Well, I guess all good things come to an end right? It’s been well over 2 years now and Trampoline has slowly but surely gained a reputation as being a top night of music on a monthly basis. However, I don’t really feel that I can take it any further. This has been on the cards for a while as I planned to end the nights at the end of last year because of the imminent birth of my son and the lack of interest being shown in the gigs I was putting on, with the exception of a few fine folk. One of those fine folk, Matty from local legends Cancel the Astornauts, persuaded me otherwise and thanks to his efforts the nights continued into 2009 with the first 6 months of shows a roaring success. However, as my time becomes more precious and more scarce I have decided that it is time to bring Trampoline to an end. I’d like to thank all those who have supported me through the 2 years with particular thanks to Colvin and Alex at the Wee Red Bar who have been fantastic and given me nothing but the best support possible. I’d recommend Alex as a sound engineer to anyone out there wanting to record music whether it’s live recordings or for a record or just cause you need a demo or mastering. He’s brilliant and you can check out his work here. I’d also like to thank Matty for his time, effort and patience in 2009. He’s a star and I appreciate all the help he has given me this past year. Claire Hall as well, a massive thanks for her time and support. I have missed her help and enthusiasm. I’d also like to thank Matthew at songbytoad for his constant support and the boys at Under the Radar and more recently The Skinny for promoting the night and general support. And I’d like to thank Pamela for her patience, understanding and support. More than anything, I’d like to thank everyone who came along or played the nights and made them what they were. Without you people I’d have stopped a long time ago. You know who you are. I appreciate every penny spent and every second spared. Cheers.
Though it’s the end, there are 2 cds planned in the near future. A live cd with songs from the festival shows. As well as a ‘best of trampoline’ cd featuring 20 original tracks by some of our favourite performers over the past 2 and a bit years. These should both be available soon through Mini50 records. Keep an eye out.
The last show will be the December show on 12th this year. Once again, thanks to everyone who has shown support and encouragement during Trampoline’s run. It’s been fun.