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S.O.S. @ The Groves Company Inn, Swindon // 12.08.2017

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Some things don't change no matter where the gig is.

One of those things is the...more interesting members of the crowd that come out of the woodwork when their favourite cover comes on. There must be some form of magnet within me that inherently attracts said people to throw their best shapes just millimetres away from me. I should take is as a compliment I guess, right?

Groves Company Inn was no exception to the above rule, as are most local pubs on any given Saturday night, to be truthful. It's the type of venue that goes from chicken wings and football, to a hair metal rock party in seconds - an impressive feat.

This was one of those free entry, two hours solid of S.O.S. madness kinda shows, and I'm not sure what could be more dreamy. (3 hours I suppose? 4?...) Some amazing local sinners, the regulars from further afield and some new members of the family made for an incredible atmosphere.

I'll leave you to peruse a few snaps and some videos which encompass the night v…

#ThrowbackThursday

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I know, I know, there is a 99% chance by the time I hit the "Publish" button on this post it almost definitely isn't Thursday. Call it flashback Friday if you will, Sinning Saturday / Sunday - do you what you like, really, I personally shan't be lying awake at night thinking about it - it's Thursday right now when I'm typing this bit, okay? 

Everyone happy? Good. Then we will begin.

Unsurprisingly, a vast majority of my most memorable nights (or not very memorable after a few drinks) have been Saints of Sin centred. I have reels of videos and photos which have never made it to the surface - some for good reason frankly - I know there are plenty of Mums and Dads reading so we'll keep it PG (I've since rewatched some of said footage and now realise the lie that this will undoubtably become, but I'll be gentle with this first one).

And with this weekend being a gig at Volume 17 at The Brickmakers Norwich which was a bit too far out for my taste, I thoug…

S.O.S. @ Poole Harbour Festival - 29/07/2017

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As Sophie said yesterday before the show - Saints of Sin wouldn't be playing a festival if wasn't raining.
And true to form, despite what some may expect for July (it is of course still England), the heavens opened throughout the day. The beauty of Poole Harbour Festival, however, was that this stage was under the cover of a tent. 
A blessing even more so yesterday, as about 3 or 4 cameras were on stage from 3Ms Music filming the set and the crowd. I looked around the tent, and shows like that one - with the crowd packed in like sardines, singing (shouting) every word - feel like S.O.S. headline shows, and you can just about taste the potential in the air.
Amongst the dancing, whooping, hollering and screaming from us all, I also managed to take what I believe to be some of my best S.O.S. photos to date. I'll keep this one short and sweet and leave said photos to do the talking for this one. Also please see the very last photo - can we talk about the new and snazzy merch stan…

Welcome to the circus...

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So it's 12.45am on a Sunday morning and I've just spent £10 to use the domain name SecretDiaryOfASinner.co.uk for the next year. Why, I hear you cry? Bloody excellent question, really.

I've been spamming my poor friends and family on Facebook with pictures and posts about Saints of Sin for well over 4 years now. If I'm being honest, and if you ask any one of those friends or family members, I bang on about them in real life just as much, if not more frequently (sorry) (not actually all that sorry). Realistically, that ain't about to stop any time soon.

HOWEVER - big fat bloody however - I thought it high time I actually put said posts and pictures into some sort of coherent...diary-esque format? 

With this being my first post I should probably link you to Saints of Sin's Facebook page because what kind of Sinner would I be if I didn't do a bit of promo, 'ey? To be fair, if you've got as far as clicking onto the blog and read alllll the way down here, o…