Ed Milliband Compared To Stackridge ! - 24/04/2014
A little "war" breaks out on Twitter !
In a recent article in "The Scotsman" it was suggested that Ed Milliband was more like Stackridge than The Beatles .Pointing out that both bands were produced by George Martin , one a huge success, the other a "failure" ! This has resulted in many tweets protesting at the comparison. Even if you are not on Twitter you can view some of the messages in our Twitter feed in the right hand corner of our front page. If you are on Twitter you can , of course join in the fun !
Friars Aylesbury - 17/02/2014
Stackridge feature in an historic exhibition !
Friars Aylesbury was an iconic venue back in the 1970's & 80's where very many famous bands & artists played. Stackridge played there 8 times ! To celebrate the history of Friars a new exhibition opens soon with loads of memorobilia and artifacts from heyday of the venue.Stackridge ,of course are featured ! Check out www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk for dates & times .
"Back Home" in May ! - 20/01/2014
We are proud to announce that we are making a rare appearance back in the old home town of Bristol on May 25th
Sunday 25th May 2014 is the date when we are playing at The Colston Hall as part of the Bristol Acoustic Festival . Lots of other great acts too , including Thea Gilmour & Beth Rowley !
Our Merchandiser Gets His Wish ! - 15/01/2014
A very special gig to say "thanks for all your hard work ".
Mike Webb who over the last few years has travelled all over the UK ( usually by train ! ) to man our merchandise stall @ our gigs has an important Birthday this year. To celebrate he wanted to book us to play in his local village hall. He also wished to see Davis Lindley Mullan as well ! His wish has come true ...both bands will play for him on April 12th . Tickets are only £10 & details are on the Gigs Page.
New Dates For 2014 !!! - 13/01/2014
Details now on the Gigs Page . Get your tickets now !
We return to some of our favourite UK venues this Spring (Hebden Bridge, Barnet, Lowdham, Farncombe, Sheffield etc ) plus we will be playing at some new places ( Leicester, Leeds etc) and also at Worcester , St.Ives where we have not been for a few years. Tell your friends, bring your families -we look forward to seeing you all .
2014 First Gigs Announced !!! - 06/12/2013
Davis Lindley Mullan and Stackridge announce details on the Gigs Page.
Whilst Stackridge take a break , Andy Davis's Trio - Davis Lindley Mullan are playing in Bristol on Jan 4th, Bath on Feb 23rd and Hunton ( Near Maidstone.Kent) on March 1st . Stackridge kick off their Spring Tour on April 5th at The Square & Compass , Windmill Hill ( Near Illminster) and then travel to Cornwall for a gig at the Guildhall, St,Ives on Sunday 6th.
Davis Lindley Mullan Gigs - 05/12/2013
Great news for early 2014 !
Andy Davis , Clare Lindley & Brian Mullan ( also known as DLM) are playing some gigs while Stackridge take a break. They are @ The Colston Hall Foyer Bar, Bristol on Jan 4th @6.15pm . Free Admission too ! On February 23rd they are playing at the legendary pub, The Bell, Walcot Street Bath @ 1.00pm. On March 1st they are playing @ Hunton Village Hall. Near Maidstone.Kent.( Details on Gigs page )
2014 - Looking Good ! - 07/11/2013
Gigs on the way ( & for Davis Lindley Mullan too !)
About to be announced ....We have a bunch of gigs lined up for April & May 2014 in the UK ( and even some for September & December !) . While we are off the road early in the year Andy,Clare & their cello wielding compadre Brian will be performing a few gigs too. So 2014 is shaping up to be another feast of great music . Keep checking the Gigs Page for details.
Shindig Magazine - 21/10/2013
We are on the front cover !
Current ( October) issue of SHINDIG Magazine has a great feature about us with lots of vintage photos and we are on the front cover too (along with Macca & The Rutles). Not always easy to find on the news stands or in shops you can still buy a copy direct from their Web Site , Mail Order.
2014 Gigs !!! - 13/10/2013
New Dates in the Spring .
We are back on the road in the UK again in 2014. Gigs in Worth Maltravers, Farncombe, Leicester, Lowdham, Sheffield,Leeds, Hebden Bridge already confirmed with more to follow . Details will be added to the Gigs Page soon.
Christmas Party In Wales ! - 22/07/2013
At last we will be crossing the Severn to meet up with our Welsh chums for our first gig in Cardiff for quite a while .
Come & join us for a special seasonal festive gig on December 15th. at The Globe, Cardiff. Tickets on sale now - details on the Gigs Page.
Beside The Sea In September ! - 08/07/2013
See you in Sussex By The Sea !
On Sunday 22nd September Stackridge will make a welcome return to Hove where they will perform at The Old Market. Full details on the Gigs Page.
Andy Davis On Radio 4 ! - 01/07/2013
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on July 7th !
At 7.45pm on Sunday 7th July a new play called "My Old Man" will be broadcast. Andrew Cresswell Davis wrote & performed the music .
Andy Davis on Radio 4 ! - 01/07/2013
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on 7th July @ 7.45pm
Andy has written and played the music for a new play entitled "My Old Man" which will be broadcast on Sunday July 7th on BBC Radio 4 @ 7.45pm.
More gigs this Autumn ? - 20/06/2013
To Be Confirmed ....
Watch out for announcements for gigs in Brighton, Bristol & Cardiff later this year .
Festive Frolics ! - 05/06/2013
Seasonal Specials in December
We will be performing a few special Festive gigs during December. Watch for announcements of the Venues . The first one to be confirmed is at The Windlesham Theatre, Surrey on December the 7th.
More Autumn Gigs ! - 05/06/2013
London & Bath in October !
On Friday 25th October we will be returning to The Borderline for our only London gig this Autumn and the following night 26th October we will be at one of our favourite Venues - Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. Details & where to buy tickets on the Gigs Page now.
Autumn Gigs - 26/05/2013
See You In September !
More gigs coming up in the Autumn. Check the Gigs Page for details . Sept 13th. We return to the Boom Boom Club, Sutton. ( Great Venue run by the rather wonderful Pete Feenstra). Sept 14th. A new Venue for us - at last High Wycombe has a place where you can hear great music ! Arts4Every1 .
Isle Of Wight Festival - 20/05/2013
Get there on Thursday !
Savvy Festival goers know that the IOW Festival actually begins on Thursday 13th June and make sure they have booked travel to get there during the day. Of course there is another very good reason for getting to the Festival on Thursday 13th - the best band of the whole weekend are playing at 6.30 pm ! Yes , Stackridge are playing the Bandstand Stage at that time. See you there !
More Gigs ! - 11/03/2013
Hitchin & Southampton.
May 3rd.We will be playing at Club 85, Hitchin and on June 12th at The Talking Heads, Southampton. Details on the Gigs Page.
Stackridge On BBC Radio 2 !!! - 21/02/2013
Special Guests on Johnnie Walker's Show
On Sunday February 24th Andy & James will be chatting with Johnnie Walker on his "Sounds Of The 70's "programme. They chose a few of their favourite tracks from the decade , and Johnnie will play a couple of Stackridge tracks that he chose. Do tune in & tell everybody to listen to. If you miss it , or you live somewhere else in the world you should be able to "listen again" on the BBC I-Player for the following 7 days.
Supporting Attractions ! - 07/02/2013
Great acts joining us on the Spring Tour
We are all pleased and excited to announce that we have some really talented people joining us on our gigs in April & May. Fantastically talented young singer & guitarist TOBI will be supporting us at The Bull Theatre,Barnet on April 20th. One of the best bands to come out of Brighton recently - WILDFLOWERS will be with us at Shoreham on the 25th April. PORTRAITS are the support band on the 26th in Farncombe -really look forward to seeing them & our old friends BLACKHEART will join us at Shrewsbury on the 1st May and Sheffield on the 5th. Check out their Web Sites to see the extra treats in store !
New Spring Tour Date - 11/01/2013
May Day May Day !
We will be playing at The Walker, Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on May 1st. Details on the Gigs Page
Our Online Shops - 10/12/2012
There is a problem !
The company that ran our on line Tee Shirt shop and also the Helium Records Music Shop seems to have vanished. Investigations are ongoing but for the time being the links to the shops on our front page are dormant. We will try to sign up with an alternative source in the near future. Sorry for any inconvenience .
Spring Tour 2013 - 05/11/2012
Full Details Here !
Venues/ Addresses / Dates/ Tickets / Box Office Details - for the first gigs on our Spring Tour 2013 can now be found on the Gigs Page.
Dave Borthwick - 30/10/2012
Dave Borthwick died on Saturday 27th October . He was very much part of the Stackridge story, designing the iconic logo that we still use and also designing the sleeve of our second Album "Friendliness". Dave was one of the creators of First Light Lightshow that worked with us on so many gigs in the 70,s and was resident at Bristol's Old Granary Club as well as frequently providing the light show at The Chalk Farm Roundhouse, London. He went on to be a successful Animated Film Maker - his "Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb" is regarded as one of the seminal cartoons of it's type. RIP Dave - we will miss you.
Spring Tour 2013 - 18/10/2012
First dates confirmed !!!
April 23rd. The Garage. Swansea April 24th. The Robin2. Bilston April 25th. The Ropetackle. Shoreham April 26th. St.Johns Church. Farncombe April 27th. The Stables. Wavendon April 28th. The Tithe Barn.Bishops Cleeve. May 4th. The Trades Club. Hebden Bridge May 5th. The Greystones. Sheffield.
Spread the word everybody !
New CD Released Next Week ! - 26/09/2012
Rare Live Tracks !
Angel Air Records have a new Stackridge CD available. "Radio Sessions 1971-1973" . Originally recorded live for the BBC the tracks include a 15 minute version of "Slark" and the much sought after song " Lyder Loo", which was originally scheduled for inclusion on the Man In The Bowler Hat Album but never recorded.
December Gigs ! - 29/08/2012
London on December 18th , Eastney on the 19th and Bath on the 20th !!!
We could not wait until Spring 2013 to play at least a few gigs . What better way to celebrate the Festive Season ! Full details of Venues/Tickets etc on the Gigs Page.
Imagine - John Lennon - 03/08/2012
Andy Davis talks about his memories of meeting John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector when he played guitar on "Imagine"
Andy tells the story of how he ended up as a session musician on one of the greatest & most important albums ever made. You can read it on the Views page right here on this Web Site
December Gigs ! - 03/08/2012
Festive Frolics in London, Eastney & Bath !
Watch for announcements about our Christmas Specials coming up in December 2012. Details will be posted soon on the Gigs Page
More Gigs Soon ! - 19/07/2012
Christmas "specials" and a Tour next Spring 2013.
We will be performing a select number of Christmas Special Gigs in December. Watch for details on the Gigs page. Spring 2013 will see us on the road again in the UK. As they are confirmed dates will be listed on the Gigs page too. Now is your chance to get in touch with your favourite local venue and ask ( maybe DEMAND ?) that they book Stackridge in April or May next year.
Happy Birthday Mike !!! - 27/06/2012
Our Manager Mike Tobin's Big Birthday !
On July 14th. Manager Mike Tobin reaches a land mark birthday ( how & when did that happen he says !) To celebrate there will be a big party & gig - check out the Gigs page for details & please come & join us in honour of one of the grand old men of the Bristol Music scene.
Isle Of Wight Festival - 27/06/2012
The Full Story
We arrived by ferry from Southampton with, under normal circumstances plenty of time to drive to the festival site. Unfortunately we were met with complete chaos , the whole island was gridlocked , nothing was moving. It took us 4 hours to travel 6 miles ! We finally got on site but had to fight through a sea of mud and came up against staff who just did not seem to know what was happening - we were misdirected twice to the wrong areas ! Although an attempt was made to get us on an alternative stage this proved impossible. We had so looked forward to this gig - the last for the Spring season 2012 but it was not to be - we struggled back home tired, wet, cold & hungry. Maybe next year - who knows ???
Acoustic Festival Of Britain - 22/05/2012
Stackridge regret that due to circumstances beyond our control we will be unable to perform at The Acoustic Festival Of Britain on Sunday 27th May
Nags Head Flooded ! - 11/05/2012
Gig Cancelled !!!
Sorry to announce that the gig @ The Nags Head, High Wycombe Friday 11th May has had to be cancelled. A burst pipe has caused the ceiling to collapse & it has been declared unsafe. The promoter has assured us that tickets will be refunded and he will try and rearrange the gig when the repairs are complete.
Extra Tour Date ! - 13/04/2012
The Talking Heads Club. Southampton.
We are delighted to announce that we will be playing at this great club in Southampton on Saturday May 12th.
New Album Available NOW !!! - 12/04/2012
Compilation of classic tracks from 1971 to 2003 .
"Preserved - Best Of Volume 2 " will be on sale from April 23rd on Angel-Air Records. Featuring a selection of tracks from the years 1971 to 2003 this is a great introduction to our music if you are unsure where to start and a collection that all fans will want to own. Check www.angelair.co.uk for full info.
Party Time ! - 07/04/2012
An Extra Gig !
To celebrate the end of our Spring Tour 2012 we have added an extra show - the "end of tour party gig". Saturday May 19th at The Chapel Arts Centre Bath. Details on the Gigs Page
We Join In - Record Store Day - 28/03/2012
Record Store Day -April 21st 2012. Your chance to give support .
We will be making a personal appearance on Record Store Day April 21st @ Flashback Records, 144, Crouch Hill, Crouch End , London N8 9DX at about 2.00pm before our gig @ The Bull Theatre , Barnet in the evening. Why not come along to support a great independent Record Shop & say hello to us at the same time ?
Get Ready To Rock Radio STACKRIDGE special ! - 22/03/2012
We are featured artist of the month for April !
With two hour long specials, interviews , competitions and tracks from our albums . Tune in & listen . The special programmes will go out at 6.00pm (GMT) on Sunday April 1st and Sunday April 8th. Here is the link :- http://www.getreadytorockradio.com/stackridge.htm
Beside The Sea/Dummies CD Single Sold Out ! - 16/03/2012
The Limited Edition CD Single has sold out.
Thanks to all the good people who bought the CD single of "Beside The Sea/Dummies" - a real collectors item - there are none left in the store !
Spring Tour Band Line Up - 14/03/2012
A change of line up for the forthcoming tour.
Jim "Crun" Walter has announced he will be unable to play with Stackridge during the 2012 Spring Tour due to other commitments .James Warren will take over on bass guitar, which is his favourite instrument anyway & rehearsals are going very well with the new 5 piece .
Record Collector Magazine - March 2012 Issue - 07/03/2012
Andy Davis reveals his love of The Four Freshmen and Bob Marley !
In the March 2012 Issue of Record Collector Magazine Andy Davis answers 30 questions . Some of his answers are quite revealing. Why not buy a copy & then tell Record Collector how much you enjoyed reading Andy's interview & requesting them to publish a full length feature on Stackridge ?
The Isle Of Wight Festival -Stackridge Booked ! - 09/02/2012
We are excited to announce we have been booked for this year's IOW Festival !
The Festival runs over the weekend of 22-24 June BUT tens of thousands of people arrive on the Island during the week and will be entertained on Thursday 21st June on The Garden Stage .We will be there on stage early evening on the 21st.
Change Of Date On The Spring Tour - 13/01/2012
Farncombe Music Club
Due to delays in the refurbishment of the venue the concert at St.Johns Church Farncombe has been moved from April 20th to May 18th. Tickets already purchased will be valid or can be refunded.
New Year - with DLM - 30/12/2011
Davis Lindley Mullan (DLM) kick off the New Year in the West Country !
No need to feel miserable now the New Year celebrations are over - come on down to the beautiful West of England to see Andy Davis & his acoustic trio in Bath on January 15th & Bristol on the 22nd. Details on the gigs page.
Stackridge Spring Tour 2012 - 20/12/2011
More dates to be added soon ...watch this space.
Negotiations still going on to add another few dates to the Spring Tour Schedule . Keep checking the Gigs Page for fresh details .
Lummy Days Is Back !!!! - 14/12/2011
After a break of some months the Lummy Days Podcast is here again.
Fatty Fudge hands over the reins to guest presenter Lord John. The first of three special editions this one features an hour of conversation with Andy Davis & the incredible story of his life in music with lots of great songs . Hear about his experience of playing on John Lennon's "Imagine" Album, working with Beatles Producer George Martin .
Spring Tour 2012 - 04/12/2011
More Dates Added ??? You lucky people !
Watch for announcements on our Gigs page - 3 more dates in negotiation for the Spring Tour 2012.10th/11th & 12th May . (Fans in Wales should be pleased !)
Tribute To A Fan - 22/11/2011
The Sad News About Elessar Tetramariner
Everybody connected with Stackridge is deeply shocked and saddened that one of our great supporters and fans, Elessar Tetramariner had died at his home in Ely, Cambridgeshire. E.T. as he was known to many originally came from Canada , spent many years in Ann Arbor, Michigan but in more recent times made his home in England. He married another Stackridge fan- Lesley Shipgood. Known for his prowess in the kitchen, whipping up fantastic vegetarian food ( his chilli sauce was notoriously good) E.T also was a keen photographer, and artist but most of all he was a champion of unusual, original & great music. Before the days of file sharing friends from around the world anticipated his latest collection of music on cassette or CD . He was a big man physically , but more importantly he had a big heart, a big soul capable of big love for his friends . R.I.P Big Man.
World Wide Shopping ! - 03/10/2011
Welcoming Friends From All Around The World we have now made our Tee Shirt Shop Universal.
In response to requests from many fans in countries such as Japan, Malaysia , Finland & Greece we have revamped our On Line Tee Shirt shop to include shipping to any country in the World. 3 great designs to choose from & don't forget we have the Limited Edition Tour Souvenir single available too ( while stocks last) Just click on the Teapot Logo on the front page for full details.
Spring Tour 2012- Even More Dates !!! - 24/09/2011
We now have dates confirmed in the following places - St.Helens /Bristol /South Petherton /Sutton /Chislehurst Farncombe / Barnet / Bilston /Wavendon / Lowdham / & Hebden Bridge.
Full Details of Dates / Venues / Tickets etc are now on the Gigs Page . There will be more !!!
Stackridge return to The Stables ! - 16/09/2011
On Thursday May 3rd 2012 Stackridge return to one of the best Venues in the UK - The Stables @ Wavendon , Milton Keynes .
Stackridge love The Stables - a Venue that really knows how to treat Musicians properly. Hardly surprising as it was the brain child of English Jazz Star Johnny Dankworth & his Wife Cleo Laine.
Spring Tour Dates 2012 - More Added ! - 11/09/2011
We have added more dates to the 2012 UK Spring Tour .
Now confirmed . The Bull Theatre, Barnet/ The David Hall, South Petherton & Farncombe Music Club in Farncombe, Surrey. Ticket details on the Gigs Page .
Spring Tour 2012 - Dates !!! - 05/09/2011
The first dates on the Spring Tour 2012 have just been announced !
The tour kicks off in Merseyside on March 31st 2012 @ The Citadel, St.Helens. Other dates now confirmed for Bristol, Lowdham ( Notts) & Hebden Bridge, ( Yorkshire). Lots more to follow . Details on the Gigs Page. Tickets on sale NOW !
New Single ! - 18/08/2011
The New Limited Edition CD Single "Beside The Sea/Dummies" now available !
Produced exclusively for sale to fans at our gigs we now have copies available from our shop.With a very funny picture sleeve designed by the legendary "Fatty Fudge" this 2 track CD single will not be available in any other format & will not be on sale at Record Stores or via any other Web Site .An exclusive offer to fans you can purchase a copy from our Tee Shirt shop - just click on the TeaPot link on the front page. This really is a "Limited Edition" - once they are gone no more copies will ever be pressed.A collectors item !
Acorn Fayre Cancelled - 12/08/2011
Very Sad News
The Acorn Fayre on Sept.3rd 2011 has been cancelled by the organisers as they could not agree to some new noise level restrictions demanded by the local council. Davis Lindley Mullan were due to appear and apologise to any followers who were intending to attend. We really hope the organisers can find a new site for next year.
Spring Tour 2012 - 29/07/2011
After a busy four years,Stackridge are rekindling the creative juices and already planning 2012.
We have a lot of exciting plans for 2012 so although you won't get to see us live in the U.K. again for a few months we have already booked some great venues for next Spring. Keep on checking the Gigs Page for announcements. Why not leave a message in the Guest Book telling us where you would like to see us in 2012.
Davis Lindley Mullan Head North Of The Border - 25/07/2011
The new trio make their debut in Scotland
Davis Lindley Mullan, the trio formed by Stackridge Guitarist/Singer Andy Davis & featuring Scottish firebrand Clare Lindley on Violin and Brian Mullan on Cello will play in Scotland at the end of September. Gigs booked so far are @ Kinross on Sept.25th and St.Andrews on the 26th. Full details on the Gigs Page.
DLM Add Another Date ! - 13/07/2011
Davis Lindley Mullan ( DLM) Andy's new acoustic style trio head off to The Acorn Fayre 5 in September .
DLM are delighted to be appearing at the Acorn Fayre on Saturday Sept 3rd. This event takes place over the weekend at The Chequers, Yelden, MK42 1AW & tickets are available now for only £20 , with proceeds going to Cancer Research.
The Independent Tells It Like It Is ! - 06/07/2011
The Cornbury Festival Review reveals another Stackridge triumph.
The Independent Newspaper in it's review of The Cornbury Festival ( having praised headliners The Faces & Ray Davies , but dismissed Olly Murs as a "karoake turn" !) had this to say - Yet no one came close to the Beatlesque wonder of Stackridge."I Saw So Many People Wearing Multi-coloured Smiles",sang James Warren & Andy Davis in "The Road To Venezuela". They had come to the right festival.
DLM in Bristol soon ! - 01/06/2011
Davis Lindley Mullan are appearing at The Thunderbolt in July .
Davis Lindley Mullan will play at The Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol on Thursday July 14th . Tickets £5 available soon from The Bristol Ticket Shop.
Davis Lindley Mullan Debut @ Songs From The Shed - 14/05/2011
The latest session at the excellent "Songs From The Shed " Internet TV show
Performing 3 songs the new Acoustic style trio formed by Andy Davis & Clare Lindley of Stackridge & Brian Mullan recorded a session in the famous shed at the bottom of a country garden in Somerset , England a few weeks ago. You can now view the show @ www.songsfromtheshed.com
Stackridge Booked For Another Great Festival ! - 20/04/2011
Sunday July 10th Stackridge will be on stage at The Rhythms Of The World Festival .
The Rhythms Of The World Festival at Hitchin Priory ,Hertfordshire is reknowned as one of the highlights of the UK's Summer Festival Season and Stackridge are delighted to be performing there. Details : www.rotw.org.uk
Davis Lindley Mullan Make Their Live Debut - 11/04/2011
Davis Lindley Mullan, the new acoustic trio formed by Andy Davis ( Guitar/Vocals), Clare Lindley (Violin/Vocals) & Brian Mullan( Cello/Vocals) will make their live debut at The Bocabar on April 19th
Cineme present an evening of Animated Film inspired by the music of Stackridge @ The Bocabar,Unit 3-1 Paintworks,Bath Road,Bristol BS4 on Tuesday 19th April with a special guest appearance of DLM live playing acoustic style versions of Andy Davis songs.
Stackridge Added To Cornbury Festival Line Up ! - 04/04/2011
Stackridge are pleased to announce they will be special guests at The Cornbury Festival Oxfordshire on Sunday July 3rd !
One of England's best Festivals Cornbury always offers a delightful mix of Entertainment from across the spectrum & eras of Music. This year is no exception with amongst others The Faces, Status Quo, Imelda May & on Sunday 3rd July the mighty STACKRIDGE !
DLM at The Acorn Fayre - 30/03/2011
Davis,Lindley,Mullan confirmed to appear at The Acorn Fayre on September 3rd.2011
Davis, Lindley, Mullan the acoustic trio formed by Stackridge guitarist & singer Andy Davis will perform at The Acorn Fayre,"Chequers",Yelden,Bedford.MK44 1AW on Saturday September 3rd 2011.
Stackridge Music A Hit On American Television ! - 16/03/2011
Stackridge guested on The Craig Ferguson Late Late Show on Monday 14th March 2011
Judging by the messages in the Guest Book on this website, on Facebook and on Twitter the good people of North America were suitably impressed by Stackridge Music when they watched the show . The members of the band are overjoyed by the reaction. Thank you everybody.
Sonic Rock Summer Solstice - 04/03/2011
Stackridge added to the line up !
Stackridge have been added to the line up for the Sonic Rock Summer Solstice Festival, Builth Wells, Wales on Sunday 19th June. Full details on the gigs page soon . Check out www.sonicrocksolstice.com
London Gig ! - 18/02/2011
Another date added to the Spring Tour of the U.K.
We are thrilled to announce that Stackridge will be appearing at The Bull Theatre, Barnet in North London on Friday May 6th. This is a lovely Arts Theatre where the audience can sit "up close & personal" to the band. Support for the night will be young singer/songwriter Tobi, who has been signed by Free bass player Andy Fraser to his label & will return to Los Angeleles in June to complete his debut recordings. Full details on the Gigs page.
DLM - 01/02/2011
Andy Davis "Acoustic" Trio
Davis,Lindley,Mullan Taking a new look at his catalogue of amazing songs Andy Davis launches his new Stackridge off shoot. With the prodigious talents of Clare Lindley ( Violin/Guitar) and Brian Mullen ( Cello/Guitar). DLM will make a guest appearance at The Stackridge Music On Film Night @ The Bocabar,Paintworks,Bristol on April 19th.
UK Tour Dates - 13/01/2011
Stackridge hit the road in the Spring.
The first dates on the Stackridge "Dora's 40th Birthday" Spring Tour have just been announced. Check the Gigs page for details. More Gigs to be added soon.
Spring Tour In The U.K. ! - 05/01/2011
First Gigs Announced
Stackridge will embark on a series of dates in the Spring to celebrate Dora's 40th Birthday . Yes in May it will be 40 years since the release of the band's debut single "Dora The Female Explorer". Never content to just perform an "oldies" show you can expect Stackridge to perform new songs, a new act with a few of the old favourites and probably a surprise or two ! Ticket / Venue details on the Gigs page soon. Confirmed so far-The Stables,Wavendon/The Robin2,Bilston/ Huntingdon Hall,Worcester/Farncombe Music Club,Surrey & more to be confirmed in Liverpool,Manchester,Sheffield,Bath, and Bristol.
Happy Christmas - 14/12/2010
A Present from Stackridge
Our Christmas Song "North Street Grande" is now available as a FREE DOWNLOAD @ www.heliumrecords.co.uk Just a small thank you from Stackridge to all of you lovely people.
BBC 6 Radio - 10/12/2010
Listen On Sunday 12th December
On Sunday 12th December at Midday Author Jonathan Coe ( "The Rotters Club"etc) talks about his favourite music on BBC 6 Radio. He has extremely good taste as you will hear !
Skegness - 09/12/2010
The Full Story
We are very sorry that we had to pull out of appearing at The Great British Folk Festival at Skegness. There have been some misconceptions. Stackridge were never booked for a headline appearance on Saturday 4th Dec. Our original ( verbal ) agreement was to play at 2.30pm on Sunday 5th. This was made quite clear on the Gigs page on this Website and on FaceBook / MySpace etc. On Weds.1st we were told we were playing on the Saturday, but the promoters were told this was impossible as two members of the band had a prior committment in Bath that night. We were then moved to a 4.00pm slot on Sunday. On Thursday 2nd the weather was appalling , the forecast was bad and our gig at Farncombe,Surrey on the following night was cancelled by the Venue as roads were "impassable".We had to make a decision then to give enough time for announcements to be made.Leaving it any later would have been unfair on the promoters & the public. We hate cancelling gigs.The last thing we want to do is upset loyal followers.We had to make the decision based on the evidence we had on Thursday 2nd.
The Weather - 02/12/2010
In view of the awful weather conditions we have reluctantly cancelled our appearances @ Farncombe on Dec. 3rd & Skegness on Dec. 5th. We hate doing this but it is really too risky to drive a round trip of 500 miles.The Promoters were also concerned that even if we made it there was a good chance that a high % of the audience would not be able to get to the venue.
The Craig Ferguson Late Late Show - 08/11/2010
And A Happy New Year !
Stackridge performing "The Last Plimsoll" on The Craig Ferguson Late Late Show On CBS TV will be shown in January 2011, exact date to be confirmed. Sorry to keep you waiting America , but it will be worth it.
Stackridge On American Radio ! - 30/10/2010
Listen to Andy, Mutter ( & Manager Mike) chatting from Palm Springs,California !
Check out www.bloggernews.net/125442 to listen to this interview plus 2 tracks from the current album "A Victory For Common Sense"
Craig Ferguson Show ! - 30/10/2010
Stackridge On TV In The USA !
On Monday 25th October Stackridge recorded the song "The Last Plimsoll" @ CBS TV Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles for The Craig Ferguson Late Late Show. They met Craig & he explained how is older brother first turned him on to the song way back in the 70s. He has been using it as his intro.music on his sell out live shows around the USA. As soon as a transmission date is announced we will be "shouting from the rooftops". Watch out America !!!
Sharon Corr Covers One Of Our Songs ! - 23/09/2010
"Everybodys Got To Learn Sometime"
Sharon Corr ( of The Corrs !) embarking on a solo career has released a single of "Everybodys Got To Learn Sometime" ,the classic song written by James Warren of Stackridge. Over the years this perennial favourite has been covered by many top names including Beck, Zuchero, & Baby D. Sharon's version stays close to the original & is very good. We have to say though that Clare Lindley's Violin solo in the song @ Stackridge live gigs is better than Sharon's ! ( Sorry Sharon )
Stackridge Set To Rock Soho ! - 03/09/2010
Only London Gig for 2010
Stackridge return to London for the first time this year for a gig @ The Borderline , Soho on Friday 26th November.
The Road To California - 13/08/2010
Fans Rally To The Cause. New Merchandise Available to help raise funds .
Stackridge have been offered a guest spot on the Craig Ferguson Late Late Show by CBS TV in Los Angeles. Wow- what an opportunity to showcase the band to a huge American audience. The costs of travel / obtaining visas etc are enormous. The Fans have rallied to help. New merchandise is now on sale to go towards the expense.A limited edition Tote Bag with a matching Tee Shirt plus other gifts including a DVD of 7 animated films inspired by Stackridge Music is also available. Check out www.rhubarbthrashers.co.uk/flyingfund for details of how to order & pay for these exclusive items and please be generous. This is the breakthrough that Stackridge have been waiting for - we need your help !
Bristol Gigs ! - 07/08/2010
You lucky Bristolians. Stackridge return to the City where they started out.
On Friday Sept 10th Stackridge will host a party/gig for Fans, Followers & Friends @ The Polish Club, Clifton Bristol. Tickets on sale now @ £12. On Friday December 17th. Stackridge will hold their Annual Christmas Party/Gig @ The Fleece, Bristol. Full details later. Keep checking the Gigs page for details
Stackridge On American TV ! - 07/07/2010
Chat Show Host Craig Ferguson Honours England's Finest Band !
Craig Ferguson who hosts a Late Late Chat Show on CBS TV in California used " The Last Plimsoll" as his walk on music a few nights ago. If you search through YouTube you can also find him using it as his opening theme on his Live Stand Up Comedy Concerts in Tunica,Mississipi and in Boston,Mass. We have no idea why he chose this song or if he is a fan or if he knows anything about Stackridge. ( He hails from Scotland & now is a USA citizen ) All & any American fans reading this please,please message him on his show & request the song again or ask him what the music is ! Who knows maybe if we can get through to him he will invite Stackridge over to be guests on his show !
Mutter Slater - 17/06/2010
A New Era
As many of you already know Mutter Slater is no longer with Stackridge. We all wish him well and thank him for the great contribution he has made to the success of the band. Stackridge will continue and we are all excited by the new directions that we are planning. We are taking a break from touring during July & August and will launch a whole new show in September.
Kick Off ! - 30/05/2010
World Cup ?
Yes, the world will be watching soon but a lucky few hundred people will be in Surrey on June 11th to witness something even more important. The last Stackridge gig before they take a 2 month break off the road. Appropriately the gig is at a football club too ! The Kingsmeadow Stadium.Kingston Upon Thames .Tickets ( £15) on sale now.
New Video - 22/02/2010
Red Squirrels Invade YouTube !
A brilliant new Animated Film by our good friend "Spud" Taylor is now up @ YouTube. Just search for "The Showdown ( Codename Save Red Squirrel) ", sit back & enjoy the visuals & the music.
Go West Young Man - 08/02/2010
Stackridge add more gigs in the West Of England
Stackridge have confirmed gigs in Yeovil, Bristol, Tavistock and Lyme Regis. Check the Gigs Link for dates and ticket details . Spring 2010 is looking good !
Stackridge Head South West - 16/01/2010
More gigs for the Spring !
New dates have been added for Spring 2010 in the South West of England. Bristol 24th April Tavistock 30th April Lyme Regis 1st May
Details/Tickets etc will be up on the Gigs page soon.
DVD On Sale Now - 14/01/2010
4 X 4 the new Stackridge DVD OUT NOW !!!
4 x 4 the DVD, recorded Live @ The Chapel Arts Centre, Bath is now available from www.heliumrecords.co.uk or you can download it from I-Tunes etc. Filmed over 2 days in July with a full production film crew it features "Red Squirrel"/"North St.Grande"/"Lost & Found"/ and the Flanders & Swann song "Slow Train". The first appearance on film of the wonderful Clare Lindley on Fiddle and the debut of "Crun" Walter as a singer. If anything the performances are even better than the Album versions , proving once again that Stackridge , without the aid of studio trickery are one of the greatest live bands in the world.
Gig News - 14/01/2010
You Win Some, You Lose Some !
Sadly the gig @ Crosby Civic Hall on Feb. 20th has been cancelled,although we hope to play the Venue later this year. Negotiations are ongoing for gigs in Bristol, Lyme Regis & at least one major Festival. Keep checking the News & Gigs Links here & don't forget to sign up to our FaceBook page.
December 12th Cancelled - 17/10/2009
The Rydal Arms
Sadly Stackridge will not now be performing @ The Rydal Arms, New Milton on Dec.12th 2009. This is because the venue has changed management & the promoter was unable to make suitable arrangements with the new regime.
More Gigs for 2010 ! - 02/10/2009
Stackridge add more gigs for January & February 2010.
Stackridge will be heading to the North of England for gigs in the first months of the New Year, plus a return visit to the wonderful The Stables in Wavendon. Tickets on sale now !
You Tube Animation - 22/09/2009
Beautiful New Video
There is a new Video on YouTube that is the work of Animator "Spud" Taylor. He has made a film using the song "Waiting For You And England To Return" but he has seen something in the lyrics that have astonished us all. He has in a very sensitive way linked the song to the loss of servicemen in World War 2 although it could apply to any war and the loved ones left behind. Please watch it and pass it on to everybody you know , it is truly a wonderful piece of work
Free CD's ! - 13/08/2009
The Word and Rock,n,Reel Magazines
Current Issue of The Word Magazine includes a free CD with 1 free track from "A Victory For Common Sense" Current Issue ( The Cropredy Special Edition)of Rock,n,Reel Magazine includes a free CD with another track from " A Victory For Common Sense".
Another Great Review - 23/07/2009
Classic Rock Gets It Right !
The August Issue of Classic Rock Magazine has an excellent review of "A Victory For Common Sense". 8 points out of 10 ! They have also selected "Boots And Shoes" as Number 5 in their Top 25 most played tracks of the month.
Downloads - 22/07/2009
The New Album Available As A Download !
A Victory For Common Sense is now available as a download @ both I-Tunes and play.com. Plenty of good reviews on both sites but please add more.
Downloads - 22/07/2009
The New Album Available As A Download !
A Victory For Common Sense is now available as a download @ both I-Tunes and play.com. Plenty of good reviews on both sites but please add more.
Great Review ! - 27/06/2009
MOJO Magazine give "Victory" 4 stars !
In the August Issue of Mojo Magazine there is an excellent review of the new album " A Victory For Common Sense" and they give it 4 stars. At a newsagents near you soon .
Praise For The New Album - 20/06/2009
Fellow Musicians Love It !
"A Victory For Common Sense For Stackridge and Nempnett Thrubwell - especially the excellent vocals" . Clive Deamer ( drummer with Portishead,Roni Size & Robert Plant)
"Just to say thanks for sending the new album-really brilliant-loved all of it.Great to hear such good songs" Will Gregory.( Goldfrapp)
The Word Magazine - 20/06/2009
Andy Davis Interview
In the August Edition of The Word Magazine there will be a feature about the bands that have remained popular over a long period of time. Andy Davis was interviewed as ( obviously) Stackridge are one of the bands that have never lost their charm and have a huge following after 40 years on the road.
Let's Rock,n,Reel ! - 20/06/2009
Great Magazine honours Stackridge
Rock,n,Reel Magazine have chosen a track from "A Victory For Common Sense" to be included on the free CD with the August Issue. Stackridge will be in good company as there will also be tracks from Richard Thompson & Fairport Convention.
More Gigs.! - 09/06/2009
Get Your Tickets Now !
Go to the "Gigs" Page for full details
Stackridge will be playing at the magical Hotel, The Druidstone, Druidstone Haven , Pembrokeshire on July 5th. and at The Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd.London on July 16th and at The Chapel Arts Centre, Bath on July 24th
Our New Violin Player - 30/05/2009
Welcome Clare !
We are delighted to announce that we have found a replacement for Rachel Hall. She is Clare Lindley, who not only plays great violin but also sings & plays guitar. Rehearsals with Clare are under way. Clare has a MySpace page if you want to say hello & hear her playing & singing.
Grass Roots The Movie - 17/05/2009
Andy is writing the music for the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers movie
Andy Davis is writing the music for the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers with Leon Hunt. This feature length stop-motion model animation movie has the legendary comic book heros meet award winning animators in a cannabis conspiracy comedy caper.
The long wait for the new Stackridge Album "A Victory For Common Sense" is almost over. It will be unleashed on the World on July 13th. To give you a preview of this fantastic Album go to www.heliumrecords.co.uk/shop/ where not only can you hear samples of tracks from the CD ( 1 per week for the next 9 weeks) but you can pre-order your copy at a special price. Each copy will be personally signed by members of the band .
Rachel Hall - 28/04/2009
Sadly Rachel has resigned from Stackridge . She was most concerned that her course work during her final year at college was suffering with the ammount of time she was devoting to the band. We are all very sorry to see her go, as her contribution over the last 2 years has been enormous. At the same time we all felt that her Uni. Degree was far more important for her future career, so we very reluctantly accepted her resignation. Let us all rejoice in the two years that Rachel has been instrumental ( pun intended !) in lifting the venerable Stackridge to even greater heights and wish her every success in the future.
Gig Cancellations - 10/04/2009
Sadly, due to various circumstances Stackridge have had to cancel the gigs @ The M Club, Crewe on May 22nd and The Boardwalk, Sheffield on May 23rd. We really hate doing this and we are hopeful that we can reinstate these gigs later in the year.
Surfin' Stackridge ? - 11/03/2009
Get out yer buckets & spades !
Stackridge make their first appearance in the lovely county of Cornwall for the first time since the mid 1970's. They will be hitting the beautiful resort of Saint Ives for a concert @ The Guildhall on Saturday July 11th.
Shindig Magazine - 20/02/2009
Stackridge, Ray Davis, Syd Barrett ...in the same breath !
In the current issue of Shindig Magazine there is an article about the music written by Oliver Postgate( of The Clangers/Ivor The Engine / etc TV Fame). They rate Oliver's music as "vivid as anything written by Syd Barrett, Ray Davis or from the first two Stackridge Albums" ! Praise indeed & more proof ( if needed) that Warren/Davis/Walter/Slater are up there amongst the greatest British songwriters of the last 50 years. Now in 2009 they are about to cement that reputation with the new album "A Victory For Common Sense" which contains perhaps the best work they have ever done.
More Gigs !!!! - 24/01/2009
"We'll Keep A Welcome In The Hillside And Scotland Wahey !"
More gigs added to the April datesheet, including a return visit to that great venue The Cluny in Newcastle, the first visit to a new Cardiff, Wales venue "The Globe" and at last Stackridge return to Scotland for the first time since the 70,s for gigs in Glasgow & then Saint Andrews.
Stackridge OnTV ! - 24/01/2009
The Old Granary Feature
The feature about the Old Granary Club, Bristol which includes footage of Stackridge playing live in December 2008 will be broadcast on BBC TV West Region on Wednesday 28th.January @ 7.30pm.as part of the "Inside/Outside West" Programme. You should be able to find it via. the BBC's Website if you live outside the region.
The Old Granary - 30/12/2008
BBC Filming for a feature on "Points West" in January
Way back in 1968, a series of rock gigs started at a club in Bristol U.K. called " The Old Granary". The organisers were Al Read, Ed Newsom, Mike Tobin and the late Terry Brace. The very first band to play were "Gryptight Thynn" which featured Andy Davis & Jim"Crun"Walter. The following week the band appearing were called "Dawn", fronted by James Warren. Although the club closed in 1988, and has now been converted into a restuarant and luxury flats, the legend of the Rock nights at the club lives on. Al & Ed regularly promote "Granary Night" events, and now the BBC have been busy filming gigs and interviews about "the club that refused to die". Of course Andy, "Crun" & James eventually formed Stackridge, and made their debut at The Old Granary.
The Drum Stool - 27/11/2008
Thank You "Codge" Marsden and Hello "Handsome" !
Due to commitments to his full time job Andy Marsden, known as "Codge" to friends and fellow musicians has had to vacate the drum stool with Stackridge. His place has been taken by Eddie John and since September Eddie has added his massive percussive skills to the Stackridge sound. ( Eddie has earned his new nickname "Handsome" for obvious reasons !)
Earthworm On BBC Radio 4 - 28/10/2008
On a recent edition of BBC Radio 4's programme "The Material World" they took the unusual step of finishing with a piece of music
The announcer commented that they did not usually accept listener's requests or indeed play music. The song in question? "No-ones More Important Than The Earthworm" by Stackridge. Lets just hope that the likes of Jonathan Ross and Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2 will take note of their more enlightened colleagues on Radio 4 and follow suit by playing a Stackridge track.
Crun the "Sex God "! - 28/10/2008
At the Cropredy Festival in August, Crun Walter, bass player of this parish was vigourously pursued by a delightful young lady who demanded he sign his autograph across her ample cleavage!
Somewhat embarrassed (he was enjoying a pint at the time with BBC Radio's Mark Radcliffe) Crun managed to talk his way out of it. The lady was not for spurning however! She turned up at the gig at The Stables, Wavendon and this time in the foyer in full view of throngs of fans and admirers she got her wish.
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