The Show Must Go On! This Thursday 19 January 2017, we're performing at the Half Moon in Putney. It is with great regret that Dave Gregory is unable to perform after seriously breaking his ankle. We really hoped Dave would heal in time but it was too severe. We all wish him a speedy recovery and he will certainly be back with us when he is fully mended.
We are so fortunate that the mighty Matt Backer from ABC has stepped in to save the gig. We look forward to this British Invasion Show featuring one of America's finest guitarists who has played with everyone from Steve Winwood (it does not get much better than that) to one of the greatest bands from the '80s, ABC. He has it all and we cannot wait to tear the Half Moon apart. All we need is you, so please join us as we perform the greatest songs from the bands that stormed and stole the US charts and minds back in 1964, 1965 and 1966. Tickets are available from http://tickets.halfmoon.co.uk/…/19-jan-17-the-british-inva…/
Happy Anniversary! 30 years and still going strong. I remember the day Nick Dias introduced us. Audible on the new ABC album and forthcoming albums by Jewly Perso, Bill Blue and Nicholas Heyward amongst others.
Yes he is talking about his guitar. His Bastardcaster, to be specific!
Rumer, ABC, Sly And Robbie, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Dionne, Julian Lennon, Visage, Shaheen, Noah Francis, Wu Tang Killer Bs, Woman, Tony Hadley, Mari Wilson, Go West, Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Peter Bruntnell, Aimee Mann, The Beautiful South, Aquarium, Harry Hill, Marcella Detroit, Chage & Ashka, Tamaki Mori, Tomoko Tane, Sinead O'Connor, Matthew Sweet, Swing Out Sister, Hollywood Beyond, Frances Ruffelle, Elton John, Steve Coogan, Mindy McReady, Steve Earle, Shirley Bassey, Suzanne Rhatigan, Ed Ball, Sarah Jane Morris, Johnson, Mica Paris, David McAlmont, Alan Partridge, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Alice Cooper, Bob Geldof, Emmylou Harris, Duncan Thickett, Kate St.John, David Arnold, Stiff Little Fingers, S Club 7, Lulu, Pauline Calf, Kevin Rowland, Michael Ball, Tony Ferrino, Karen Bishko, Edwin Starr, Andy Williams, Geno Washington, Russell Watson, Paul Young, Linda Lewis, Mari Wilson, Chris Thompson, Martina Topley Bird, Madeleine Bell, Kelly's Heels, Virginia, Barb Jungr, Andy Walker, Matt Backer, Mim Grey, Sylvia Powell, Daniel Cartier, Gregory Darling
Here's one from the 12 Bar taken by Eric Blakely
History:The modern mandolin evolved from the mandore, a stringed instrument common in the 14th centure
Who plays it: Vince Gill, Sam Bush, David Gilmour, Kristin Bush (Sugarland), Peter Buck (REM)
Photo: Matt Backer with Nick Heyward Band (2013)