During the week I caught with a friend of mine who I have done music with off and on with over the past 25 years. He played bass in the first band I was in when I was 19.
We have managed to stay in touch after all this time, and continue to have a good friendship, which I value very highly.
I told him about the low-key Jam sessions I have had with a friend of mine lately and asked if he was interested in joining us.
Originally, our low-key Jam sessions happened about once every six months, but we have now increased that to every Saturday, and the development of the 4 songs we play have improved significantly over the past two months.
I spoke to my friend I have been currently jamming with to see if he would be comfortable having my bass playing friend to join us one Saturday. Once I explained he is a low stress and easygoing person and the style of music we play is in line with how my friend plays the bass, this seemed to open up the door for a third person to join our slowly improving jam sessions.
We discussed the name that we want to call ourselves. It originates from the first song we did together about 12 years ago, “There’s not mushroom in here anymore” and where we both worked when we first met. We call ourselves “mould” as we both worked on a mushroom farm [I’m still there] and mould [due to mushrooms being a fungus] is a common occurrence on mushroom farms, so that seemed like an appropriate name to continue with for our newly forming band.
At this stage, we have 4 songs, two official members and one unofficial member; one song has lyrics written for it.
Currently, we don’t have any plans [gigs, sell out shows, world conquering tours] installed for our band, my friend and I are very happy jamming at his place once a week and watching our songs develop. I do however, video record every Jam session we do, and eventually, I will use those recordings to help develop ideas, techniques and processes to show how to write songs and put a band together.