For Jason

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It's possible that Sophie and I have played at the Glebe more times than any other local artist. Certainly in the last five years, between DCMI, TASKRZ, TMC and Jack Rennie and The Nightmares, we have played around 20 shows at the pub. These have nearly all been for Annie's wonderful Choosedays shows. On and off stage artists praise her dedication to local music. However, this weekend is about honouring an equally vital part in the success of the Glebe gigs - Jason Keenan, who has sadly passed away. 

We don't claim to have known Jason on a deeply personal level, we always book Glebe gigs through Annie, but his kindness and interest at each gig was noticeable. The very fact he was happy to have loud, original live music on in his pub was a wonderful thing.

With all of this in mind we will be opening an All Dayer gig at the Glebe tomorrow to raise money for the Dougie Mac. We're on at 12.00 but bands will be carrying on until 20:00. If you're near Stoke please come down and enjoy the show, it's £5 on the door. For more information look at the event's Facebook page or call 01782 860 670

Back at The Glebe with a special guest

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At the end of this month (Tuesday 29 May) we're back at one of our favourite venues to play - The Glebe in Stoke. We're even more excited to announce that we're being support by Matt Toner, who was one of the first people to ever DROMA'd. Have a listen to the EP we did with him: Latin Brutality.

We've set up a Facebook Event if you want to join it and let us know you'll be coming down.  

Stay weird, 

TASKRZ live at the Swan Inn, Stone tomorrow!

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It's gig day tomorrow. We've got a set list bursting at the seams with some old classics, choice covers and a brand new song. Support comes in the shape of Mr. Bates, throwing down some heavy tunes at the start of the evening. As always you can expect us to drag up audience members to take part in some of the songs.

Arrive just before 22.00, get a beer in you and enjoy. It's completely free entry, so no excuses!


The return of Mr Bates!


Who is Mr Bates? He's a monster of rock. A purveyor of fine riffs. And a big part of the band's history. 

Anyone who has a vague idea of TASKRZ's history will know that the band formed when JT had a slot supporting Smith and Bates (a garage rock duo that we learnt a great deal from.) Instead of doing a solo slot JT asked SBT to back him..blah all know the story by now (If not, watch Taskersaurus.) 

In a frankly beautiful twist he is now working with us on some cool material that might raise its head on DROMA at some point. In honour of this we've got him opening proceedings at our gig at The Swan Inn, Stone on Thursday 5 April. It's a free entry gig and the music kicks of at 22:00. Say you're coming on the Facebook group.

See you there,