One of my favorite bands, Acoustic Alchemy, had their truck broken into while in Milford, CT. It’s bad: pretty much all their gear has been stolen.
Here’s your call to action, people:
If you are local to NYC, NYS, NJ, PA, CT – keep an eye on your local papers for sales of the following items; if you are close to a pawn shop, keep an eye on it and see if anything on the list below will show up there; keep an eye on the local Dumpsters in the unlikely case you will find this gear tossed.
The list is as follows:
Pod X3 live pedal board
Fender Deluxe guitar amp
Tec Amp bass cabinet
Tec Amp Amplifier head
Roland A90 Keyboard
Yamaha Motif Rack unit
Korg Trinity rack unit
Rolls in line mixer
Roland Drum Pad
Large case of Pearl drum hardware
Fishman Aura Pedal
Ernie Ball Swell Pedal
M-Audio midi interface
The loss of this gear puts the current and ongoing Acoustic Alchemy tour in serious jeopardy. The guys have temporary replacement gear thanks to local vendors, but they need their original gear back ASAP. They are residents of the United Kingdom, and it seriously sucks that this happens to them on the rare occasion that they come to the US.
Please help these guys recover their gear. They have much more beautiful music to make, and they’d like to tour the US more often – without things like this.
ADDENDUM TO THIS: Cruise Craigslist for the NY, NJ, CT areas. Since stolen equipment ends up either sold, cannibalized or pawned, it’s definitely a good idea to cruise CL. That’s where stuff ends up without being traced, and vigilant eyes can spot something familiar.
PS: Special thanks to Jazzville NJ for linking to this entry.
PPS: …because I do love AA music, I leave you with my favorite.