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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - AUGUST 2013

Sent by Dick Greener, 27 August 2013


Hi all

Many many apologies for radio silence over the last month or so - I'm afraid I've been busy dealing with some personal stuff to do with work (Sadly, I'll be leaving the company I've been with for 31 years at the end of this year - I guess it'll give me more time work on Strawbsweb!)

But here's an update on some major things to look forward to, and some up and coming events.

Cheers

DICK

Contents
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* US cruising 2014 - electrified
Moody Blues Cruise
Yes - Cruise To The Edge
* Acoustic Strawbs 2013 gigs
Weyfest
* Brian and Cathryn news
Rumours of Rain reborn
Real World
* Teddington Society - Bursting At The Seams
* Hud's gigs
* Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap
The Ravens & Lullabies Tour 2013 dates
Other Oliver and Gordon news






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US CRUISING 2014 - ELECTRIFIED
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Strawbs were so well received on the 2013 Moody Blues Cruise that they have been invited back again, not only to the Moodies Cruise, but a further cruise featuring the music of Yes and associated bands.

But NBB - both cruises will feature the full electric band this time, the first US trip for the full band in a few years!!

The line-up (other than Cousins, Lambert and Cronk) is not yet confirmed, and there is the possibility that further electric band gigs may be booked in the US after the cruises finish, but PLEASE DON'T ASK FOR INFO AS I HAVEN'T GOT IT YET.


MOODY BLUES CRUISE
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http://moodiescruise.com/
2 April - 7 April 2014
Departs Miami, Florida, visiting Grand Turk Island and Nassau

Guest bands: Strawbs, Zombies, Carl Plamer of ELP, Lighthouse and many many more.



YES - CRUISE TO THE EDGE
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http://www.cruisetotheedge.com
7 April to 12 April 2014
Departs Miami, Florida, visiting Isla de Roatan, Honduras, and Cozumel, Mexico

Guest bands: Strawbs, Steve Hackett, Marillion, UK, Queensryche, Tangerine Dream, Renaissance, and the art of Roger Dean and many many more.


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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS 2013 GIGS
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Sun 1 Sep, Weyfest, Farnham (see below)
Mon 16 Sep, The Maltings, Farnham
Thu 19 Sep, Stables, Wavendon

Sat 26 Oct, The Forum, Darlington
Sat 16 Nov, Spinney Theatre, Northampton (with Curved Air & Wishbone Ash)(evening - there is another gig in the afternoon)
Thu 7 Nov, Anchor Arts, Wingham
Sun 24 Nov, The Assembly, Leamington Spa (with Curved Air)
Thu 28 Nov, The crown Hotel, Nantwich
Fri 29 Nov, The Arena, St Albans (with Curved Air & Wishbone Ash)
Sat 30 Nov, Great British Folk Festival, Skegness (see below)
Sun 1 Dec, The Grand, Clitheroe

The September gig details are on the site:

Skegness Great British Folk Festival
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Other acts include: Fairport, Steeleye, Barbara Dickson, Tir Na Nog, Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell, St. Agnes Fountain, Martyn Joseph, Cara Dillon and many more ...


WEYFEST
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See http://www.weyfest.co.uk/ for full line-up, which includes:
Fri 30 Aug - Stranglers, Nine Below Zero
Sat 31 Aug - Echo & The Bunnymen, Toploader, The Wurzels, Johhn Cghlan's Quo, Jackie Lynton Band, Eddie & The Hot Rods, True Deceivers, Fake Thackray
Sun 1 Sep - Acoustic Strawbs playing, UB40 (headlining), Hawklords, Heavy Metal Kids, Leatherat, 3 Bonzos and a Piano, Vikki Clayton, Merry Hell, Wychwood





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BRIAN AND CATHRYN NEWS
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RUMOURS OF RAIN REBORN
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Check out the YouTube video - http://youtu.be/q9jlYN8NpwABrian and Cathryn have started promoting their Folk For Peace 'Rumours of Rain' project again with string support from Facebook readers. Radio Warwickshire's Tamsin Rosewell has been very helpful and it's playing on RadioWarks - http://tinyurl.com/lp55b32. Radio Teesdale and Bishop FM are also keenly promoting it.The recording has a truly impressive international Folk Star line-up! Let's hope they can achieve their original goal, of collecting funds to help children injured in war zones.

REAL WORLD
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Their latest album 'Real World' has had some brilliant reviews- check these out on their website - www.craigandwilloughby.com



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TEDDINGTON SOCIETY - BURSTING AT THE SEAMS
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Dave Cousins presents a video snapshot of Teddington. The film produced by local cameraman Alan Benns, is cut to edited music (*) by Strawbs from their album "Bursting at the seams": an apt title for the many and varied activities in the borough. Edited by Brian West, the film uses over 250 video images in just over 8 minutes. This is Teddington Society's entry to "Twickenham Alive Film Festival 2013', which won an award.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-JuKy7PsSc

* (The backing music is the instrumental bits from such tracks as Lay Down, Lady Fuschia, Flying and Tears and Pavan)


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HUD's GIGS
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Here's a round up of what Hud's up to over the coming months.

AUGUST
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30th The Crown, Colham Green Road, Hillingden UB8 3QH (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)

SEPTEMBER
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6th Crawdaddy Club. Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9 2SF (THE ALI MAC BAND)
13th The Royalist, Market Harborough LE16 9PL (THE BEAKY BAND)
15th The Horns, 1 Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3RL (2pm start) (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
20th The Beehive, St Albans AL1 1QL (ANDY HART)

OCTOBER
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5th Wickford Railway Club. Market Ave, Wickford SS12 OAD (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
12th Tilehurst BL, Downing Rd, Tilehurst. BERKS RG31 5BB (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
13th The Red Lion. Isleworth TW7 6QJ (THE GINNY BROWN BAND)
18th The General Elliot, St. John's Road, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE ALI MAC BAND)
19th The Sportsman, 2 Scotts Hill Croxley Green WD3 3AD (THE ALI MAC BAND)
25th The Royalist, Market Harborough LE16 9PL (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)

NOVEMBER
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1st General Elliott. St. Johns Rd, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
7th The Riverside Club, Staines, TW18 2DX, Tel: 01784 452302 (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
10th The Boot. 4 Market Place, St Albans AL3 5DG (5pm start ) (THE ALI MAC BAND)
15th The Royalist, Market Harborough LE16 9PL (THE ALI MAC BAND)
16th Oxhey Hall Hampermill Lane, off Raglan Gdns WD19 4TT (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
17th The Three Lions, Scratchers, 55 Meadrow, Farncombe, Surrey, (Nr Godalming) 01483 417605 (THE ALI MAC BAND)
22nd The General Elliott, St. John's Road, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
30th The Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace, SE19 2AA (020) 8778 4109 (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)

DECEMBER
8th The Red Lion, Isleworth TW7 6QJ (THE GINNY BROWN BAND)
14th Tilehurst British Legion, Downing Rd, Tilehurst. BERKS RG31 5BB (THE BEAKY BAND)
15th The Horns, Watford WD17 3RL, Tel: 01923 225020 (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
21st Hayes Working Men's Club, UB3 3NB tel: 020 8573 1721 (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)


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OLIVER WAKEMAN & GORDON GILTRAP
The Ravens & Lullabies Tour 2013
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Advance warning of some gigs featuring Oliver Wakeman and Gordon Giltrap, featuring their splendid album Ravens and Lullabies.

All gigs except Sat 5 Oct are duo gigs featuring Oliver and Gordon.

The 5th October featyres a band line-up with:
Steve Anderson (bass) and Johanne James (drumns), both from Threshold
Paul Manzi (Oliver Wakeman Band, Arena) vocals

The duo supports John Lees' Barclay James Harvest on 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 21, 22, 23 Nov.

Dates
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Thursday, October 3: Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1JP
To book tickets: Phone: 01892 678 678 or visit www.trinitytheatre.net

Friday, October 4: 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Sundial Theatre at Cirencester College, Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 1XA
To book tickets: Phone: 01285 654228 or visit www.sundial-theatre.co.uk

Saturday, October 5: SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL - FULL BAND SHOW!
Lydney Town Hall, High Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5DY
Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman with the full electric band
To book tickets: www.summersend.co.uk

Wednesday, October 9: 8pm - 10:30pm West End Centre, Queens Road, Aldershot, GU11 3JD
To book tickets: Phone: 01252 330 040 or visit www3.hants.gov.uk/westendcentre

Friday, October 11: 7:30pm - 10:30pm The Regal Theatre 47 - 49 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8AE
To book tickets: Phone 01584 811 442 or visit www.regaltenbury.co.uk

Saturday, October 12: 7:30pm - 10:30pm Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch B98 8AE
To book tickets: Phone: 01527 65203 or visit www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/

Tuesday, October 15: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Village Hall, The Street, Walberton Arundel, Sussex BN18 0PQ
To book tickets: Phone: 01243 811 429 / 07740 105 555 or visit www.rootsaroundtheworld.com

Thursday, October 17: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Brook Theatre Old Town Hall, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SE
To book tickets: Phone: 01634 338 338 or visit www.medway.gov.uk/leisureandculture/centralandbrooktheatres.aspx

Sunday, October 20: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Greystones, Greystone Road, Sheffield S11 7BS
To book tickets: Phone: 0114 266 5599 or visit www.mygreystones.co.uk

Friday, October 25: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Capitol Theatre North Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RG
To book tickets: Phone: 01403 750 220 or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com

Wednesday, October 30: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Musician Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE
To book tickets: Phone: 0116 251 0080 or visit www.themusicianpub.co.uk

Thursday, October 31: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Terry O Toole Theatre, North Kesteven Centre Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX
To book tickets: Phone: 01522 883 311 or visit www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk

Thursday, November 7: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Komedia, 22-23 Westgate St, Bath BA1 1EP
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone 0845 293 8480 or visit www.komedia.co.uk/bath/

Friday, November 8: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: visit www:assemblyhall.islington.gov.uk/

Saturday, November 9: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone 01908 280800 or visit www.stables.org

Sunday, November 10: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone 01902 401211 or visit www.therobin.co.uk

Tuesday, November 12: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Forest Arts Centre Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hants BH25 6DS
To book tickets: Phone: 01425 612 393 or visit www3.hants.gov.uk/forest

Saturday, November 16: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Picturedrome, Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: visit www.picturedrome.net

Thursday, November 21: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone 01223 511 511 or visit www.junction.co.uk

Friday, November 22: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone 023 8055 5366 or visit www.the-brook.com

Saturday, November 23: Barclay James Harvest plus Oliver Wakeman & Gordon Giltrap 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Tavistock Wharf, Canal Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AT
Special Guests of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
To book tickets: Phone (01822) 611166 or visit www.tavistockwharf.com

Other Oliver and Gordon news
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http://www.oliverwakeman.co.uk/
Oliver's "The 3 Ages Of Magick" (with Yes's Steve Howe) is due for re-issue in September.

http://www.giltrap.co.uk/
Some of Gordon's classic albums re-issued on CD



[ends]

DICK GREENER
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