Sent by Dick Greener 18 June 2010
Hi folks - some new releases and some live news to tell you about this month.
* Sandy Denny & the Strawbs - All Our Own Work:
the Complete Sessions - out now
* Strawbs At The BBC - Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
* Cousins & Cutler - 22 June
* Cry No More - revisited - 19 June
* Craig & Willoughby news
new dates added
23 June Rockin Rhythm Revue (band gig)
* An Evening With Rick Wakeman - 16 July - Bath Abbey
* Roy Hill dates August/September
SANDY DENNY & THE STRAWBS - ALL OUR OWN WORK:
THE COMPLETE SESSIONS - OUT NOW
This is now released on Witchwood Media - sounds fabulous with its Chris Tsangarides remastering and is getting great reviews in the press - Daily Express on 10 June gave it four stars and commented that:
"Legend surrounds this alliance between the first lady of British folk and the much loved Strawbs, which many now think of this as the original folk-rock album.... Songs such as Who Knows Where The Time Goes and Tell Me Where You See In Me are flawless while the original album with out-takes and unreleased demo tracks make it perfect for all music fans."
More reviews and feature reviews in the pipeline.
You can now buy it at Witchwood Records in the usual way, and it's widely available through other outlets.
* By phone to Witchwood Records +44 (0)1536 399006
* By fax to Witchwood Records +44 (0)1536 399012
* By post to Witchwood Records, Hamilton House Mailings, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northant, NN17 4HH
STRAWBS AT THE BBC - VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2
A reminder - Vol.1 is a single CD with sessions recorded for the BBC and Vol.2 is a 2CD set with three "Live In Concert" programmes recorded in front of a live audience in 1971, 1973 and 1974 respectively.
Universal's release date now 12 July, available in good music outlets everywhere.
You can order on Amazon:
Vol 1 (£7.99) - http://tinyurl.com/2vdtqwf
Vol 2 (£11.99) - http://tinyurl.com/37pyew2
Preview review coming soon on Strawbsweb.
COUSINS & CUTLER - 22 JUNE
Dave and Ian play another one-off show at the Ringwood Folk Club on 22 June.
Elm Tree Inn
Tickets: available at club from 4 May at £8.50 or on the night at £10.00 (if available)
Info: Rod Biggs 01425 673713
CRY NO MORE - REVISITED - 19 JUNE
Don't forget that CNM return to the Royal Oak on Friday evening for another free show in convivial surroundings.
45 Oak Avenue
Middlesex TW12 3NR.
FREE ENTRY - showtime 8.30pm-11.00pm with a short intermission. Pub open till 12.00
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY NEWS
NEW DATES ADDED
Two new Craig & Willoughby dates in Carlisle and Cockermouth (9 and 10 July respectively) added to their datelist, which is set out below (further details, including post code and box office number on Strawbsweb at http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_gigs.htm
ROCKIN RHYTHM REVUE (BAND GIG, 23 JUNE)
Special mention of the upcoming Band show at the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham on 23 June, featuring Brian & Cathryn with a full band for a change, including Big John Evans and Dr. Bob, Brian's partners in crime from his rock'n'roll band the Three Must Get Beers
I'll report further as I'm definitely not going to miss that.
W 23 TWICKENHAM (BAND), CABBAGE PATCH
TH 1 HEREFORD, THE COURTYARD
TU 6 DARTFORD, ESSEX RD. CLUB
* NEW - F 9 CARLISLE, MORTON COMMUNITY CENTRE
* NEW - SA 10 COCKERMOUTH, KIRKGATE CENTRE
SA 28 COMBE MARTIN, PACK o' CARDS
F 3 FAVERSHAM FESTIVAL, CHIMNEY BOY
SA 4 WAKEFIELD, RED SHED
SU 5 WOODWORKS FESTIVAL
W 8 GT.BARDFIELD, HIGH BARN
F 10 MOIRA, MINERS CENTRE
F 24 MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
SA 25 MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
SU 26 MADAME GUITAR FESTIVAL, TRICESIMO, ITALY
W 29 HINCKLEY, THE ACT
TH 30 COVENTRY, COOMBE CLUB
F 1 CANNOCK, FIVE WAYS INN
SA 2 KIRKBY STEPHEN, MASONIC HALL
TU 5 CRAMLINGTON, THE HIND
W 6 UPPERMILL, CROSS KEYS
F 8 TENBURY WELLS, ST.MICHAEL'S
TU 30 CROXDALE, DALESIDE ARMS
W 1 IRVINE, VINEBURGH CENTRE
TH 2 FALKIRK, ARGYLL'S
F 3 KINGSWINFORD, ASHWOOD MARINA
SU 5 LEE MILL, WESTWARD INN
AN EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN - 16 JULY - BATH ABBEY
Bath Abbey Concert Series is delighted to announce that the legendary rock pianist, Rick Wakeman, will be performing his one-man show in the Abbey on Friday 16 July.
According to my info, his one-man show pretty much came about by accident. Quite simply, his gear didn't arrive for a show one night and all there was available was a piano. The audience were given the choice of their money back or an evening with Rick performing on the piano and telling funny anecdotes. Only three people took up the offer of their money back, and An Evening With Rick Wakeman was born! These performances don't happen very often, which is why each one is very special to Rick, and hopefully to the audience as well.
The show takes place in Bath Abbey on Friday 16 July at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing £25, £20 & £15, are available from Bath Festivals Box Office by calling 01225 463362 or by visiting their website www.bathfestivals.org.uk
ROY HILL DATES AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Advance notice: Roy celebrates 35 years in show business this year, with a solo, My Life in Showbiz Gala Performance, on Sunday 15 August at the Ram Jam Club in picturesque Kingston upon Thames.
A further show at the Ram Jam on Sunday 26 September to launch the album we thought was a figment of Roy's imagination - the legendary Switzerland.
The Ram Jam Club at the Grey Horse pub
46 Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EE
020 8541 4328
Do check out Roy's regularly updated MySpace at:
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."