
|PETE||Lead Guitar and some Vocals, uses a Gibson SG|
and occasional Vocals. Premier drum kit and Zildjian
Has sang with Mellowdrama
Available for Private functions as well as
Clubs and pubs, if you would like to book us drop me
an email (just click on the icon to the left) and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
A Potted History...
We have been together since October 2008, and are always rehearsing for gigs,
we get together at least once a week maybe twice depending on our work schedule.
Chris and Julie were first on the scene (both were in Mellowdrama) after various bodies left the band
they had at the time, and again after a few changes of bodies I joined jan 2008.
I have played in a few bands in my time but the longest in a band was with Retro, and we managed
to keep that going for just over ten years, and it only fell apart when illness to a band member became
to much, but I have gigged in various towns in the local area in pubs, clubs and the Weymouth Pavillion
on a few occasions.
Pete is our latest member of the team, been playing for years but this is his first band he has played with.
If you know of a venue that would like us please let me know (email on the left hand side).
We are constantly trying to bring in new songs and are working (slowly) on our own material, and hopefully new
venues to play at. One of our future projects in to cut our own CD with all our own music (an ambition of mine) and to
produce and market them, but we all know that we are a bit old for a 'boy band' but really enjoy our music and hope
that it comes through in our performances on stage.
A BIG Thank you to Fyffes who have donated
some inflatable bananas to us (pictures as soon as I can)
KEEP MUSIC LIVE
Post Gig News
Considering that we didn't have a great deal of notice for this gig (less than a week) it was good
to see all of those that turned up to support us - Thanks guys, and some from my work even
managed to turn up, good to see you all.
After our last gig we decided to change the configuration of the main PA, and use two at the
same time as we just were not getting our foldback speakers good enough. We managed to
get there nice and early and get set up well in time for a quick sound check (and light check)
before our due start time. We had a couple of initial issues but they were soon sorted out and
I think this was the best sound that we have managed to do.
Whilst in the throws of the lead during 'Hotel California' Pete managed to break a string, so those
of you that may have thought the lead guitar didn't sound quite as it normally does, that was the
reason... we did have to have a slight pause after the song so the new string could be put on...
but that was all that really went a bit wrong all evening..... we wondered as our last rehearsal
did not go according to plan (my bass amp decided not to work etc) so it is good to know
all the hard work does pay off.
One of the firsts for this gig, was that my grandson was there and was up and bopping like a
good un, entertaining most of those in The Park... I think he may go into show business in the
We will be back. Keep an eye on the website, facebook page and local papers.
The Old Ship (Dorchester)
A couple of first's for us, our first gig at The Old Ship and the first outing with our new set of lights.
As it was a later start to our norm, we got there a little later but got the gear in and started setting up
on the stage (it is good to play on a stage) and managed to get all our gear apart from the speakers
and lights, which were placed just in front.
We did our normal sound check, a bit different as one speaker facing out almost straight and the
other facing more down the room. The lights were placed just above one of the speaker and faced
just above our faces (tried originally at us, but we couldn't see) which alluminated the full stage
very well. It was good that we set up early as the a lot of people came in closer to our start time.
Supprisingly it only took a couple of songs before the first started to dance and the just kept
on and on... good to see. We did do a couple of songs that we not quite as we rehearsed them
but that's live music for you, and it shows how well we have jelled as a band, as we just rolled with it.
I nearly forgot to pass out the sweet bananas after the first set, at it was quite surprising how many
different reactions that I got from those new to the idea of a band giving stuff out for free...
From those that we managed to talk to, you all seemed to enjoy the gig and so did we. It is
always good to get some reaction from the crowd and in turn we react to that.
Hope to see you all next time.
Gig on the Green (well inside anyway)
The wind were a blowing a little bit too much, so the tent didn't make it. The forecast was for high wing
with the possibility of the wet stuff... However the wet stuff stayed away until almost the very end.
So we set up in the restaurant area, along with all the food and drink and stuff... (all party type food too)
Again we couldn't seen to get the foldbacks working too well, don't know why but we could hear the main PA,
so all was not lost. We managed to set up after moving various bits from the corner for us to play in, and
started our first set after a quick sound check with 'Gold Fish Bowl'. The sound out front was very good
and I managed to record the whole gig via my digital recorder, so hopefully we will have at least a
demo cd ready very soon. I intend also recording our next gig at the Park too, so I can take the best from
both recordings for a good cd and hopefully one to take to gigs too.
We did cut the first set down by a couple of songs, which we thought not appropriate for the younger
audience, you never know what the young ears will repeat at the worst time...
We then let Nicky say a few words before Captain Stupid went on for forty mins before the raffle
(yep I did win something, my grandson got it...) and then our second set for about 30 mins.
It was a very good party with the younger generation getting rid of the boundless energy they have.
The bouncy castle went down well (not for us) and I think we kept the more mature ones toe tapping
and even dancing (we have photograpic evidence. Good fun all round and a bottle of nice wine to boot.
The George Inn
The midst of summer is upon us and so are the roundabouts or are they traffic lights with a roundabout,
whatever they are it makes it interesting just getting to the quay with the gear but on the way we did
notice rather a lot of people in town. On arrival at The George there were also a few there too....
We manage to get a space cleared and get the gear set up, again we had to change Julie's microphone
and it proves that there is something not quite right about it. We used our backup PA amplifier this time
for a direct comparison and it is definately louder out front, I just to to sort the fold backs out now.
Anyway thanks to all our usual crowd that came along and helped make it yet another cracking gig
and I think the best one we have done so far (musically no major mistakes) and getting the dance
floor filled up for most of the evening.
I managed to record around 17 songs last night and once I wake up, I will go through them and see
if they can be used for a cd that we are currently creating.
I overhead whilst packing up that at least one couple at the bar originally came in at the start of
the evening and stayed because "they only expected a pub band and didn't think we would be
so good" which is rather nice to hear. We are playing well as a band and we all get on with
each other really well, and hope our enjoyment comes out in our playing.
Don't forget if you have any suggestions for songs to play, then pop over to our Facebook
page and let us know. (link at the top of the page).
Another great gig and we will be back for more..
Music in a Marquee/Tunes in a Tent....
Initially there was a bit of confusion
with the place to put the gear, but after that was sorted we managed
to get all the gear in and do a sound check before the due start time...... and looking at the clouds....
yep we got some rain but fortunately not much, as the Marquee was not covered on the seaward side,
which was great for all of those on the beach , as they could see and hear us ok.
As the tent filled up it became a bit awkward to get the volume of the vocals perect, but I think we
just about managed.... and the occasional whistle!! apparently you could hear the bass fine in the bar!!!!
It was rather busy, the bbq was doing a great job and the que was rather long but that did give most
the chance of getting a bit closer to us... We changed the sets a bit for this gig and started with
Bohemian Like You, and also included a couple of new songs, even up to date ones.... with
Please Don't Leave Me by Pink, and Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon.
I know there were quite a few taking photos again this time and when I get them I will upload the good ones
but not sure how many videos were taken this time as access into the Marquee was a bit awkward with so
many bodies all over the place, but again when I get them, they will be uploaded to YouTube (links on the
Songs Page) for all to enjoy.
Towards the end of the gig whilst it was getting dark, I turned on my t-shirt again and it look rather good
as there was no lighting in the tent, but we did have our own lights for the music.... this was a bit of a pain
for breaking all the gear down, but we managed...
We also had some very nice comments and we gave out a few of our cards.
Again it was nice to see so many familiar faces, thanks for the support..
Comments received from various sources
Wwoooooooowwwwwwwww wot a night great band great guitar playing excelent.
pub was packed if i owned a pub/club i would book u fantastic.
Fantastic night, couldnt move in the pub it was packed thank u 4 a great night wouldnt have missed it.
You guys sound awesome I love your cover of Who Knew
You do sound really good
Sounding good, keep on rocking!.
Way to GO!! I liked it.
sounds great.......love her voice
Sounds really good!
Wow I like it...good voice and the instruments too
‘Sex On Fire’
better version than indie whiners
....I want more
Good song and very well done!