Despite being in the chilly frozen north (and it has been GRIM the last few days), and despite being dirt poor, I’ve still managed to get a fairly busy summer lined up. It could probably be busier but the old London way of doing things – heading to a festival after work / college on a Friday afternoon, back fro work on Monday – doesn’t work from here. Everything’s a day away. Anyhow, this is how it’s looking:
Sunday May 29th, Newcastle – Evolution Festival – Jumping Hot Stage (all day)
Joining Lord Leigh Park to play some tunes all day between bands on the best stage at the usually pretty damn good Evolution Festival. Hurray For The Riff Raff, James Yorkston and Bellowhead are all on so it should be cool although I’m not sure how I’m fixed for slipping off to see Caribou.
Friday June 10th, The Lamplight Arts Centre, Stanley, County Durham – The Fascinator Lounge 8-11pm
A burlesque night in Stanley? The mind boggles as other stuff jiggles. I’ll be playing some suitably sultry tunes.
Saturday June 18th, Ouseburn Boat Club, Newcastle – Rock’N’Roll Summer Dance Party 8pm-1am
Lord Leigh Park and I – in our Big Ten Inch guise – spinning billy, garage and rock’n’roll alongside The Exes and Dick Bronte & The Cosmonauts. Also featuring cheap drinks, movies and other spectacular stuff, and in a brilliant Tyneside location.
Thursday June 23rd – Sunday June 26th, Glastonbury Festival Of Throwing Stuff At Bono
Randy & Earl’s Old Record Club are back again. Confirmed slots thus far –
Saturday night / Sunday Morning – 2am-4am, Quality Tom’s Backstage Bar, Shangri-La
Sunday lunchtime – Pussy Parlure – our annual Pussy Parlure slot. A Proper set at midday and some between acts tunes till mid-afternoon
Other slots likely to get added. Meanwhile, drinking.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July, Ribble Valley, Lancs – Beatherder Festival
Perfumed Garden Tent , Sunday lunchtime
A new one for me, and really looking forward to it. Just me in my Stagger Lee incarnation. A cracking line-up (Mungo’s HiFi, Leftfield, VHS Head, Andy Weatherall, Shit Robot, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer) and apparently a lovely location and crowd. Excellent.
Friday July 8th, Star & Shadow Arts Centre, Ouseburn, Newcastle – Eddie & Sheena 8pm
Joining Lord Leigh Park and Michael Clunkie, Vinyl Junkie for a night of punk, garage, girl groups and rockabilly. More details to follow.
Friday July 22nd – Sunday July 24th, Cambridgeshire – Secret Garden Party. slots tba
Friday August 12th – Sunday August 14th, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset – Endorse It! In Dorset
The big one. Once again, Randy & Earl’s Old Record Club are hosting the Wig On Casino from 9pm to 6am every night. Even more guests than usual this year, but the well established mix of soul, rockabilly, garage, country, ska, blues, reggae, gospel, jazz, R&B more. Just a fantastic festival – you should come.
And that’s it for now, apart from a couple of weddings, but that’s not bad at all is it?
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