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Back to Belgium

After the fantastic show in Nijmegen it was always going to be difficult to carry that energy and excitement into the next show. Somehow we find the energy to keep the momentum going. We had a lovely morning in Nijmegen…

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Dreams are Made

I’ve just made breakfast for Joel and Vince. Bacon and scrambled egg. It was delicious. I was up early this morning chatting about last nights show with Jazz’s housemates. I’ve only had a few hours sleep after partying until the…

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Full house in Bajesdorp 

I awake this morning with this guy laid on top of me. He’s been there all night. I feel pretty refreshed this morning. My throat is still bothering me. Saying that it held up well last night. 

Yesterday I…

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From Leeds with Love

Yesterday was a fun day in Amsterdam. Will and Dempsey had gone to park the van in a secure parking spot. So me and rest of the boys went for breakfast and a little walk through the city. It was…

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Penguin Squad

It’s 11am I’m laid in bed at our hosts house in Amsterdam. I’m sharing a room with Dave. He’s just turned to me and yelled “Rob, What’s Penguin Squad?” I don’t know. One thing I do know for sure that…

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The Mighty Zoezel 

Oh my. Where to begin. The start I guess. We arrived at last nights venue at around 2pm. Our friend and tonight’s promoter Seppe is waiting for us and preparing the venue. We load in and prepare for the night…

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Good Morning Antwerp


It’s 9am and we’re parked in a truck lay-by just outside the Belgian city of Antwerp. We spent about an hour earlier rearranging the campervan so our crew of six people could lay down and sleep. I was docile in…

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On the Road

I’m laid in the back of the tour van. Beer in hand. Snuggled up next to an accordion case. Comfy. Comfier than a Megabus. Will is driving. Dave is co-pilot. Vince and Joel are talking about Cocksparrer. Our photographer Pete…

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Yalla Y-Al’s Dime Bar

I’ve no voice, I’m exhausted, and I’m a little worried. Not to worry. I’m resting up on the sofa after a long days work and last nights show in Bradford. I’m trying to make sense of it all. It was…

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Nine years of Yallas!

It’s Monday morning. I’m a little tired. I had quite a long day yesterday. Will came around early doors to take the tour van for a spin. What a vehicle. Then in the afternoon I joined my friend Pollock for…

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Medusa + Kaassouffle

The Yalla Yallas are not a band that is associated with rehearsals. If we’re rehearsing then we’re probably up to something. Last night we were booked in at Eiger Studios in Leeds. This is our regular place to practise. Before…

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Efa’s Super-fanzine

So… the other day I was browsing Facebook. A post appears which grabs my interest. Efa Supertramp is plugging her tour fanzine which is for sale. Efa is an acoustic singer songwriter who I have never met nor heard her…