Sent: 5 June 2008
As we head towards the close of the UK tour (lots of reviews and pictures
at http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/0805/0805.asp) and the start of the US tour,
a few updates on various things.
The Broken Hearted Bride
US Tour Dates
Brian & Cathryn gigs - June/July
Roy Hill emerges
Omitted from April's newsletter (my apologies), the sad news of the death
of Lofty, a friend of the band from the old A&M days. He passed away on
4th April, a victim of stomach cancer.
Lofty (private parts - a Strawbs insider joke!) toured with them alongside
Frank ("the general") as part of their stage and sound crew for many years.
The funeral was at 1.30 at Hanworth Crematorium on Wednesday 16th April.
Hud and the Good Old Boys are playing a series of dates in June with Patti
GOOD OLD BOYS WITH WITH PATTI BOULAYE
Friday 6th June (with Patti Boulaye)
Old Luxter's Barn
Oxfordshire, RG9 6JW
Please telephone 0118 984 5990 for details.
Sunday 8th June (with Patti Boulaye)
The Mill Hill Jazz Club,
Mill Hill Sports Club,
Grahame Park Way,
London NW7 2AL
Tel: 01923 85 95 11
Saturday 14 June
Lakeside Country Club, with PATTI BOULAYE
Camberley, Surrey, GU1 6PT
Tel: 01252 836464
The 14 June show at Lakeside, Frimley Green is being filmed for a DVD release.
GOOD OLD BOYS
Saturday 21 Jun 2008,
1 Hempstead Road
Watford, WD17 3RL
Tel: 01923 225020
Friday 27th June
The Hour Glass,
144 Chapel Lane,
Tel: 01494 525094
Friday 04 Jul
Hayes Working Mans Club & Institute Ltd.
Hayes, UB3 3NB
Tel: 0208 5731721
Wednesday 09 Jul 2008
Dusty's, Homer Green Sports Association
Homer Green, nr High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UF
Please tel: 01494 714985, or 711485 for details.
Wednesday 06 Aug 2008
Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch
67 London Road
Twickenham, TW1 36Z
Please call 0208 892 3874 for details
Friday 29 Aug
The Gordon Arms
High Wycombe, HP13 6EP
Tel: 01494 522977
Friday 05 Sep 2008
Eastcote, HA5 2PR
Tel: 020 842 94717
BROKEN HEARTED BRIDE
Offer still open to end June for you to buy BHB in advance online from
You get your name in the packaging and a free live CD from Dave Cousins'
March 2008 solo tour in North America. We hope to include some tracks by
Dave on his own as well as some where he is backed by Ian Cutler.
Price: £20 plus p&p.
Offer only available if you buy online. CDs will be released in September.
If you order other items these will be despatched now.
NB. Some purchasers have had difficulty with the Witchwood Records shop -
this is currently believed to be caused by a major upgrade to the AOL
browser. If you have difficulty ordering please contact Witchwood Records.
New interview by Dan Wooding with Dave Cousins discusses the Broken
Hearted Bride - see:
US TOUR DATES
Just a quick recap of the US tour dates.
Tuesday 10 June 2008 - BB Kings, Manhattan
Wednesday 11 June 2008 - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
Thursday 12 June 2008 - Ramshead Tavern, Annapolis, MD
Friday 13 June 2008 - The Kent Stage, Kent, OH
Saturday 14 June 2008 - The Thirsty Ear, Columbus, OH
Sunday 15 June 2008 - The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 17 June 2008 - The Abbey, Chicago, IL
Wednesday 18 June 2008 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Friday 20 June 2008 - The Redhouse, Syracuse, NY
Saturday 21 June 2008 - Towne Crier, Pawling, NY
Full details including maps, start times, box office numbers etc. at:
BRIAN & CATHRYN GIGS - JUNE/JULY
Fri 27th The Wesley Centre, Maltby
Sat 28th Nine Kings Bistro at the Teesdale Restaurant, Barnard Castle
Tues 8th Black Horse, Amberley
Fri 11th Reeth Memorial Hall
For further details see www.brianwilloughby.com.
ROY HILL EMERGES
Roy Hill at Brentford Festival
The Brentford Free Festival will be held on the 7th of September, at Boston
Manor Park, TW8 9J8. Put it in your diaries now. The line up features
none other than our own Roy Hill.
Myspace and new CDs
Roy has been very busy on his Myspace site - lots of intersting material
about him, and some new CDs on sale.
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