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Sent by Dick Greener, 30 Jan 2015


The first Strawbswebnews of the year, just made it into January. Some news of future dates at last in Germany and Holland, early warning of some electric shows in Jul, hurrah! And some updates for Craig & Willoughby gigs and Hud's gigs.

Finally, some news from Cousins collaborator Conny Conrad.


* Acoustic Strawbs dates
* Electric Strawbs dates
* Craig & Willoughby dates
* Hud's gigs
* New Conny Conrad release, featuring Dave Cousins



Acoustic Strawbs had their first gig of the year in Birmingham, just beating the snows that have started to bother the UK - the US have already had theirs! Another gig in Frome on Sat 7 Feb with the Yardbirds and then the "Classic Legends of Rock & Folk" tour with Carl Palmer and Martin Turner takes the Acoustics off round the UK from 19 Feb to 15 March (dates below).

UK - Acoustics only
Sun 29 Mar, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex (also the home of Roger Dean's artwork collection)

Fri 15 May, Music Club, Wokingham
Wed 3 Jun, The Sage, Gateshead
Fri 5 Jun, Greystones, Sheffield
Sat 13 Jun, Harmans Cross Village Hall, Swanage
Sat 27 Jun, Old Gate Theatre, Wigan

Wed 15 Apr, venue TBA, Wetzlar
Thur 16 Apr, Unter Teck, Kircheim
Fri 17 Apr, Glem, Metzingen

Fri 29 May, Boerderij, Zoetermeer
Sat 30 May, Roots Aan De Zaan, Zaandam
Sun 31 May, Kloveniersdolen, Middelburg


Fri 17 Jul, The Flowerpot, Derby
Sat 18 Jul, The Stables, Milton Keynes
Thu 23 Jul, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
Fri 24 Jul, Robin 2, Bilston
Sat 25 Jul, Boom Boom Club, Sutton
Sun 26 Jul, Trowbridge Village Pump Festival
Fri 31 Jul, The Platform, Morecambe
Sat 1 Aug, Anchor Arts, Wingham

Some further dates addeed for Spring/early Summmer (**) -more may be added - check out

Fri March 20 - The Rock, Ukrainian Centre, Doncaster
Sat March 21 - Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Bedale
Sun March 22 - The Normandy Centre, Horsham
Tue March 24 - Dartford Folk Club
Thu March 26 - Uxbridge RNA
** Tue March 31 - Bob's Folk Show (Surrey Hills Radio) Leatherhead
Fri April 3 - Blackheath And District Liberal Club
Sun April 5 - Westward Inn, Lee Mill Ivybridge
** Fri April 10 - Beverley Conservative Club
Sat April 11 - Bookmark Theatre, Bloxwich
Fri April 17 - Westhoughton Golf Club
Fri April 24 - Sunset Suite, Carlisle FC
** Mon April 27, 2015- White Hill Centre, Chesham
** Sun May 31, 2015 - BAMFEST, Bedale
** Wed June 24, 2015 - The Back Room, Cottingham


Some new dates added to Hud's gig list (marked **)

30th - Brushwood Inn, Hillingdon UB8 3HY (THE BEAKY BAND)

6th - Surrey Blues Club, 128 Hersham Rd, Walton on Thames KT12 5QL (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
20th - The General Eliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE ALI MAC BAND)
21st - Railway, 390 Oldfield Rd, Greenford UB6 OAP (THE BEAKY BAND)
28th - The Red Lion, Isleworth (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)

5th - Sunningdale Lounge, London Rd, Sunnigdale SL5 0DQ (THE ALI MAC BAND)
13th - Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
** 27th - Brushwood Inn, Hillingdon UB8 3HY (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)

1st - Dustys, Watchet Lane Holmer Green HP 15 6UF (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
3rd - The General Eliott, Uxbridge UB8 2UR (THE BEAKY BAND )
** 11th - Black Horse, Greenford UB6 0AS (THE BEAKY BAND)
24th - Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3N (THE BEAKY BAND)

2ND Tilehurst British Legion, Downing Road, Tilehust RG31 5BB (THE BEAKY BAND )
** 3rd - The Horns, Watford - 4PM START (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
9th - The Red Lion, Isleworth (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
23rd - Tilehurst British Legion, Downing Road, Tilehust RG31 5BB (THE GOOD OLD BOYS)
30th - Northampton (more details to follow) (THE BEAKY BAND)


Conny Conrad, who collaborated with Dave on the splendid Cousins & Conrad: High Seas album, has news of a new album, GENERATIONS 3.

In 2004, Conny invited Dave to collaborate on the first Generations album, which included two songs featuring Dave: "On The Horizon" and "Turn The Page", as well as an earlier version of "The Feng Shui Symphony" which also popped up on High Seas.

In 2006, Conny's band, Dark Ocean, followed up with Cosmica, which included two songs with Cousins lyrics and vocals - "Bloodless Sun" and "Skip To My Lou", which of course also was included on Dave's 2007 Blue Angel Orchestra album, The Boy In The Saiilor Suit.

Generations 2 included Cousins' contribution to a track called "Deep Inside" (which Amazon marks as "explicit", so we can draw our conclusions as to the subject matter [grin].

And now, Generations 3 has a completely new recorded version of "Bloodless Sun", and 25% of the income from the album goes to the charity "Rock For Your Children".

You can buy the album at:



"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."

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