what you see when you have a page is how many people see each post, how many interact - 'like' it, share it, comment on it etc. and still by far the most popular one sugarstone ever posted was along the lines of 'we're doing a set of original songs - what would you like us to play?' it reached like 800 people or something...
though most people know us for the cover band we've become for purely selfish reasons, the people that are most interested like the original songs. Bigtime Charlie, Make Me and Policeman were the most requested from memory.
so why the covers? well. people go and see cover bands in pubs. people often do not go to see bands playing original music. we only play places where people like to go.
this years Middlesbrough Music Live was a harsh reminder of what the scene can be like. Now diluted to a handful of town centre pubs trying desperately to up the number of daytime drinkers coming in by exploiting bands willing to play for nothing to their mams, college friends and a lone dancing toddler at the front, this formerly reasonably mighty festival now looks the rock equivalent of a half arsed women's institute coffee morning on a wet wednesday in skinningrove.
thats why covers
its no fun playing to noone