30 August 2012 Acoustic Night Chapel Allerton Festival at the Seven Arts Leeds
15 June 2012 Scarecrow & Music Festival Swillington Organic Farm Leeds
The band were invited to support Patsy Matheson at Chapel Allerton Festival's acoustic night. This was Pete's first gig as a Blacksock, his influence shone through as the band upped their game, expanded their repetoire & gained recognition accordingly
Having seen The Blacksocks play in 2011 Ed & Jobs of Swillington Organic Farm asked Len & Dave of The Blacksocks to play at and organise a festival the following year. Well, after Googling the word organise, they phoned a friend or three, made some scarecows for the Festival and put their best sock forward. Surprisingly the event was a success despite the foul weather.
The Blacksocks did several Rolling Stones covers in their set that night but have since made the effort and greatly diversified their repertoire.
7 December 2012 Instrumental Night at Inkwell
When Dave and Len went along to support the first instrumental night at Inkwell they felt obliged to offer their services for this the second event. The band reverted to a semi-acoustic style. They played, really enjoyed the night and the partnership between the Blacksocks & Inkwell was struck.