Sent: 28 Nov 2006
Christmas comes but once a year, and it's almost upon us with Christmas shows from Strawbs and Cry No More with a few dates for Brian and Cathryn thrown in for good measure. Time to get the Christmas logo out for the website too ....
Big news of electric band shows next summer in Canada (more news to follow as contracts are finalised) and a DC interview coming up on radio/net radio on Dec 1.
* Electric band in Canada, July 2007
* Dave Cousins interview - 1 Dec 2006, WBZC
* Strawbs Christmas Party - 2 Dec 2006, NPL, Teddington
* Cry No More, one last time, 23 Dec 2006, Turks Head, Twickenham
* Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig dates
* Acoustic Strawbs - Jan/Feb UK tour
* Electric Strawbs - Feb UK tour
* Taste Of Strawbs
ELECTRIC BAND IN CANADA, JULY 2007
1/2 July - Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso, Nova Scotia
3/4 July - Hugh's Room, Toronto
5 July - Centre in the Square, Kitchener
Further dates are expected in North America - we do not have details yet, so DON'T e-mail me!!!
DAVE COUSINS INTERVIEW - 1 DEC 2006, WBZC
An interview with Dave Cousins will be broadcast on WBZC this Friday December 1 during the Gene Godfrey show. The show is aired from 6:00PM to 10:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Dave will be discussing the new Boxed Set and all things Strawbs. The interview was conducted during the U.S. tour when the Strawbs played the Tin Angel in Philly.
The station WBZC broadcasts in southern New Jersey as Z88.9. It also broadcasts live on the internet at www.z889.org. If there are any difficulties in receiving the station it is also simulcast on www.netradio100.com.
Gene's show features progressive music which includes groups such as Genesis, Renaissance, King Crimson and of course the Strawbs.
STRAWBS CHRISTMAS PARTY - 2 DEC 2006, NPL, TEDDINGTON
Last year's Strawbs Christmas Party (Victorian fancy dress) was a great success - this year's theme for the party on 2 December is the 60s.
The Blue Angel Orchestra
Dave Cousins - guitar, vocals
Miller Anderson (played on Two Weeks Last Summer, Heartbreak Hill; Keef Hartley Band, Spencer Davies Group) - guitar, vocals
Chas Cronk - bass
Ian Cutler (Bully Wee, Feast Of Fiddles) - fiddle
Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan, The Bruvvers) - drums
Dave Lambert Rock'n'Roll Band
and other surprise guests
Another chance to catch the splendid Blue Angel Orchestra - many of those who caught the excellent show in September in Deal will be back for more. And the Lambert and friends rock and roll set lifted the rafters at last year's party. Miller Anderson and Dave Lambert together on stage .... could be awesome !
CRY NO MORE, NO MORE, ONE LAST TIME, 23 DEC 2006, TURKS HEAD, TWICKENHAM
Cry No More (Roy Hill and our own Mr Chas Cronk) return to revive their flagging spirits with another Yule-flavoured cocktail of jaunty melodies and richly spiced repartee for one more time.
Mr Hill had been feeling a bit peaky of late, but is now fully recovered and will be leaping about the stage and auditorium in his usual manner, whilst Chas looks on aghast.
The lucky venue:
The Turks Head
Doors: approx 8.30pm; showtime approx 9.00pm
Ticket reservations: tel: reservations phone 020 8408 3192 - or just turn up on the night
Ticket price to be announced
Thrill as Mr Hill performs without a net; smile as Mr Cronk takes a bow.
Always a crowd-pleaser. See you there !!!!
BRIAN WILLOUGHBY & CATHRYN CRAIG DATES
Wed 29 Nov - Friends Provident Club, Dorking,
Sat 2 Dec - The Old School/Scout Hut, Ovingham, Northumberland
Tue 5 Dec - Comrades Club, Cramlington
Wed 6 Dec Lincoln Arms, Spalding
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS DATES, UK, JAN-FEB 2007
[CORRECTED VERSION, MAILED LATER SAME DAY]
Thu 11 January - Square Chapel Arts, Halifax
Fri 12 January - High Barn, Great Bardfield
Sat 13 January - The Gate, Goole
Thu 18 January - Arts Centre, Norwich
Fri 19 January - Chequer Mead, East Grinstead
Sat 20 January - Arts Centre, Kings Lynn
Thu 25 January - Half Moon, Putney
Fri 26 January - Cox's Yard, Stratford-upon-Avon
Sat 27 January - Red Lion, Kings Heath
Mon 29 January - Village Hall, Nettlebed
Thu 8 February - Trinity Arts, Gainsborough
Fri 9 February - Playhouse 2, Oldham
Sat 10 February - Quay Arts Centre, Newport, IOW
Tue 13 February - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Fri 16 February - Cambrian Arts, Tregaron
Sat 17 February - Fishponds, Matlock Bath
ELECTRIC STRAWBS - FEB UK TOUR
Some very long range advanced warning of more dates for the electric Hero & Heroine line-up as follows:
Sun 18 Feb 2007 - Robin 2, Bilston
Tue 20 Feb 2007 - The Stables, Wavendon
Wed 21 Feb 2007 - The Brook, Southampton
Thu 22 Feb 2007 - Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Fri 23 Feb 2007 - Cheese and Grain, Frome
Sat 24 Feb 2007 - Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
Sun 25 Feb 2007 - Princess Theatre, Falmouth
TASTE OF STRAWBS
Thanks for all your comments and reactions to "A Taste Of Strawbs" which has been rapturously received.
Feature pages now include:
Previews and reviews
My Top 5
See front page of StrawbsWeb for links.
Please keep your comments and reviews and Top 5 lists coming.
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