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Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 – The Gigs!

Many of the artists kindly taking part in Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 on February 8th are performing on or around that date, with a couple actually hosting gigs especially for the Nordoff Robbins charity.

Please support them if you are able either by attending or spreading the word.

Thank you

(All on February 8th unless stated)

ADRIAN BELEW, who has worked with the likes of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and King Crimson, appears with his Power Trio at the Cruise to the Edge 4-9 February 2019

PAUL CARRACK plays Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

DANDELION CHARM will be playing a free entry gig in support of Nordoff Robbins at the Brunswick, Hove

JARROD DICKENSON, the well dressed singer songwriter, will be playing Birmingham

BARBARA DICKSON who plays a show at Eden Court, Inverness

DODGY  play Newcastle Riverside

FAIRPORT CONVENTION play the Sage Gateshead

FM play the Guild Hall, Preston

FROST* who will be appearing on Cruise to the Edge 2019 between the 4 and 9 February 2019

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS play Nottingham Rock City on Feb 8

STEVE HACKETT takes part in the Yes Cruise to the Edge between 4-9 February 2019

HANSON ASIEDU plays at the Revival City Church, Mitcham on Saturday 19 January with support from Ché Sampson and Ogo Ajala

ROBB JOHNSON (with guests Daria Kulesh & Jonny Dyer) is kindly hosting a gig on February 7th at the Railway Roots Night at the Railway Inn, Portslade

KAISER CHIEFS play London’s Brixton Academy

KING KING play Bournemouth O2 Old Fire Station

LETZ ZEP play Vitoria in Spain

LITTLE RED KINGS will be sending messages on their socials on the day about Nordoff Robbins

LOST VOICE GUY winner of this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, will be performing at the Palace Theatre, Southend

NINEBARROW play North Ferriby Village Hall 

THE SMYTHS play in Adelaide

SPACE ELEVATOR play the Haven Club at the Bullingdon, Oxford on January 30

MARK STAY author and screenwriter has a signing session for his new book ‘The End Of Magic‘ which is published on 7 February, where he will donate £1 to Nordoff Robbins for every book signed or sold on the day

STONE BROKEN play Unit 51 in Aberdeen

THOSE DAMN CROWS play Unit 51 in Aberdeen

THUNDER play in Glasgow

YES headline their own cruise Cruise to the Edge 2019 between 4-9 February 2019

THE YOUNG ‘UNS play Middlesbrough on February 8

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

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Music news – BIGFOOT split

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It is with great sadness that we are writing this. But after multiple meetings and discussions we have mutually agreed to part ways with Bigfoot after we have seen out our upcoming tour dates and commitments. No one is giving up music, so keep an eye out and I’m sure everyone will be bringing new music to you in the future.
We haven’t fallen out and are still good friends but we all feel this is the right decision at this time. The band has been our life for the past 5 years and we have worked so hard to get to where we are after starting from the bottom. Pulling the plug has probably been the hardest decision any of us have had to make and we hope that people respect how difficult the decision was and that we have considered all factors.
We would like to thank every single person that has supported us over the years through our ups and downs. Without the support of our amazing fan base, friends and family we couldn’t have achieved what we have and we will forever be grateful for that. We have made some incredible friends that we won’t forget, played with some incredible bands, been to some amazing places in the world and have some of the best memories from it all.
We would also like to thank Sean Seabrook for joining us on lead vocals during such a difficult time for the band which allowed us to follow through with most of our commitments without letting down all the fans, promoters and venues that had invested in the band.
We will be seeing out all the tour dates that have already been announced and will be planning a final farewell tour. We won’t be compromising; you’ll still get 100% from us at all shows!
We hope to see you all out at our final shows to celebrate what’s been one hell of an adventure for us all. We’ll keep you updated about all future activity so stay in touch and don’t forget about us!
Cheers!
Sam, Mick, Tom & Matt

Music news – TIM BOWNESS new album due 1 March

Tim Bowness’ fifth solo album ‘Flowers At The Scene’ is set for release on InsideOutMusic/Sony on the 1 March 2019. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Today sees the release of the second single from the album, titled ‘Borderline’, featuring Big Big Train’s David Longdon on backing vocals & flute, as well as Dylan Howe, Colin Edwin & Ian Dixon.

Tim comments:

“Borderline started life in 2004. Roger Eno had given me some of his music and while listening to a lovely piece called Crossing The Border, I heard a vocal melody and developed a song out of his instrumental. Many years, many re-writes and many re-recordings later, the song had failed to break free from my hard drive of doom.

Feeling it was too strong to remain unreleased, I sent it to Brian Hulse who re-recorded the basic backing track. I re-wrote half of the lyrics (again) and asked Dylan Howe, Colin Edwin, Ian Dixon and David Longdon to contribute. After years on the back burner, I suddenly had a clear vision for the piece.

I’d loved Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans album, so knew he’d be an ideal choice for the drums. Ian and David’s trumpet and flute contributions further enhanced the song, and the final additions were David’s rich backing vocal parts (a return favour for me having sung on a Big Big Train b-side in 2018).

Crystal Spotlight’s video very effectively evokes the ‘lonely in the city’ late night mood of the music.”

The first in a series of podcast episodes where Tim gives some background on the new album has been launched, and you can listen to the first part here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/FlowersAtTheScenePodcast

‘Flowers At The Scene’ will be available as CD, LP + CD & as a digital album, as well as a limited edition red coloured vinyl version available exclusively through Burning Shed. Pre-order now here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/FlowersAtTheScene

Prog Magazine have said of the album it is “literate, heart-aching art rock at its finest“,

Tim comments of the new album: “‘Lost In The Ghost Light felt like a conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, Flowers At The Scene very much feels like a new beginning.

It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with long-term creative partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson plus a talented cast of new collaborators. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly was helping develop production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as Not Married Anymore, Borderline and The War On Me, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.

Elsewhere, the likes of Jim Matheos, Colin Edwin, Dylan Howe and Tom Atherton delivered some incredible performances and it was a delight to get Peter Hammill, Kevin Godley, Andy Partridge and David Longdon involved.

Peter and Kevin were two of my favourite singers growing up and I’ve been a long-term fan of XTC, so it was genuinely a thrill to hear their excellent contributions.”

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, the album’s artwork is by Jarrod Gosling.

TIM BOWNESS online:

http://www.timbowness.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/timbowness

https://twitter.com/TimBowness

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raises over £300 for Nordoff Robbins

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raised over £300 for the Nordoff Robbins charity, as well as raising awareness of the work they do in music therapy.

The money raised was as follows –

£177 = Dandelion Charm played a free gig at the Brunswick, Hove supported by Milton Hide

£66 = my Facebook birthday post

£23 = eBay auctions (Ninebarrow CDs)

£37 = JustGiving from generous FM & Thunder fans

Thank you to the following for taking part and helping spread the word on the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity –

ADRIAN BELEW, PAUL CARRACK, JARROD DICKENSON, BARBARA DICKSON, DODGY , FAIRPORT CONVENTION, FM, FROST*, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS, STEVE HACKETT, ROBB JOHNSON, KAISER CHIEFS, KING KING, LETZ ZEP, LOST VOICE GUY, NINEBARROW, THE SMYTHSSTONE BROKEN, THOSE DAMN CROWS, THUNDER , YES, THE YOUNG ‘UNS

Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead and Andrew W.K. joined in even though they are not currently touring.

Plus there is still one event to go as author Mark Stay is kindly donating one pound for every copy signed or sold of his new book ‘The End of Magic’, at the official book launch on Friday 15 February at Harbour Books in Whitstable, Kent.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/news/imogens-story

Music news – TOTO release “40 Tours Around The Sun”

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RELEASED MARCH 22ND

2018 was a banner year and the 40th Anniversary for TOTO who celebrated the occasion by embarking on their longest world tour in years.  The band performed for hundreds of thousands of fans across Europe and North America, as their level of global critical mass reached new heights largely fueled by a rediscovery of favourites from their beloved repertoire

On March 22nd, Eagle Rock will release TOTO’s 40 Tours Around The Sun.  The set will be available in multiple formats – DVD, Blu-Ray, DVD & 2CD’s, Blu-Ray & 2CD’s, 3LP Vinyl, 2 CD’s and digitally as well.  The set will be available worldwide outside of North America.  The North American release date will be announced in the near future.

This live performance was filmed in front of a sold-out crowd exceeding 18,000 fans on March 17, 2018 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.  TOTO performed a wide range of songs, including hit singles, rarely performed live deep cuts, and two recently recorded tracks which appeared on their new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun).

Also included is the “40 Tours Featurette,” a brand new interview with band members: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams.

TOTO will be busy in 2019. The band just returned from a standing room only run of Australia and New Zealand, and head to Japan (including a sold out show at Budokan in Tokyo) and Indonesia in February.  This spring in to the Summer, they’ll stage a long tour of Europe, combining top billing festival appearances and headline dates, after which they’ll bring their “An Evening With” show to North America this Fall.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun tour is the band’s most extensive run in years with many more announcements to come.

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.  Collectively TOTO has over a billion streams worldwide on all streaming services.

With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 40 TOURS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTINGS

VISUAL FORMATS AUDIO FORMATS
  1. Intro
  2. Alone
  3. Hold The Line
  4. Lovers In The Night
  5. Spanish Sea
  6. I Will Remember
  7. English Eyes
  8. Jake To The Bone
  9. Lea
  10. Rosanna
  11. Miss Sun
  12. Georgy Porgy
  13. Human Nature
  14. Holyanna
  15. No Love
  16. Mushanga
  17. Stop Loving You
  18. Girl Goodbye
  19. Angela
  20. Lion
  21. Dune (Desert Theme)
  22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  23. Stranger In Town
  24. Make Believe
  25. Africa
  26. The Road Goes On

 

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Intro

Alone

Hold The Line

Lovers In The Night

Spanish Sea

I Will Remember

English Eyes

Jake To The Bone

Lea

Rosanna

Miss Sun

Georgy Porgy

Human Nature

Holyanna

No Love

Mushanga

Stop Loving You

Girl Goodbye

Angela

Lion

Dune (Desert Theme)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Stranger In Town

Make Believe

Africa

The Road Goes On

 

 

TOTO – 2019 – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR DATES

2/14     Hiroshima, JP                                     Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall

2/16     Kanazawa, JP                                      Kanazawa Kagekiza

2/18     Fukoka, JP                                          Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan

2/20     Tokyo, JP                                            Budokan

2/21     Osaka, JP                                            Osaka Castle Hall

2/23     Morioka-Shi, JP                                  Morioka Iwate Kenmin Kaikan

2/25     Nagoya, JP                                          Century Hall

2/27     Sendai, JP                                           Sun Plaza

3/3       Jakarta, ID                                           Java Jazz Festival

6/13     London, UK                                        Live at Chelsea

6/15     Cork, IRL                                            Live at the Marquee – Cork

6/18     Gavle, SE                                            Gasklockorna

6/20     Oslo, NO                                             OverOslo

6/21     Langesund, NO                                   Wrightegaarden

6/22     Sarpsborg, NO                                                Kulasparken

6/23     Aarhus, DK                                         Ceres Arena

6/25     Sopot, PL                                            Opera Lesna

6/27     Budapest, HU                                      Budapest Arena

6/28     Klam Bei Grein, AT                           Clam Rock

6/29     Eisenstadt, AT                                    Lovely Days

6/30     Berlin, DE                                           Zitadelle Open Air

7/02     Munich, DE                                        Tollwood Festival

7/03     Marostica, IT                                      Piazza Degli Scacchi

7/04     Rome, IT                                             Auditorium Cavea

7/05     Lucca, IT                                            Piazza Napoleone

7/07     Albi, FR                                              Pause Guitare

7/08     Cognac, FR                                         Cognac Pubic Garden

7/10     Barcelona, SP                                      L’Auditori del Forum

7/11     Nimes, FR                                           Festival de Nimes

7/14     Gelsenkirchen, DE                              Gelnsenkirchen Amphitheater

7/16     Pratteln, CH                                        Z7 Summer Nights Open Air

7/17     Fussen, DE                                          Barockgarten

7/18     Salem, DE                                           Schloss Open Air

7/20     Pori, FI                                                Pori Jazz Festival

Additional appearances will be announced in the coming months…

www.facebook.com/totoband

www.twitter.com/toto99com

www.totoofficial.com

Music news – THIN LIZZY headline STEELHOUSE festival

Ricky Warwick “It’s great to be playing Steelhouse again – we all love this festival and to be asked for Thin Lizzy to headline the last night was a no brainer for us! To make the evening even more special we are playing the Black Rose album in it’s entirety as part of the set as a UK exclusive – which is great as it’s probably my favourite Thin Lizzy album”

Scott Gorham “as It’s the 40th anniversary of that record, Steelhouse came to us with the idea of doing a Black Rose set – so how could we refuse!”

Black Rose – A Celebration, EXCLUSIVELY at Steelhouse. Get your tickets at, www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets/ and https://www.gigantic.com/…/ebbw-vale-hafod…/2019-07-26-17-00

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Music news – CORNBURY festival add KEANE & THE SPECIALS

Cornbury festival (5th-7th July) have announced KEANE and THE SPECIALS as headliners to join the previously announced THE BEACHBOYS.

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Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday 8 February

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday (although there have been gigs already from Space Elevator & Hanson Asiedu). Those with gigs this Friday are –


ADRIAN BELEW,
 PAUL CARRACK, JARROD DICKENSON, BARBARA DICKSON, DODGY , FAIRPORT CONVENTION, FM, FROST*, FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

STEVE HACKETT, KAISER CHIEFS, KING KING, LETZ ZEP, LOST VOICE GUY, THE SMYTHSSTONE BROKEN, THOSE DAMN CROWS, THUNDER 

YES, THE YOUNG ‘UNS

Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead and Andrew W.K. will be joining in even though they are not currently touring.

All will be mentioning the work of Nordoff Robbins via their social media on Feb 8th

In addition there are some gigs taking place specifically plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins on stage and/or raising funds for them –

Folk night at the Railway Inn, Portslade tomorrow night (7 Feb) – thanks to Robb Johnson

Dandelion Charm are playing a gig at the Brunswick, Hove on Feb 8th. It is free entry and any donations on the night will go to Nordoff Robbins.

Folk duo Ninebarrow play North Ferriby Village Hall

Author Mark Stay has a signing event for his new book ‘The End of Magic’ and he will donate £1 for each copy sold and/or signed on the night (15 Feb)

Latest updates can be found here –

https://50gigsinaday.home.blog/

PS

Just Giving page is below if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiftygigsinaday2019