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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - JULY 2012

Sent by Dick Greener, 15 July 2012


STRAWBSWEBNEWS - JULY 2012

As the Olympics hoo-hah starts up, threatening to make a complete dog's dinner of London's transport system for the next couple of months, there's some great news for Strawbs fans to take their minds off it all.

DICK

Contents
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* Of A Time reviews
* Deadlines (plus)
* What's coming
* Pre-ordering - exclusive MP3s
* Upcoming Live
* Cousins & Cutler (20 July)
* John Ford (Monks Tribute Gig, Toronto,
26 July)
* Roy Hill live (4 Aug)
* Hud dates
* Acoustic Strawbs - UK Autumn dates
* Oliver Wakeman news
* Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap - dates
* Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap - album
* And finally ...



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OF A TIME REVIEWS
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Some great reviews coming in for this release, due to post out in July.

Record Collector (issue 403 out now) has a 4-star review ("an absolutely fascinating work, .... a tantalising period piece") alongside a feature piece with a Dave Cousins interview in the reviews section.

There's also a great review in Shindig magazine.

You can still pre-order the album at the Witchwood Records online shop to get it delivered on release, price 12 plus P&P.

http://www.shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/



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DEADLINES (PLUS)
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What's coming
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Work is now well under way for Witchwood Media's release of Deadlines, the last of the classic period (60s and 70s) albums not currently available on CD. As well as the original album, the package is likely to include (actual running order TBC):

- Midnight (the out-take)
- 6 acoustic demos and a band demo
- mixes from the original sessions (*)

* As you may recall, Deadlines had to be recorded twice, after a studio accident damaged one of the master tapes. Fortunately, 2-track studio mixes of those earlier sessions survived.

Release date probably September.

Pre-ordering - exclusive MP3s
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We'll be starting pre-ordering shortly - as well the usual name-in-the-booklet, there are some tracks we can't fit on the CD, so there'll be some exclusive MP3s to download for those who pre-order before the closing date from the Witchwood Records online shop.

I'll e-mail again when pre-ordering is live.


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UPCOMING LIVE
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COUSINS & CUTLER (20 JULY)
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A reminder that there's a rare chance to see Dave Cousins with Ian Cutler this coming Friday 20 July.

Dave tells me that there will be a couple of new songs in the set, one written just a few weeks ago in Greece.

St Edith Hall
High Street
Kemsing, Sevenoaks
Kent TN15 6NA

Doors: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01732 440470
Website: www.brandywinemusic.co.uk


JOHN FORD (MONKS TRIBUTE GIG, TORONTO, 26 JULY)
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A rather unusual John Ford appearance:

Thomas D'Arcy presents:
Tribute to The Monks
Featuring John Ford of The Monks/The Strawbs
and SPECIAL Guests performing The Monks' BAD HABITS album LIVE in its entirety!

Thurs. July 26, 2012 10pm
Doors Open 8:30pm
Tickets: $10. @ The Door
Ages: 19+

The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Chris Murphy Sloan
Chris Colohan Cursed
Thomas D'Arcy Small Sins
PLUS Members of:
Sloan
Pursuit of Happiness
Cursed
Galore
The Order of Good Cheer
Small Sins
+ Surprise Guests


ROY HILL LIVE (4 AUG)
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Saturday 4 August
(with Steve Whalley)
RAM JAM CLUB. Grey Horse, 46 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EE 8.30pm 5


HUD DATES
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JULY

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)

AUGUST

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)

SEPTEMBER

1st Sydenham Blues Club. Golden Lion. Sydenham SE26 55X (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)



ACOUSTIC STRAWBS - UK AUTUMN DATES
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Early warning of a mini tour in the UK for the Acoustics between their trips to the US in September and Canada in October:

Thursday 27 September, The Ferry Glasgow
Sunday 30 September, Maddermarket Theatre Norwich
Thursday 4 October, Festival Tenterden
Friday 5 October, The Rock Maltby
Saturday 6 October, Centenary Centre Peel IOM



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OLIVER WAKEMAN NEWS
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WAKEMAN & GORDON GILTRAP - DATES
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For those of stuck over here in the UK whilst Acoustic Strawbs are playing in the US and Canada this autumn, Oliver and Gordon have thoughtfully arranged a little diversion for us. Billed as "The Ravens & Lullabies tour", these two instrumental virtuosi will be playing on a series of dates. Oliver writes:

"It would be nice to see some familiar witchwooders. Some of the tour dates are in places I remember from the Strawbs tour which will bring back very happy memories for me."


22nd Sept - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
www.worcesterlive.co.uk - 01905 611 427

27th Sept - The Playhouse, Weston Super Mare
www.theplayhouse.co.uk - 01934 645544

29th Sept - Trowbridge Arts Festival
www.trowbridgeartsfestival.co.uk - 01722 321744

2nd Oct - Band on The Wall, Manchester
www.bandonthewall.org - 0161 834 1786 or 08452 500500

12th Oct - Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
www.guildhallartscentre.com - 01476 406158

13th Oct - The Wesley Centre, Maltby
www.classicrocksociety.co.uk - 01327 310088

17th Oct - Farnham Maltings, Farnham
www.farnhammaltings.com - 01252 745444

18th Oct - The Brook Theatre, Chatham
www.medwayticketslive.co.uk - 01634 338338

19th Oct - Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
www3.hants.gov.uk/Ashcroft - 01329 223100

26th Oct - The Junction, Goole
www.junctiongoole.co.uk - 01405 763 652


WAKEMAN & GORDON GILTRAP - ALBUM
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There's an album to come as well:

Gordon and Oliver first met during one of his Dad's Christmas concerts where they both performed back in 2009. Gordon recently contacted Oliver with the offer of performing on his next solo album but this soon changed into a full scale collaboration.

The following is taken from Gordon's website - "On the creative front I am currently collaborating with that outstanding keyboard player Mr Oliver Wakeman. He and I are working together on my first 'rock' album since the late 70's.This project will see a return to my 'Prog Rock' roots, and the prospect of working with a man considered by many to be one of the best in the business truly excites me!"


AND FINALLY ...
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In the middle of all this, congratulations also to Oliver and his wife - their second child was born a short while ago. Lottie Alys Wakeman was born at 1.56am on Saturday morning so lots of sleepless nights ahead!




[ends]

DICK GREENER
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