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.
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!
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.
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..."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.