Covid-19 Update 30 April 2020
With the coronavirus
pandemic turning the world upside down, Phil Singleton grabs a
few words with Paul on life in The Professionals during lockdown
|Phil: How’s lockdown
treating The Professionals?
Lockdown is going as good as can be at the moment. Luckily we released
the 1-2-3 EPs in Jan, Feb and March so we have something to
promote online. We also released our lockdown vid for track 2, Curl Up
And Cry, and Tom and myself did a Q&A with fans sending in
That went quite well so we're planning on doing regular Q&A
sessions. So trying to keep busy band wise.
Phil: The tour with SLF was curtailed, how was it going?
It was obviously a drag the tour got cancelled after 3 shows. We were
just getting into our stride and it was going great. I believe the tour
is being rescheduled for later in the year.
Phil: The 1-2-3 EPs proved you’ve not lost your touch. Curl Up and Cry
is as good as anything The Profs have released. What’s the feedback
The feedback for the EPs has been fine and like I said, we're still in
the process of promotion. I'm happy we decided to release new tracks
staggered like this rather than wait for a new album - which will be at
the end of the year hopefully. I think it keeps things fresh and moves
things on. I'm also pleased with the songwriting on the 3 lead tracks
on the EPs.
Phil: The live album is a fabulous recording. What do you
recall of the evening?
The live album was recorded at the Garage in London which was our
showcase for the release of What In The World. We were all buzzing that
evening as the album had got great reviews and we were eager to play
the songs live along with some old gems. I'm glad we recorded the show
as it captures a great vibe I think.
Phil: It's a brilliant cross over
between the old and new Profs. Any clues as to what’s coming post
Post coronavirus? God knows! Too early to say yet but as I've mentioned,
we aim to finish the tour with SLF and get an album out and maybe do
some shows of our own. I guess it all depends on when this madness
Special thanks to Paul
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