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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - MARCH 2013

Sent by Dick Greener, 2 Mar 2013


Hi all

Apologies for the lack of a Strawbswebnews in February - rather a disrupted month of my life
for various reasons. Here's some assorted news that has been building up.

Contents
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* Roy Hill gig this Sunday
* Acoustic Strawbs gigs
* Craig & Willoughby - new website, album & gigs
* Cry No More/Roy Hill CDs - special offer
* Bully Wee tour videos
* Giltrap & Wakeman - new CD Ravens and Lullabies
* Acoustic Strawbs gigs - full listing to May
* Craig & Willoughby gigs - full listing to 1 May
* Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman dates March - May

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ROY HILL GIG THIS SUNDAY
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Stop press - Seven on Sunday gig for Roy and
Steve Whalley at the Ram Jam Club at the Grey
Horse pub in Kingston Upon Thames this Sunday 3rd March. Well worth an outing!

Gig starts 7.00pm (clue is in the title of the
gig) so there's some hope Roy will finish before closing time!

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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS GIGS
=====================

At the foot of this e-mail there are details of
the upcoming gigs from now until end of May. We
haven't been able to get all of these on the
website yet, but are working on it.

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CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY - NEW WEBSITE, ALBUM & GIGS
==============================================

Brian and Cathryn now have a new website at
www.craigandwilloughby.com, which includes news
of a brand new album from them - Real World.

The title reflects the nature of the honest,
gritty and un-doctored recordings, captured
'live' in the studio, by award winning engineer
Ron Angus. There are 5 new tracks, with 7
re-recordings of songs as we perform them on
stage. There are no overdubs of additional voices
or instruments and there is minimal use of studio
effects. I've got a copy and it's lovely - like
having the two of them do a gig in your living room, just for you ...

The official release date is 1 Apr 2013 - it is
available from their website and tracks will be
on iTunes and Amazon. You can hear samples on the
Flash MP3 player on the new site.

You can order Real World now via Paypal from the
site, along with Cathryn and Broan's other releases.

Also a listing at the foot of this e-mail of Brian and Cathryn's upcoming gigs.

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CRY NO MORE/ROY HILL CDS - SPECIAL OFFER
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If there's any Cry No More or Roy Hill CDs you
don't have in your collection then now is your
chance to fill the gap. Roy is selling them at five pounds each.

Simply email him at deepdene@fsmail.net for details.

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BULLY WEE TOUR VIDEOS
=====================

If there's anyone who can't wait till 2014 for
the next Bully Wee Band gig, Colin Reece has
given Pete Bradley the OK to post a couple of videos from the Ram Club.

http://youtu.be/9VALJJQrHZE
http://youtu.be/Hqj5WZDY5DI

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GILTRAP & WAKEMAN - NEW CD RAVENS AND LULLABIES
===============================================

Guitar Legend and the next generation of keyboard
wizardry join forces for a new record!

4th March 2013 will see guitar legend Gordon
Giltrap and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman (following
his years of touring with the classic progressive
rock band YES and playing with STRAWBS on their
2009 electric tour) release their debut
collaborative album 'Ravens & Lullabies' on the Esoteric Antenna label.

The album is a 13 song collection of hard hitting
memorable rock pieces coupled with thought
provoking lyrics alongside acoustic duets
featuring their fine instrumental interplay.

The project was initiated with a phone call from
Gordon to Oliver in early 2012 requesting
Oliver's keyboard services for a new rock album.
Within 24 hours Gordon had phoned again
suggesting a full collaboration instead and the
'Ravens & Lullabies' concept was born.

Gordon and Oliver spent 2012 writing and
recording the album which features a return for
Gordon to his rock roots following a 30 year
absence and Oliver's first recorded works since
his departure from both Yes and Strawbs.

It has been recorded and mixed by 'Threshold'
guitarist Karl Groom (who also mixed the Yes
'Live In Lyon' record which featured Oliver on keyboards).

The album will be available in two formats, a
single CD featuring 13 new pieces and double pack
special edition featuring a Bonus CD of live
recordings taken from their 2012 tour and
re-recordings of pieces from Oliver and Gordon's past catalogue.

The new album features performances by the following well respected musicians.

Paul Manzi - vocals. Paul has performed with the
Oliver Wakeman Band for the last 6 years
(appearing on the live DVD 'Coming to Town') and
is the current vocalist for the rock band Arena.

Steve Amadeo - Bass Guitar. Steve, an in demand
Jazz/Blues/Rock session bass player, is currently
performing with Blues guitarist Aynsley Lister.

Johanne James - Drums. Johanne has been the
Threshold drummer for the last 12 years.

The album also features a special vocal
appearance by Benoit David, Oliver's old band
mate from Yes, on the track 'From the Turn of a
Card' written by Oliver during the Yes recording sessions of 2010.

Many of the pieces were debuted and refined
during their acoustic duo tour in September and
October 2012 where they performed sell out
concerts across the UK. The tour will resume in
March 2013 to coincide with the release of the new album.

One of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in
the UK today, Gordon Giltrap has developed his
own unique style, much copied, but never
bettered. It is impossible not to be awestruck as
he coaxes incredible melodies from his
instruments; you almost suspect a second pair of
hands. He is well known for his varied musical
output and 'Heartsong' (a hit single from the
album 'Perilous Journey' in 1977) is instantly
recognized as the theme for the BBC TV's long running 'Holiday' programme.

Following ten solo albums in a variety of styles,
Oliver Wakeman joined the legendary band 'YES' in
2008, touring with them up until mid-2011. A live
CD and triple vinyl release, 'In The Present -
Live from Lyon', was a fitting bookend to his
period in the band. He also worked with 'The
Strawbs' and appeared on their last studio album
as well as their 40th Anniversary CD release.
Appearing in venues across North and South
America, Europe and the UK with YES, Strawbs and
as a solo artist, he has become a well respected
live performing musician to add to his other
talents as composer, songwriter, lyricist and producer.

Gordon says "Working with Oliver is like a breath
of fresh air. I knew of his reputation as a fine
musician, and it made perfect sense for me to tap
into his creative energy, not only to bring out
certain elements of my musical gifts but to
create something new and exciting, at the same
time giving a nod in the direction of our respective Progressive Rock roots"

Oliver adds, "After working with YES, the chance
of working with another legendary artist was an
opportunity too good to miss. I am having a
wonderfully productive time working with Gordon
and feel we are creating something genuinely
unique in our 'Ravens & Lullabies' project."

Many of Gordon's fans have been asking for years
when he is going to return to his rock roots and
others wondered what Oliver would write after the Yes experiences...

On 4th March 2013 they'll know...

Ravens and Lullabies now on pre-order - you can
now place a pre-order for the 2CD Signed Limited
Edition from Cherry Red Records for 11.99 + P&P

http://www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4020

Release date is confirmed as 4th March.

There will be two different releases of the
album. A standard single CD with the following 13 tracks:

Moneyfacturing
Fiona's Smile
From the Turn of a Card
LJW
Maybe Tomorrow
Wherever There Was Beauty
Is This the Last Song I Write?
A Mayfair Kiss
Anyone Can Fly
A Perfect Day
Credit Carnival
One For Billie
Ravens Will Fly Away

The 2CD signed limited edition will have a second
CD featuring the following tracks

Live recordings taken from the 2012 tour:
Nature's Way
Isabella's Wedding
Progress of the Soul
On Camber Sands
Lutey and the Mermaid

New studio recordings:
Praeludium (from the Well Tempered Clavier)
The Forgotten King
Roots

Some live dates for the duo at the foot of this e-mail.

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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS GIGS - FULL LISTING MARCH TO MAY
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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 2013
THE GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD
Greystones Road
Sheffield
West Yorkshire S11 7BS
Showtime: 7.30pm
Ticket sales: www.wegottickets.com/event/193908
Website: www.mygreystones.co.uk
Email: info@mygreystones.co.uk

THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2013
THE FERRY, GLASGOW
25 Anderston Quay
Glasgow
Scotland G3 8BX
Doors: 8.00pm
Box Office: 01698 360085
Website: www.the-ferry.co.uk

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2013
BANNERMAN'S, EDINBURGH
212 Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1 1NQ
Doors: 7.15pm
Ticket sales: bit.ly/W5fu1a
Website: www.bannermanslive.co.uk

SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2013
THE GREEN HOTEL, KINROSS
2 The Muirs
Kinross
Perthshire KY13 8AS
Doors: 8.00pm
Showtime: 9.00pm
Tel: 01577 863467
Website: www.mundellmusic.com

THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2013
PLAZA SUITE, SEVENOAKS
Stag Community Arts Centre
London Road
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 1ZZ
Showtime: 8.00PM
Box Office: 01732 450175
Ticket Sales:
https://www.stagsevenoaks-tickets.co.uk/select_seats.aspx?perfid=8498
Website: www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
Email: enquiries@stagsevenoaks.co.uk

FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2013
NEW CUT ARTS, HALESWORTH
The Cut
New Cut
Halesworth
Suffolk IP19 8BY
Showtime: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0845 6732123
Tel: 01986 873285
Website: www.newcut.org
Email: info@newcut.org
Directions: Website directions

SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2013
THE HAILSHAM PAVILION, HAILSHAM
George Street
Hailsham
East Sussex BN27 1AE
Showtime: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01323 841414
Website: www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk

FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2013
CITY VARIETIES, LEEDS
Swan Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire LS1 6LW
Showtime: 7.30pm
Box Office: 0113 243 0808
Website: www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Email: boxoffice@cityvarieties.co.uk

SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2013
FOLK CLUB, GRAYSHOTT
Grayshott Village Hall
Headley Road
Grayshott
Surrey GU26 6TZ
Showtime: 7.30pm
Box Office: 01428 604798
Website: www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk

FRIDAY 5 APRIL 2013
PARISH CHURCH, WIGAN
Crawford St
Wigan WN1 1NL
Doors: 7.15pm
Showtime: 8.00pm
Special Guests: John Ainsworth and T.E.Yates
Ticket info: All ticket enquiries via email address or tel. 01942 824291
Email: dtcartlidge@gmail.com
Tickets are GBP 15.00 in advance, GBP 17.00 on the night

SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2013
HRH PROG FESTIVAL, ROTHERHAM
Magna
Sheffield Road
Rotherham S60 1DX
Showtime: TBC
Box Office: 08700 110034
Website: www.hrhprog.com
Email: info@hardrockhell.com
Directions: from the venue website

FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013
LANDMARK CENTRE, TEDDINGTON
Ferry Road
Teddington TW11 9NN
Doors: 7.15pm
Showtime: 8.00pm
Box Office: 020 8977 7558
Website: www.landmarkartscentre.org
Directions: from the venue website

THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2013
THE BRICKYARD, CARLISLE
14 Fisher St
Carlisle
Cumbria CA3 8
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: Ticketweb on 08444 77 1000, or the venue website
http://www.thebrickyardonline.com/
Directions: http://www.thebrickyardonline.com/findus.html
NOT YET LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE

SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2013
ST MARY THE VIRGIN, INGLETON
Main Street
Ingleton
North Yorkshire LA6 3EB
Showtime: 7.30pm
Website: stmaryschurchingleton.wordpress.com
Email: strawbsatchurch@aol.com
Directions: from the venue website
All ticket enquiries via email address

SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2013
CORN EXCHANGE, EXETER
Market Street
Exeter EX1 1BW
Doors: 7.15pm
Showtime: 8.00pm
Box Office: 01392 665938
Website: www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
Email: cornexchange@exeter.gov.uk
Directions: from the venue website

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2013
ST ANDREWS HALL, NORWICH
Details to follow

SATURDAY 25 MAY (WITH THE ZOMBIES)
THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE
Anvil Arts
Basingstoke
Churchill Way
RG21 7QR
Dooors: 7.30pm
Tickets: 19.50
Buy tickets: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/booking-information?event=A3AK
Website: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/
Directions: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/your-visit/how-get-here

THURSDAY 30 MAY (WITH THE ZOMBIES)
G LIVE, GUILDFORD
London Road
Guildford GU1 2AA
Doors: 7.30PM
Tickets: 20.50
Buy tickets online: http://tinyurl.com/bc99tkh
Website: https://glive.co.uk/
Directions: from the venue website

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CRAIG AND WILLOUGHBY GIGS - FULL LISTING
========================================

Check their website at www.craigandwilloughby.com for updates.

Friday March 15, 2013
The Ram, Old Cranleighans Club
Portsmouth Rd., Thames Ditton, LO KT7 0HB
0208 686 9421 Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages; Tickets: 9 members / 10 non-members

Monday, March 25, 2013
The Greys
105 Southover Street, Brighton, S BN2 9UA
01273 680734 Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages; Tickets: 10 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/204921

Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Black Swan
Peasholme Green, YORK, NE YO1 7PR
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages: Tickets: 9 / Concs. 7 www.wegottickets.com

Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Copper Beech
Neasham Rd., Darlington, NE DL1 4DH
07890 006204 Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages;

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Great Knight, The Old White Hart
Far Cotton, Northampton, ML NN4 8BS
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dorking Folk Club
Social Club, Friends Provident, Dorking, Surrey, Dorking, S RH4 1QA
01306 888 530 Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Chapel Arts Centre
St James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, SW BA1 1QR
01225 461700; Set: 7:30 PM
All Ages; Tickets: 10

Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Spread Eagle
47 Eagle Brow, Lymm, NW WA13 0AG
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Playhouse 2
2 Newtown St, Shaw, Oldham, NW OL2 8NX
Set: 7:30 PM
All Ages

Monday, April 29, 2013
Chesham Folk Club
White Hill Centre, Chesham, LO HP5 1AG
01494 775190 Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages; Tickets: 8 members 10 non-members

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Eastbourne Folk Club, The Lamb
High St., Eastbourne, BN21 1HH
(01323) 728268 or 638811; Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

Friday, June 7, 2013
Porkies Folk Club @ Poynton British Legion
Georges Road, West Poynton, NW SK12 1JY
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Market Place, Bishop Auckland, NE DL14 7NP
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

Friday, July 5, 2013
Burntwood Folk Club
Ogleyhay Rd., Boneyhay, ML WS7 2PH
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages

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GORDON GILTRAP AND OLIVER WAKEMAN DATES MARCH - MAY
===================================================

9 Mar - Theatre Royal Margate
Addington Street, Margate, Kent

15 Mar - Farncombe Music Club
St.John's Church, St.John's Street, Farncombe

22/23 Mar - Hunter Hall School, Frenchfield,
Penrith, Cumbria

13 Apr - St. Michael's Church
Bishops Itchington, West Midlands

17 Apr - The Island Hall, Sark

19 Apr - Jersey Arts Centre
Phillips Street, St Helier, Jersey

26 Apr - St Mary's Church
Church Lane, Lowdham, Nottingham

27 Apr - The Plough Arts centre
9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon

25 May - The Joseph Whitworth Centre
Station Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire

[ends]

DICK GREENER
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