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Updated 25/03/2014

    .....VENUE CHANGE!!!.....VENUE CHANGE!!!.....VENUE CHANGE!!!.....VENUE CHANGE!!!..... 

Morning all....... Just a brief note to ask for your help and support. We had a gig planned for this Saturday at The Pump Room in Halifax. Our good friends Anne and John were going to go out in style however due to the most unforseen of unforeseen circumstances the gig is off. Fear not........

The Old Post Office (opposite Woolshops car park) have gallantly stepped in and booked us - God love 'em xxxxx
So here's where you lot come in. We need YOU (yes, you as well) to provide a hefty crowd to come and support the pub for taking this short notice chance to book us so are you up for it? If you're not going to make it yourselves please spread the word at very least as we want to put on a great night as a thanks to the pub and staff. 9pm start......... it'd be great to see you, no excuses now.



21/01/2014

Hello everyone, now we appreciate that it may seem a tad vulgar to be discussing St Patrick's Day in January but we don't play in public again now until that very grandest of weekends so to wet your collective whistle's, here is the official run down of our gigs over the period. Thanks for your continued support and if you fancy buying us a drink at any of the gigs listed below it'll be Guinness. Always Guinness.
We hope to see you in a worse state than us at any of the following establishments:


              Fri    14th March - The Moorlands, Keighley Road, Ogden - 9pm
              Sat   15th March - The Crossroads Inn, Mount Tabor Lane, Wainstalls - 9pm
              Sun  16th March - Halifax Irish Club, West Parade, Halifax - 2pm
              Mon  17th March - The Casa, Elland Road, Brighouse - 8:30 pm

Keep checking here and the Facebook page for details regarding times, ticket prices etc... details that we have already are on the Calendar page.

Don't forget to book some time off too
xxxxx


11/01/2014

Well hello folks, Happy New Year to you all and welcome to another years worth of late nights and early mornings, we hope you come along for the ride with us. We can't promise you money, a slimmer figure or a new job but we can promise you a top night out if you're in the area.

We get the year off to a fine start tonight when we return to the wonderful Crossroads Inn at Wainstalls. A beautiful setting and a lovely traditional style boozer with a healthy appreciation for live music....all sounds great to us. We get under way around 9 pm although it may be later if the diners order the cheese board and coffee's. 

After tonight's gig we don't have a public gig until March and in all likelihood it'll be St Patrick's weekend (gigs to be announced shortly - 2 of the 3 are confirmed for the Friday and Sunday) 

We hope you can make it tonight, it's a whole lot better than staying in watching The Voice, although not on our best day can we offer you a backside to compare with Kylie's so maybe we'll see you in March! 


18/11/2013

Afternoon folks, just 38 Days until Christm........Shut up.
We've had the best part of a month off since our last gig but we're back with a moderate sized bang this weekend.

Saturday 23rd November see us return to the Ring O' Bells in Queensbury. We've had many a fine evening here over the last few years and landlord Les has become one of our favourite characters on the local scene - he embodies everything we love in a publican: loves a drink, in lieu of standing upright, has a liberal attitude to drinking up time and looks like he could handle himself in a scrap.

We'll get underway at 9pm all you need to do is get your backsides up them 'tha hills.

After Saturday we return to a smashing, super little place in Siddal for a Sunday afternoon session.
The Cross Keys, Siddal  
has rapidly established itself locally as a fine boozer and a bastion of live music, 2 reasons why we keep coming back.

We make our latest appearance there on
Sunday 1st December - starting at 3pm.
Space is limited so get there before everyone else does!  


10/10/2013

Well hello and good evening. The nights have started drawing in and there's shite on Saturday night tele, it can only mean one thing...Autumn is here.

To avoid feeling down about that we have a great gig for you this weekend. We make a long overdue return to
Greetland Community Centre on Saturday 12th October.
We've had many a fine night here down the years and hope this one is another belter to add to the list. 9pm start.

In much sadder news this week.... As anyone who has ever seen us or knows anything of us knows, we are huge fans of The Pogues. A lot of our set consists of their brilliantly crafted songs and we love trying to do them any degree of justice. Well this week, on Tuesday, the band's guitarist Phil Chevron sucummbed to his long battle with cancer.

Phil was a very accomplished musician and one of his many stand out contributions to the band was that he wrote the song "Thousands Are Sailing" a beautiful story about Irish immigration to the USA. We try to do this tune justice and there is a video of us playing it at the Halifax Irish Festival on one of the pages of this humble website. If you're not familiar with this fabulous piece of song writing we urge you most definitely to check it out on youtube or i-tunes or wherever and however you can.

We'll be sure to play it this Saturday and to paraphrase the lyrics " we'll raise a glass to Phil Chevron....and a dozen more besides..."




Phil




24/09/2013

Hello and good morning (except it hasn't been a good morning thus far, it's been a shocker and it's only just gone 8 bells!)

A couple of things to bring to your collective attention; Firstly just a reminder of this weekends gig.
 
We are at
The Pump Room this Saturday 28th September from 20:45 onwards. Get there early to reserve dance floor space!

Next thing, our gig on
Sunday 1st December has had a venue change. We were due to play at the Rose & Crown in Greetland but Jet and Andy have had a change of plans so we are now booked in to the fantastic Cross Keys at Siddal. We're looking at a 3pm start. We always have a great time here due to the bands connection to the area so put on your best wooly jumper and get yourself down.


13/09/2013

You rember that cancelled gig we mentioned? We said we were going to book another one?? You remember that we recently played the "last ever" gig at The Pump Room (you can see where this is going right?) Yes, in the true sprit of band heroes Stan & Ollie we are doing a 2nd last ever gig at The Pump Room within the space of a month and not to mention the 4th "last ever gig at The Pump Room" in total. It's a shambles and a farce but we quite like that really. It's on Saturday 28th September - it should be a corker.

We've also added a return to the wilds of Queensbury to the diary. We return to
The Ring O Bell's on Saturday 23rd November and by way of an impassioned plea it is our only gig in November so it'd be nice if you make the effort to get up there. It's always an interesting gig.

09/09/2013

Howdy folks. Absolutely belting gig at The Pump Room, if that is to be the last hurrah then it was a fine ocassion to leave it on. We'll miss Anne and John and this fantastic pub xx

Right, some news.
The gig on 28th September at Bob's Barn has been cancelled. Bob and Sue are having a year off but have assured us they will return in 2014. We're sad to not be making the now annual pilgrimage to Booth but we are looking to secure a gig elsewhere on that date so keep an eye on the site for updates.
  

26/08/2013

How do everyone? Well hell fire, we actually had a summer! 
We hope you've all enjoyed the summer break, we have although with various other band commitments we have kept busy but the time has come for us to reconvene and blast through the rest of 2013 and we've got some great gigs lined up (all of which are now listed on the Calendar page)

We play our 1st gig since mid July and it is set to be a corker. The long running saga of the Pump Room has been an issue close to our ears and hearts for a few years now. We have played more than a few "last ever" gigs at this brilliant pub whilst its future was beong sorted. Well the time has arrived and our good friends Anne & John are leaving the pub and god love 'em, they asked us to play one final time for them. Their future plans are not known but they have been brilliant publicans and The Pump Room has long been our favoured pub for band business. We will miss playing here and it is our intention to give it a bloody good send off.

We will be playing one more time at
The Pump Room on Sunday 1st September from 16:00 but as for home time..... that's anyone's guess at this stage, it could be a late one.