Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Charles M. Mailer & The Sunhill Palace Band European Spring Tour 2017

Keith Luckey Playing at the Pizza Parlour and Music Cafe, Peterborough, Sunday 5 March, 2017.

Keith Luckey will be playing at the Lazy Sunday Afternoon Session at the Pizza Parlour and Music Cafe, 5, Cowgate, Peterborough on Sunday 5 March 3 pm to 6 pm ,

Pizza Parlour and Music Cafe 5,Cowgate, Peterborough. 

Joe Strummer Foundation Projects Round Up 28 February 2017

The Joe Strummer Foundation Projects Round Up

Roundhouse Project, Camden

The Joe Strummer Foundation Donates £10,000 To Support The Roundhouse 2017 On Track Project, Camden, London.

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In Place of War

The Joe Strummer Foundation enables In Place of War to ship music studios to Uganda and Palestine.

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Rebel's Wood

A beautiful update from inside On Track Project, which was planted in 2003 in living memory of Joe Strummer.

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WAYout Arts
[Press Release] Frank Turner & The Joe Strummer Foundation To Visit WAYout Arts Music Project In West Africa.

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We hope you enjoy reading this update. Please take time to click through each of these stories to learn more about these amazing projects.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Ward Thomas performing at C2C BBC Radio 2 Stage on 10 March 2017

Ward Thomas will be performing live on the BBC Radio 2 Country Stage (indigo at The O2) on Friday 10th March as part for C2C 2017!

Foo Fighters will be headlining Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Foo Fighters will be headlining Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Oh Yes! It seems that he American rock outfit will play the Pyramid stage on Saturday, 24 June, confirming rumours that they would take the slot.

The announcement was made by the group during a secret show for fans in Frome, Somerset, on Friday night - their first in 18 months. They join the line-up alongside Radiohead.

Should be good.

Rock Around The Clock Weekend, Somerset, September, 2017.

Rock Around The Clock Weekend, Burnham On Sea, 
Somerset, September, 2017.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

What's New at Fledgling Records

What's New at Fledgling Records
A previously unrecorded
suite of compositions by JOHN WARREN
Recorded live by the JOHN SURMAN led BRASS PROJECT
Dear Keith
Welcome to the latest newsletter from our colleagues at Fledg'ling Records. We are very proud to release a wonderful album of new music by John Warren. In the early 1980s John Surman and John Warren realized a long-held ambition and formed the Brass Project. The ensemble was conceived as a brass led group focusing on new compositions from Surman and Warren. The large group ‘had to survive without grant or subsidy' yet released a mesmerizing and critically acclaimed album for the ECM label and toured extensively on the European jazz circuit. Surman and Warren had first collaborated on the masterly 1971 Tales of the Algonquin suite, and saw the Brass Project as a further exploration of ideas they had begun to explore more than ten years earlier.
The 11-piece Brass Project captured live on this previously unreleased recording from June 1993 features - John Surman saxophones, alto and bass clarinets, Stephen Waterman, Guy Barker, Steve Sidwell trumpets, Pete Beachill, Malcolm Griffiths trombones, Richard Edwards, Kenny Hamilton bass trombones, Chris Laurence bass, John Marshall drums, percussion and John Warren conductor,

This hitherto ‘lost’ The Traveller’s Tale recording captures a sumptuous suite of compositions inspired by stories of the early life of John Warren’s grandfather. The piece is not programmatic but loosely traces episodes in his adventurous life, allowing for some glorious ensemble and solo playing.
Read the 4 star review in The Guardian here: The Traveller's Tale

 Warren’s composition...stands comparison with the music of Gil Evans or Maria Schneider.”
The Traveller's Tale follows Fledg'ling's highly acclaimed JOHN SURMAN re-issues:


An incredible fifty years ago, back in 1967, Dorris Henderson and John Renbourn released their magical Watch The Stars album. If you don't have a copy now might be just the time to investigate this wondrous collection.


Last September we helped to organise a day long tribute to John Renbourn at Cecil Sharp House. John's wife Judy produced a pair of greetings cards based on her drawings of John from 1970. We have a limited quantity of cards for sale by mail order at £5 per set:


JOHN RENBOURN greetings cards

Here at Fledg'ling we are busy working on several new projects for release during 2017 - our 23rd year of idiosyncratic releases.
More news in the coming months. In the meantime here's a sneak preview of a forthcoming album:

Daphne's Flight - Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson
and Chris While - have re-united to record their second album twenty years after their debut. Knows Time, Knows Change will be released early in May when Daphne will begin an extensive UK tour.

All best wishes from Fledg'ling for the year ahead.

Conspiracy, Gatehouse Inn, Lincoln, 11 March, 2017.

Conspiracy, Gatehouse Inn, Lincoln, 11 March, 2017.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at the Oaklands Colaseum


The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at the Oakland Coliseum on April 27, 1969.  
This lively performance, featured a guest appearance by the Jefferson Airplane's 
Jack Casady.  The show was recorded by an ardent fan and is available on the 
2CD Dagger Records release: Live At The Oakland Coliseum; available EXCLUSIVELY 
from the Jimi Hendrix store.  Check it out



“When the smoke clears, the Holy Trinity of the Greatest Rhythm Guitarists in the World will always include Malcolm Young!”
– Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (January 19, 2017) – Gretsch has the extraordinary privilege of honoring

Malcolm Young is, without question, one of the greatest guitarists in rock n' roll history.

For over 40 years his riffs have inspired generations of rock and metal guitarists.
legendary rock icon Malcolm Young with the release of the Gretsch G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young "Salute" Jet™. 

“Malcolm Young is the best rhythm guitar player in the world of rock…period. His contribution to those who have followed in his footsteps is immeasurable.”  - Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains

“I never knew what a real rhythm guitar player was until I heard Malcolm Young. There never was or will be one like him again in the world. I've been trying to play guitar with precision like him for years and still haven't even come close. I want to thank Malcolm for giving me something to strive for.” - Larks Frederiksen, Rancid

Powering an endless row of full stacks, Young’s tone is like a hell-bent freight train— driving, deafening and totally unstoppable.

"To me, Malcolm is a one of a kind and the heart and soul of AC/DC. The combination of the riffs he wrote and his rhythm playing are the foundation of who they are.” – Eddie Van Halen

The Gretsch team painstakingly examined and documented the guitar that drove Malcom’s tone — his famed No. 1 guitar: a battle-worn ’63 Jet Firebird™, handed down to him by Harry Vanda and elder brother George Young (of Easybeats fame) and nicknamed “The Beast.” Malcolm certainly made the instrument his own, not least by removing two of the three
pickups, stripping away the red finish, and pounding out some of the hardest rocking rhythm guitar ever heard in either hemisphere.

The G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet is a meticulously crafted Gretsch Custom Shop recreation accurate down to every last nick, scratch and dent acquired over Young’s long

True to form, the instrument has a double-cutaway chambered mahogany body with a maple top, white binding and heavy relic natural lacquer finish. The mahogany set neck has a solid-feeling “U” profile, with white binding and heavy relic lacquer finish, topped by a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with a bone nut, 23 medium jumbo frets (including zero fret), and pearloid Neo-Classic™ “thumbnail” inlays. A single TV Jones® TV Classic pickup at the bridge delivers that unmistakable sound, wired up with three “G-arrow” control knobs (pickup volume, master volume and master tone). Other premium features include a Space-Control™ bridge with ebony base, ’60s-style Jet tailpiece, nickel/gold hardware, Schaller® tuners and a vintage-style hardshell case.

Available Summer 2017 at select Gretsch retailers.

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and raucously illustrious career.


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The Eden Festival June 2017

The Eden Festival June 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Live Music at Old Nick's Tavern Horncastle, March 2017.

8 North St Horncastle LN9 5DX  01507 526862
‘MARCH 2017’

Wed Evening

Jam & Open Mic Night.  Musicians come & join in – ALL genres welcome – backline provided which includes 1 x Drum kit, 1 x bass amp plus 1 x guitar amp, please bring own instruments.  8.30pm start.
Sat 4th  
The Steve Fulsham Band (Power Blues/Rock) The Steve Fulsham Band are a
slick, high energy Blues Rock Band based in Hull. Over the last seven years, this band has been travelling up and down the country delivering their own brand of Blues Rock, playing with the likes of Walter Trout and Wilko Johnson along the way. Steve is considered to be one of the finest guitarists on the circuit.  9pm start.
Sat 11th  

Joker(High Energy Rock Covers)  A 5 piece from Scunthorpe playing all your favourite rock covers.  Their influences are too many to mention but you can be guaranteed their performance will blow you away and have a bit of fun in the process!!   9pm Start

Fri 17th

Paddy Power!  Celebrating Paddy’s Day with an evening of mixed genres leading up to Feel The Noise, who will be performing a one hour set.  8.30pm Start


Special offer on Pints of Guinness.


Sat 18th     

Cuttin’ Loose (Rock & Pop) All your favourite hits from the 60s to the present day. 9pm start.
Sat 25th
The Mick Rutherford Band (Blues/Progressive/Classic Rock) This experienced and accomplished band is welcomed back to Old Nicks who play, as described, heavy blues/rock and in live performances take no prisoners. They are proud to be the first of the Blues Matters family to have a top twenty hit (number 4) in the USA I-Tunes Blues Singles download chart. Not to be missed!!  9pm start.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Two Seasick Steve shows in France, May, 2017.

Rambling man and blues legend Seasick Steve will be performing in France in May. 
Two shows announced, one in Marseille Espace Julien, 
and one in Bordeaux Rocher de Palmer, Live Nation France.

Rambling Roots Revue - High Wycombe UK, April, 2017.

Rambling Roots Revue - High Wycombe UK, April, 2017.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Wickham Music Festival 3rd - 6th August 2017

Wickham Music Festival - 3rd - 6th August 2017

Voted the UK's Best Small Festival at the Live UK Music Awards.

Tickets now onsale by phone and online. Save £30 on weekend season tickets if you book now.

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams - 'State of the Union' Autumn Tour 2017

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BOO HEWERDINE & BROOKS WILLIAMS - 'State of the Union' Autumn Tour 2017 - More dates added (October)

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"Beautiful, classy playing and great songs" - Acoustic Magazine
“Americana at its finest!” - fRoots
STATE OF THE UNION will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and a concert tour with selected Summer Festival dates.
Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining.
The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. Their recordings are made quickly, in most instances first take, live in the studio, but the sound this amazing acoustic duo capture is rich and expertly executed.

About Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

Boo is perhaps best known from his years fronting much loved English rock band The Bible but he has since enjoyed a solo career spanning over two decades and written thousands of published songs including those for Eddi Reader, Sia, Chris Difford, Kris Drever and KD Lang. His most recent album “Swimming In Mercury” is due out in February 2017 on Reveal Records.
Brooks Williams got his start in the clubs and bars in Boston USA (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither) and from there he has toured in ever-widening circles for nearly three decades. In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He’s also ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Over the years he has picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.
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Boo & Brooks

More about State of the Union, In conversation:

How did you meet and when did you start playing music together?

Brooks: “Boo invited me to step in last minute to play at his annual Christmas concert. I played a solo set and then sat in with Boo for a few songs. Even though we had never played together before it had a real magic feel to it. I think both of us knew there was something unique happening and worth exploring”.
Boo: “Brooks came and played at one of my Christmas shows when there was so much snow my other guests couldn’t make it! It was magic and we decided to do more. We had actually met once before when Brooks interviewed me for a guitar magazine. Which is a bit like Muhammad Ali interviewing Eddie The Eagle….He is a guitar master!”.

What are the main differences in your guitar styles / playing and approach to songwriting?

Brooks: “On paper our two worlds are pretty far apart, but somehow we’re able to bring them together. It’s an overused phrase but I believe there is some real musical magic in State Of The Union. I like to think it gives us both the opportunity to showcase our ‘expected’ strengths, but also to explore and dig in to the other aspects of our music. In a way SOTU is an alter-ego”.
Boo: “Brooks is a bluesman (of great subtlety) from Georgia and I was in an 80’s indie band….and yet it worked right away. I think the route of why it works musically is both of us have a love of good time… a sense of rhythm. And we both love the craft of writing”.

What do you enjoy most about the duo’s live performances?

Brooks: “It’s the whole package - getting to create a pretty big sound with just two guitars and two voices. Audiences from our earlier tours know what I mean. It’s fun. It’s big. And I’m not aware of anyone else doing it exactly like SOTU”.
Boo: “It feels so much more than the sum of the parts…whenever we revisit SOTU it kicks into gear with ease, in a spooky way!”.

What does State of The Union mean / why did you pick this band name ?

Brooks: “Boo came up with the name. It represents us pretty well, I think. Two distinctly different musicians from different parts of the world with two different sets of influences coming together and making music. And even though on paper it shouldn’t work, there’s so much shared inspiration that it takes on a pretty cool life of its own”.
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Boo & Brooks


Friday 13 October
Sun 15 October
Mon 16 October
Tues 17 October
Weds 18 October
Thurs 19 October
Friday 20 October
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