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Pipeorgan Performance

Thursday, December 19th, 2013-9:00pm.

        PipeOrgan Performance

 "Be Heaven's Gate Unanswered"

5108 South Prairie Chicago, Il.60615

 

Mark Mathews

Last Call!!

Brothers and Sisters!!

So, as the year comes to an end just a last call to you all:

Live - Playing at Camden Proud Galleries this Sunday. 2 sets, one at 2:45pm and one at 3:45pm. Come on down for a final drink and sing song for 2013...(Shit! Has it gone that quick!)

Recordings - Got a few recordings that will be available to watch on Youtube soon, so watch this space. I may decide to give them away in 2014. We'll see how popular they are!

Videos - I am working on getting the Videos shot for the 3 singles coming out next year. If you want to get involved drop me a line.

Remember loads of videos up here: http://www.youtube.com/matthughes81

Other stuff - Remember you can download my app here: http://www.bandapp.com/builder/bandpage/markmathews

Keep sharing my stuff on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/markmathewsmusic) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/markmathewssong)

Loving your work, believe!

Forwards!!!

 

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Katie Garibaldi

Holiday Show Tomorrow! 50 Mason Social House at 9PM!

FYI, tomorrow's Holiday Show at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco has been changed to 9:00 PM!  I'll be joined by bassist Andrew Gibson and we open up the show so be sure to plan to arrive at 9! Our Christmas gift to you: a FREE show!  No cover!  See you there, San Francisco!
~Katie

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Petty Thieves At Lake Lawn Lodge New Years Eve

Petty Thieves will be at Lake Lawn Lodge for New Years Eve 2014!   Our Return Visit - it was awesome last year and is sure to be an awesome time this year!  We will be annoucing our 2014 Tour name and look forward to a great year in 2014!   Thank you all!

Soul Fire Saints

O2 Academy & The Greystones = SMASHED!!

O2 Academy

We rolled into the O2 Academy on Friday 22nd November to support 'The Sherlock’s ' EP release & 'SOLD OUT' gig not really knowing what to expect. The Sherlock's are big fish on the local Indie scene and we couldn't be sure how receptive their fans might be to our bass heavy riff-rock band; make no bones about it, it felt like we were gate crashing a drunken teenage house party, but we thought 'what the hell' in for a penny, in for a pound!!

The Sherlock’s are without doubt one of the best young Indie bands in the region and they self publicise themselves as good as anyone else, this was a gig we'd be foolish to turn down albeit we are going in very different directions musically - this mattered not and our nervousness about not fitting in on the night turned out to be ill founded.

Their following is something else and they got behind all the bands that played that night; they were almost in hysterics when The Sherlock’s took to the stage - chanting their name, singing along and bouncing to their tunes - they certainly know how to party. These are exciting times for The Sherlock’s and from what we saw it seems these young lads have the world at their feet.

Both we and 'The Kavaliers' brought a fair wedge of our own fans and everyone seemed to mingle, enjoy the music and have a good time. The Kavaliers displayed some serious attitude and musical ability - in fact all the bands played dead tight sets and it turned out to be a TOP NIGHT with some great young bands.

The Greystones (For Tinyteeth Presents)

We'd been looking forward to this one for a while - playing for ex-Little Man Tate front man Jon Windle, now the co-owner of up and coming record label 'Tinyteeth Records', and supporting a cracking new touring band, Classic Rockers 'Cage the Gods'!!

First up were a brilliant young Rock band called 'The Verals' - we'd heard good things about these guys just from being around the local scene - they displayed maturity way beyond their years and had a real stage presence along with some brilliant material - it's pretty scary how talented these youngsters are, remember the name people.

We'd hoped originally to play a 9 song set but had to strip this down to 7 songs due to time constraints - though we did debut one of our recently finished songs called 'Baying for Blood'. Unfortunately the mic effects needed to enhance this song didn't quite work and do the song justice as the sound guy struggled to work the effect levels without getting major feedback. Other than that, as ever, we blasted through our set which is becoming more and more powerful and received some good feedback from fans. As you would expect from a band that recently supported 'Tracer' and 'The Answer' Cage the Gods were different class and put on a real show - top guys too.

All in all another great night and some good networking done - thanks to Jon Windle (top bloke), Brett for the great advice & Sean Wells for coming down and taking these awesome pictures.

Photos; http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanwells/11383908446/in/photostream/

 

Anteloup

Merry Christmas From Anteloup

Anteloup wish all their followers a very Merry Christmas for 2013, and a great New Year.

Tuesdays are normally for rehearsing, but tonight we are having a pre-Christmas meeting to discuss our gigs for 2014!!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Anteloup and keep an eye on our website for gig details.

Rhema Soul

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RHEMA SOUL x GAWVI Live Performance at FUSION 2013 in Daytona Beach, FL. Dope Beats, Good News vol 2. NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes!

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The Despoilers

Signing Off 2013 at The Red Lion, Shadwell

2013 has been an eventful year for the band and we look forward to a finale gig at the Red Lion, Shadwell on Saturday 21st December.

Bring it On!

The Despoliers

The Despoilers

Double Trouble!

Two fantastic gigs this weekend at the Horsforth Hotel and Victoria Vaults. A big thank you to everyboby who turned out to see the band.

We are back at both venues next year, kicking off 2014 at the Victoria Vaults, York on Sunday 12th January.

Its the Red Lion Shadwell up next, on Saturday 20th December.

Bring it on!

The Despoilers

Double Header Weekend 14/15th December

Its a crazy "Double Header" weekend: Horsforth Hotel Saturday from 9:00 pm and The Victoria Vaults Sunday from 4:00pm.
Great to see anyone that makes it along to either gig.

LOL

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Petty Theft

This Saturday, Last Dance with @reddevilsf + #NYE Tickets Selling Fast

Hey Honey Bees & Refugees,

We're coming down the home stretch to close out 2013… We had a blast this past Sunday at Candlestick Park performing at the 49ers official tailgate party...and the 49ers beat the Seahawks to top off the day!

THIS Saturday 12/14: "Our Last Dance with Red Devil Lounge"

Red Devil Lounge is closing at the end of this month so this will sadly be our last show at the Red Devil.  We've had so many great times and shows at this club.  Please join us in a final farewell to one of San Francisco’s best live music venues over the past 20 years.  Very special guests: The Killer Queens (All Female Tribute to Queen) will kick things off at 9PM. Get your Tickets NOW here.

Tickets Going Fast for our "3rd Annual" NYE Party 12/31/13:

Come join us for the party of the year as we bring in the New Year in style at the Mill Valley Community Center!  There will be a full bar, party favors and of course a nite of great entertainment.  Starting the night out will be special guests: Fleetwood Mask (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac).  Tickets are on sale now and going fast.  Table reservations are limited so don't wait to reserve yours NOW: Buy tickets HERE.

STOCKING STUFFERS:

Have you checked out the latest PT swag yet?!  Petty Theft t-shirts are available online and at our shows.

 

"Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain"

 

Cheers,

Dan, Django, Bagel, Monroe, Mike and Michael

Petty Theft

 

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Luis Ogando

Website Going Live

Luis' website will be going live any moment now. Be sure to check for details on gigs, set lists, events and all manner of Luis-based news.

Katie Garibaldi

Holiday Show is 1 Week Away in San Francisco!

Holiday 2013 Singer/Songwriter Show at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco!

NO COVER!!!

50 Mason Social House is located at:
50 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA
Just 50 yards from Powell Street BART and 1/2 block from Market Street. Street and lot parking available.
50 Mason Social House has one of the best beer and wine lists in the city, featuring local live music, showcasing the best of San Francisco's world-class music scene.

**Featuring**

Annie Corbett:
Singer-songwriter Annie Corbett is known in the Portland Jazz community for her electrifying vocals and phrasing skills. She fronted an alternative rock band before pursuing solo songwriting.
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Katie Garibaldi:
Katie Garibaldi is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist from San Francisco. Her latest release, Next Ride Out, has catapulted this acoustic-Americana artist's career into top speed, and she's currently in the studio recording her 7th full-length album. Katie's been named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Unsigned Artist and Songwriter of the Year by Songsalive!
www.katiegaribaldi.com

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Katie Garibaldi

Holiday Show and December 2013 News!

Happy Holidays !

Is it really already the end of the year?? Well, another one bites the dust! It's not only a busy time of year for me right now because of the holidays and festivities, but I've also been a busy bee in the studio recording my new album!! Everything has been going wonderful and I can't wait to unveil my new music to you next year (just around the corner!)

Meanwhile, I have a couple gigs coming up here in December, including a big holiday show at 50 Mason Social House in San Francisco on December 19th. It's going to be fun AND FREE! So if you live in the SF Bay Area, you have no excuse but to come to the show and join us for some drinks, music, and of course holiday cheer! :)

Get all the details for this month's shows and more in my December Newsletter, out now!

If you're not already on my mailing list, just click to http://katiegaribaldi.fanbridge.com and sign up to receive my monthly newsletters in your inbox to keep up with shows and news, so you won't miss a thing!

See you out and about in December!
~Katie

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Ted Stevens

NEW CD BEING RECORDED NOW !

Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots are recording their latest CD.  All original material with an early 2014 release.  Tunes are being recorded by Robbie Robertson of Thunderbolt Brown (longtime collaborater and bandmate of Butch Alan). 

Doo-Shots are also going to release a LIVE CD in early 2014,  mixing covers and originals at a venue to be determined. 

We will let you know when the live CD is being recorded so you can come out be a part of it !!!

 

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Mark Mathews

SHUT UP!!!!

Borthers and Sisters,

Just a qucik one.

Thanks to all those that came and voted for me on Saturday, at the Battle Of The Bands comp in Canary Wharf...I'm through to the next round!!

It was a great night, with a great audience and some great bands. I really enjoyed myself.

The following nights gig at Boogaloo was not enjoyed as much!

The band before me brought a load of mates down and they all watched their friends sing away. The band mentioned how "nice the audience were to be so attnetive and listening to the tracks"....they then came off stage to go and chat as loudly as they could with their gaggle of mates, making it hard to hear myself sing

Those of you that have seen me know I have a loud voice, so this is qwuite a feat!

I just think it was really out of order for this to happen and the Promoter did nothing to quell this bar nipping out for a fag. Sure, you can't tell people to be quiet in a venue. But the band could have been mpore respectful being they are doing the same thing I am trying to do AND even mentioned how appreciative they were of the quietness, whilst they were playing.

And they stole my coat! True story!

(Disclaimer: This incident is most probably a harmless mistake and could be me building it up into a story of theft just because he has a strong dislike towards the rudeness and selfishness of said band)

This is an unpaid gig, which takes time and effort to get to and when you are not being listened to because of some knob heads, it makes it completely pointless. Needless to say I shan't be gracing that place anytime soon. 

Still, this is a minor incident in the grand scheme of things. Like I say, Saturday was top, we all know about the singles, the plans are being put into place for the Music vids and there are a couple of gigs left before I break for Christmas. 

Hope to see you soon, believe!

Forwards!!

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Stranglers

Brian Crook interview

http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/Brian-C1-116x175.jpgBrian Crook  and JJ met on their first day at Primary school and the pair have remained close friends to this day. 

When JJ joined Hugh and Jet in Guildford, Brian (shown right) spent a lot of time with the band, both at home and their gigs. Desperately in need of someone to assist with the general day to day running of the band, Brian volunteered to become their part time manager in 1975.

He helped out with promotion and touting their demos to any record company that would let him through the door. With Brian’s help and through the band’s sheer hard work and determination,  they came to the attention of Derek Savage in London and things started to gain momentum. We caught up with Brian to find out about the part he played back in the early days of the band…  

How would you describe JJ to someone who hadn’t met him?

He is as loyal as hell, if  you were close to him he would share his last Rolo with you but, if  you weren’t close, then you had to prove yourself. If you showed any sign of weakness, he would destroy you, either physically (more often than not) or intellectually, either way would do. I guess any  internal or external strife The Stranglers have had over the years would always have had JJ at the centre of matters. He is a strong, very intelligent individual, not to be messed with. I went to a Karate competition with him many years ago I think in Northampton, it was a non contact match. JJ was unfairly hit by his opponent and his  reaction was instant.  I didn’t even see the move, just saw the guy hit the floor with lots of blood spilling from his face. 

You had known JJ since primary school and obviously were aware of his passion for karate & motorcycles and his desire to pursue both as more than just pastimes. What did you think when you heard that he had scrapped those plans and decided to join a band in Guildford?

He never scrapped those plans, just kept them on hold,  motorcycles and Karate were his main passion nothing much else counted. His joining the band was a great surprise to me but, as with anything JJ was involved in,  it was going to be done properly, to excess but done to the best of his ability and on his terms. JJ is a perfectionist, he just doesn’t realise it. It’s natural to him to be the best.

http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/JJ.jpgAt school, JJ had studied classical guitar so did it surprise you that he had chosen to play the bass in the band instead?

No, not at all. It suited him down to the ground – he has, due to his classical guitar training, the necessary finger dexterity and ability to use the bass in ways others before had not attempted. It’s a powerful instrument that, in truth, had not been used to its true potential by most bass players, who were just part of the rhythm sections. JJ had a different viewpoint to this. For him, it was to be a major part of the band’s sound and it was to be a part of him, an extension of his own power,  projecting the power of his persona. As you will be well aware, countless bass players have since copied or used his style of playing, he is greatly admired for his playing.

I managed Simon Gallup out of The Cure for a two year period in the eighties. After he had left the band, we set up “Fools Dance” and toured Europe and Simon was a huge fan of JJ. We got JJ to play on one of our tracks on a mini album or EP we produced and got it released in Holland and France. Simon also uses his bass in a similar manner, it’s all about power, strength & energy.

JJ joined ‘Wanderlust’ in the summer of 1974, with their name soon changing into The (Guildford) Stranglers. When did your involvement with the band start?

When they moved into the house in Chiddingfold. I was just paying visits, going to any gigs and being there in rehearsals,  just hanging out.  The whole band seemed very focused although I dont even know if they knew what that was at the time, other than they were intent on getting a record deal, getting gigs etc. I guess it’s what made them sign “the weirdo” deal with Safari Records. I think Jet was the business brain in many ways. He was trying to get the gigs and get interest going. They all played their part except Hans (Warmling) who just practised non stop scales & “licks” six plus hours a day. He was a nice enough guy and played really well, but he wasn’t like the others, he didn’t fit in in my opinion. I could see explosive situations looming with JJ and him…

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1 Lilian Place, Chiddingfold-the band's home in 1975

Initially, were you simply attending the band’s gigs or were you helping out with roadie type things?

I was just JJ’s mate coming along to see what was happening, hanging out with them and seeing what trouble I could get myself into.

What were their gigs like around that time?http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/tie-a-yellow-ribbon.jpg

The gigs they did do didn’t turn out that well. Audiences generally disliked the band. The pub managers insisted they should play things people knew hence they started taking the piss with tracks like “Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Gibbon) Round The Ole Oak Tree”. However Walk On By came out of this and, when I first heard them play it, I was impressed. I remember hearing this track in a Kent Miners Club soon after Dave had joined in the band. Well, wow and double wow!! This was fucking brilliant. Everything, the power of the bass, the keyboard sound and playing style was so different. Hugh’s vocals, Jet’s drum style, everything was fabulous. I thought “What the hell were they doing playing here?!”

You became the band’s manager in mid 1975. What did your managerial duties involve?

By that time Hans had already been been kicked out. The sax player had come and gone and, by the time, Dave joined, they were really getting more hungry but frustrated. That’s when JJ offered up my services. I would say I was a part time manager!!! I really wanted to help the band but didn’t have the knowledge or power needed to do so, although I did try really hard. I got them to get a photo and biography together along with a tape which we could use to approach record companies. I did what I could to find gigs or get in touch with agents, the band continued  getting whatever gigs they could.  I was far too naive for this business… 

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The band's first promo photo, Guildford 1975

How would you describe their music at the time? The Melody Maker advert Dave replied to referred to them as a ‘soft rock combo’. 

Before Dave joined, it was more an R n B band, searching to find the sound that suited them I guess. I don’t think anyone really knew what they were seeking but, when Dave joined, it was pretty instant!

After Hans ‘decided’ to leave, the search for another musician started. Having no specific sound in mind, the band initially recruited a short-lived saxophone player who was simply known by the nickname ‘Igor Saxophonich’. Can you remember anything about him?

 Ha ha, did he ever exist? Perhaps they ate him, there were food shortages at this time in the house…

http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/DaveGCW.jpgIgor left within a few weeks and the band decided to recruit a keyboard player with an advert being placed in Melody Maker. Amongst the auditionees was a jobbing musician Dave Greenfield. How obvious was it that he was the man for the job?

Well, if you didn’t look at his moustache and just listened to his playing, then I would say instantly. He is a fabulous musician. He was good, fucking good!

What effect on the band’s sound did Dave’s arrival have?

He completed the sound, the missing link, the final part of the jigsaw. He knitted the whole band sound together and turned it into The Stranglers that we all know. The whole sound stepped up and the songs took on a different character. I don’t believe they were ever a punk band, they were in the mix long before all that started. They were leaders in their own field and I believe they were plonked into the “punk” genre because it suited the business and media.

At that time, the band were trapped in a fruitless but binding contract with Safari records with promises of a single release which never materialised. The band needed to be freed from that contract so JJ & you came up with an idea. Can you elaborate?

They had already met Reg McClean of Safari and signed their dodgy deal to get studio time but it was a record contract and clearly Reg wasnt going to handle this very well, he was good but reggae was his thing. JJ and I hatched the plan of me getting a job in Safari so I could get the chance to steal the contract, so that’s what I did, I got the job and set about finding the agreement and all the papers, tapes etc. It wasn’t going to be easy as I learned that there were more directors involved, one of whom lived in Birmingham and it was he who held the contracts.

With your insider knowledge of the company, you realised that they were in financial trouble and the band had to escape their contract. How did you manage this?

I simply sat them down and told them that the band were rubbish, the wrong thing for the label, we couldn’t possibly do anything with them, in fact everything that all the other record companies’ A&R men had been telling me about the band! Eventually they agreed to release the band and that was that. 

Note-JJ recently mentioned that this wasn’t actually the last they heard of the Safari deal. In mid 1977, when the band were achieving success withRattus Norvegicus, Safari reappeared, threatening to release tracks from that TW studios demo tape. Only the prompt action of the band and Albion halted the release… 

With the band finally free of their Safari deal, you set about touting their TW demo tape around a multitude of record companies. What was the response?

I took the tape of Strange Little Girl and My Young Dreams around to twenty plus different record, publishing and production companies-all the mainstream companies. Later I went back with the acetate (see below), pictures, biography and a bit of gig history, all to no avail. Each time, I was told that the name wasn’t to the liking of a lot of these companies as it didn’t fit their image or brand, that they didnt get the style or simply just didn’t like it. In fairness we weren’t talking “punk” at this point, the record companies didn’t know what was about to hit them. 

I remember one company, possibly A & M records, sat me down and asked for the tape. Before playing it, took one look at the picture and the name of the band and said “No, not interested”! That’s pretty well how it was for me, I used to get the door firmly shut in my face over and over and mainly because of the name, people hated the name.

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Holy grail for collectors?

Of interest to Stranglers’ record collectors, Brian got a single sided EMI Disc acetate pressed up of the TW Strange little Girl demo to play to A&R men. This 1975 acetate has to be up there with Jet’s recorded debut single (more info here) as one of the major band rarities…

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So their chosen name proved a major problem?

It still is to some idiots! Yes, the name was a stumbling block, it didn’t bother me as it was their chosen name but it sure bothered record companies at the time. I couldn’t understand why as I thought it was perfect for them, but what have those jerks got to say for themselves now!!

During this period, financial times were tight for the band. How were they surviving at the time?

On shared food mainly cheese on toast (without the cheese!), bowls of soup and half pints of beer. They even attempted to grow their own food in the garden… They were in a very bad place financially so, when I visited them,  I guess bringing them the odd pint of milk or loaf of bread was always welcome.

Desperate to hone their live skills, the band played some incredibly unsuitable gigs at the time, literally anywhere that they could secure a booking. Can you recall any specific gigs?

Yes, one on the Euston Road. I fell out with Dave over his then girlfriend, Jenny. I attacked him outside the venue and the rest of the band had to hold me back. I think JJ kicked me in the head to stop me, I was probably a little drunk or something. I did regret it as Dave is a really decent, friendly bloke and I hope that we put that behind us. I think we did.

There was another one at a Kent Miners Club. I remember it was this gig that a little old man came on stage with a small podium table, stopped the band playing and asked the audience if they wanted to play Bingo. They replied “No” so the band played on. Hugh used to do his neck wanking thing, foaming at the mouth. It was impressive but the audiences were shocked in places like that, which was funny as hell.

Any other eventful gigs spring to mind?

There was a memorable gig in Aldershot, home of the British Army. From what I can remember, they played a Squaddie pub there which ended up with all the Squaddies fighting amongst themselves, probably induced by the band’s attitude to their audience. Once a Squaddie starts fighting there is no way of stopping them tearing a place part! I don’t think it wise to quote more info about gigs I think it’s more likely to be bullshit as I simply only remember snippets and can’t for the life of me piece one thing to another – perhaps this says a lot for my state of mind at that time!

How reliable was their equipment?http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/Icecream1.jpg

It wasn’t reliable but, with no money for repairs or replacement, it was beg, borrow or steal. The PA guy Dick Douglas must have torn his hair out trying to keep it going. It was a task and a half just moving Dave’s keyboard rigs around and in an ice cream van too!

The band’s forays to London brought them to the attention of Albion management who booked some of the best known pub venues in the capital. Were they immediately interested in the band or did it take persistence?

I can’t really answer this. I know they were interested as Derek Savage spoke to me and asked if I would keep trying to help but I knew he was playing me. Albion had the power to do what they eventually did and take the band onto the all important London pub circuit. The rest is history. I guess The Stranglers were in the right place at the right time and prepared enough as a unit for Albion to push them into the limelight. Albion were showing an interest and I couldn’t see how I could help further so that was the end of my short, part-time managerial involvement.

Eventually, in April 1976, the hard work paid off and the band signed up with Albion as their managers. Was it a relief that you could finally hand over the managerial reins to someone else?

http://www.thestranglers.net/wp-content/uploads/Grip1.jpgThis wasn’t really how things were. I didn’t consider myself their manager at this stage. I was just really pleased for them and was even more delighted when JJ sent me a copy of their first single Grip. He was buzzing and I still think it’s one of their best singles as it seems to have everything in it that is so muchThe Stranglers. Keyboard riffs, powerful bass, great lyrics and great backing vocals (or ‘Ooohs’). It’s a really underrated single and should have been number one!

Was this the end of your involvement with the band?

Yes, I had no place with the band after that. I had my own thing to get on with. JJ has remained my oldest friend, my best man when I married, Godfather to my first child. Our families were close, our kids all remain friends together. I have attended gigs wherever I could and supported them all the way through. I was proud to have been a small part of it all.

Were you surprised that the band went on to such huge success?

No. I would have been more surprised if they hadn’t. They should have  enjoyed even greater success but, at the end of the day, they survived when most didn’t and they survived when too many thought they wouldn’t.

 

Thanks very much to Brian for his time and his memories of that dim & distant period. Thanks to him also for sharing is own personal pictures for this interview.

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Mexico 


King Mike V

(NEW!) Commissioned "Rob Zombie" portrait

(NEW!) Commissioned "Rob Zombie" portrait - SOLD

20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas

Akua Kamau

PR/Promo In Final Stages

Akua KamauHello friends, it is fair to say that we are approaching the final stages of trying to obtain PR and Promo services. As we speculated a few days ago, it seems that we will need at least two entities in order to maximize our efforts. We haven't signed on the dotted lines as yet but we are very close. So close indeed that......well you will see very soon.

 

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The Despoilers

2014 Gig Listings

Get a load of the 2014 Gig Listings!

Its gonna be one rockin year. More to follow.

The Despoilers in a bar near you soon.

Anteloup

Anteloup on Twitter

Anteloup now have a Twitter feed. You can keep up to date with news, events, gigs and other happenings in the Anteloup world by following us on the World's most popular social media announcement service!

Simply search for 'Anteloup' and click on Follow!

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New Material

After storming the Framework Friday event, Anteloup have been busily working on some new material to add to their ever-expanding repertoire. Guitarist and frontman, Luis, had the following to say:

"The Framework Friday gig was great fun and we threw as much at it as we could. But, being a new band, we were a bit short on material so only really played the fully completed and rehearsed numbers.. except for 'Frozen Turkey', which we added at the last minute, following a request for a set extension!"

"Both Pat and myself have been adding new stuff into the mix and we have made some great progress with a new song, 'Think Of Love.'"

"I think it's harder to bring an original song to a band and get everyone sounding how you want them to sound. With a cover, everyone has a feel for how they should sound - particularly if you're trying to bring the original essence of the song to the fore. But with original songs, you haven't got that. You have to get each member doing their bit and then tell them how you WANT them to do it. This can get difficult when all the band members are established musicians and performers!"

"Luckily, we're a laid back bunch and we have some set rules on how we bring a song in, so practice sessions are always a fun environment. Particularly if Dave's coffee machine is running well."

The band are looking at adding no fewer than 5 new songs before their next gig. Quite a feat considering the interest they are getting.

If you want info on the current songs, as well as updates on the new songs, then check out the Songs section.

Kick Bricks

Beta Dogs rock Uncommon Ground

On a beautiful post-Thanksgiving Sunday night, Beta Dogs took to the stage at Uncommon Ground on Clark Street, in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood. The band delivered a diverse set of originals and covers to an enthusiastic crowd at the intimate performance venue. Highlights included  the Grateful Dead classic "Loser" , the Stones' "Happy", and Steve's "Forgiven". The space at Uncommon Ground is a mix of wood and brick that just simply works with the wooden music the band brought to bear. The band and room both sounded great! Download or stream it for free here!

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Akua Kamau

Intellectual Property

Akua KamauFriends, we have been forced to take action toward protecting our intellectual property rights. We have seen ALL our stuff offered for FREE elsewhere on the internet and as a consequence we have taken action geared at eliminating or at least limiting the impact. Since the dawn of time, there have been and am sure there will always be, people who believe that it is ok to give away someone else's work for free or to sell it and keep the proceeds for themselves. It is absolutely unfortunate but that is the reality in which we ALL must live. ALL our songs are registered with JACAP and our TradeMarks are also registered with the people at JIPO.

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BLACKMASS MAFIA

Vol. I makes way for a new album

As you may know from social media profiles BLACKMASS MAFIA has decided to take an overdue break from the road, Alex will be persuing his studies in the recording arts which leaves a huge hole in the line up. DJ will be settling into a new home in the coming weeks and Mikke has been helping to produce a new web series with EVision Productions founder Eric Robb. This has left BLACKMASS MAFIA in a lurch with all three members scattered and a new drummer needed to replace Alex.

It has been decided that Vol. I WAR MACHINE will be laid to rest and put in the vault for safe keeping, this does not mean that BLACKMASS MAFIA ceases to live. As you read this Mikke Nugent is wrtting all new material for an as yet unnamed BLACKMASS MAFIA album. During the production of Vol. I Mikke stockpiled riff tapes and finished demos for what was to be Vol II, DJ has also been writting material as well. It is unknown if the band will return to live performances as the cost of travel has gone up and the money from club dates has gone down (we're looking at you club owners and talent buyers), but the production of BLACKMASS MAFIA's music will never cease.

It is unkown if DJ and Mikke will even reunite for the as yet unnamed album but the option is always there. It is said Michael Rivera will once again take up the helm of Producer on this new album and has been helping Nugent produce the demos that will make up the tracklist for the record.

Updates are sure to follow soon on developments and we urge you all to sign up for the news letter and join the band in all of its social media outlets linked in the links section above.

 

King Mike V

(NEW!) "Zombie Ralphie"

(NEW!) "Zombie Ralphie" by: Mike Vanderhoof

20inx16in Acrylic on Canvas - For Sale: $350 plus shipping Contact my email for inquiries.

Prints Available for $10 on my store page

A christmas story, ralphie christmas story, peter billingsley, christmas, xmas, red ryder bb gun, red ryder, bb gun, flick christmas story, leg lamp christmas story, leg lamp, bunny costume, pink bunny costume, christmas story, zombie, zombies, horror, you'll shoot your eye out

 

Mark Mathews

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!

Brothers and SIsters!!

Well, it is done, the singles are recorded, mixed and mastered! Had an amazing week in the studio and the tunes sound absolutley, positively MEGA!!!! I cannot wait for them to be released! This however, will not be for a little while, whilst the plan of action and campaign is put together and worked out, so I am having to keep a lid on the excitement for now.

Anyway, back to as we were before and straight in with a couple of gigs this weekend. One on Saturday in Canary Wharf for the "Be on the Scene" Battle of the Bans competion and then I am back to Boogaloo on Sunday to play a wee set. Then on the 22nd I do one last Christmas show in Camden at Proud Galleries, which should be a belter!

Got some new vids up for the 'Cover Cloud" section, so go check 'em out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_AcCpHZiY

I also want to make you aware again about the brilliant Song For You, charity as they have made a Christmas track with the lyrical help from the patients at Chelsea and Westminster hospital! It's great and can be streamed here:

https://soundcloud.com/sfyuk/the-biggest-difference-song

In a short while it will be avaialble to buy from Itunes, so it would be great if you can all get involved and do just that and spread some Christmas love!!!

Documentary is still being made and now we are moving on to the initial stages of the music videos for the singles! 

Needless, to say I am so unbeliveably happy and elated to how everything is going and how great this year has been to me, believe!

Forwards!!!

http://www.bandapp.com/builder/bandpage/markmathews

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Happy Holidays to The Ramblin' Fans & All!

Ramblin' Jack wishes all of you a Happy Holiday Season and a fantastic look toward the New Year!

More exciting news coming your way for next year's tours, plans and events - so check the website often! 

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Petty Theft

@49ers Tailgate, @reddevilsf "Farewell" & #NYE !!!

Hey Honey Bees & Refugees,

First off, we want to thank all of the folks in Sacramento who came to our show with Zoo Station last Saturday at Harlow's. What an amazing turnout and a near sellout! We look forward to being back there soon.

49ER Official Tailgate Party:

THIS Sunday, 12/8 we’re back to play the 49ers official tailgate party in the Grand Plaza at Candlestick Park!  We’ll be performing between 10AM-1PM leading up to the game.  Come tailgate with us and help root on the 49ers to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks!

Red Devil Lounge - Farewell Last Waltz Saturday, 12/14:

Red Devil Lounge is closing at the end of the year so this will be our last show at this venue.  We've had many great times at this club.  Please join us to celebrate and say farewell to one of San Francisco’s best live music venues over the past 20 years.  Opening this show will be very special guests: The Killer Queens (All Female Tribute to Queen) Tickets available NOW here.

3rd Annual NEW YEARS EVE Party 12/31/13:

We save the best for last folks…Simply put: It's the party of the year!  Come celebrate the New Year in style with us at the Mill Valley Community Center (there will be a full bar and party favors).  This show is being presented by local Producers, Murphy Productions and Famous 4 Productions.  Starting the night out will be special guests: Fleetwood Mask (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac).  Tickets are on sale now with limited table reservations so don't wait too reserve yours NOW: Buy tickets HERE.

STOCKING STUFFERS:

Check out our latest swag!  Petty Theft t-shirts are available online and at our shows.

WE NEED YOUR VOTE:

North Bay Bohemian's Best of 2014 Readers Poll is on again.  Please take a moment to choose your county and VOTE for your favorite independently owned businesses and PETTY THEFT in the BEST BAND category!  VOTING ENDS 12/10.

 

"And the town lit up, the world got still"

 

Cheers,

Dan, Django, Bagel, Monroe, Mike and Michael

Petty Theft

 

Upcoming Shows(check our website for details and RSVP below):

Keep up on the latest updates and other cool Tom Petty info by FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER or ADD US ON FACEBOOK (and invite your friends) and INSTAGRAM'ERS... follow us here. 

 

We love to play parties...please CONTACT US to book the band for your party now!

PT@Harlow's
PT @ Harlow's

Akua Kamau

The Search For PR Continues

Akua KamauWe continue our global search to find suitable PR for our music, our image and our brand. We have established our main areas of focus and these are being communicated to those PR entities with whom we are speaking. It is very important to us for this stage of the process to be concluded very soon so that the next stage (i.e. actual development and launch of the campaign) may commence. We are indeed feeling very good about what has taken place so far and are now in discussion with some very good, very solid prospects. Of course at this stage it is all about the 'numbers' but let us see how it goes as it now seems that we may need to engage more than one PR firm in order to cover all of our areas of interest. Will keep you informed.

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Christian D

Cherry Cola's Wednesday Dec 11th!

Christian and the Hangovers with The House of Haunt ! We're winding up 2014 with this show at Cherry Cola's Rock 'n' Rolla!

 

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Goat Leaf

Have we got a video?

Yes, we've got a video! Cast your greasy light starved eyes balls upon this. Ain't Got Time To Bleed. Produced by Stuart Turner. Filmed live at the Coporation in Sheffield November of 2013.

Dig it.

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Akua Kamau

Door to Door Promotion Effort

Akua KamauOh yes, we are going door-to-door (i.e. cyber-doors), we are pavement pounding (i.e. cyber-pavement). This is the age of technology and we are right up there with all the big named Companies. We at Fern Gully Records are ensuring that we get both our names (i.e. Fern Gully Records) and more importantly the name Akua Kamau 'out there'. Lots of behind the scene work constantly taking place. We are in touch with Radio Show DJs, Radio Stations, Bloggers you name it, we are in touch with them, worldwide. My Island Darling EP' is gaining traction. In addfition to mainstream radio, one PR Specialist wants to specially target the 'Africa Awareness' environment and radio stations in the US and Europe. Our response? Do your thing my brother. After all, who are we to get in the way of progress, huh? That is all for now.

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Free Show | All Ages | Fri. Dec. 20th

The Despoilers

Great Night at The Jug (as always)

The good people of Stanningley and surrounding areas turned out in force last night to make it another special night at the Jug and Barrel. In fact the last three gigs have been like a tidal wave sweeping the band along and we have quite got our heads around it yet, other than to say thank you we are just loving it.

Back in 2014.

Thanks again.

The Despoilers

The Despoilers

Horsforth Hotel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, We are back on home turf Saturday 14th December.

A "Pre-Christmas Bash" to get you all in the holiday mood. Apologies that you will have to return to work on Monday, after what will be one rockin evening.

The Despoilers don't do politics, but if we did you would vote for us!

Let's get this party started.

LOL

The Despoilers

 

The Green Pajamas

This Winter's Night on Bandcamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Green Pajamas Christmas song, This Winter's Night, is now available on Bandcamp. It was recorded in December 1984 in Joe Ross' bedroom with Joe, Jeff, Karl Wilhelm and a bunch of friends with two mics and a stereo cassette deck.  Joe and Jeff later did some overdubs of bells and percussion on Jeff's 4-track reel to reel.  Recorded before the PJs went to Green Monkey to record "Kim," the now famous waitress also gets a mention in this earlier release.  You can listen/buy it here: This Winter's Night

 

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Akua Kamau

The Promo Continues

Akua KamauThe promo continues. With the aid of technology, we have sent out just under three thousand (3000) emails between Friday evening and Saturday mid-morning. Feedback continues and is going very well indeed and we've only just barely scratched the surface. By the way, I must say thanks to my bredren Mr Steve Golding, we have been jamming for a while now and he really has been showing me a lot of his tricks and chops. Steve you may know, is the rhythm guitarist for Israel Vibrations and is indeed a veteran musician. In fact he is part of the foundation on which Reggae is built. Of course he is way too humble to ever accept such credits, instead, he will simply say "....No Akua, I am just doing my thing...'. Yeah....right Steve. Words cannot convey my sense of appreciation to this brother, very humble but absolutely brilliant. Like me, Steve is a dedicated rhythm guitarist and like him I am not enamoured with running up and down the neck, we hold the rhythm and keep the song together. Big love for you Steve. Nuff respect my brother. There is another gentleman to whom I feel I need to say a very big and also a very special thank you, this is Mr Seretse Small. I am currently at Avant Academy of Music fine tuning a few things, correcting some bad habits, improving a few areas and cleaning up a few others. The most profound thing said to me by Seretse is "Akua, try to develop a personal relationship with every note on the neck." I thank you my brother, very very profound indeed.

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