Playing the Great British Tattoo Show

This weekend, Gay Bum stormed the Great British Tattoo Show and played two sets, including a brand new and never-before-seen-heard-or-written song!

During the first set, at the end of a particularly energetic STAY AWAY BEARS!, I dropped to the ground and landed on my head. Unfortunately, due to have a couple of broken feet at the time, my drop was a whole lot harder than I expected.

So hard, in fact, that I knocked myself clean out. Just for 10 or 20 seconds or so, but long enough for it to be pretty awkward…and pretty painful.

My brain being a bit scrambled, the set took a little longer than usual – so we didn’t get a chance to play as many songs as we wanted. Thus, when we took to the stage the next day, it was with the firm promise to play something new.

And we did.


Overall, it was a kickass weekend and two of the most enjoyable sets I have done. In great news, it was good enough that the organisers have invited us back – to Tattoo Jam in August, where we will play THREE TIMES, for a total of about 2 hours.


tat jam

And finally, here is me and Vikki LORDING IT UP!



About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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