Sent by Dick Greener, 13 Dec 2010
Another trickle of pre-Christmas news, including news on the Hero And Heroine tour, an imminent gig for John Ford and a further update on the doings of one Mr Roy Hill.
* Hero And Heroine tour recorded, repeated
* John Ford - Port Washington gig - 15 Dec
* Cry No More/Roy Hill update
- Roy Hill/Steve Whalley live
HERO AND HEROINE TOUR RECORDED, REPEATED
Contrary to some answers I gave individuals earlier on, various dates on the UK tour were recorded for posterity. No release date as yet. And, there's likely to be some UK dates in May of 2011. No info about Canada/US as yet.
More when I have it.
JOHN FORD - PORT WASHINGTON GIG - 15 DEC
This just in from John, along with news that his new album Resurrected will be out soon.
Port Night Out Dec. 15: John Ford of the Strawbs Gives Back To PW With Christmas Show @ TAVA Brasserie & Restaurant
Where: Tava Restaurant and Bar, 166 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050
Date: December 15, 2010
Keeping with the Holiday spirit of giving, Wednesday, Dec. 15, British musician John Ford from the legendary band, the Strawbs and a Gold and multi-Platinum Awards winner is lending his musical talents and a bit of Britain once again, to help with efforts to revitalize and bring vibrancy to Main St. in Port Washington, NY for the Holiday Season with Port Night Out: "A Magical Shopping Experience," to Shop & Stroll Main St. from the Boulevard to the Bay. Ford will be performing his special John Ford Christmas Show at Tava Restaurant at 166 Main St., beginning at 7 PM (located in the Cultural Hub), as an encore performance after the inaugural Port Night Out, Dec. 1 was such a success. This second event of Port Night Out promises to be even better! Admission is Free for All Ages.
The invite to Port Night Out is extended to visitors from all over Long Island for a chance to experience a very real and unique "Hometown Holiday" here in this lovely North Shore community. Holiday shoppers will have an opportunity to enjoy festive shopping, entertainment and dining up and down Main St. beginning at 4:30 PM with stores staying open until 9:30 PM, brimming with a fun-filled atmosphere of Christmas cheer and merriment, done "Port Washington Style." Participating stores and restaurants will be offering special discounts, food, beverages, entertainment inside and out with street performers, carolers, live music, jugglers, along with special events for young and old to enjoy throughout the evening. Expect to find Santa and his Elves, candy canes, roasting chestnuts and hot cocoa, along with a free, open-air trolley to bring shoppers up and down Main St. Sponsors for making this event possible include Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington, PW Business Improvement District, PW Chamber of Commerce, Town of North Hempstead and PW civic groups and organizations. http://www.pwcalendar.com/portnightout.html
John Ford's Christmas Show at highly rated Tava Brasserie Restaurant starts at 7 PM which will be offering ½ price Drink Specials & Burger Specials. Ford will feature favourite Holiday songs which the audience is invited to join on some for a Sing-A-Long. As an added treat, he will perform some of his classic Top of the Pops hits. Ford has played, toured and shared the bill with other music legends such as Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mason, The Eagles, Frank Zappa, Ritchie Blackmore, Rick Wakeman, Ian Lloyd, Marc Bolan, T. Rex, Blue Oyster Cult and ZZ Top, among others. Recently, he shared the bill with supergroup, YOSO, comprised of Bobby Kimball of TOTO, along with Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood, both former members of the band, YES, as well as, special British Rock Concerts at Port Washington Public Library with his band. http://www.myspace.com/johnfordofthestrawbs http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Ford-of-the-Strawbs/102997249739320
Tava Brasserie Restaurant which is a meeting point for many local residents is very excited to again be host to such a world renowned artist for Port Night Out. Tava, cited as one of the best Mediterranean-style restaurants on Long Island by Pulse Magazine, was also recently bestowed the Golden Storefront Award from Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington and Greater PW Business District. http://www.tavarestaurantandbar.com/
TAVA Brasserie Restaurant 166 Main St., Port Washington, NY 516-767-3400
CRY NO MORE/ROY HILL UPDATE
Word from himself that Switzerland is nearly nearly nearly finished, and will be mailing out before Christmas to those who have ordered it.
Roy Hill/Steve Whalley live
Roy has this to say in his latest newsletter:
"I'm delighted to report the gig with Steve Whalley was an absolute blinder. ... Steve was on staggeringly good form, playing and singing up a storm. The live recording, of course, was not an incident free zone and would have been aborted without the help of Steve's son, Quinn, who saved the day by pointing out my wiring was the work of an imbecile. I've just sent the first tracks to the formidable Mr Whalley for his opinion. Must admit I'm delighted with the results. Got some good video footage too and will upload the prime cuts to YouTube as soon as Switzerland is finished. Prime cuts! My idle boast that the CD would be ready this month was of course, an idle boast, but January looks realistic. Steve's stellar performances on mandolin, electric guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals will be enjoyed by all …
Not by me they won't, I hate the mandolin. Mrs GK of Lancs.
… except Mrs GK of Lancs."
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."