Sent by Dick Greener, 22 Nov 2011
Apologies I didn't get a bulletin out in October - I was on holiday in the Far East for the first half, then everything got very busy and before I knew it it was time to set off for the first few gigs of the electric tour.... ... but Pete Bradley did, so that's OK. Mainly live stuff this time round. More in December.
Strawbs electric tour - last few dates
Acoustic Strawbs @ Barbican
Roy Hill & Steve Whalley entertain
* 26 Nov
* For The Children's Sake
* Join Me
Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig
* Freeway To Her Dreams
* Craig & Willoughby dates
STRAWBS ELECTRIC TOUR - LAST FEW DATES
About to set off for the last three dates of the tour - they were really cooking when I last saw them in London, so I'm really looking forward to catching up - if you're at any of the last three, please do come and say hello.
Wed 23 Nov - The Brook, Southampton
Thu 24 Nov - Robin 2, Bilston
Fri 25 Nov - Quay Theatre, Sudbury
Do please send reviews and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are plenty of reviews and photos from the front end of the tour - check out:
Really not not be missed - this band is good !
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS @ BARBICAN
Don't forget the last show of the year, with the Acoustics joining up with Martin Carthy and Steeleye Span for a folktastic show at London's Barbican.
Mon 19 Dec
Barbican Centre Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
ROY HILL & STEVE WHALLEY ENTERTAIN
Another chance to see Roy & Steve play whatever is in Roy's head that night (last time at the Ram Jam there were about three or four he'd never even told Steve about, including the first (or second) song he'd ever written, both about potential suicides in case you're wondering ...). Still Phil Martin who came along to play fiddle got about five minutes rehearsal time - that's more than Chas ever gets !!!
Saturday 26 Nov
The Ivy Leaf, 72 Darenth Road, Dartford, DA1 1LS
Billed as "tales of Murder, Treachery & German Shepherds"
For The Children's Sake
Roy has put together a masterpiece of a video entitled For The Children's Sake, describing his working relationship with Steve Whalley.
Roy now has a Facebook page as well - check him out and get up close and personal.
BRIAN WILLOUGHBY & CATHRYN CRAIG
Freeway To Her Dreams
There's a new website at http://www.craigandwilloughby.com/
You can download or order a CD of their new single - Freeway To Her Dreams, taken from the forthcoming Feb 2012 album "Brit Americana".
Craig & Willoughby dates
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ OTLEY
BONDGATE, Otley, LS21 1AD
01943 464858 Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ ROTHBURY
Rothbury, NE65 7SR
01669620470 Set: 8:00 PM
Friday, November 25, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ CARLISLE
WARWICK RD., Carlisle, CA1 1LL
01228541779 Set: 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ RICHMOND, YORKS.
NEW RD., Richmond, YORKS., DL10 4QS
01748 824150 Set: 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ FAVERSHAM
PRESTON ST., Faversham, ME13 8PG
01795 534368 Set: 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 1, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ PIG & WHISTLE
QUEENS RD., Bournemouth, BH2 6BE
01202 707498 Set: 8:00 PM
Friday, December 2, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ ST. JOHN's CHURCH
FARNCOMBE, GU7 3EH
01483 421520 Set: 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, 2011
CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY @ CABBAGE PATCH
LONDON RD., TWICKENHAM, TW1 3SZ
Set: 8:00 PM
24th The Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW18 2DX
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
25th General Elliot, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR
9th The Cathryn of Aragon,2 Station Rd, West Byfleet KT14 6DR
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
10th The Stag and Hounds, Church Road, Iver Heath SLO ORW BEAKY'S BAND
11th The Boot, 4 Market Place, St Albans AL3 5DG (5pm start) (ALI MAC BAND)
16th The General Elliot, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
17th The Sportsman, 2 Scots Hill, Croxley Green WD3 3AD (ALI MAC BAND)
31st Barnhall Social club, Alderney Gdns, Wickford SS11 7NL (BEAKY'S BAND)
7th The Red Lion, Linkfield Rd Isleworth TW7 6QJ
(THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
14th The General Elliot, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
21st The Sportsman, 2 Scots Hill, Croxley Green WD3 3AD (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
And finally, the covers page has had a bit of an update, adding THREE by David Claridge - a brilliant cover of "The Weary Song" as well as "This Song Is Sung For Me" and "The Journey's End".
David Lewis's "Hanging In The Gallery" is now on the site and there's also a link to a really lovely cover of "Two Weeks Last Summer" by a group called Winterflora - lovely Sandy Denny-esque vocals, great guitar and fiddle backing.
If you have recorded a cover of a Strawbs/related song, please let me know at email@example.com.
Send the track in MP3 format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."