POSTERS - 2001-2008
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Acoustic Strawbs - first incarnation
This was the first poster for Acoustic Strawbs - edited down from the photo shoot in Bergen in 1999, cutting out the other members of the electric band. A version of it was used for the ticket to the White Bear launch of Acoustic Strawbs' first album Baroque And Roll. This copy is signed by all three.
This standard poster for the Brian Willoughby line-up of Acoustic Strawbs graced many a venue between 2002 and 2004 when Brian left to work with his partner Cathryn Craig ....
Bergamo Festival, 2002 (DG)
Dave Cousins passed this on to me - one of their earliest trips as Acoustic Strawbs to Italy, to play at a festival in Bergamo, with a few other dates round it. We have a setlist - see tour page.
Acoustic Strawbs, Hugh's Room Toronto, 2003, signed (*)
Strawbs post Christmas party, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, 14 Jan 2004
As the Acoustics were touring the US in December 2003, Strawbs Christmas celebration was held in early Jan 2004.
Acoustic Strawbs, Wath, 2004 (595mm x 420mm) (AB)
Strawbs, Quaywest, Danesfield Middle School, Somerset, 20 Jul 2004 flyer (21cm x 10cm) (DG)
Enthusiastic fan David Mortimer, part of QuayWest Radio, put on this gig in deepest Somerset, notable for Cousins revising the words "on the hoof" to "Out In The Cold" for a performance to a bunch of schoolkids in the front row!
Strawbs, Rochester, 2004 (DG)
The newly reformed 1974 Electric line-up Strawbs (Cousins, Lambert, Cronk plus Hawken & Coombes) rehearsed at Rochaster and played the first gig of the tour there. Two very similar versions of the poster, which features the clever retake of the picture on the back of the Hero and Heroine album cover, with the band in formal clothes.
Acoustic Strawbs, Bristol CT, 2005 (DG)
Joe Langer set up a local concert in Bristol, CT - this was the poster. The concert fesatured John Ford, some solo numbers from DC and DL and - uniquely - a solo performance by Chas of his "Starshine" Reviews and pix.
Acoustic Strawbs, Portland, OR, 2005 (435mm x 280mm) (AB)
Strawbs, Axminster, 2005 (see text)
Acquired by Nigel Bennett and sent to Ali for safe keeping, this poster for the Electric band at Axminster Guildhall came in two sizes: 210 x 295mm and 295 x 420mm. (AB)
Acoustic Strawbs, 2005 poster
Chas Cronk replaced Brian Willoughby in 2004 - the promotional photo was taken by Dave's daughter Joelle, the "sad little girl" who prompted the Antiques and Curios song (DG)
Acoustic Strawbs, Hartlepool 22 Sep 2005 poster
This was another shot used for Acoustics promotion, wearing the same kit as they were wearing in the electric band picture in the Axminter poster, above. (DG)
Electric Strawbs, 2005 poster
The Hero And Heroine line-up have become the touring electric band and the generic poster pays homage to the well-known "tuxedo" shot which graced the back cover of Hero And Heroine (DG)
Dave Cousins and Conny Conrad poster for German gigs, 12 June 2005
From Dave Cousins' archives. Cousins and Conrad played a handful of gigs in Germany. Conny got massive posters made with a glued on overlay for the actual venue (DG)
Dave Cousins and Conny Conrad, 31 July 2005 poster
Cousins and Conrad's High Seas album came to life for one night only at the Teddington NPL Club, backed by Conny's band Dark Ocean (DG)
A Night At The Blue Angel 1, 2006 signed poster
The first "night at the Blue Angel", aka the Astor Theatre in Deal, featuring the fabulous Blue Angel Orchestra with special guests Fred Wedlock, Audience's Howard Werth and local cross-dresser torch-songstress Pussy D'Amour - what a wide-ranging night! (DG)
Acoustic Strawbs, 2007 poster
From the same photoshoot which produced the redone Hero and Heroine promo pic, the Acoustics in their posh gear... (DG)
Electric Strawbs, 2007 South-west gigs poster
Four gigs in the south west(DG)
Jon Connolly staged a spectacular evening at Center In The Square with the electric line up, and produced this lavish poster (DG) The second night at the Astor Theatre in Deal featuring the Blue Angel Orchestra. Other artists included Granville Clarke (on half of folk band Foggy), painting to music, Howard Werth from Audience who lives locally, local band Faraway Tree and torch songs from the splendid cross-dresser Pussy D'Amour - very 30s Berlin ;-) The Blue Angel Orchestra featured Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk alongside Miller Anderson on guitar, Chris Hunt on drums and the amazing fiddle playing of Ian Cutler (DG) The 2008 tour was the last to feature John Hawken on keyboards (DG)
Electric Strawbs, Centre in the Square, July 2007 poster
A Night At The Blue Angel II, 2007 poster
There was a similar poster for the first Blue Angel gig. (DG)
Blue Angel Orchestra, 2008 poster (17 Feb 2008 gig, Half Moon Putney)
Electric Strawbs, 2008 tour handbill
Jon Connolly staged a spectacular evening at Center In The Square with the electric line up, and produced this lavish poster (DG)<
The second night at the Astor Theatre in Deal featuring the Blue Angel Orchestra. Other artists included Granville Clarke (on half of folk band Foggy), painting to music, Howard Werth from Audience who lives locally, local band Faraway Tree and torch songs from the splendid cross-dresser Pussy D'Amour - very 30s Berlin ;-)
The Blue Angel Orchestra featured Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk alongside Miller Anderson on guitar, Chris Hunt on drums and the amazing fiddle playing of Ian Cutler (DG)
The 2008 tour was the last to feature John Hawken on keyboards (DG)