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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - APRIL 2005

Sent: Fri, 8 Apr 2005


A quick Strawbswebnews before I head off on holiday. Work on the new
Strawbsweb site is going on behind the scenes, but slowly .... in the
meantime:

Contents
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* Dave Cousins/Conny Conrad dates in Germany - June 2005 - High Seas album
launch
* Dave Cousins showered with honours/St George's Day reading
* Strawbs on WFUV - 24 April
* Brian Willoughby and Cathryn Craig debut in the US, April 2005
* The Actor - new single by Hud
* Joe Langer Presents - April 17, 2005 - John Ford/Craig & Willoughby
double bill (Joe's Acoustic Bar-B-Que)


Dick Greener is away on holiday 9th-17th April. Alison is in charge of the
website, contact her on strawbsreviews@yahoo.co.uk.

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DAVE COUSINS/CONNY CONRAD DATES IN GERMANY - JUNE 2005 - HIGH SEAS ALBUM
LAUNCH
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Wednesday 8 June - Rockclub Belinda, Sulzbach, 19.00 hrs (support: Lenz
Brothers)

Thursday 9 June - Club Cassiopeia Stuttgart 19.00 hrs (support: Crimestop)

Friday 10 June - KIK, Offenburg 19.00 hrs (support: Klaus Bayer & friends)

Saturday 11 June - Gasthaus Lowen, Weitingen 19.00 hrs

SUNDAY 12 JUNE - SCHLOSS WEITENBURG, KREIS TUBINGEN 17.00 hrs (support:
Acoustic Storm)
Launch of Cousins & Conrad album High Seas

Tuesday 14 June - Eisbahnhalle/Museum, Losheim, 19.00 hrs

The new duo album made by Dave and Conny, to be called "High Seas" will be
launched on this mini-tour - the launch event on 12 June is set to be
particularly special, hosted in a castle owned by one of the great
aristocratic families of Germany.


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DAVE COUSINS SHOWERED WITH HONOURS/ST GEORGE'S DAY READING
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Two new items coming shortly on the website (check the front page).

* At the Bristol CT show in February, before Dave Cousins' solo spot Mike
Gebhardt interupted proceedings to present Dave with a Doctorate of Banjo
Playing from the Banjo University. Strawbsweb has obtained a scan of the
certificate for your edification.

* Ray Coles, Mayor of Lakewood and big Strawbs fan who masterminded the
boys concerts there at the fantastic Strand Theater, has exercised his
mayoral powers to make a proclamtion commending the band.

And, on a more serious note, on Thursday 21 April, there'll be a St Georges
Day Concert, held at St George's Church in Hanover Square, in aid of The
Royal British Legion to celebrate England and all things English. Hosted
by Martyn Lewis, with readings by Jenny Agutter, Patricia Routledge, and
Samuel West. Music led by the Choir of St George's Church and the Band of
The Blues and Royals In the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Tickets
35 (Concert only), 75 (includes Post-Concert Champagne reception). Tel:
020 7973 7255

Why you ask, is this relevant - because one of the readings, to be
delivered by actress Jenny Agutter, will be "A Glimpse Of Heaven" by our
very own Dave Cousins. And how did this come to pass ? Well, the clue is
that my wife Teresa is Royal British Legion's Head of Events; you can
guess the rest.

http://www.stgeorgeshanoversquare.org/ for more info.


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STRAWBS ON WFUV 24 APRIL
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Al Mercuro e-mailed to let me know that Pete Fornatale will broadcast his
hour show with the Strawbs for the first time on Sunday April 24th 7-8am on
WFUV-FM 90.7FM in the NYC area. The interview was taped here in NYC just
before the band left to go back to England in the fall of 2004. The show
will include live performances from the show at The Outpost in the Burbs
Oct 15, 2004 in Montclair NJ.

The radio show will be archived on WFUV's website www.wfuv.org for on
demand listening. That will be available later in the week.

At some later date, which has not be determined yet, it will be on
Satellite Radio- XM50: The Loft.


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BRIAN WILLOUGHBY AND CATHRYN CRAIG DEBUT IN THE US, APRIL 2005
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Fri 15 Niagara University 11 A.M. RADIO SHOW then 8 PM. Gallagher Center
716 286-8655

Sat 16 Buffalo, "Blue Cactus" - 8:30- 9:30 PM. Only, St Matthias Episcopal
Church, Corner Of Main St And Maple St, East Aurora, New York info/tickets:
716-662-5104/716-673-3473

Sun 17 Bristol, Connecticut - Joe Langer Presents, - see below.
E-mail: strawbsct@webtv.net

Fri 22 Baltimore, "The Cellar" - UMC, 5315 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD,
410-922-5210

Mon 25 Lexington, Kentucky, "Woodsongs" Radio - 6:45 PM, Kentucky Theater,
214 E Main Street, Lexington, KY. reservations: 859-252-8888


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THE ACTOR - NEW SINGLE BY HUD
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"The Actor" by Hud (Cyberdisk CYB004CD) is available on a CD single which
can be ordered shortly from Witchwood Records, priced 3.99. There's a
mini website about it at http://www.theactorsong.co.uk

Says Hud: "The Actor" is a song all about our greatest British actor. He
has tirelessly and unselfishly dedicated his considerable talents to
convincingly portray a wide range of characters in which he would like us
all to believe. This has enabled him to stay at the top of his profession
for the last eight years!

On the site you can listen to a short clip from "The Actor" in MP3 format.



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JOE LANGER PRESENTS -
APRIL 17, 2005 - JOHN FORD/CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY DOUBLE BILL
JOE'S ACOUSTIC BAR-B-QUE
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Fresh from his success as an impresario with the fantastic Acoustic
Strawbs special gig in Bristol on 20 Feb, Joe is setting up another special
Strawbs-related party gig, this time featuring both John Ford and the
Cathryn Craig/Brian Willoughby duo.

Venue: American Legion Hall 22 Hooker Court Bristol, CT 06010.
Doors will open at 1pm. Each act will be performing a full set.

This is a private party being thrown by Joe. He asks for donations of
around $25 each to help him cover his costs.

Phone: 860-583-5792
E-mail: strawbsct@webtv.net

There's a page on this event on John Ford's site
http://www.johnfordmusic.net/bristolbarbeque.htm


[ENDS]

DICK GREENER - dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
STRAWBSWEB - www.strawbsweb.co.uk
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