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The Live Vault: Archive Recordings

I made a Bandcamp page to house some live recordings that I’m on. I think I’ll use it eventually as a place to put recordings of my gigs (for when it’s my music), and any bands that I’m in that do original music and don’t mind putting up recordings of live stuff such as this one…

Have a listen; and, if you like, you can download it for free.

It’s a recording of a gig with with Asaf Sirkis’s Inner Noise trio from the Wheatsheaf, Oxford on 24/04/08. Normally, Steve Lodder plays Church Organ with this group but on this date Kit Downes is playing.

Top man Paul Pirongs recorded it on a little Sony hand-held machine. I think he must’ve recorded the rehearsal before the gig too which accounts for the multiple versions of Hymn and Miniature some of which feature us fiddling around, trying things out. I thought I might as well add that in too. The order of the tunes, I’m sure, is totally mixed up here so if anyone knows what got played when, let me know :)

We also played three standards but I’m opting to leave them off for the time being. Someone took a video of this one though (thanks, whomever you are!) ¬†Here it is:

We’ve released three CDs too.

Check out Asaf’s website at to find out more.

7 responses to “The Live Vault: Archive Recordings”

  1. Steve Lawson says:

    downloaded it last night, listening now. I like the fact that you’re by far the loudest thing on this. Was that by design? :)

  2. Mike Outram says:

    Always good to be loudest and get the good lights :) Nah, he just set the mic up in front of me.

  3. I never knew you were down The Spin

    I’d have come down if I’d known!

  4. Mike Outram says:

    It was two years ago :)

    I need a way to let people subscribe to my gig list. Maybe I need to just do a monthly mail-out with news/blog posts/upcoming gigs and so on.

    How do I let you know I’ve got a gig??

  5. Well put it this way, whenever you play in Oxford, let me know and I’ll be there!

  6. paul says:

    hi yall. mike is the loudest on the gigs cause he has LOUDER amplification than most keyboard players! re tune order at wheatsheaf oxford:
    1 hymn 4.50
    2 ? 5.5o
    3? 8.25
    set one
    1 ? 8.36
    2 ?9.47
    3 ?15.30
    4 ?9.16
    set two
    1 groovin high 10.22
    2 ida and dactyl 6.45
    3 o coleman blues 8.43
    4 shadow/hymn17.18
    these times include non musical occurances so they prob dont tally with your edited versions. will get vortex date to you soon and let me know if you need more details about set one mike :)
    enjoy japan

  7. Mike Outram says:

    Thanks Paul, I’ll figure out what’s what from that. How did the Orange tree gig turn out? Been meaning to ask you actually now that I’ve got this Bandcamp vault idea happening – how many recordings do you have?
    Might as well use what is useable, eh?

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