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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - JUNE 2007, PART 2

Sent: 14 June 2007


Hi folks - as end June and July is going to be pretty frenetic for me,
here's a second batch of Strawbs information this month, ahead of the
release of Dave's fantastic solo album.

Some Blue Angel Orchestra news, and a one off show for Dave and Ian Cutler
in November.

Looking forward to the e-mail from one of my proofreaders (hi Ian, Ali,
Lindsay) that I've got something wrong again [grin].

Bye for now.

DICK


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Contents
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* The Boy In The Sailor Suit
* Cousins and Cutler
* A night at the Blue Angel 2/Christmas party
* Myspace yourspace
* Canadian dates
* Strawbs live dates for remainder of 2007



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THE BOY IN THE SAILOR SUIT
==========================

Dave Cousins has been doing various radio interviews with stations round
the country to promote "Boy", which is released on 25 June.

Look out for an interview with Roger 'Twiggy' Day that will go out shortly
across the BBC Southern stations. An interview with the Durbervilles on
BBC Leeds is coming up too. And in the States there's been a radio
interview in Rochester - see http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007706140306.

Don't forget that, if you buy it through Witchwood Records' online shop
(price 12.99), you'll get two free unreleased Dave Cousins MP3 demo tracks
to download: "Virgin Mother" and "Judgment Day".

Go to - http://tinyurl.com/3acspk (which will take you
to the very long URL for the page on WWR's online shop where you can buy Boy In
The Sailor Suit).


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COUSINS AND CUTLER
==================

A one off date with Dave Cousins and Ian Cutler playing together is
scheduled for 6 Nov 2007, at the Medway Folk Cellar. Venue details:
Medway Folk Cellar, Central Theatre, Chatham, Kent 01634 338338


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A NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL 2/CHRISTMAS PARTY
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This show is scheduled for 3 November at the Astor Theatre in Deal.

It will feature the Blue Angel Orchestra and sundry other delights, (as yet
unannounced; you will recall last year's event included a transsexual
magician and a transvestite torch singer - top that!).

The Blue Angel Orchestra will also be playing at the Strawbs Christmas
Party on 8 December.

Expect to hear some of the new songs on The Boy In The Sailor Suit
performed live

There are likely to be some other dates for the BAO, but these are not
confirmed as yet. News as and when I have it.


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MYSPACE YOURSPACE
=================

There's a rash of Myspace websites breaking out for Strawbs, members and
related bands. Generally these have been set up on their behalf by
someone else, so don't assume that signing on you'll be talking to "the
man". But check them out anyway - there's MP3 tracks to listen to and you
can get into the whole Myspace "social" phenomenon - like a trip into
Savernake forest (aka the witchwood) you may never come out again......

Strawbs
http://www.myspace.com/strawbsmusic

Dave Cousins
http://www.myspace.com/davecousinsuk

Dave Lambert
http://www.myspace.com/davelambert07

Lambert Cronk
http://www.myspace.com/lambertcronk

Fire
http://www.myspace.com/fireuk60s

Cry No More
http://www.myspace.com/crynomoremusic

John Ford
http://www.myspace.com/johnfordofthestrawbs

Hudson Ford
http://www.myspace.com/hudsonford

The Monks
http://www.myspace.com/themonksuk

Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
http://www.myspace.com/elmergantrysvelvetopera67

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
http://www.myspace.com/cathryncraigandbrianwilloughby

Blue Weaver
http://www.myspace.com/blueweaver

And as well as all those (sorry if I've missed anyone out) there are
countless Witchwooder/Strawbs fans' MySpace sites as well - marvel at their
photos, stare in wonderment at the interesting (and in some cases
downright lunatic) folks who've hooked up with them by becoming "friends"!

And me - sorry folks, too busy doing StrawbsWeb to have friends or a
MySpace .... [grin]


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CANADIAN DATES
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KITCHENER, 5 JUL 2007
---------------------

Jon Connolly's gig in Kitchener Ontario is on its way to be the biggest
Strawbs gig for some very considerable time, with over 100 people
attending. There's a great poster for the show, which we'll be adding to
the website shortly and there'll be 100 signed copies of the poster
available on the night.


STANFEST, CANSO, 30 JUN/1 JUL 2007
----------------------------------

More information available about the Strawbs' appearance at Stanfest in Canso.

Strawbs will be playing as follows:

Saturday 1.00pm to 2.00pm - Little Dover Stage - "Strawbs Up Close and
Personal"

Saturday 4.00pm to 5.00pm - Queensport Stage - "The Hit Makers - workshop
session with Strawbs, Nanci Griffith, Ron Hynes and Gordie Sampson

Saturday - Main stage - (provisional time 10.00pm to 10.45pm )

Sunday - 12.00 noon to 1.00pm - Fogerty's Cove Stage - "Brit Folk"
featuring Strawbs and Denis Parker
[CORRECTION]
Sunday - 3.00-4.00 - Fogerty's Cove Stage -"Looking back"
with Alan Gerber
[CORRECTION]
Check out the Stanfest website at www.stanfest.com for further details and
updates.


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STRAWBS LIVE DATES FOR REMAINDER OF 2007
========================================
(Further details either on StrawbsWeb or coming soon - please be patient)


US/Canada - Electric
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Thursday 21 June 2007 - Bopshop at The German House, Rochester, NY
Friday 22 June 2007 - The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
Saturday 23 June 2007 - Towne Crier, Pawling, NY
Sunday 24 June 2007 - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
Monday 25 June 2007 - Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY
Tuesday 26 June 2007 - The Strand, Lakewood, NJ
Wednesday 27 June - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Manhattan

Saturday 30 June 2007 - The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso, NS
Sunday 1 July 2007 - The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso, NS
Tuesday 3 July 2007 - Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Wednesday 4 July 2007 - Hugh's Room, Toronto ON
Thursday 5 July 2007 - Centre In The Square, Kitchener, ON


UK - Electric
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Tuesday 7 Aug 2007 - Half Moon, Putney
Wednesday 8 Aug - Astor Theatre, Deal
Saturday 11 August - Fairport's Cropredy Festival


Acoustic Strawbs
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Sun 26 Aug 2007, Folk Festival, Shrewsbury
Fri 7 Sep 2007, The Carnival, Barton-on-Humber
Sat 8 Sep 2007, Footlights, West Chiltington
Thu 20 Sep 2007, Trinity Arts, Gainsborough
Fri 21 Sep 2007, The Met, Bury
Sat 22 Sep 2007, Private Party, Birmingham
Fri 28 Sep 2007, Wesley Centre, Maltby
Sat 29 Sep 2007, Citadel, St Helens
Sat 6 Oct 2007, Roskilde Folk Festival, Denmark
Thu 1 Nov 2007, Assembly Rooms, Norwich
Fri 2 Nov 2007, AC , Circle Arts, Worksop
Tue 6 Nov 2007, DC/IC, Medway Folk Cellar ,
Mon 19 Nov 2007, Forest Folk, North Boarhunt
Wed 29 Nov 2007, Arts Centre, Bridgwater


Electric Strawbs
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Sat 15 Sep 2007, Festival des Musiques Progressives de Montreal, Montreal

[ends]

DICK GREENER
London, UK
e-mail: dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
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