Awesome venue, awesome gig.


Secure gig. Get tickets. Hawk tickets. Remind punters. Drive to show. Get stuck on M6. Play show. Drive home. Get stuck on M6. That's an all too familiar process for independant musicians (and the professionals as well, just on a greater scale.)

However, last night was the complete opposite. We played at The Artisan Tap, which is a beautiful little bar in Stoke; Beavertown on tap, chilled vibes and a great crowd. We played a slightly stripped down version of our 'rock' set, but then ended the night with an unplugged rendition of Mountains to the Sea in the middle of the crowd. It was such good fun and what gigging should be about. No pressure, engaged people and a venue that cares about the music being played.

We had support from Merrym'n, the rising start of Stoke-on-Trent and we recommend that you check out his work. The lad is playing a stadium soon, no jokes. 

As we drove away (we didn't get stuck on the M6 FYI) SBT said, 'That's what gigging should be about, a knees up, good fun.' 

She's goddamn right. 

We're back there in February as Don't Call Me Ishmael and we're hoping for similar scenes of mirth. 

Stay weird, 

TASKRZ live tonight at The Artisan Tap

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Tonight is our first gig of 2018 as TASKRZ. The three of us (potentially with some bass action from the ubiquitous Mr. Matthew Plant) will be onstage at 21:00(ish) at The Artisan Tap.

We will have some fantastic support from the man of the hour Merrym'n, onstage at 20:00. 

If you're about, please pop down and make us smile in a Steve Harley kinda way. We'll be throwing out some seriously fuzzy goodness. 

Big love, 


Last gig of the year - let's do something completely different

We find ourselves looking at the last TASKRZ gig of 2017. Tuesday evening at The Glebe in Stoke playing for Annie's Choose Days event.

We have a big love affair with the Glebe. As TASKRZ we have played there 10 times, 8 of those being for Annie's great weekly event. In our other band Don't Call Me Ishmael we have played in 4 times. You could say we are truly seasoned veterans.

Sadly for our last gig of 2017 the wonderful Laura Ellement (Violin and Vocals) and powerhouse Rob Haubus (Bass and Vocals) aren't free. To remedy this we've decided to rope-in Ishmael pianist, viola player, guitar whiz, Bazouki bombast Mr. Matthew Plant. The guy literally plays every instrument and is going to create a very unique final show for the year. If you're free then come down, there's no door charge and support will take the shape of Emily Jones.  

Stafford Christmas Extravaganza 2016

Did you know back in the early 2000's they did a documentary about the Stafford music scene and how it was set to be the next Seattle? It got sold in the local HMV and everything. Stafford didn't quite become the next Seattle but it did develop some serious homegrown talent. And a whole host of them will be performing together on Saturday Dec 10th at Saint Mary's Church in Stafford. 

The annual Extravaganza is swift becoming one of the best gigs of the year for us all as bands. This year the fact we get to perform in such a grand and beautiful space is going to take it up another level.

Don't miss out get your tickets by clicking here.

JT x 


Leeds gig cancelled, but don't cry...

Sorry to tell you this but our gig this Sunday at the Bierkeller in Leeds has been cancelled for reasons outside of our control. Bummer, yeah? We'll try and sort another Leeds gig out for over the summer or early autumn.  

Don't worry though, there are plenty of dates coming up all over the country, you can check them out here

The photo? Oh that's just a mixture of Jack Rennie and Sophie Bret Tasker. Anyway...