Always Back Up Your Data

It Bites have had to cancel their appearance at Prog Splash in Holmfirth because they’ve lost all their data:

It Bites have been forced to pull out of Saturday’s Holmfirth Prog Splash. Due to technical issues and a memory card malfunction John Beck’s entire It Bites catalogue of keyboard programming – some 30 years worth – has been lost.

Under normal circumstances in the time between now and the gig John would have worked day and night to reprogram it but with him committed to other projects this week the task has proved impossible. Therefore, rather than put on a sub standard show the band have taken the difficult decision to cancel the gig.

It Bites realise this impacts on both their fans and to other bands on the bill and sincerely apologise to all.

The moral to this is “always back up your data”. Or go back to the good old days of Hammond B3s and Mellotrons….

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3 Responses to Always Back Up Your Data

  1. Sam Lewis says:

    That’s pretty embarrassing and, to be honest, inexcusable.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    According to the venue website, the whole event is now cancelled.

  3. Synthetase says:

    If you don’t want your data, don’t back it up.