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Sent by Pete Bradley, 8 Feb 2012

* Hebden Bridge
* Ginny Brown Band Gig
* 3MGBs Gig
* Dr Bob Lewis
* Bully Wee Band
* Craig And Willoughby Tour

Hebden Bridge

Sadly, the Strawbs gig planned for the 18th of February at Hebden Bridge has been postponed. Keep an eye out on for news of when it will be rescheduled.

Ginny Brown Band gig
In addition to the list of Hud's dates published earlier on Strawbswebnews, there's another Ginny Brown Band gig added to the list. They're playing at the Red Lion in Isleworth on Sunday March the 11th, starting at 3 o'clock. If you missed them there last time, there's a couple of videos on youtube which might tempt you along to the next one:

3 MGBs gigs
The 3MGBs (ex Three Mustgetbeers) are playing at the Fox in Church Street on February 25th (9pm start) and at the Red Lion at Isleworth on Saturday March 3rd (9 pm start).

Dr Bob Lewis
A message from Brian Willoughby:

When I wasn't working with Strawbs or one of their many off-shoot bands, I took great delight in playing with Bob Lewis, a wonderful character in my home-town of Twickenham. Bob was a metronomic rhythm guitarist and a charismatic stage performer and there was always a queue of local celebrity musicians anxious to play with him.

Bob was the first person I met when I moved to Twickenham, in the '70s and we remained close friends. Latterly, Bob, Big John Evans and I were The Three Mustgetbeers, playing Bob's brand of country-blues and R'n'B and enjoying every minute! When Cathryn Craig and I formed our Rockin' Rhythm Revue, Bob
was the obvious choice as joint lead vocalist. I believe he was very proud of this position and he was loved by his fellow band-members. Cathryn and I recorded his unmistakeable voice for our latest album project, singing Spirit Is Stronger Than Truth.

Sadly, Bob passed away today (Friday 3rd February 2012) and this has left a huge void in my
life. I shall miss him answering the phone with "'allo maestro" whenever I called, but equally, I shall remember him fondly for his sense of humour, his life story, his loyalty and his love of red wine,
mussels, prawns, France, Spain, history and The Blues.

R.I.P. "Doctor" Bob!

Bully Wee Band
Another tour over for Ian Cutler's Bully Wee Band. They were joined by Phil Beer from Show of Hands for several of their gigs this tour. If you missed out on this tour and can't wait till next January, there's a couple of videos on youtube:

Craig And Willoughby Tour
Brian and Cathryn Spring tour dates for 2012 are announced on their website.

Summary as follows:
March 6th, Dartford Club
March 7th, Old Ship Inn, Lowdham
March 16th, Ashcroft Arts centre, Fareham
March 22nd, Otterto Mill, Budleigh Salterton
March 24th, Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin
March 25th, Henley Farmhouse, Church Stretton
March 29th, The Boathouse, Parkgate
March 30th, Ashford Marine, Kingswinford
April 12th, Pelsall Sports Club
April 19th, Village Hall, Drigg
April 20th, Village Hall, Ullock
Aprill 21st, Village Hall, Ireleth

See for full details


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