All the Latest (and What Once Was) News
Date News Link
2017
December 9, 2017 This evenings gig is cancelled due to illness. Gig info
November 23, 2017 New gig dates added (March 2018). Gig info
October 11, 2017 New gig date added (December). Gig info
May 4, 2017 We will not be appearing in the Wild Geese on May 27, as previously announced, but there will be live music there that evening. We shall shortly book some new gigs for the coming weeks. Gig info
April 9, 2017 New photos added. Thanks Michel, Malika and Henk! Photos
April 4, 2017 New gig date added (April). Gig info
March 25, 2017 March 25 Kitty O'Shea's gig cancelled. Gig info
March 17, 2017 March 17 Kitty O'Shea's gig cancelled. Gig info
February 26, 2017 New gig date added (March). Gig info
February 14, 2017 New photos added. Thanks Michel! Photos
February 10, 2017 New gig date added (March). Gig info
January 31, 2017 New gig date added (March). Gig info
January 27, 2017 New gig date added (February). Gig info
January 23, 2017 New gig dates added (April, May, July). Gig info
2016
December 18, 2016 We were bolstered by the arrival of a new sound engineer - the very talented Malika - who mixed us at all our December gigs. As with any new job, we see December as a trial period, but we sincerely hope that we passed the test ;-)  
December 18, 2016 New photos added. Photos
December 2, 2016 First date in the 2017 calendar: Clé de Verre, February 15. Gig info
November 1, 2016 Changes to (simplification of) lighting equipment. Concentrating on the music! Gear
October 29, 2016 New gig dates added (November & December). December 17 is now in Scott's Bar, not the Wild Geese. Gig info
September 18, 2016 New gig date added (November). Gig info
September 9, 2016 Unfortunately we had to cancel the 'Clé' gig on Wednesday at the last minute. We were unable to give advanced warning. Please accept our apologies. Gig info
August 11, 2016 New gig dates added (October & December). Gig info
August 8, 2016 New gig date added (September). Gig info
July 29, 2016 New gig date added (September). Gig info
May 31, 2016 New photos added. Huge thanks, Gustavo. Photos
May 22, 2016 New photos added. Encore, encore, encore merci Geoffroy! Photos
April 21, 2016 May 14 Wild Geese gig cancelled. Gig info
April 17, 2016 New gig date added (May). Gig info
April 14, 2016 New gig date added (May). Gig info
March 19, 2016 April 16 Wild Geese gig moved to May 14. Gig info
March 14, 2016 New photos added (thanks Stephanie, Przemek, Marianne & Henk!). Photos
March 10, 2016 New song suggestions received. Songs
March 4, 2016 Fred's biography and equipment specs are added. He's made it! Bio & Gear
March 1, 2016 New photos added (thanks Sofie!). Photos
February 4, 2016 New photos added (thanks Przemek). Photos
January 28, 2016 New gig dates added (February, March & April). Gig info
January 4, 2016 New chapter added to band history. Roots
2015
December 15, 2015 New gig dates added (January & February 2016). Gig info
December 5, 2015 Tonight's gig in Leuven is cancelled. Gig info
November 25, 2015 Friday's gig in Scott's is cancelled. Gig info
October 31, 2015 New gig dates added (November & December 2015). Gig info
October 5, 2015 Our gig in La clé de Verre, Genval on Wednesday 7 October, is cancelled. Gig info
August 10, 2015 New gig date added (October 2015). Gig info
July 25, 2015 New gig date added (October 2015). Gig info
June 29, 2015 New photos added. Encore, encore merci Geoffroy! Photos
May 26, 2015 New photos added. Encore merci Geoffroy! Photos
April 29, 2015 A few new photos added. Merci Geoffroy! Photos
March 8, 2015 New gig date added (May 2015). Gig info
March 7, 2015 New photos added. Photos
February 25, 2015 Unfortunately our gig in the clé de Verre tonight is cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Gig info
February 20, 2015 New gig date added (March 2015). Gig info
January 12, 2015 New gig date added (March 2015). Gig info
January 11, 2015 New Brussels gig date added (April 2015). Gig info
2014
December 11, 2014 New gig date added (February 2015). Gig info
October 16, 2014 Another new gig date added in Brussels! (December 2014). Gig info
October 11, 2014 New gig date added, in Brussels! (December 2014). Gig info
September 1, 2014 New gig dates added (October and November 2014). Gig info
August 3, 2014 New gig dates added (October 2014). Gig info
April 28, 2014 Gig in Leuven on Saturday 3 May is cancelled. Gig info
April 13, 2014 New photos added (thanks Scott's Bar). Photos
April 9, 2014 New photos added (thanks André and Norman!). Photos
2013
February 24, 2014 Gig date changed (Kitty's, from March 14 to March 21). Gig info
February 14, 2014 New gig dates added (June and August 2014). Gig info
February 13, 2014 New gig date added (March 2014). Gig info
January 28, 2014 New gig date added (May 2014). Gig info
January 20, 2014 New gig dates added (April 2014). Gig info
January 15, 2014 New gig date added (February 2014). Gig info
December 1, 2013 Please note the earlier time of 21:00 for the Kitty's gig on December 13. Gig info
November 1, 2013 Tonight's and tomorrow's gigs are cancelled. Our sincere apologies. Gig info
October 4, 2013 Tonight's gig is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We hope to see you in the near future. Gig info
September 9, 2013 New gig date added - we're back in Kitty's! Gig info
September 6, 2013 New Brussels gig dates added (October and November 2013). Gig info
September 6, 2013 A few new photos added. Photos
August 15, 2013 New gig date added (October 2013). Gig info
July 8, 2013 New gig date added (November 2013). Gig info
May 9, 2013 We've removed the Flash version of the photos from the site but all of the pictures remain in another format. The caption-lovers among you will be happy to know that we spent the whole of today (a public holiday, no less) transferring the captions to the new format ;-) Photos
May 2, 2013 New gig dates added (September, October and December 2013). Gig info
April 5, 2013 New gig date added (May 2013). Gig info
March 19, 2013 New gig date added (May 2013). Gig info
February 26, 2013 New gig date added (May 2013). Gig info
February 19, 2013 Five new songs ready for road testing (bold entries on our song list). Song list
February 15, 2013 A few changes have been made to the web site to make it friendlier to smartphones: our YouTube video is now in html5 instead of Flash (but some Flash content remains on the page) and there's a non-Flash photos page. We probably broke something along the way too! Photos
February 14, 2013 New gig date added (March 2013). Gig info
February 1, 2013 New gig date added (March 2013). Gig info
January 13, 2013 New gig date added (May 2013). Gig info
2012
December 13, 2012 New gig dates added (January and February 2013). Gig info
December 9, 2012 A couple more T-Shirts! T-Shirts
December 8, 2012 New gig dates added (December 2012 and April 2013). Gig info
November 12, 2012 clé de Verre, Genval, postponed from November 2012 to January 2013. Gig info
September 22, 2012 New photos added (wedding, July 7 - thanks Lies and Stéphane). Photos
August 14, 2012 New gig dates added (August, November and December 2012). Gig info
July 16, 2012 New photos added (Kitty's, June 29 - thanks André - check out his web site). Photos
July 5, 2012 New song suggestion received. Songs
June 7, 2012 New gig dates added (July and October 2012). Gig info
May 31, 2012 New gig date added (October 2012). Gig info
May 30, 2012 New gig dates added (June, July and December 2012). Gig info
May 13, 2012 New gig date added (September 2012). Gig info
April 3, 2012 New gig date added (June 2012). Gig info
April 2, 2012 Visitors to Kitty O'Shea's may have seen a rather nice new guitar in Pete's possession! Gear
March 29, 2012 Leuven gig date changed (May 5 becomes April 21). Gig info
March 17, 2012 Some wonderful caricatures of us on the windows of Kitty's for our last gig (March 16)! Photos
February 23, 2012 New song suggestions received. Songs
February 7, 2012 In-ear today ... gone tomorrow. Henk and Trevor have called time on the in-ear monitoring and returned to floor monitors. Much better for audience interaction and band banter! Gear
January 11, 2012 New gig date added (February 2012). Please note that this is the NEW Fat Boy's (Schuman, not Place du Luxembourg). Gig info
2011
December 20, 2011 Gig cancelled (February 25, 2012). Gig info
December 14, 2011 New gig date added (March 2012). Gig info
December 10, 2011 New gig date added (April 2012). Gig info
December 9, 2011 New gig dates added (February and May 2012). Gig info
November 29, 2011 T-Shirt Travels controversy! T-Shirts
November 11, 2011 New video added, filmed and edited by the very talented David, son of bass player Phil. Check out his web site. Vids
November 9, 2011 New gig dates added (December 2011, January and July 2012). Gig info
October 28, 2011 New image added (private party, June 25 - thanks Malachy). Photos
October 24, 2011 Really sad to hear of the passing of a friend and fellow musician, Mister John (Makin). May his spirit live on with his music.
October 17, 2011 New gig date added (February 2012). Gig info
October 7, 2011 New gig date added (December 2011). Gig info
August 23, 2011 New gig date added (November 2011). Gig info
July 29, 2011 New gig date added (February 2012). Gig info
July 28, 2011 New photos added (wedding, May 28 - thanks Mark). Photos
July 22, 2011 In our recent performances in pubs in Brussels and Leuven we have experienced noise problems. We have not got any louder but complaints must have increased and police action is now stricter. We have decided to start and finish our pub gigs earlier and maybe to play for less time. Keep an eye on the web site for details and be prepared to turn up earlier to avoid disappointment.  
July 22, 2011 New gig dates added (September and December 2011). Gig info
July 1, 2011 New floor monitors for Pete and Phil. Gear
June 18, 2011 Trevor switches back to a Marshall power amp and Michel plays a yellow drum kit! Gear
June 7, 2011 New bass amp and cabinet for Phil. Gear
May 27, 2011 New gig date added (September 2011). Gig info
May 13, 2011 New gig date added (October 2011). Gig info
May 6, 2011 New gig dates added (June, July & October 2011). Gig info
April 27, 2011 New gig date added (May 2011). Gig info
April 15, 2011 Finally put some videos on the site. 2009-10 still to come! Vids
April 10, 2011 Found an old photo slideshow and put it on the site; fixed some viewing problems with visual material; rejigged the 'Vids' page. Vids
April 8, 2011 Some video material has been added: two old compilations (the band setting up for its first gig; a pub medley) and some examples of our live video projections. Vids
April 5, 2011 New song suggestion received. Songs
April 3, 2011 The web site doesn't render well in all mobile browsers. A light, mobile version of the site has been created: visitors should be automatically directed to the full or mobile version (by a .php script) according to where they are browsing from. Mobile
March 31, 2011 New song suggestions received. Songs
March 27, 2011 The Contact Form has been modified to use the more conventional .php script (rather than the 'mailto:' function, which previously launched the user's e-mail client - apparently a bad thing in web design!). Contact
March 24, 2011 The new web site is launched! Check it out
March 23/24, 2011 New song suggestions received. Songs
March 22, 2011 Six new songs ready for road testing (bold entries on our song list). Song list
March 3, 2011 New gig date added (May 2011). Gig info
March 2, 2011 New gig date added (March 2011). Gig info
March 2, 2011 New photos added (February 26). Photos
February 26, 2011 New song suggestions received (and belatedly added to the site). Songs
2010
December 29, 2010 New photos added (December 4). Photos
December 24, 2010 New photos added (December 10). Photos
December 22, 2010 New gig date added (March 2011). Gig info
December 20, 2010 Gig date changed (February 5 becomes February 12). Gig info
December 17, 2010 New gig date added (June 2011). Gig info
December 14, 2010 New gig date added (February 2011). Gig info
December 10, 2010 New gig date added (February 2011). Gig info
November 30, 2010 New gig date added (March 2011). Gig info
November 16, 2010 New photos added (November 12). Photos
October 28, 2010 New gig date added (December 2010). Gig info
October 28, 2010 Gig date changed (December 4 becomes November 27). Gig info
October 17, 2010 January 26, 2011 gig cancelled due to unforeseen personal circumstances (well, they're foreseen now but they weren't before - thanks Jan ;-)). Gig info
October 17, 2010 New gig date added (November 2010). Gig info
October 4, 2010 New gig date added (January 2011). Gig info
October 4, 2010 Gig date changed (December 11 becomes December 10). Gig info
October 4, 2010 October 22 gig cancelled due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Sincere apologies to Kitty O'Shea's and everyone concerned for any inconvenience. Gig info
August 24, 2010 New gig date added (September 2010). Gig info
August 9, 2010 New gig dates added (October and December 2010). Gig info
July 27, 2010 New gig dates added (October and December 2010). Gig info
July 26, 2010 New photos added (July 24). Photos
July 22, 2010 New gig date added (September 2010). Gig info
July 8, 2010 Monitoring equipment changed. Gear
July 5, 2010 Review added (September 2008 - merci, Michel, je ne l'ai pas oublié). Photos
June 13, 2010 New photos added (June 2 and 5 - thanks Pat; June 6 - thanks Kris). Photos
May 28, 2010 New T-Shirt Travels candidate. T-Shirts
April 21, 2010 New photos added (April 16). Photos
April 21, 2010 New gig date added (April 2010). Gig info
April 12, 2010 New gig date added (July 2010). Gig info
April 9, 2010 New song suggestion received. Songs
March 30, 2010 John Mullins (Maastricht) rescheduled for later in the year (September). We thank them for their understanding and flexibility. Gig info
March 25, 2010 March 27 gig cancelled due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Sincere apologies to John Mullins and everyone concerned for any inconvenience. Gig info
March 12, 2010 New gig date added (April 2010). Gig info
February 23, 2010 New gig date added (June 2010). Gig info
February 18, 2010 Four new songs added and will be 'road tested' Saturday: Island in the Sun - Weezer; New Year's Day - U2; Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan; Shiny Happy People - REM. Song list
February 3, 2010 New gig date added (July 2010). Gig info
February 2, 2010 New photos added (January 30 - thanks Kristijan!). Photos
January 22, 2010 New gig date added (June 2010). Gig info
January 20, 2010 New gig dates added (May and July 2010). Gig info
January 18, 2010 New gig dates added (February and June 2010). Gig info
January 14, 2010 New gig dates added (January and June 2010). Gig info
January 10, 2010 New gig date added (March 2010), one gig cancellation and one change of date (both February 2010). Gig info
January 4, 2010 New gig dates added (February and May 2010). Gig info
2009
December 17, 2009 New gig date added (January 2010). Gig info
December 4, 2009 New song suggestion received. Songs
November 15, 2009 New photos added (November 13 - thanks Annemie!). Photos
November 15, 2009 New gig date added (January 2010). Gig info
October 26, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
October 25, 2009 New gig date added (November 2009). Gig info
October 13, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
September 25, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
September 25, 2009 New gig date added (February 2010). Gig info
September 23, 2009 New gig date added (November 2009). Gig info
August 28, 2009 New gig date added (November 2009). Gig info
August 7, 2009 New photos added (July 18 - thanks Alain and Paul!). Photos
August 7, 2009 Gig date changed (October 9 becomes October 16); new gig date added (December 2009). Gig info
August 3, 2009 New image-projection software added to equipment. We plan to inaugurate it at Fat Boy's on September 11 - it promises to be spectacular, so put the date in your diaries! Gear
August 3, 2009 New gig dates added (October and December 2009). Gig info
July 19,2009 An absolutely AMAZING atmosphere for our 15th-anniversary gig last night. Sincere thanks from all of us to everyone who was part of it - you made our evening! 15 Years
July 15, 2009 New computerised light- and projection-control system added to equipment. Gear
July 14, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
July 11, 2009 New gig date added (September 2009). Gig info
July 11, 2009 Small changes made to 'Music On' clip. Old web site
July 9, 2009 Changes made to the home page. Old web site
July 9, 2009 New gig date added (September 2009). Gig info
July 9, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
July 2, 2009 Take This 15th anniversary invitation launched! 15 Years
July 2, 2009 New photos added (to the Old Photos section). Photos
June 25, 2009 New photos added (May 30 - thanks Tommo!). Photos
June 19, 2009 Small changes made to the web site to mark the 15th anniversary of Take This! We intend to celebrate with as many of you as possible on Saturday 18 July at Kitty O'Shea's (note: early start at 20.00). Gig info
June 16, 2009 New photos added. Photos
May 31, 2009 New T-Shirt Travels candidate. T-Shirts
May 14, 2009 New gig dates added (July 2009). Gig info
April 9, 2009 New gig dates added (May and June 2009). Gig info
March 31, 2009 New photos added. Photos
March 13, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
March 11, 2009 New song suggestions received. Songs
February 25, 2009 New gig date added (March 2009). Gig info
February 23, 2009 New song suggestion received. Songs
February 18, 2009 New gig date added (June 2009). Gig info
February 12, 2009 Three new songs added and will be 'road tested' Saturday: It's My Life - Talk Talk; You Get what You Give - New Radicals; Somebody Told Me - The Killers. Song list
January 27, 2009 New photos added. Photos
January 25, 2009 New gig date added (June 2009). Gig info
January 20, 2009 New gig date added (May 2009). Gig info
January 16, 2009 Small changes made to web-site architecture: removal of intermediate page between clicking a link on the home page and arriving at the destination page (THIS IS NEW, TAKE OFF, TAKE PHOTOS, TAKE PLACE). Experimented with removing the 'jumping buttons' - not convinced by them - but left them. Your opinions are appreciated. Old web site
January 16, 2009 New gig date added (February 2009). Gig info
January 15, 2009 New gig dates added (January and September 2009). Gig info
January 7, 2009 New gig date added (March 2009). Gig info
2008
December 27, 2008 New gig date added (February 2009). Gig info
December 10, 2008 New photos added. Photos
November 27, 2008 New photos added. Photos
November 20, 2008 New gig dates added (May and June 2009). Gig info
November 15, 2008 Three new songs added and 'road tested': Beat It - Michael Jackson; Lady Writer - Dire Straits; You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi. Song list
November 6, 2008 New photos added (August 30, 2008 - huge thanks to Jo and Kathleen). Photos
October 11, 2008 New stage-blinder lights added to the equipment. Gear
September 22, 2008 New song suggestion received. Songs
August 25, 2008 Gig date reinstated (August 2008). Gig info
August 7, 2008 New gig date added (November 2008). Gig info
August 4, 2008 New gig dates added (October and December 2008). Gig info
July 30, 2008 New gig date added (November 2008). Gig info
July 21, 2008 Phil's profile amended (favourite band, web site added). Phil
July 21, 2008 Phil's gear page amended (new bass guitar, strings). Gear
July 19, 2008 New gig date added (October 2008). Gig info
July 15, 2008 Trevor's gear page amended (new power amp; change of strings). Gear
July 15, 2008 New gig date added (September 2008). Gig info
June 11, 2008 June 14 and June 28 gigs cancelled due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience. Gig info
May 15, 2008 New photos added. Photos
April 24, 2008 Song list updated (one title amended thanks to the observation of an eagle-eyed fan. Note that no money changed hands as a result). Song list
April 21, 2008 New gig date added (July 2008) in a new venue (for us) in Kortrijk. Gig info
April 20, 2008 New photos added. Photos
April 17, 2008 New song suggestion received. Songs
April 16, 2008 Song list updated (the two slows added; some removed from the list). Song list
April 15, 2008 Two new songs ('slows', principally for private functions) added: Baby Can I Hold You - the Ronan Keating version; Love Is All Around - the Wet Wet Wet version. Song list
March 20, 2008 New photos added (November 30, 2007). Photos
March 18, 2008 New gig date added (September 2008). Gig info
March 10, 2008 New photos added. Photos
March 3, 2008 New gig dates added (June & July 2008). Gig info
February 28, 2008 New photos added. Photos
February 27, 2008 New song suggestion received (including a proposal for a deletion!). Songs
February 26, 2008 New gig date added (July 2008). Gig info
January 28, 2008 Gig date changed (clé de Verre, from March 19 to April 16) Gig info
January 22, 2008 New photos added. Photos
January 14, 2008 New song suggestion received. Songs
January 4, 2008 New gig date added (April 2008). Gig info
January 3, 2008 New gig date added (February 2008). Gig info
2007
December 13, 2007 Song list updated (some removed from the list). Song list
December 11, 2007 New gig dates added (March & August 2008). Gig info
December 7, 2007 New gig date added (February 2008). Gig info
December 5, 2007 New gig date added (March 2008). Gig info
December 5, 2007 New song suggestion received. Songs
November 28, 2007 New gig date added (January 2008). Gig info
November 26, 2007 New song suggestion received (actually, not a new suggestion, but a repeat of an earlier suggestion from someone else, by complete coincidence!). Songs
November 15, 2007 New photos added. Photos
November 11, 2007 A whole load of new song suggestions received! Songs
November 10, 2007 2008 diary dates added. Gig info
November 5, 2007 New song suggestions received. Songs
November 2, 2007 Take This takes delivery of two new monitor speakers to replace the ailing Carlsbros (which have seen over 10 years of action!). For anoraks and technicians only ... Gear
October 29, 2007 New song suggestion received. We shall be reviewing the list of suggestions in the coming days and some of them may make the repertoire! Songs
October 27, 2007 New photos added. Photos
October 21, 2007 New gig dates added. Gig info
October 21, 2007 A New Number One Fan is elected - and an apology issued to a previous incumbent ... Suggest a Song scandal - the EP is cleared of collusion and multiple applications/suggestions - and multiple many new applications/suggestions are received ... all in all, a very interactive week! Apps
October 6, 2007 Four new songs are 'road tested': Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day; Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers; I'll Be There for You (you know, the theme from 'Friends') - The Rembrandts; Let's Dance - David Bowie. Gig info
October 5, 2007 The new web site is launched in a version which people with Internet Explorer 6 can actually see! Check it out
September 27, 2007 The new web site is launched! Check it out