|at the BOARDWALK on Sunday 20th December 1998|
|Christmas Show News||Nib Savage - reviews the anniversary show|
|Haze On Air||What we're playing - a few hints!|
|20th anniversary show - live CD etc.||CRS Awards - what we won!|
|Hang on to your (silly) hats, the good news for those of you who missed the 20th anniversary show, is that we had such a good time, we decided to do it again! The date is Sunday 20th December 1998, the venue is again The Boardwalk, Snig Hill, Sheffield, admission is £4 tickets, £5 on the door. Tickets are available now from us, cheques to Haze, please enclose SAE.|
If you ever saw the 80s Haze Christmas shows, you'll know what to expect, if you didn't, now's your chance! Rog Patterson is threatening to make an appearance, but, to be honest, we don’t believe him. He's tour managing in Poland the night before, so it seems a bit of a long shot for him to make Sheffield by 8pm.
We’re currently rehearsing a load of different material from the 20th anniversary show, the only problem being cutting it down to 21/2 hours. Expect the unexpected!
We're also playing an acoustic set Under The Boardwalk, Snig Hill, Sheffield on Wednesday 16th December. Admission is free & we'll be on at 8.30, with the usual jam session following on after.
Just when we all thought it was safe to venture out at night without fear of caterwauling hippies assaulting our shell like ears with a hideous cacophony of dissonant screechings and lost chords which no sane individual would dream of even looking for, the unthinkable happens and the three individuals most wanted for crimes against every dress code known to man decide to get together and offend our sensibilities with another evening of drunken debauchery and wilful melodicide.
On Sunday 13th December, we'll be heading for Bradford and BCB Radio to do an interview and live acoustic set for Tez Burke on his Sunday evening rock show. The show goes out at 5pm on 107MHz FM and 104MHz FM on the Yorkshire Cable, and can be picked up in West Yorkshire and the hillier parts of north Sheffield.|
BCB also goes out in RealAudio on the internet, go to the BCB Website and click on the RealAudio button.
Later in the evening I'll be down Under The Boardwalk, to play a short set with violin/mandolinist Gordon Walker on my new 12-string left-handed Tanglewood electro-acoustic guitar. Whether or not I've learned to play it by them!
OK, I don't want to give too much away. The set list is under 24 hour armed guard by highly trained killer rodents, but I can safely reveal it will be a game of two halves, with the relative lull of an acoustic set at half time.
We're moving a bit away from the "greatest hits"(sic) set that was the 20th anniversary & including songs that were missed out in May. So there'll be one very old song from 'C'est La Vie', plus quite a few from 'Stoat & Bottle' that we didn't do last time. Paul will be picking up the bass guitar again, and we have a radical reworking of 'Fallen Leaves' to try out on you.
We'll also be trying our hand at a couple of World Turtle songs, again radical revision has been in order to make them work with a 3-piece line-up. The acoustic set has been extended, Paul will even be getting the Mandolin out - in fact, I might even get a twang on it!
And, of course, there'll be loads of medleys, Christmas songs/carols & sundry absurd behaviour (though I'm not sure I believe Tim's plan to come onstage as a Polar Bear during the obligatory snowball fight!)
The Classic Rock Society held their annual awards night on Saturday 5th December, with Arena headlining. |
Predictably, they scooped most of the awards, but we had a showing with me getting 9th best keyboards player and 17th best bass player, Paul getting 15th best vocalist, and World Turtle getting 10th best gig and 12th best band.
Must try harder next time, huh?