Meet No Whole Bard
Performing every last Sunday on Crickhollow at 7am
and every first Sunday on Landroval at 7am
What's the story behind your band's founding?
After spending some time playing with US based groups, we decided to form our own band so that we would be able to get together and perform at times more suited to us.
How did your band get its name?
We’re a bit of a punny bunch, and so we ended up with something that was a play on words, and music.
How did your members meet one another?
Luincaran and Lasswen met in the womb, then several years later met Esrah in the classroom – so we’ve known each other for a ~few~ decades!
How would you describe your band's music?
Pretty much a bit of ~almost~ everything. Rock, pop, Celtic, world, orchestral, movie tunes, a fair smattering of Aussie songs, and more!
How do you decide which songs to play?
Each of our monthly concerts has a theme, and the three of us work on whatever songs we would like to play for each theme. We also have a couple of Mixed Baggins songs each year where we can play songs that don't fit into any other themes.
Do you have a signature song?
There’s probably a few in particular we’re known for, but not one single signature song.
What's the highlight of your band's time together?
Quite possibly the mosh pit and stage diving that occurred at Horrorfest 2014. Or at Rockfest 2015 when a bunch of people played their air-drums while we had about 5 drummers on stage playing Voodoo Child (Here come the drums!)
Do you have any stories about a time when things didn't go so well?
There was one occasion when we were guests for Les Beaux Chapeaux on Landroval that comes to mind. We started playing Adele’s Skyfall, but a little way in someone bumped their keyboard and stopped playing. We restarted, but after a little while again someone went out of music mode. It seemed like the sky just wasn’t going to fall that day, because even a third attempt resulted in an interruption to a character’s playing. It was fourth time lucky at least!
Once we had also selected a theme of “TV songs”, which resulted in a concert with the vast majority of songs being 30 seconds to a minute long. It didn’t leave much time to cue multiple characters ready for the next song and we vowed to never again play a full concert with so many short songs!
Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?
Every month, the last Sunday for Crickhollow, we play at the Bree-town stage. Time varies depending on daylight saving around the place, usually it’s 7am /servertime (or 6am during the northern winter). We also play on Landroval the first Saturday of each month.
Does your band have a website, Twitter feed, You Tube channel, or links to any performances?
We have our site at http://w11.zetaboards.com/No_Whole_Bard/index/ where song files are available, as well as some info on up-coming concerts. Luincaran https://twitter.com/Luincaran and Lasswen https://twitter.com/AvMists are on Twitter. There’s some videos on You Tube, most notably the early days of the music system on Esrah’s channel https://www.youtube.com/user/EsrahDarqangel.
The awesome Zedrock has a number of our performances at https://barazine.wordpress.com/tag/no-whole-bard/
What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?
Be prepared to hear the pibby!
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your group?
Any folks who arrive early for our concerts will likely catch us playing about 20 minutes of sound check/warm-up songs ;)