Thanks for visiting our website! Our regular visitors may notice that we’re in the process of updating our home page to better reflect our current activities. We hope you like the result. (Landed on our “old” page? Click here for the identical padlock version in English or in Dutch)
We’re THE TICKETS, a multi-instrumental and multi-tasking acoustic duo consisting of Dave Hardy on vocals, guitar and some rather unique foot percussion, and Nigel Hubée combining his vocals with bass, mandolin, dobro, ukulele, guitar and harmonicas. We love arranging and performing Sixties classics on acoustic instruments and there are so many memorable tunes from this wonderful era of creativity that even our 100+ repertoire still has room for expansion.
Since the first coronavirus outbreak a year ago now, live performances have more or less ceased to exist, so we’ve moved all our activity online by expanding our practice location into a fully equipped recording studio, where we continue to share our music with our audiences and beyond on our YouTube channel. The selection below shows each of the instruments in use in recent recordings. The complete annotated list of our weekly performances is still on our news/blog page, which will shortly be replaced by a new page dedicated to all our recordings. Happy listening!
We do also still have a large collection of live performance audio alongside this page (or below if you’re on a vertical screen), recorded on a simple stereo digital recorder positioned in between our mike stands.
These recordings were normally only used as a personal quality control tool, but in their simplicity of “take of the day”, together with the audience and venue sounds and ambience from pre-corona days, we thought they’d still be fun to listen to. Using headphones or earpods will give you the full sense of being in the audience when The Tickets are playing live on stage.