Party Season Has Arrived
In the words of Ron Burgundy – “CANONBAAALLLL!”
That is the sound of The Boxtones making a giant leap in to the party season!
First of all, we hope you are all nice and warmed up for the festive season…We for one are boiled in to a frenzy! The wheels and roof have almost blown off The Boxtones-Mobile with all of the to-ing and fro-ing these last few weeks! The hilarity of sleep deprivation induced, nonsensical chatter and singing that was blasting from it’s packed to the rafters seams was pretty much at an all time high DAILY! In other words we are CRAZY busy. The kind of busy where you go days on a few grabbed hours of sleep, eat whatever is available to you on the move and find yourself giggling psychotically at each others misfortunes…Pat spilling his coffee down his clean shirt, Gary nodding off at the drop of a hat and Louise obliviously leaving the loos with a streamer of loo roll following behind her. Yes it is that time of year folks and despite the crazy hair and match-propped-open eyes we are LOVING IT!
We kick started the season off with some pretty sweet shows, most recently The Dubai Motor Show 2015 which had us drooling daily over a multitude of Hollywood-esque beauties in the shape of cherry red Cadillac’s, zippy Bond type chassis and a full on tank that could single handedly see us survive a Zombie Apocalypse through to the next millennia! We were joined on stage each day by our good mate Hugsy, who is our regular partner in crime at Taste of Dubai and The Winter Fest annually. Shenanigans always ensue when Hugsy is around and we all managed to get in to a fair amount of trouble together over the week!
Swiftly squeezed in between the Motor Show we had a nice little stint on the main stage right before the awesome Parlotones, Razorlight and The Stereophonics at this year’s Vans Party in the Park at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Friday the 13th November. We managed to catch up with our good friends Tim Hassall, Juliana Down and Adam Baluch who were also performing. There was a brilliant turn out despite the heat as everyone chilled on the grass with a cold one and we gave our new tracks from our upcoming album an airing for the very first time, which was in equal measure adrenaline pumping and exciting. We loved it!
It was an awesome day made all the more fun by the very cool guys from Razorlight and The Parlotones hanging out with us in the bar and generally causing a ruckus together. We even managed to spy Kelly Jones of The Stereophonics backstage just before his set. All in all we had a ball and are already looking forward to Party in the Park 2016!
You would think that would be enough fun for one season but hot on the heels of Vans Party in the Park we are now in the run up to the biggest event on Abu Dhabi’s calendar. F1 is upon us and you will find The Boxtones literally EVERYWHERE. I wouldn’t be surprised if you found Will collecting your tickets and Gill serving you snacks at the food vendors! As well as playing each day at Du Arena on the Village stage before the main acts of Enrique on Friday, Florence and the Machine on Saturday and Blur on the Sunday you will also find us around the actual track on Saturday and Sunday performing alongside the races. It’s another full on weekend of music and madness and we can’t wait to tell you all about it in our next blog.
Another one to watch out for us at is of course one of our main events and one we loved being a part of last year, and that is Dubai Rugby Sevens. You will find us on the main stage on Saturday the 5th of December, so get your costumes planned and your dance moves practiced. You have been warned!
You can keep track on all of our social media for timings and details of our performances across the UAE at all of your favourite events so there’s no excuse for missing out!
For now Peace Out and if you see us at any or all of our gigs make sure you come and say hi!
See you soon!