CHANGE!!!.....VENUE CHANGE!!!.....VENUE CHANGE!!!.....
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.
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:
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
Don't forget to book some time off too xxxxx
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.