Not Another Newsletter!
‘Fraid so! The last few months have been a frenzy of gigging with Strongheart, Satsuma! & even the odd World Turtle show, with plenty more on the way.
Haze Christmas Show
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Haze Christmas bash at the Boardwalk. We played a couple of World Turtle songs in the set, which seemed to work remarkably well. For those who missed it, the set list was:-
I think we’re probably going to have to make it an annual event!
- The Ember/New Year's Day
- In The End
- Let Go/God Rest Ye/Mr Big/
- See Her Face
- Wilderness Of Eden
- The Vice
- Far Over Misty Mountains(acoustic)
- In The Universe(acoustic)
- Fallen Leaves(acoustic)
- In The Light/Dig Them Mushrooms/
- Ceiling/Tunnel Vision
- Edge Of Heaven
- The Hum/Wish It Could Be Xmas
- 7 Stones/Plague of Lighthouse Keepers/
Unto The Dawn/Oh Come All Ye
- Humbug/Mountain/We 3 Kings/ Baby
Please Don't Go
- I Believe In Father Christmas
- Happy Christmas (War Is Over)/
- Stone House
- Merry Christmas Everybody
|More Haze Gigs|
Not only are we playing a private party for long time Haze fan John Gelley’s 40th birthday on 1st May, but we’re also supporting Bedouin at the Boardwalk on Thursday 13th May. Admission is £4.50 & we’ll be onstage at 8.30 prompt to do a 1¼ hour set. For those of you who don’t know, Bedouin feature Alan Davey and one other ex-member of Hawkwind whose name escapes me.
The big show for summer though, is the
Whitchurch Music Festival
Testbourne Centre, Micheldever Rd, Whitchurch, Hampshire on 6th, 7th & 8th August. World Turtle have played here the last two years & had a great time, so we are pleased to announce that this year Haze will be playing on the Saturday night, 7th August.
Friday night sees other Whitchurch regulars ReGenesis playing along with the new Grace line up and the ubiquitous Martin Orford. There are bands all day Saturday, including Gravity and culminating in Haze and our old friends(sic) IQ. Sunday afternoon features acoustic sessions from various artists, including Paul Chisnell’s folk duo Old Pekuliar, plus an acoustic Haze set. Sunday evening sees sets from Shufti, The Groundhogs and Moody Marsden Band. Tickets are £8 for the Friday, £10 each for Saturday & Sunday or £25 for the whole weekend. Cheques to Whitchurch Festival, 1 Riverside, London St, Whitchurch, Hampshire, UK, RG28 7LW Tel:01256 895758/01962 760133/07771 615216 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
website:Whitchurch Music Festival
There is free camping & great food, booze & music all weekend!
The Italian Job
Our good friend Daniele Castracane is in the process of booking a couple of dates in Italy for Haze later this year - more news soon! In the meantime - if anyone has any contacts with any gigs in France, Holland or Germany let us know & we’ll see if we can fit them in on the way.
OK, we never made it to Germany on New Year’s Eve, but we’re now heading for Holland in May. We’re playing at the Borstrock Festival in Nieuw-Vosseneer, Holland on Saturday 15th May and hope to have a few other dates lined up around it. (See our festival report on the Strongheart Website)We’re also backing Steve Roberts, the ex drummer with UK Subs turned singer, in a new project called Big City Rodeo. There’s a single and video in the pipeline, plus some good industry connections - Trevor Bolder has expressed an interest in managing the band. So you may see me on Top Of The Pops yet!?!
We’ll be playing our first show together at ‘Wombstock’ the festival at the Lundhill Tavern, Wombwell, this coming Monday.
Is an all day festival held at the Lundhill Tavern, Beech House Road, Hemingfield, Barnsley S73 on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May in aid of the MacMillan nurses. Bands confirmed are Big City Rodeo, Strongheart, Satsuma!, Carnival Of Thieves, Gypsy, Company Of Wolves, Green Sherpa & Nick Davies.
The new Von Daniken album is finished! It’s called ‘Transient’ and will be released on Gabadon Records on 1st July 1999 Cat No GABCD 11, with distribution via GFT/Cyclops. We are accepting advance orders now, £12 inc p&p. Track listing is:-
It’s the usual eclectic selection from Warren & me, with guest appearances from Derek Nash(sax) & Gordon Walker(violin).
- See What We Believe
- Ant-Bear Variations
- Are You Or Have You Ever Been
- Adventures Of The Interim Group
- Paradigmatic II
I Wanna Be Elected
The Sheffield local council elections are on the 6th May, & I’m standing! Last year my co-habitee Nicola Freeman stood for the Green Party in the Walkley ward & beat the Tories into 4th place. This year Nicola is again standing in Walkley & I’m in the adjacent Hillsborough ward(for the Greens of course), so if you live there, or know anyone who does, you know where to put that tick!
PS If you want any posters for your window, just give us a call.
Cellar Replay Replayed
OK we’re finally seriously honestly starting work on the ‘Cellar Replay/Cellar Tapes’ CD re-issue for Cyclops Records. It will be a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on the Club Cyclops label, available from ourselves and GFT/Cyclops. There’s no release date as yet, but we expect to have it available by late summer. Track listing will be everything from ‘Cellar Replay’ plus bonus tracks from ‘Cellar Tapes’ and ‘Warts’n’All’.
Sheffield Music College
For the last few weeks, me and fellow Stronghearts have been running music seminars at the Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield. Best known as the location for much of The Full Monty filming, it’s an old school building being converted into a community arts centre. Bobby ran a drum seminar on 11th April, I ran a bass one on 18th April & Wilbur did a guitar seminar on 25th April, with special guest Graham Oliver ex-Saxon. Next week(2nd May) it’s me & Joel White doing keyboards & the week after (9th) we’re doing a recap/free for all session. Adm is £2 & sessions run 5-7.30pm. Call 0114 233 2908 for details.