Sent by Dick Greener, 8 June 2012
A top up of news now we're in June - sadly without the Crystal Place Garden Party to look forward to, as it's had to be cancelled (news in last mail).
* Of A Time - pre-ordering closes 13 June
* Additional US acoustic gig - Strand Lakewood NJ
* John Ford news
* Electro Acoustic show
* You Can't Keep Him From Singing
* Roy Hill news
* Upcoming gigs
* Home service
* Hud's gig list
OF A TIME - PRE-ORDERING CLOSES 13 JUNE
Just a reminder - you only have till 5pm UK time next Wednesday to pre-order "Of A Time" from the Witchwood Records online shop and get your name in the rather stylish booklet that I've just proofread for Dave.
Witchwood Records Online shop:
Price is £12 plus p&P. Release date in July.
There's a preview article by me coming shortly on the website.
ADDITIONAL US ACOUSTIC GIG - STRAND LAKEWOOD NJ
Not confirmed at the time of the last Strawbswebnews: one of my favourite US gigs for the band - Ray Coles writes:
"I am happy to announce we have just received confirmation that the Strawbs will be back at Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ on Saturday, September 8th at 8:00PM. There will be no opener for this show so we will have 2 full sets from the boys. Tickets should be on sale now and are available at www.strand.org. This will be another of our "Backstage Pass" shows, where the audience and the band share the stage, so we are limited to just 160 general admission tickets. The previous Strawbs Backstage Pass shows sold out well in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment!"
I've travelled over for one of these and they really are a delight.
JOHN FORD NEWS
Electro Acoustic show
Saturday June 23, 2012 - 7:30 PM
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown NJ 08505
$16. Advance / $20. Door
You Can't Keep Him From Singing
Owing to renewed interest in John Ford's song, "You Can't Keep Me From Singing," used by Bank of America for television, cable commercials and online adverstisement -- which they DENY is his song - John has issued a new video for the song.
Discovered by Strawbs'fan Jon Buryk, and verified on Witchwood by Ken Stasion, John thanks them for bring to our attention! Check out the recently refurbished website:
Some vids from John's gig on the 18th May.
ROY HILL NEWS
Saturday 9 June
(with TY WATLING)
FOLK ALE FESTIVAL. Kentish Horse. Cow Lane. Markbeech. Edenbridge. Kent TN8 5NT
30 minute set at 7.20pm. Day ticket £12. Four day festival ticket £25
Friday 6 July
(with Steve Shearn)
WHITE LION. High Street, Bourton, Dorset. SP8 5AT. 9pm free entry
Saturday 4 August
(with Steve Whalley)
RAM JAM CLUB. Grey Horse, 46 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EE 8.30pm £5
"I've had a glut of emails (two) complaining that my 2012 World Tour is largely confined to Kent, Kingston upon Thames and, occasionally, Dorset. Some people have even suggested it isn't really a world tour. Those people are vermin. I appreciate it must be vexing if you want to see me perform and don't live in Kent, Kingston upon Thames or Dorset but I can only play where I'm asked to play.
Anyway, I've come up with a scheme, the ROY HILL HOME SERVICE or RHHS for short. It couldn't be simpler, you get some friends round, I come to your home and play an unplugged set for a laughably reasonable fee. Bingo! Obviously, if you live in Biarritz or Brisbane, travel costs may be a deal breaker.
For details, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
HUD'S GIG LIST
Here is Hud's latest up-to-date gig list. Incidentally on 21st July both Hud and Chas are due to play at The Ealing Jazz and Blues Festival - at the same but on different stages. According to the schedule Chas is due to play with Bad Influence from 5 - 6.30 while in the blue corner Hud will be playing with The Ali Mac Band from 4.30 - 6.00.
9th Wickford Railway Club. 23 Carlton Road, Wickford SS11 7NB (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
16th The Nags Head, 28 High St, Sunningdale SL5 ONG (THE GINNY BROWN BAND)
28th The Riverside club. 6 Laleham Road. Staines TW18 2DX (THE BEAKY BAND)
30th The General Elliot, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE BEAKY BAND)
7th Three Lions, Scratchers, 55 Meadrow, Farncombe,Surrey Nr Godalming 01483 417605 (THE ALI MAC BAND)
8th The Boot, 4 Market Place, St Albans AL3 5DG 5pm start (THE ALI MAC BAND)
15th The Red Lion, Linkfield Rd Isleworth TW7 6QJ 3pm start (THE GINNY BROWN BAND)
21st The Ealing Jazz Festival, 4.30pm start (
THE ALI MAC BAND)
21st The General Elliott, St Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR 9pm start (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
27th Hayes WM club, Pump lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE BEAKY BAND)
3rd The Bell Inn, Enfield (NOT YET CONFIRMED)
(THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
4th The Red Lion, Linkfield Rd Isleworth TW7 6QJ
(THE BEAKY BAND)
11th The Hayes WM club, Pump lane, Hayes UB3 3N
(THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
12th The Horns. 1 Hempsted Road. Watford WD17 3RL. 2pm start (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
18th West Byfleet Social Club. 41 Station Approach, W Byfleet KT14 6NE. 01932 346240
(THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
29th The Eel Pie Club, The Cabbage Patch 67 London Rd Twickenham (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
1st Sydenham Blues Club. Golden Lion. Sydenham SE26 55X (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."