Xmas Party, Drummers, Takeover Radio

Resin @ Firebug, Leicester 21st December 2013 053

Well it’s been a roller coaster few weeks in the Resin camp, and ages since our last update, so we’ve plenty to fill you in about. First up our Christmas Party at Firebug – what an awesome gig!!!

First up was Mage, good mates of Resin as they come from the Hinckley area. Awesome stoner rock, they put on an awesome show, and got the crowd warmed up instantly.

Next up was Mordecai. We gigged with these guys at the O2 in Birmingham in the first half the year, and we have had them booked for this gig since then, we were that impressed, and they lived up to their reputation on the night with a blistering set, including a every monster riff ever medley!

Then local boys Hells Addiction blasted on to the stage with their whiskey and women rock.

Then we took the stage for our first gig with Mark since August, and we kicked off with James performing Beskadig unplugged on his own. Until then, the only track from our debut album Embrace The Fall we had never performed live. Despite our best efforts to put him off he did great, and was a nice change in pace from the rest of the nights music.

So overall another quality Christmas party brought to you by Resin, we are already planning next year, so keep Saturday 20th December 2014 free!

So, as you can see, Mark Abbott was behind the kit for our Christmas gig. “But I thought you had a new drummer?” I hear you say, we did! On the Wednesday before the Christmas gig Sean rang us and told us that his Rottweiler dog had chewed his hand up and he couldn’t do the gig.

seans hand

So an emergency Bat phone call to Mark Abbott was needed, and he graciously agreed to do the gig. 1 practice was needed to pick up where we left off at Bloodstock earlier in the year, and we were as tight as a drum. It’s been 3 months since Sean joined the band, and things just weren’t working out as we all hoped, so Sean has now left Resin. Good luck to him in his future projects, and spread the word, Resin are looking for a new drummer AGAIN!!!!! (Yes we are like Spinal Tap!)

Next up, our interview for Takerover Radio. Broadcast hours before the doors opened before the Christmas gig, Sime & me joined Kevin for a chat about what’s been going on for Resin, what’s coming next and a Quiz of Doom? Have a listen.

So that is the end of 2013 for Resin. It’s been an up and down year for us, but overall still the best we’ve had. Highlights were without doubt Bloodstock and our Christmas Party, and low point was Mark leaving, meaning everything was on hold for the second half of the year. We still managed to gig our asses off, win new fans around the UK, get in Kerrang magazine, and parted ways with our manager.

2014 will bring good things for Resin, and we are aiming higher than ever, so make sure you are there!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from James, Chez, Sime & Dave